This is a spacious bedroom (formerly the dining room) of a 19th century row house .The room has a double bed, and is quite spacious.....has a bath on the same floor, but the bath is accessible only from the abutting kitchen (which is shared by the owner and one other tenant (at breakfast/dinner time)....most of the reviews on this site are related to this accommodation as rooms upstairs are often not available.....
Other Things to Note
Reservations are for single guests.....additional guests are subject to an additional charge of $12 per night.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
My second time staying at Robert's house, and it was just as lovely. Comfortable room and elegantly furnished. Robert is interesting and easy to talk to. Wonderful gentleman. I highly recommend staying at his house.
My host was charming, the ground floor room was adequate, The location was great also. However, the shared bathroom was sub-par. You have to walk down a cluttered hallway & kitchen to access the bathroom. I would not bring a date to this location. It's fine if you a bachelor. If you are a Titanic fan, your host is a wealth of knowledge.
This was my second time staying with Robert, and the first time staying there with my husband. Robert is, as before, a wonderful host. The room is on the first floor facing the street, so there was quite a bit of city noise -- cars, people walking by and talking, etc. However, when we turned on the fan, all of the distracting noises were blended out by the white noise generated by the fan. The room is large, bright and pleasantly filled with books. The window curtains did an admirable job of blocking the light until we were ready to face the day. We could easily walk to the MFA and Gardner Museum, and to the Aquarium and the wharf for a sunset cruise. (We're big walkers; others may want to take advantage of the nearby T stops.) 10/10 would absolutely stay again.
Robert was a wonderful host, and his home is ideally located in the heart of Back Bay. Robert has great recommendations on what to see in Boston, and his hospitality was much appreciated.
This is my second time staying in the same room. Robert is a great host!! Since I have an idea of what the house/room looks like, I knew what to expect; but Robert, being a great host that he is, still took it upon himself to send me guide from the airport to the house. He figured I may have forgotten how to get to the house or not aware of the recent updates around the city. So I took the Silver Line (that is free from the airport) which was different from the blue line that I took the last time. Getting to the house, we had some nice conversation and I think we are fast becoming friends. If I finds myself in Boston again, even if I am not staying with Robert, I will sure stop by to say HI - That is how fantastic he is!!!
Excellent location...2 blocks from Back Bay T and rail services, and $5 express bus to Loan...right near Copley Square, Pru Center, etc...
Quiet leafy street in beautiful old character brick house, more yesteryear than spiffed up. Interior is, thus, characteristically old and dark...and cool downstairs.
Robert is professorial and has stacks of books all over that shows it.
Shared bath w/ stand-up shower is yesteryear, but just fine and clean. Breakfast not on offer, but had kitchen access available.
My double bed was comfy in very spacious, period room. I took the basement room w/ TV and AirCon.
Robert and Jackie were very pleasant and helpful.
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I am a semi retired college professor still teaching courses in English literature and history relating to the year 1912 and sinking of Titanic...also a student of CHINESE history