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198 W Brookline St, Boston, MA 02118-1280
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#2 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
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With 25 yrs of experience hosting guests from around the globe, Clarendon Square is a trusted choice. Offering stylish, romantic and very clean spaces with thoughtful amenities to enhance your stay. Experience life in a historic Boston Townhome with grand public spaces and modern furnishings. Contributing to an already memorable experience, we invite you to step outside to a rooftop terrace with hot tub with city views. Our guest rooms are spacious and individually decorated with ensuite bathrooms. All guest bathrooms were rebuilt in 2021 with marble floors, Porcelanosa tile walls and Kohler fixtures. We welcome you to enjoy complementary coffee, tea and light morning snacks in your guest room and begin your day right in the heart of beautiful Boston. Most all city landmarks are within walking distance of our boutique hotel. We hope you will book many days to discover Boston and a few of the 30 nearby restaurants by notable chefs. We offer pre-arrival registration and keys on your phone accommodating guests desiring less or no contact. Thank you for your consideration, it will truly be "our" pleasure to host you!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Taxi service
Adults only
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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morr316 wrote a review Dec 2022
New York City, New York232 contributions114 helpful votes
Immaculately appointed rooms, in a beautiful and comfortable house. Extremely convenient location. Management of the B&B is offsite (you have virtual keys and virtual check-in), and yet the property is perfectly attended to. We had a wonderful stay in this luxurious property where attention has been paid to every detail.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Groucho58 wrote a review Sep 2022
Newport, United Kingdom89 contributions28 helpful votes
I would love to be able able to say that the Clarendon Square is a home from home but, in truth, I could only dream of a home like this one! It is a wonderful place. Staying there felt more like being guests in someone’s beautiful home than customers in a soulless chain hotel. It’s a quintessentially Boston brownstone a short stroll from Back Bay station in a quiet street. You feel as if you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city but just a short stroll and you can access everything Boston has to offer Our room was beautifully presented, the bed very comfortable, bathroom perfect and lots of space to relax in. It had everything we needed and there were nice touches like good quality coffee, rather than sachets, waffles when we arrive and a fully stocked mini bar that doesn’t buzz all night and keep you awake (it’s a particular bugbear of mine and I’ve turned off several over the years). The neighbourhood has lots of great places to eat and drink and the website Provided some great recommendations. We liked the breakfasts at Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe which is just around the corner. Getting to the historic areas of Boston is a lovely stroll (or in our case, run!) along Commonwealth Avenue and through the parks or along the Espanade but you also get around easily by public transport. Both routes were lovely and added to to our enjoyment of visiting the city. We didn’t have time to use it but there is a hot tub on the roof. The views were amazing from there but we just ran out of time - next time we’all prioritise that. All in all, our expectations were fully met and I would was certainly recommend The Clarendon to anyone visiting Boston.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from stephen gross, Owner at Clarendon Square
Responded 26 Sep 2022
Thank you for your compliments and for noticing the many fine details about our property. Knowing that our guests' time is precious, we love offering recommendations helping them find the perfect experience. Yes, we are so fortunate to be located in the city core just a couple blocks from Copley Place, which hosts the most exclusive brands in Boston. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts, we hope to see you next time you are in Boston.
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DNSarg wrote a review Jul 2022
San Jose, California71 contributions43 helpful votes
Just returned from a weekend in Boston after visiting my son, who recently moved to the area. I stayed at The Clarendon Square B&B, and it was the best! The location, right on the cusp of Back Bay and the South End, was perfect. Within walking distance of most everything. Upon arrival, the entrance was exactly as pictured, so there was no confusion as to how to enter. Stephen was very thorough with the keyless entry points. I hadn't used the app that he requested I download ahead of time, and it was quite seamless. So easy to use and saved having to carry a key around, although one was available, should I prefer. The main floor was quite something. It was quite apparent that a lot of love (and money) had been put into the renovation. Just beautiful! I requested a higher floor and was given a room on the fourth floor. There was no elevator, so my son carried my luggage up to the top floor, however, Stephen would've been more than willing had my son not been there. Once my luggage was in my room, Stephen showed us the rooftop with a hot tub. It was amazing. Wished I had taken my swimsuit. I contemplated going back up there one night after I got back from dinner but never did. I bet at night, with the lights of the city shining bright, the view is fantastic! The room was outstanding. The bathroom had been recently renovated and was laid out nicely. The body products smelled delish! The room was quite spacious, and it had a pour over coffee service, as well as a high end selection of teas. Because the breakfast portion of the program had not been reintroduced due to Covid, the room included oatmeal and waffles that were quite tasty. There was a fridge stocked with various beers, wine and champagne for purchase as well. Bananas and cookies were also always available in the shared space. The only negative, which I hate to even say since everything else was so perfect, was that the A/C was central and not in each room. I believe it was set at 69 or 70 degrees, which is great during the day, but is much too warm for me at night. I tend to sleep in a room that is closer to 62-64 degrees. Thankfully, there was a ceiling fan in the sitting area of the room, so that was helpful. I would highly recommend staying at the Clarendon Square B&B, just a great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Bridget s wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions8 helpful votes
The Inn was very comfy. We were doing an overnight without kids in our own city, and this place was a treat.The neighborhood was beautiful. We loved the suite and it's giant tub. The room was cozy and comfortable. The Manager greeted us and made us tea . We were too cold to do the roof top tub (it was February) but the view of the ciry was worth being cold. We had a pleasant walk to one of the restaurants the Inn's website recommended (which was also fantastic).
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from stephen gross, Owner at Clarendon Square
Responded 3 Feb 2022
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TA. Alas, Clarendon Square re-opened September 2021 after closing for Covid restrictions and renovation for 1.5 yrs. This is wonderful news for our guests! We made major improvements to the property. First priority, we renovated all of our guest bathrooms with Porcelanosa tile from Spain, marble floors from Italy, new tubs, showers, toilets and sinks. Our bathrooms are modern, bright, clean and gorgeous. During our closure we also repainted and redecorated much of the property, bringing more light and brighter furnishings to the guest rooms, parlor and library. Each guest room has a Fellows Kettle for making pour over LaColombe coffee, and Rishi tea. Our guests are spending more time in their room so we also installed large beverage refrigerators with space for personal items along with beverages for purchase. Guests may now check-in online before arrival and receive digital keys to streamline safe access to the property at any hour. Our hot tub is open all year long and still a favorite experience for many guests. We look forward to having you return to Clarendon Square or stay for your first time. Enjoy our home in downtown Boston's South End district. Here you will find the best chefs and most charming restaurants, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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689dave wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
First rate establishment. Very fine. Unique. Considered a large hotel but this is better. Appreciated the attention to guests, room furnishings, breakfast, shower. Neighborhood is nice. Look forward to next stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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oldmayor wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Maine221 contributions115 helpful votes
Clarendon Square is very convenient to the apartment of our son and his wife - and to many local sites, retail, and restaurants. The Inn is lovely, from bottom up. Our large room was on the third floor (lots of stairs, be forewarned!). Well-decorated, with two chairs, a window seat and non-operable but lovely fireplace. Very comfortable bed. Good lighting. Large bathroom with walk-in shower. Excellent free WiFi, expansive TV options. The European-style breakfast buffet was excellent, lots of choices, including mini-quiche. Delicious tea and cookies set out as an afternoon treat. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. We were not able to secure a on-site parking space, but a garage was about three blocks away at the same price. We will definitely book Clarendon Square again when visiting!...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James D wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have spent our anniversary at CS for the past 3 years. It seems as though every year is better than the last. There truly isn't enough time in the day to elaborate on all the compliments of the staff and your accommodations. If you ever find yourself there in late February you will find me attempting to play piano in their lounge. I tip my cap to you CS!
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griffinmyia wrote a review Feb 2020
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Clarendon square is the best place to stay in Boston- I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always a great experience. The rooms are beautiful and the rooftop hot tub is a dream! Exceptional service. You will not regret staying here!
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garyesposi2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Red Bank, New Jersey1 contribution2 helpful votes
Clarendon Square is a lovely place for a weekend getaway. Sophisticated and comfortable, daily tea and cookies greet you after a long day exploring Boston. Chrisoula is wonderful as is the spectacular rooftop hot tub!
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Jose W wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada33 contributions40 helpful votes
Beautiful old home in South Boston. Our room was very pretty, the bed was very comfortable, everything was clean and tidy. Travis the innkeeper was so friendly and helpful. Location was great and within walking distance of most places we wanted to see. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$248 - US$411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarendon Square
Which popular attractions are close to Clarendon Square?
Nearby attractions include Copley Place (0.4 km), South End (0.2 km), and George Washington Statue (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarendon Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Clarendon Square?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Clarendon Square?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Clarendon Square?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clarendon Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Salty Pig, B & G Oysters, and Douzo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clarendon Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Clarendon Square?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (3.1 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (3.1 km), and Granary Burying Ground (2.0 km).
Does Clarendon Square have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.