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Frisco, Texas, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2012

We stayed at the Back Bay Beacon in Early October 2012. We had originally reserved a second night, but after the first night we found the apartment to be so uncomfortable we had to find another place to stay. I've never left a hotel in the middle of a reservation, but there was no way we could get a good...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We stayed in 4F for three nights in September and found the place to be clean, quiet, well maintained and with a full kitchen. The kids slept on the sofa bed and were comfortable. The best thing is the location. It's so close to the Public Garden that you could almost call it your own backyard. It's also very close...

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I also take no pleasure in giving a bad review, in fact, this is my first review. 113 Beacon is a lovely brownstone in the heart of Back Bay; close to the Public Garden, great restaurants, shopping and tourist adventures. Our unit was 1-Front, next to the street & front entry and had a gourmet galley kitchen, hardwood floors, &...

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Thomas D, Manager at Back Bay Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Back Bay Beacon for your recent trip to Boston. We appreciate your kind remarks on the location of our building and the quality of your rental! We can't apologize enough for the problems that you experienced at the hands of some extremely inconsiderate guests. We do not condone parties of any type...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 August 2012

My friends and I were looking for a comfortable, clean and convenient place to stay in the city. We did not want to have to walk far to get to the shops or restaraunts. Our stay at 113 Beacon could not have been better. The location is perfect. With Newbury street a few streets back and the park just steps...

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Thomas D, Manager at Back Bay Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Back Bay Beacon for your recent trip to Boston! Your feedback is greatly appreciated! We are so happy that you has such a wonderful stay! Please let us know if you have any questions, or if there is anything that we can do to assist you with any future reservation needs. Best...

Boston
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We made travel arrangements months ago. We were shown pictures of 2 bedroom properties and were assured that all units were alike. Do NOT stay here unless you want to over pay for a run down unit. Once you get here, you could find yourself in a dirty, rundown, mediocre unit with no other alternatives. There might be some nice...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Great location, close to shopping, restaurants, business, but misses on overall service, attention to details. Room service is slow, one day they never answered, phone and order taken by front desk. Once you ask for Assistance, it's offered, but not proactive. Housekeeping knocked on door at 8am wanting to clean the room. Don't know if I will stay there again,...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stayed one night in a two bedroom unit (1F). The location was fabulous-right next to the Boston Commons and near the Charles River. The Hines Convention Center was within walking distance. Compared to their property on Columbus Street (The Boston Christopher) this two bedroom unit that my roommate and I stay in for one night looked a bit dingy...

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Reviewed 10 May 2012

There were 5 of us staying in 2F, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Entry was push button so no key to pick up, this worked really well as we could go off in different directions and not worry about who had the key. The apartment proved to be tired looking with a coule of missing rails from the stair case and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed in apt. 4F during the St.Patrick Day's weekend this month and it is located in a beautiful neighbourhood, beside Boston Commons, one block from Cheers, a short walk to Newbury St. and Beacon Hill. About a 20 minute walk to the home of the Bruins and to the port. We easily found street parking in front which is...

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Toronto
Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed in Boston for a few days over the New Years holiday and happened to stumble onto a web site that advertised apartments vs. hotel rooms. After looking at the cost of these apartments I thought we would be able to overlook some of the shortcomings on previous reviews. Wow were we right. Like I said in my title...

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Back Bay
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy architecturally unique suites in a Boston Back Bay brownstone.This 150 year old brownstone is located in one of Boston's most prestigious and historical neighborhoods. Just steps away enjoy sailboats and summer concerts along the Charles River, or relax in the Boston Public Gardens. You can experience the buzz of Boston's Financial District and marvel over the gold embossed State House built in 1798 where the metal work of Paul Revere is proudly displayed.After a long day at the office or an exciting city tour, you'll be glad to return to all of the comforts of home. Beacon on the Common provides an eclectic selection of private suites that tastefully mix old world charm with modern appointments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back Bay Beacon

Address: 113 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116-1533
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: $172 - $592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back Bay Beacon 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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