With its movie-set beauty, seaside location, as well as a monopoly on colonial landmarks, cultural institutions, and some of the best high-end shopping around, it’s no wonder that Back Bay Boston is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast. So it follows that there are no shortage of hotels catering to a luxurious stay – with a price tag to match.
Spending $750 - $1,000 per night on a Back Bay hotel room is as easy as spilling your beer at Fenway Park, and even more so at peak event times like Red Sox home games, university graduations or the Boston Marathon. That doesn’t mean you should do either – especially when you’ll be spending your time out enjoying the city and Fenway has the most expensive beer per ounce in baseball.
Nor should you expect anything less than five-star atmosphere and treatment to reward your smart decision-making when you book your stay with Newbury Guest House. Our three stars come with elegant looks, warm Back Bay Boston historic charm, premium amenities and the best location in town, so it may come as a surprise that our average in-season room rates range from $350 - $400, and even less when you book direct. So while you won’t get a bill for thousands of dollars, here’s what you will get.
One of the greatest locations in the Back Bay. Newbury Guest House is the only boutique hotel in the heart of the Back Bay’s premiere historic brownstone district, considered one of the most beautiful and best-preserved examples of authentic 19th-century urban design in the U.S. Our spot on the Back Bay’s famed Newbury Street puts you in the center of high-end dining and nightlife, world-class shopping, renowned universities and museums, iconic Colonial landmarks and legendary Fenway Park. In other words, within walking distance of everywhere you want to be in the Back Bay.
Beautiful upgraded guest rooms in four different layouts, several featuring bay windows for some of the best people-watching in the city. All our rooms are warm, inviting, and spotless, combining Old World charm with modern amenities including new premium beds, bedding, and toiletries, completely renovated bathrooms, soundproof doors that open with a touch of your smartphone, and more. And when you book direct, the perks (think discounts and flexible check in/out) get even better.
The Back Bay’s best French cuisine and wine are right in your lobby. Founded in 1947, La Voile was one of the most respected restaurants in Cannes. Helmed by chef Rafael Lambert, the intimate French bistro brings its fresh, authentic South-of-France-influenced menu and wine pairings to Boston, along with its zinc bar, wooden wine fridge, vintage chandeliers, sailing pictures, original entrance door, and even its staff. At Bar À Vin 1855, enjoy a list of more than 250 different varieties from Bordeaux and across France to accompany delicious small plates. When it opens its Newbury Street outdoor dining area in warm weather, it’s a romantic cosmopolitan experience not to be missed.
And most importantly, the vibe. If you are looking for an authentic, quintessential Back Bay experience, you don’t need five stars. You need a hotel that understands how to blend European and Colonial character in the three former Queen Anne single-family Victorian residences with modern comforts for today’s discerning traveler. The 35-room Newbury Guest House has undergone extensive renovations while carefully preserving many of the homes’ original details such as ceiling medallions and decorative fireplaces.
It's a vibe that’s as unique as the hotel itself; instead of corporate luxury chain genericness, you’ll find European charm in a Colonial American setting. Chat with our knowledgeable, super-friendly staff. Take in our collection of paintings from the nearby Pucker Gallery and people-watch from the lobby’s elegant bay window (since you’re in a residential neighborhood, most of the passers-by are locals). Play some chess and treat yourself to our curated collection of fine wines or complimentary premium espresso while you meet new friends and fascinating fellow guests from all over the world.
Call today and be sure to ask about group rates and exclusive event packages. While we wouldn’t blame you for mistaking Newbury Guest House for a five-star hotel, we might blame you just a bit for staying anywhere else but a unique Back Bay boutique hotel… for really smart people. Sometimes luxury just isn’t reflected in your bill.