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Reviewed 7 September 2015

To stay in a city and feel you are a part of the city while exploring a new place is what I enjoy when I travel. Everything within walking distance and James was a great host who made us feel at home in his city.

Thank Don S
tglboston, Owner at The Gilded Lily, responded to this review

Dear Don & Trish, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed our conversations thrilled to hear you felt that you were a part of our city during your vist. I hope you will come back soon. James http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60745-d1403138-r307963754-The_Gilded_Lily-Boston_Massachusetts.html# More 

Marseille, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gilded Lily and James advice, looking forward to coming back for a longer period. Every room has a different colored atmosphere, and things have been done with care. Julie

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My husband and I stayed there because it was near our son's apartment. It is clean, beautifully decorated and in a wonderful neighborhood. The young man who helped us was very gracious and friendly. We felt well cared for. There is a delicious, award-winning bakery nearby.

Thank BSullivan1948
Elk Grove, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Gilded Lily is centrally located to all the sites of the city. It's clean and beautifully decorated. The owner, James, was extremely helpful in telling us what to see and how to get there. The Gilded Lily was within walking distance of everything we wanted to see, from the Freedom Trail to Fenway Park. We used Uber once to... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

What we love: taken care of with lots of privacy. We arrived, everything was clean, quiet, ready, beautiful, and we went about our business very independently. Somewhat residential neighborhood with great restaurants. Cool vibe.

Thank mundomama
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2015

My girlfriend and I visited the Gilded Lily and loved it. It was clean, the rooms are beautiful, and it was convenient to all the major tourist destinations. We loved the neighborhood and James was very helpful in hightlighting the must sees. We highly recommend The Gilded Lily and will visit again.

Thank Joanne B
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Such an awesome place. The building was gorgeous. The location is breathtaking. The room, bathroom, kitchen and hallways were very clean. Stayed here for one night to go to a concert at Fenway, which was only a short walk away through what we found to be an amazing area of Boston. I would recommend The Gilded Lily to anyone wanting... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is one of the nicest B&B's we have ever stayed at. It is well located in the South End of Boston, on a quiet street, with Render Coffee shop around the corner. There are markets, dry cleaners and even a Blo hair Bar a few blocks away. It is very close to Northeastern University. James is a wonderful person... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This place was a very nice abode for an evening. I wish we had been able to enjoy it longer, but as it was, we nearly missed checkout. Late arrival was no problem, but the 4 floor walkup was tough with a lot of luggage. Be advised - pack light!

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We loved this place. Great room, comfortable, spotless, relaxing and lovely to stay in a B and B rather than a hotel. James made sure everything ran smoothly. The self serve breakfast was perfect, free wi-fi (as it should be- NY take note!). Lovely location with great restaurants and pubs nearby and a short walk to the gallery and shops.... More 

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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: €23 - €130 (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.”
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