My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Carruth House in November 2011. The house is a charming Queen Anne style home, and a 10 minute walk from the red line Ashmont T subway station. For those with lots of luggage, taxis are often waiting at the station. The house is located in a neighborhood that was established in the late 1800s with large homes. The surrounding area around the Ashmont station is a mixed working class neighborhood. The red line is a quick and safe 20 to 25 minute subway ride to the central Boston sights.(A 7 day unlimited subway pass is only $15.) The rooms are quite roomy (we stayed in 2 different rooms during our stay), and you share 2 bathrooms with other guests. There are also other common rooms to use, including one with an internet computer. As mentioned in other reviews, the house is still a work in progress, but the room prices reflect that. Delicious breakfast pastries, muffins, and breads change daily, along with fresh fruit, yogurt, and cereals. For the price I don't think you can find a more affordable place to stay in Boston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Herbert Carruth House, built in 1877, is one of the landmark historic properties in the Ashmont section of Dorchester in Boston and overlooks one of the loveliest residential streets in the City. We are an affordable and relaxed private home guesthouse alternative to expensive and impersonal downtown accommodations. Come for a visit! We hope you enjoy Carruth House as much as we do. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carruth House Hotel Boston