A homey feel and personalized service are at the soul of this elegant brownstone at the heart of Boston's most fashionable shopping street. The 1882 row house features natural pine flooring, blue Victorian furnishings in the lobby, and prints from the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2009 guest rooms received facelifts for a more modern, uncluttered look. Some rooms have bay windows; others have decorative fireplaces. Limited parking is available for $20 and requires a reservation.
At the end of 2011 the owners opened the Creperie on Newbury next door, which serves lunch and dinner. There's also a tiny French bistro, La Voile, downstairs.