The Charles Street Inn
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No more packing suitcases.
No more countdowns until departure.
No more anxious feelings of forgetting something. Because at this point, it's getting left behind.
The wait is finally over, and tomorrow I get on the plane to return to Germany.
Everyone says there is one trip that they would love to go on. One place they would love to visit. The "trip of a lifetime," ...
... someone talk. But what made me happy was that he explained quite well why things don't function in Washington like everybody thinks it should. Most of his arguments are the same that I use back in Germany too. But to get this down would be too political and probably boring to some. In the end we ended class a bit earlier because the weather was really nice today and tomorrow it's supposed to rain.
From today until Thursday as the Scooper Bowl. Our ...
We started our evening with dinner at Faneuil Hall and Market. Of course we had to take advantage of the wonderful seafood and got lobster roll to share. Faneuil Hall and Market was named after Peter Faneuil, he inherited a fortune from his uncle. He was not well liked in the Boston community because he made his money from the triangle trade by selling slaves. When his uncle left his fortune to Peter and his brother, there was a ...
... museum instead. This was again, really diverse with different exhibitions for both children and adults. The most interesting exhibition was of the only Chinese house in the USA; this was deconstructed in China and constructed in the museum. The reason for this was to create a culture exchange between china and the USA and for people to learn more about Chinese life. The house had been inhabited by 20-30 generations of the same family. Inside was exactly the same interior; ...
... style by a bunch of Patriots in 18th Century dress. What they don’t tell you is that they only won because they signed a secret mutual protection treaty with our favourite nation …The French . I’m not sure there is a nation on earth that the French haven’t signed up with against us, yet we still love them. So Boston is definitely worth a visit, but time was not on our side, and we have about 4 days to get to Halifax, where we will post our final ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Charles Street Inn Boston
We stayed in the Henry James Room for three nights. It was fantastic! The room is really beautiful, although could of done with some curtains! The fire place was lovely and worked and was very luxurious to have breakfast in our room every morning. The Jacuzzi was nice and bathroom was pretty big. Room was enormous and the bed bigger that King size. The proprietor was rude to us upon leaving but apart from that was perfect, the rest of the staff were really nice. Located in best area of Boston with great restaurants lining the Charles Street. All in all great hotel.
A B&B that acts like a large hotel
I recently stayed at the Charles Street Inn and pleasantly discovered the ammenities, along with the decor, like that of a fine hotel. Upon entering the small lobby, I was a bit suspect as this is really a bed and breakfast, if not described as a small inn. However, the rooms are spacious, very comfortable, with attention given to even small details. The staff offered assistance warmly and informatively. My only complaint is that the breakfast, although ample in amounts, is limited to continental. For the money, I had hoped for more variety. That said, I think the Charles Street Inn is a wonderful find, quiet, and quaint, making one believe they've gone back in time.
I cannot understand the bad review of this inn that I found posted on TripAdvisor. The Charles Street Inn is, in my opinion, one of the most incredible places I have ever stayed. I've traveled the world, and have stayed at castles, coaching inns, hotels and B&Bs. Amazingly, I find this wonderful getaway place less than an hour from home.
Romantic, a trip back in time
The gentleman at the desk is just that in every sense of the word. He went above and beyond for us. The rooms are lovely, evoking an earlier, elegant time ... The Inn is located at the foot of Beacon Hill within walking distance of Newbury St. So enjoy the feeling of 1800's Boston! I'm picky and LOVE it here! Get a fireplace room for the winter. Great restaurants on Charles St. and a short distance away!
I love history and gorgeous architecture- he will only stay where he can get Fox News and use his laptop- well, this place suited both of us perfectly. We left the
A stay at the Charles Inn is a romantic step back in time with all the modern conveniences. A perfect destination and setting to celebrate a honeymoon, which we did. I was extremely impressed with the staff I encountered in my 8 day stay. All were gracious, went the extra mile to please, and were exceptionally knowledgeable in the historical aspects of Boston. One staff member (Dan) personally took a package to FedEx for me after FedEx failed to do a pickup at the Inn. Wow...that is service. A yummie breakfast delivered to your room ..what more could you want. Spacious refrigerator for storing goodies and a marvelous whirlpool to relax in after exploring Boston. The location is convenient to the "T" station and North End. I have traveled extensively and highly recommend a stay at the Charles Inn.
Best little secret in Boston
I've stayed at the Charles Street Inn for a total of about 20 days on and off over the past 9 months. It is without question my favorite hotel in Boston. The rooms are museum quality, the bathrooms are wonderful and the breakfast is convenient, healthy and tailored to your needs. I travel to Boston for work and play and I'll never stay anywhere else if they have a spot for me.
The rooms are lovely, elegant and makes you feel like you just traveled back in time until you go into the neat new baths. The location is perfect for walking about Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the Charles River.
I have never dealt with such a snob on the phone.I wanted to book one night in February (Saturday)and they told me NO. Meanwhile, they already booked three other rooms for the same night I wanted - for only one night. I have a two night min.requirement but the other three couples don't?I told the "innkeeper" that I was on the internet as we were speaking and had seen he had booked three single night rooms on the same day that I wanted.We took a tour of the place a couple weeks earlier and were looking forward to the stay.If this is the way they treat people I want no part of staying there. I wont be recommending them to anyone I know.
Individual and characterful
This was a lovely little place to stay (Oct 2001) and much nicer than the usual bland hotel chains. It was perhaps not very convenient for doing touristy type things but was a quiet and charming place to stay.
Breakfast was good!