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The guest house was very nice. Extremely convenient to get to just about anything. A short walk to shopping, dining, the subway, and to the Boston Commons. Only a stones throw from the Charles River. Couldn't have asked for much more of the location.
The house itself was quaint and had the charm you'd expect from an old brownstone. Our room was huge. King bed, large sitting area, big desk, and nice bathroom.
This was our first time trying a bnb. We didn't really want to have an experience where we essentially visit someone in their home. We wanted an alternative to the traditional hotel. The guest house is exactly that.
Beacon Street is a classic red brick row house in one of Boston's venerable old neighborhoods, close to everything in downtown, but on a more residential street, so you don't get as much noise you get in a regular hotel.
My room was just right. It was clean, had a comfy bed, satellite TV, wifi, private bathroom, microwave and little fridge that made it easy to chill at the end of the day. I love the architectural details - there is beautiful arch that curves over the center of the room, and a lovely stained glass window that filters the morning light.
The hosts were friendly and even offered to carry my bag up to my room when I arrived. There is coffee available in a parlor just off the lobby to grab a cup and check out the wide variety of brochures and magazines available there to plan your day before heading out to explore the city.
If you're looking for a simple, affordable, and super convenient place to stay in Boston, I recommend it.
Excellent! Central, clean, comfortable and friendly. Great value and service.
The neighborhood is well located and the building is quiet and clean. Would definitely consider staying there again.
Great place to stay. Easy check in, easy checkout. I had a few delays in travel and they were available via phone to accommodate the changes. The room was perfect, old school charm.
The room and location exceeded our expectations. The owner offered a larger room from the one we reserved, but at the same rate as the smaller room. The room was clean, and a little on the "rustic" side. For example, the bathroom looks like it was last upgraded in the 1980s. That wasn't a problem for me--I'm just looking for a functional sink, toilet and shower--but I thought I'd mention it for travelers with different expectations than mine. We wanted clean beds and a working bathroom, and that's what we got. Plus, we got a kitchen and a full size fridge, which we didn't necessarily want, but that we appreciated. The location can't be beat. Beacon Street, a two minute walk to the Charles River, and five minutes or so to the T (subway) and shopping on Newbury Street. This was our first experience with airbnb, and it won't be our last.
The most fantastic location ever... Seemed like I lived in the Back Bay, which is what I love when I travel. Fun 'hood. Nice people. I appreciated getting tips about how to get to and from the airport.
I absolutely LOVED my stay here at the Beacon Street Guesthouse Brownstone!
I did not have too much interaction with staff as I was continually out exploring Boston, but the few times I did, everyone was very kind, knowledgable and helpful.
I stayed in the "Commons" room located on the 4th floor, and while it is small, it was a perfect size for myself as I was traveling alone. It was cozy, but not too cramped. However, I am 5'4 medium build and I can see how it may be difficult to maneuver in the bathroom if you are taller and heavier set. Just something I noticed. The bathroom is small, but it worked for me. All prior comments I read before booking were valid, so I was aware of what I was getting myself into.
The neighborhood is beautiful and there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. There is also a subway entrance within a 5 minute walking distance (Hynes Convention Center). It was nice and easy to get around Boston from this location and a comfortable place to come home to each night after my daily adventures.
The walls are thin! Something to keep in mind. I tried to be considerate of the rooms next to myself when watching television or having conversation with visiting friends because I'm sure it could be heard partially, if not fully. I did not have a problem with noisy neighbors during my 4 day/3 night stay.
I could not have picked a better place to stay!! I would gladly recommend this place to anyone visiting Boston, and hope to stay here again if ever I come back into the area.
THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful home with me!! There are not enough wonderful words in the dictionary to describe my amazing experience here. :)
Unfortunately my stay didn't go as planned. The reservation was missed by the managing company and they did not have any other rooms available. As unnerving as this was, the staff was quick to find me a place to stay near by for no extra cost. Besides missing my reservation, the staff was nice and genuinely felt bad about the situation. For that reason, I would certainly look up 463 Beacon again for accommodations. However, based solely on this experience...2 stars is all I can do.
If you're looking for a solid option that is more economical than the super-ritzy hotels in Back Bay, this is exactly that. It's run like a hotel for anything you might need, but the rooms have a more homely feel to them so that suited me very well. Service was friendly and very helpful, and the room was very clean. Obviously there are some things that will not be as perfect as they would be at, say, the Hilton (water pressure, for example). That said, chances are if those things matter to you a ton, you're probably not using Airbnb. I would definitely recommend it to other people like me who are looking for a great value.