I stayed in Garden #2, 4th. floor. I was so excited when I first saw the beautiful 5 story brownstone that was to be my home for 3 nights in October of 2013. I was also angry at myself for over packing. My room was on the 4th. floor and there is no elevator. It was not a problem since I had two strong males in my group! Upon entering my room I was completely at home in the lovely decor and open airy windows. The room was vey spacious, lots of closet space, a large dresser, table for two and a TV. The bed had a fabulous down comforter and luscious linens. The bathroom has been beautifully rehabbed and has a large window.
I was very surprised and intrigued by the breakfast part of the B&B. There is a galley kitchen between the two rooms on the 4th. floor. It was so well equipped and the refrigerator was stuffed with croissants, bagels, muffins, yogurt, O.J., milk and fruit. The were several types of cereal and afternoon snacks in the cupboards. You use a Keurig coffee maker and there are many choices of coffee and tea. I took breakfast in to my room and sat at the large table by the windows. It was slightly cool and I opened the windows to listen to the birds chirping in the trees.
Downtown Boston is only a short walk from The Guilded Lily. It is a walk through a beautiful park and there is so much to look at and so much beauty to absorb. Be careful as the sidewalks are uneven! I tripped several times looking at the beauty of the area and not watching where I was walking!
A couple of tips: If you take the sight seeing trolly just for transportation, check the map to locate where you are and where you are going. The entire ride is 1 hour and you cannot really use it in place of a taxi if you have somewhere you need/want to be quickly. Also, there is a great wine store not far from The Guilded Lily. Pick up your wine and put it in the fridge for cocktail hour in your room.
I loved The Guilded Lily and cannot wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston’s Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many trendy restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities and lots and lots of places to shop; to name just a handful, Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, MIT and the Copley Place Mall and Newbury Street. ... more less