463 Beacon Street Guest House

463 Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, USA

Though there's no sign on the door of this handsome brownstone, international visitors and college students have discovered the rooming house—and quickly warmed to its slightly quirky, old-auntie charm. Check out the old black-and-white photos of Boston in the hallways as you head to your room (each is slightly different, as befits a historic house). The living room serves as a community space with a computer, coffee, and tea. All other digs are tidy but basic, with hardwood floors; those on the fifth floor are loft style. This is not the place for anyone looking for an all-inclusive, private getaway: there's no restaurant at 463 Beacon, and a few rooms share a bath.

PROS

  • Newbury Street is three blocks away
  • the Charles River and Esplanade are one block in the other direction

CONS

  • some rooms have a two-person occupancy limit, and because of the layout, the house isn't appropriate for children under seven

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-536–1302

HOTEL DETAILS

18 rooms, 14 with bath
Rate Includes: No meals

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