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I wanted to report back about our stay at the John Jeffries House in Boston. You may recall I needed advice on hotels in the area as we were attending my niece's graduation at Harvard. Because we were looking so late, there were few options available within our price range.

A huge thank you to all of you that gave advice on which locations were best. We were lucky to get a room at the John Jeffries House as this turned out to be in a perfect location, close to the Red Line at Charles/MGH Station which enabled us to get around very easily. When we arrived at Logan we bought a 1 week pass for $15 and took the Silver Line bus to South Station then transferred to the Red Line train towards Alewife. It was very convenient, easy, and inexpensive from/to the airport. Our bags had wheels so it was no problem pulling them along. Our pass included unlimited travel by train and bus so we used it all the time, especially going to Harvard which was only 3 stops away.

The John Jeffries House was a wonderful place to stay. We had a 1-bedroom suite with living area and small kitchenette on the 3rd floor at the corner of the building, facing the train station on one side and Charles St on the other. It was very comfortable for our week stay, including continental breakfast each morning and coffee, tea, and fruit all day long. The convenient location to Charles St allowed us easy access to a small grocer and lots of cafe/restaurant options too. It's also an easy walk to the Public Garden at Boston Common and the Esplanade on the Charles River. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

On the negative side however, being close to Massachusettes General meant many ambulances driving to the hospital, often with sirens blaring. We found that it was at its worst around rush hour, between 4-6 pm. I think they'd have to run their sirens to get the cars to move out of the way. At night and when there was not much traffic on the street they'd just run with their emergency vehicle lights so it wasn't quite as noisy. But at least from the side of the building we were on, you could definitely hear the sirens. For us we were rarely there much during the day and evenings with all the activities so this was a minor nuisance given all the positives!

I'm limiting this report to the John Jeffries House as there was some interest in what we thought of the place. You can check out some photos of the property here:
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AaOWThw0btWWI

Our trip to Boston and the Harvard graduation was a lot of fun and both my husband and I loved your beautiful city! People were very friendly to us, recommending restaurants and giving us directions. We hope to come back another time as there was just too much to see and attend graduation activities too.

Thanks again to all of you for your help on accomodations and for recommending the John Jeffries House!

Regards,
Monica

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