Reinhold (owner) was very communicative prior to our visit, offering assistance with regards to directions from the airport, check-in process, etc. which was greatly appreciated, especially since this was our first trip to Boston.
Encore is located in the historic south end in a charming converted townhouse. The residential street is tree-lined, and although close to busy Tremont St., surprisingly quiet. We took advantage of the mild weather during our stay, and walked to the historic center, and even the north end, but public transportation is close by and always an option.
We stayed in the Albee room, which is large and nicely appointed; plenty of room for luggage and lots of hangars in the closet. The mattress was too hard for our liking and the pillows were flat, but that’s a matter of personal preference. We opened the sliding door to the deck to let the nice weather in. The en-suite bathroom is very modern, with Aveda toiletries. It was disconcerting to find a pu**ic hair by the TP roll on our first day. It had me wondering what else we might find or how good the housekeeping staff was. Thank heavens that experience was not repeated and the room was always clean & neat when we returned after a full day of exploring.
The breakfast is not cooked to order but more continental style – pastries, cheeses, soft boiled eggs, yogurt with fruit and/or granola, etc. Just the right amount to start the day and very high quality. Reinhold gets the pastries from Flour, a neighborhood bakery, and everything we tried from there was to die for! (addicted to the lemon scones!). He also recommended several places to eat, and he was spot on.
Very well-run establishment and I would have no qualms about staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Encore is a Boston bed and breakfast in the historic and trendy South End neighborhood. The ideal alternative to typical hotel lodging, Encore Bed and Breakfast offers 21st-century comfort in a 19th-century town house. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Encore b&b
- Encore Hotel Boston