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Coolidge Corner Guest House
Ranked #2 of 11 Brookline B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
“Charming, homey, clean and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

The rooms are small but clean, attractive, and well-cared for. There is a roomy fridge in every room, and WiFi. Hall bathrooms, though shared (in the case of our room and several others), are large, clean, well-appointed with Trader Joe's citrus shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers. Nice towels. Breakfast is quite good with ample fresh fruit selection, cold cereals, good coffee, hard boiled eggs, fresh bagels toasted to order with cream cheese, butter, all-natural peanut butter and an abundant selection of pure fruit preserves. High quality food for discerning tastes. Fresh fruit, cookies and coffee cake are available all day as is coffee. Fellow guests are generally polite and respectful, interesting people from all over the world and usually intellectuals connected with Harvard or another university. Owners/staff/managers are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Outstanding value for the money. Have been there four times and it is our home away from home.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

I stayed at the Coolidge Corner B&B for three days with my husband and five-year-old daughter, and we all had a great time. The location in Brookline is very handy for the T, and there are numerous restaurants, drug stores, and other services near by. The B&B itself is charming both on the outside with its multi-coloured paint and gingerbread, and on the inside with an eclectic decor. My daughter especially liked the dramatic display of vintage dresses in the stairwell. The rooms are a good size, well-appointed, with cable television, and in our room (13), the most comfortable bed ever! The walls are a tad thin, and the doors do rattle a bit but really it wasn't an issue. We had a shared bath, which worked out just fine (though next time, I probably would book a room with a private bath for convenience). Overall, the B&B is very clean, comfortable, and inviting. The staff who greeted us each day and served tea, coffee and bagels in the morning were all very personable and engaging. We were given great suggestions for restaurants, and areas of town to check out, as well as directions on how to get around. The rate per night is very reasonable for the service we received. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

I stayed in the Coolidge Corner in April 2013 in a private room with attached bath. The room was lovely but the wooden walls meant that you could hear activity in other room sometimes. If you can get around to ignoring this (which I managed to), then the decor is elegant and the guest house is wonderfully clean, and feels cozy and safe for the lone traveler.

I really enjoyed my stay on the whole! The breakfast is continental and a really nice spread: cereal and/or oatmeal, a variety of bagels, jams and preserves, fresh fruits, OJ and organic yoghurt. Tea, coffee, cocoa, cookies and a lovely rich cake are available through the rest of the day to snack on, if the fancy takes you. The breakfast managers are very helpful and friendly and really make you feel at-home. This was important for me since I had traveled from afar (India) and it was my first time in Boston.

Another big plus was the location of the B&B which was very close to the Green line of the T and this makes it wonderfully convenient to go anywhere and everywhere in Boston.

Possibly the only minuses were:
1. The rooms were a little on the expensive side (but I was happy with the service provided)
2. Messages left by my folks from India were not transcribed very efficiently; some of this might have to do with cross-cultural barriers but I feel that an effort made to surmount this will make international customers happy (spell Indian names correctly, for example).

Overall, I was delighted with my stay in this quaint B&B in Brookline...and hope to go back sometime definitely.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed at Coolidge House four nights in June. Because the room we were able to reserve had a shared bath, we were a little hesitant to book - but there were no issues at all! The spacious bathroom was kept clean and well-equipped at all times. Breakfast was great - with several choices daily - especially loved being able to enjoy dining al fresco in the garden terrace (weekends only!). Awesome LOCATION - walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Parked our car when we arrived and didn't have to move it till we left Boston, since public transportation is just a couple of blocks away! Special thanks to staff member James for great service, travel info and conversation. Highly recommended for any Boston-area stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dresden, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

We enjoyed our 2-nights-stay very much, pittoresque rooms, very good (and silent) air conditioning, super-friendly staff, tea-cake and fruit at your disposal, free printing of vouchers and free wifi - perfect! The only setback: thin wooden walls, at least in the room we stayed in. But hey, ist's an old wooden house! Still a big recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Florian L
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

Charming old house. Stayed for 6 weeks. Absolutely no issues. Clean and well-managed. Shared bathroom proved no problems to me. Great staff.
Easily accessible by public transportation.
Would definitely book here again if in Boston.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We loved everything about this B&B. A beautiful Victorian home in a suuperb neighborhood. A great location near metro station. A short distance to Fenway, restaurants, and theaters.. The staff is amazing! Very friendly and informative! Rooms were large, we had one on each floor. Great breakfast and we loved the cookies in the afternoon! Thanks Shawn & Jessica for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dacount
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Additional Information about Coolidge Corner Guest House

Property: Coolidge Corner Guest House
Address: 17 Littell Road, Brookline, MA 02446
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Brookline
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Brookline
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coolidge Corner Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coolidge Corner Guest House, a Brookline bed and breakfast, is in a quiet residential neighborhood a 6-minute walk from the nearest Green Line public transit station for access to central Boston. We're a 10 minute drive from downtown Boston MA and close to local colleges, universities, and hospitals. Our family-owned Victorian B&B guesthouse is an affordable and comfortable alternative to luxury inns, hotels, and chain motels. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the best of Brookline and Boston dining, sight-seeing, transportation and make the most of your stay at The Coolidge Corner Guest House. The guest rooms at this Boston area inn blend antique chic style with modern amenities: flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, cable channels, and central air conditioning. Some guest rooms share bathrooms. Common areas at our Brookline bed and breakfast inn include a private garden, sitting room, and dining room. Guests can also use a kitchenette and laundry facilities. Our expanded Continental breakfast is complimentary and features Boston's best bagels from Kupel's Bakery. ... more   less 
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