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Bedford, Virginia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We loved our stay at the Gilded Lily while in town for a U2 concert. It is in a gorgeous part of town with lots of food/drink in walking distance. There are bus stops around both corners, and a train station as well. We utilized trains/buses to get almost everywhere. From the Gilded Lily it was easy to visit everything...

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Thanks Kara. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Maybe we'll see you again when U2 makes it's next appearance. James

Reviewed 14 October 2015

Our Parlor Room on third floor was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. We loved picking up our breakfast in adjacent kitchen and bringing to a small table and chairs to eat in our room. Might be the best B&B I ever had the pleasure to stay in. Great location outside bustle of downtown. 5 minute walk to subway and great restaurants...

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Merrie, Thank you so much! I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay here. I hope you come back to Boston soon. James

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Our stay at The Gilded Lily was very pleasant B&B located near an Orange line stop, and within walking distance to some great area restaurants. Host was great to work with our early arrive and late departure. Room was comfortable, clean and well appointed. Great value and would definitely stay here again!

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our neighborhood and am looking forward to your next visit. James

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying that a B&B of this quality is a great alternative to hotels. Gilded Lily has a very comfortable and relaxed interior but also gives a good feel of 'new'. The furniture in the 'Garden' room ( not in the garden just the name given to it) was nice and practical. The bathroom was modern and...

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Thanks you for your kind words about Our Garden Room, location and breakfast. I am sorry you had some early rising noisy neighbors. James

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Character building with luxurious room in an excellent location to visit Bahston on foot, yes walking. Good restaurants nearby too, so do not rent a car until you are leaving Boston. James is a wonderful host and can give you many hints on where to go and what to visit, he is intrigued with architecture which is then contagious! We...

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Martina and Clive, Thank you. I had such a great time speaking with you and am glad you enjoyed your visit. I have to smile when you commented on my interest in architecture. As an architect, I cannot think of another city I would rather live in. Do come back! James

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The Gilded Lily is situated in South End, a beautiful and safe inner city suburb. There are great transport options within a 5 minute walk and the Back Bay area, where there are lots of restaurants, shopping and amenities is an easy and level 15 minute walk. The room itself (Parlour Room 1) was extremely spacious, very tastefully decorated and...

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Thank you! So many of our guests have told me that they feel their stay at The Gilded Lily is like have their own apartment in a historic Boston neighborhood... One of the best compliments I could get! James

East Rutherford, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Gilded Lily was perfect for our weekend stay in Boston. The property was clean, comfortable and beautiful. James was a great host and helpful in giving us information about the city. Parking was available to us onsite and the property was in a great location (close to a T stop, Fenway Park, and great restaurants/bars) We parked our car...

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

I had such a great time chatting with you. Thanks for staying with us and posting the review! It is greatly appreciated. James

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Gilded Lily is a charming and special place. A warm embrace in the center of Boston. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the attention to details is high and James is a wonderful landlord. A place to stay!

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit Elisa and Filippo. I enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again. James

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This bed and breakfast was terrific. The accommodations were great and we felt right at home. This is an old brownstone in a beautiful quiet neighborhood which is located walking distance to Fenway Park, restaurants, shopping, and historic sites. A beautiful park is just down the street. Room has modern bath and a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was continental.

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon! It was so nice meeting you and I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Gilded Lily. James

Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The Gilded Lily was easy to get to and the perfect location for experiencing all Boston has to offer. The Garden Room was gorgeous, comfortable, and immaculate. The owner (the perfect host) had anticipated our every need. We loved the freedom and flexibility provided by the keyless entry to the building and room as well as the fully-stocked kitchen. We...

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tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you here and look forward to many more visits! Also, congratulations with your new home. I understand that Bend is one of the best places in the US to retire! James

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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The Gilded Lily is situated at 4 Claremont Park, a quiet residential side street in Boston’s Historic South End. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich Victorian row house architecture and extends over 500 acres. It is populated with many trendy restaurants and boutique shops and is immediately adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway, Bay Village and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. We are within walking distance to an extraordinary array of cultural, civic, academic and medical facilities and lots and lots of places to shop; to name just a handful, Historic Fenway Park, Boston Symphony Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Huntington Theatre, Boston University Medical Center, MIT and the Copley Place Mall and Newbury Street. ... more   less 

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Address: 4 Claremont Park, Boston, MA 02118
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: RM112 - RM621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“It is a very quiet area in walking distance of some of the great museums.”
 of 5 bubbles RamblingWungle, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We did enjoy the extra space of the Parlor Room. Be prepared for plenty of stairs, of course.”
 of 5 bubbles RogerW412, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Parlour rooms are great and comfortable spaces to stay”
 of 5 bubbles JSK914, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden Room was in the back and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Adventure Diva, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Garden Rooms are at the back and have plenty of natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles 392jacquih, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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