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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The information binder that was in our room called this place "Boston's Best Kept Secret" and I would have to agree. We came to Boston to see the World Figure Skating Championships in March 2016. However, finding a hotel within our price range proved to be harder than we had expected and almost caused us to cancel our trip. Then...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Brooklet425, Thank you for your very thoughtful and thorough review. The John Jeffries has made quite a few changes since you last stayed with us in March. We are now under new ownership and while they are keeping the charm of the place we have made considerable upgrades with linen and new pillow top mattresses, a new and more...

New Jersey
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed at John Jeffries House for a quick Boston getaway. The room was clean and had a small kitchenette. Parking is offsite three doors down and reasonable. Check-in was very friendly and efficient. The location is a great combination of Beacon Hill and the footbridge to Cambridge.

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear CMR101, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind review. I am happy to read that you found your room clean and comfortable and you found that our location is great. We look forward to welcoming you back to Boston and the John Jeffries soon. All My Best, Jeff Sellers

Southlake, Texas
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I used to use this B&B as my business hotel on my every-other week business trip to Cambridge for three years in the 90s. It provides a very affordable lodging alternative for an otherwise expensive Boston hotel inventory. The location is great! You are located at the end of Charles Street just 100 feet or so from the MGH/Charles Street...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear yriesu, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We delight in the positive comments of your stay but are equally disappointed that we did not create the noteworthy experience we strive to deliver. I am happy to announce that we are expanding our breakfast offerings to include yogurt, (which we provide now)...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just stayed four nights at the John Jeffries Hotel in Boston. Location, location, location. Small friendly hotel with a very good price in the heart of Boston right across the street from the Red "T" . Not fancy but very clean.

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Peggy L, Thank you for your great review. I must agree that we are in a fantastic location with great service. We are in the process of upgrading some of our amenities so please come back soon. All My Best,

Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a find! Great location within easy walking distance to so many wonderful neighborhoods and areas.We stayed for 3 nights in a junior deluxe room - no kitchen, but we had a refrigerator, which was great. Our view was fine as we faced away from the highway ( not that we were around much ). There was a fan in...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear BoomerBabe, I am glad that you found us and I must thank you for your thoughtful review. The John Jeffries is Boston Best kept Secret something we are a looking to change with our great service, great location, fantastic price and upgraded amenities. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All My Best,

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights. Took the public transportation from airport per instructions on their site. It was free. Had to take luggage down some stairs but probably could have opted for an elevator if we wanted. When you come out of Charles station the hotel is located on the corner that is caddy corner from where you are. Probably visible...

Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Julie O, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind review. I agree with you the John Jeffries is in a fantastic location within walking distance to just about everything Boston has to offer. Over the next few months we will be upgrading our beds, linens and breakfast offerings so please be sure to stop...

Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Absolutely loved this place. Location was amazing. Staff and service were excellent. Price was unbelievable, but true. I would easily recommend and even stay again. That said, the location is great and right next to the train station and the hospital. You do hear the trains and ambulances regularly and randomly, but if you are a good sleeper, it's not...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear goufyme, Thank you for your thoughtful and excellent review. I appreciate your comments and I agree that our location is amazing, staff and service are excellent and that our price is just right. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All My Best, Jeff

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The location is great (Beacon Hill, 2 min from Charles St. The staff Is extremely friendly, make you feel at home. BUT: - breakfast almost inexistent and very bad quality (except for the bananas) - the room was very small and the bed awful. The mattress being very old, your body falis into it. After two awful nights, I asked...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Clara P, Thank you for taking the time to share your most recent experience with us. We appreciate the time you took and the information we get from guests like yourself is invaluable. I am happy that you found the staff extremely friendly and helpful I will be sure to share that positive feedback with them. I am sorry...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a great find it was happening upon John Jeffries House. I stayed here for four nights last week and couldn't be happier with my experience. On searching for accomodation in Boston I was shocked at the cost of hotels, they were exorbitant prices for my budget. It was with huge relief then that I found this special place. The...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Brid M, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found the staff to be truly exemplary, I will be sure to share that with them. I look forward to welcoming you back to Boston soon. All My Best, Jeff

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had to go to MGH for early AM testing and stayed here. Perfect location and we decided to stay 2 more nights to do some Boston sightseeing. Right at the red line mgh stop, clean and had everything we needed. Quiet even though it is right at Storrow drive and the Longfellow bridge. The only thing that could be improved...

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Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear PhDRN, Thank you for your review. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and found your room clean and quiet. We are in the process of improving our continental breakfast and will take your suggestions into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back to Boston soon. My Best, Jeff

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Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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John Jeffries House Hotel invites guests to experience the best that Boston has to offer. The stately red-brick building makes for a convenient base for exploring the thriving city, and when guests check in to this Beacon Hill hotel, Boston is at their fingertips. The 46 guestrooms at John Jeffries House Hotel resemble New England apartments, coupling traditional design and original detailing with modern amenities. Most rooms feature kitchenettes, allowing for extended stays at this downtown Boston hotel. Trained staff members ensure that every guest feels at home, providing a level of personalized service only found at a boutique hotel this size. In-the-know concierges, for example, can point couples to the city's most romantic date spots, or business travelers to the best cafés for getting extra work done. ... more   less 

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Address: 14 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Beacon Hill
Price Range: $193 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — John Jeffries House 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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“The Superior Suite was a perfect size. A nice living room that could be closed off from the bedroom was nice for relaxing after long days.”
 of 5 bubbles Brooklet425, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choosing the kitchettes not worth it, if you plan on wanting to cook.”
 of 5 bubbles yrlesru, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go with a junior suite to ensure not being on the lower floor”
 of 5 bubbles BoomerBabe, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be aware of those mattresses! I think they are all very old. The hotel needs some work done”
 of 5 bubbles ClaraP540, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“End of the hall is quiet. Rooms are small but comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles PhDRN, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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