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Back Bay Beacon

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was the perfect spot for our annual girlfriends' weekend in Boston. We stayed in the unit that is pictured here. Ask for unit PHR which is the rear penthouse on the top floor. The front penthouse does not have the same panoramic window view of the city. The large unit is great for a group. The apartment was in...

1Thank MibletfromME
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Close to the Boston Commons, restaurants, Newbury Street, and the T, this brownstone is the heart of all things quintessentially Boston that left us feeling like we experienced the city like a local. The Penthouse has sweeping views of the city from both the living room windows and all three of the bedrooms. The spacious, open floor plan of the...

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Brighton, Colorado
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed here with our daughter and her family and it was really an experience to stay in an old Victorian Brownstone in the Back Bay Area. Our grandkids thought the old elevator was fascinating. It reminded them of the one in the Titanic. We stayed in the Penthouse which had huge windows and a great view. The Master bedroom...

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Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in apartment 1F, ground floor front apartment in September 2016. We thought that with it being so close to the main front door we would hear all the comings and goings, but that wasn’t the case. We did however have a lot of noise from the apartment above, music, voices etc, but in the same vain, they could...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The 8 of us girls stayed at 113 Beacon Penthouse for 4 days. Perfect location, next to Common park, walking to shopping center, restaurants on Newbury. Walking distance to China Town. One negative is the elevator is very old and sometimes it doesn't work. My friend had to drag her luggage all the way up to the top floor (6th...

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here over a weekend. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in the door. The Penthouse has large windows with great views. Overall the apartment is fairly spacious and bright. The kitchen and pantry are well appointed with glassware, plates, wine glasses, etc. There are three bedrooms in the second level one is small but comfortable enough. This...

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed in may 2016, absolutely lovely apartment. Location was perfect just on the common and very close to a T stop (metro). Apartment was perfectly clean and well kitted. Very comfortable for 2 people!

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County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed hear at the end of April with my girlfriend, absolutely lovely one bed apartment. Location was perfect just on the common and very close to a T stop (metro). Apartment was as clean as could be and well kitted out wanted for absolutely nothing, couldn't recommend the place highly enough if your visiting Boston, the location itself will set...

Thank pmacb101
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Really good location and close to most main attractions in boston. Flat was ideal for our two kids and ourselves and a lot better than sharing a hotel room. Flat was compact with two small bedrooms, small kitchen living room and toilet. All rooms were clean and comfortable. We would use this again if staying in boston

3Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed here in July 2015. Located directly beneath the Penthouse, this apartment is noisy. There is no insulation between the floors and we could hear every footstep that was taken in the penthouse overhead, along with conversation. Plus there was a pulsating buzz (likely caused by outside air conditioner compressors), that resonated through the bed, making sleep very difficult!...

1Thank Phillip B

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy architecturally unique suites in a Boston Back Bay brownstone.This 150 year old brownstone is located in one of Boston's most prestigious and historical neighborhoods. Just steps away enjoy sailboats and summer concerts along the Charles River, or relax in the Boston Public Gardens. You can experience the buzz of Boston's Financial District and marvel over the gold embossed State House built in 1798 where the metal work of Paul Revere is proudly displayed.After a long day at the office or an exciting city tour, you'll be glad to return to all of the comforts of home. Beacon on the Common provides an eclectic selection of private suites that tastefully mix old world charm with modern appointments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back Bay Beacon

Address: 113 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116-1533
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: RM1,029 - RM1,894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back Bay Beacon 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for unit PHR which is the rear penthouse on the top floor. The front penthouse does not have the same expansive window view.”
MibletfromME, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Penehouse”
smithmotorsinc, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are sunny, and rear I think there are quieter”
sabrinaalon, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Super tall people -check with the agency about which flat has high bedroom ceilings”
pongowaring, 31 May 2015 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room, which was great.”
Acemumbles, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
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