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 antiques-filled common area functions as a guest room in summertime, and it's the best one in the house. 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.