Over the New Year holiday, I had the pleasure of staying at this location. I'd stayed there the year prior and was impressed enough to come back. The Gryphon House is in a great location, only a 2 min walk from the train station and 15 min. from Downtown. What l like about the distance is that it's close enough to all the great action of downtown Boston but you don't have to bring it home. The staff at the inn is so warm and helpful. Teresa welcomed me, and escorted me to the super clean Riverview room even though I arrived later than I intended. After a brief tutorial on how to operate the fireplace and individual room temp. controls, I was all set to jump onto the ample amounts of comforters placed onto queen size bed w/ big, sturdy wooden frame. The bathroom was also great, with a shower separated from a big bathtub. What I liked about the shower was that it was a lot of water pressure and felt really good. More impressive than the bathroom was the great view of the Charles River. You're literally 50ft. from it and its amazing from the window. I spent at least 15min just looking at it when I first got there. Upon opening the door to leave my room, I found that Theresa had left one more big blanket for me "just in case". What I like most about the Gryphon House is the little things like extra blankets being given without being asked or the complimentary DVD library from which you can borrow. Its not at all like the big, impersonal hotels. You can really see all the TLC that went into the inn overall. Parking is a bit cumbersome though, because it's in the back of the inn with other parked cars. It can be a little bit tight but it's nothing compared to what's going on inside. Overall, I had such a great time there and I can't wait to go back again.
Boston, MA 02215-2101
United States of America
Innkeeper(s): Teresa Blagg, Ed Hatfield
Circa 1895. Ideally situated for pleasant strolls and easy access to historic city sites, this Richardson Romanesque Victorian, built in 1895, boasts original wood floors, moldings, tiles and Zuber wallpaper. The interior blends Victorian, Arts & Craft, Chinoiserie and Italianate decor. Browse the extensive video library in the lobby where an iMac computer is available for guest use. Each air-conditioned guest bedroom features a gas log fireplace, wet bar with refrigerator, voice mail and high-speed Internet access. Enjoy views of the Charles River from two of the spacious rooms. A generous continental breakfast is served daily, which guests can take back to their room. Convenient on-site parking is complimentary. The courteous staff can answer questions about planning your day's activities and getting around the city.
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