I have stayed many places during my travels to Boston but believe I've found my favorite. I chose The Gilded Lily not because it was a B&B (I usually prefer hotels) but because of it's close proximity to my son's home. What a pleasant surprise! This beautiful Brownstone on a tree-lined street is an architectural gem. Although it's more than a century old, it's not only been lovingly maintained but beautifully updated as well. My room, The Garden Suite on the 3rd floor (thankfully I had my son to carry my luggage) was not overly large but very bright and cheerful. It came well-appointed with a comfortable queen bed, table with seating and an ample-sized bath. The room was very clean and quiet, and although the temperature outside was in the low 20's, it always felt cozy and comfortable. The shared kitchen was well stocked with a variety of coffees, juices, breads and cereals. The convenience of getting my coffee and breakfast to enjoy back in my room was a plus. Access in and out of the building was made very easy for all the guests. I rarely saw the proprietor James but have no doubt if I needed anything he would have readily assisted. The daily room service was efficient and thorough. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, my only suggestion would be to have a full length mirror placed in the room. The location was perfect, with many restaurants, shops and parks all within walking distance. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Boston and to my next stay at The Gilded Lily.
- 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