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... and our first encounter with the local wildlife, the park squirrels in the trees and scurrying across the grass and paths.
Nearby we had a couple of drinks at the Cheers Bar, the site of the 'Cheers' SitCom. The bar certainly was making the most out of its fame and it was hard to distinguish us tourists from locals just enjoying their local watering hole. I suppose the tourists were those, like us, taking photos.
... on top until death occurs - a slow and painful death taking over 2 days on this occasion.)
The witch museum was a good place to begin our tour, giving us details of the origins of witches. Basically it started with a group of women gossiping, chatting and sometimes behaving hysterically causing the local puritans to think that they were evil or had connections with the devil. These meetings were labelled as ...
... we were heading out into the Massachusetts Bay to an area called Geoffrey's Ledge then on to Gloucester, 35 miles North East of Boston, and that we were likely to see both Humpbacks and Fin whales. Humpback whales are apparently mid-sized (only 34-50ft!) and weigh 30-40 tonnes and she said that there have been around 2500 different humpbacks seen in the area since 1970. The fin whales are, the guide said, the second largest in the world, after the blue whale; ...
... pages; rather it was arranged alphabetically by
neighbourhood. Following it proved challenging as we were unsure what district we were in. Just then it began to rain and conditions rapidly deteriorated to a pull-over-to-the-side-I-can't-see-where -I'm-going thunderstorm. Soon it was difficult to recognise street names. It seemed to take an age before the rain relented sufficiently to identify the street and work out which page we were on. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beacon Inn 1750 Brookline
I reserved rooms at the 1750 location for my out-of-town guests at for my wedding, and a room for my husband and I the night after the wedding. We settled on a special group rate with a manager, but when guests called to reserve their rooms, they were given different rates. Finally, the day before the guests were due to arrive, I called to confirm the rooms, that my grandmother had a ground floor room, etc., and discovered that they had given away rooms that were supposed to be reserved for wedding guests, leaving several of my family members with no rooms 2 days before the wedding! They offered no help in finding extra rooms. Later, the night after the wedding, my husband and I arrived late at the hotel to discover that our parking spot had been taken, and we had to park about a half mile away and walk to the hotel! When we finally settled in to sleep, we heard loud noises in the stairwell and music coming from another room (around 3-4am!). I finally went to investigate, and discovered that it was the DESK STAFF that was having the party!!! When some of our guests complained to the desk the next day that they had been awakened, the desk staff told them it was the bridal party making the noise! This place was really too bad to be belived. I wrote the manager and he did refund one night of my stay, but I would never, ever go back there. My husband and I were exhausted for our morning-after brunch, and guests had to travel back home with little sleep. I wish we had stayed in our own apartment for our wedding night - it would have been more peaceful, more romantic, and we would have gotten much, much better sleep. The displaced guests stayed at the Holdiay Inn Brookline, which seemed to offer a much better experience, and they were certainly much more organized about blocking rooms for a large party, though most of our guests mistakenly stayed at the Beacon Inn.
Bed and Bagel
No breakfast is served....rooms were not clean....I was charged $10.00 to store my luggage for 2 hours after checkout.
Transportation is a hassle....nothing is close to the Beacon Inn although the subway is a short walk. If you are sightseeing this is not the place to go.
For the price I easily could have gotten a nice hotel room downtown. Staying at the Beacon was the worst part of my family's trip.
We spent a weekend at the Beacon Inn recently and were terribly disappointed. We reserved a specific room, called the day before to be certain that we had the room specified and were told we did. When we arrived, we were taken to a different room which was also the emergency exit. When we questioned why the switch, we were told that it was to best accommodate all guests. Having stayed at B&B's before, it is pretty standard that when you reserve a room, the room is then taken off the market. Not so here. In speaking with others at the Inn that weekend, they also did not get the room requested. It would appear it is a bait and switch technique. We requested to speak to the manager who was unavailable and remains so to this day. We were offered the option of staying in a room next door which we looked into but it appeared we were going from bad to worse - strong odor of methane gas or a decaying animal in the room. We had reservation for later in the year which we immediately cancelled. There is no sense of accommodation to the customer - it is their way and no deviation. As for the review that spoke of fresh baked blueberry muffins - was that even at the same inn??? In spite of the convenient location, this is not a place that I consider safe to stay in, not terribly clean and certainly not at all interested in being accommodating.
Hated the Beacon Inn in Brookline!
I stayed at the Beacon Inn in April 2005, during the Boston Marathon weekend. I was very disappointed with the hotel! The front desk staff were highly incompetent, the hotel manager was overtly rude, the rooms looked nothing like they do on the website, and the "free breakfast" is a joke (they set out a plate of english muffins on a table - there is no breakfast room).
Although the location of the hotel is very convenient, one can stay at a Hilton or a Marriot for the price of a room here - The Beacon Inn is a complete rip off - next year when I run the marathon, I will definitely stay somewhere else!
The best hotel in America
We arrived in Boston to much confusion over accomodation. The tourist information was less than helpful, and we were stuck in the cold with nowhere to go. From out of nowhere however, a stranger suggested the 'Beacon inn' on beacon street, and we looked it up. We arrived to cheery staff, an excellent room, and a gracious offer to use their laundry facilities, free of charge! The next day, we chose to extend our stay, and moved to a larger room. Not only did they let us keep the incredible rate, the room was fanstastic. Well kept, great location, what more can you ask of a hotel. All in all, great stay, and will stay again.
David Gallacher (Scotland)
Great stay at 1087 Beacon Street
I stayed at the Beacon Inn during the Head of the Charles/World Series weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The historic building is quite nice, the rooms were clean, and the T stopped across the street. The location is excellent and the price is amazingly cheap considering how close you are to Fenway Park, the Charles River, the Museum of Fine Arts and the T.
The innkeeper was extremely helpful and friendly to all guests. He even mailed me a few souvenirs which I accidentally forgot in the lobby.
In response to the Nov. 4 review, the breakfast was not advertised as a full meal and the inn is a budget accommodation. The muffins, bagels and coffee provided were fine. If you are expecting more then pay twice as much for the same room at another hotel.
My husband and I just came back from a wonderful July trip to Boston and we will definitely be back to the Beacon Inn time and time again! We stayed at the 1087 location just five blocks from Fenway Park! A beautiful historic building with the most hospitable staff one could ask for. They truly cared for our every need and we greatly appreciated it. The warm smell of blueberry muffins baked by the Innkeeper and his wife, woke us in the morning with a fresh cup of gourmet coffee and we were given endless sightseeing ideas from the wonderful staff! The Innkeeper made us feel so welcome and really gave us an authentic feeling of Boston. If you're looking for the unique Inn experience instead of a bland hotel, we recommend the Beacon Inn at either of it's locations. Thank you so much for a memorable time and we'll be seeing you all soon!!
We stayed at the Beacon Inn, 1087 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, influenced by the website, which proclaims, "We pride ourselves on our unique setting, convenient location and high level of service." We were satisfied with the setting and the location, but the service left much to be desired, and left us with bad memories of our stay.
The Beacon Inn, 1087 Beacon Street, Brookline.We chose this inn from many on the internet. What a huge disappointment. Dirty room, appalling bathroom with black mould on the shower curtain. Lethal electtrics around the room and 'managed' by youngsters who were not allowed to give out the name of the owners. No breakfast snacks or fresh coffee available, nor even a member of staff present to attend to it.A clear case of an establishment totally misrepresented by its website. We had difficulty in finding alternative accommodation but fortunately managed to do so after hours on the phone before our return to Boston.We have written to the hotel but do not expect mugh in the way of a reply.
We recently spent a long weekend in Boston and found out about the Beacon Inn browsing online. The room was very quaint, as was the whole building. It is a very simple hotel, no breakfast, but great resturants were just a block away. It was great for the relativly low price, and the location, not right in Boston, worked out well because it was very quiet. We'd definitley stay there again!