The Charles Street Inn
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... 10 AM (1:10 AM EST). Hopefully we will be able to get some sleep on the flight because we have a tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel scheduled for tomorrow afternoon! What a way to spend your 29th Birthday Patrick!! Looking forward to all of our fun ...
... I say sneakers... Then off to Trinity Church which was very very wonderful indeed. It is dark, atmospheric, and yet full of coloured light subtly streaming in from the stain glass windows. I sat there for two hours! How great it is to have nothing to do... With my new sneakers i walked aimlessly for a while and then came across Cheers! it looks exactly like it does on tv! One can actually drink there ...
... out for us! We spent an hour trying to contact someone to get us in and we were about to leave for somewhere else to stay when we got a phone call back. 35 minutes later a guy came with some keys so we got into the flat. So after being awake nearly 24 hours we were very eager to go to sleep.
On Thursday we went for a long walk covering the whole of the Freedom ...
... three nights... maybe. We are always open for a change of plans.
The kids have been doing their State Books to learn about each place we are going and watching the movie about the location. We have them buy a postcard in each state, write something to themselves and send it from that state. When we get home, we'll string them together into a memory book.
We made a pitstop at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire to let the kids ...
... the place had no air conditioning in the room.
Once I had a taxi hailed for me at Omni Parker House, I headed toward my fate....four nights of sauna like conditions, industrial-sized fans sounding like light aircraft about to take off outside rooms, in halls of dingy, institutionalized decor (there was none, save ugly carpet and walls painted a nondescript blue). The entrance foyer was deceivingly quite hip and modern, with huge open areas of comfortable seats, ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
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!