Boston >Lodging > Beacon Hill Bed & Breakfast
27 Brimmer St, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.358523 -71.071632
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill
An Awful Experience – "We were greeted by Mrs. Butterworth. We were given keys & very strict instructions on how to lock the front door. The home was hot, dark & had an old, musty smell to it. There were 2 pleasant dogs, which unfortunately just added to the aroma of the home. As we climbed the staircase, we were advised to shut the lights off, whenever possible. We were asked to always leave the building dark. The home was neither fresh or inviting. We found used soap and shampoos in the bathrooms, used clothing hanging in the bedroom closets. We were left with the opinion that this establishment could be experiencing financial difficulty. As seen on several websites, the location is supposed to have air conditioning, however we only found open windows and (1) one table top fan per bedroom. The linens were musty, the couch had a dirty smell to it and there was enough dust on the upper hall table, that we literally "signed in" on that dusty surface. The upper hall smoke alarm was sitting on the upper hall table? The other couple in our party lost electricity in their bathroom within the first hour. The owner blamed current construction on the 3rd floor. We left for dinner and found another hotel to stay at. We returned to the inn, later that evening and found the house to be completely dark. The upper bedrooms were extremely hot and humid. We packed our bags woke the owner up and advised we were leaving. To our surprise, the owner said "nothing", literally "nothing", as she closed and locked the door behind us. This could explain why the owner insisted on getting the one night room deposit, via personal check only. We left with the impression that the owner has experienced all of this before. By definition, this is not a bed and breakfast. We should have been warned about any construction at the site as well as there being "no" Air Conditioning. We felt very deceived. We lost our two room - one night deposit <$500.00> , but we were able to salvage our vacation by choosing to leave.
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