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Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a quirky place to stay. Lovely old building in a great location but the rooms are on a busy street which makes sleep difficult. The rooms are small but nicely appointed, although don’t expect any frills - just the basic amenities, no robes, water, breakfast or coffee. So for $300+ per night, you can get better value elsewhere

Got there too late for Breakfast :( which Im looking forward to next time! But had an early lunch which was great. Service was friendly and the bistro seating was refreshing. I loved the atmosphere and it blended well with the rest of Charles St, making one feel like a step back in time to an elegant past. Im looking forward to returning, Thanks!

I rarely write reviews but I feel moved to write one about this conveniently located hotel in a fabulous neighborhood of Boston. I chose this hotel somewhat at random and I have been delighted with my stay. Staying here has the feeling of being in a bed & breakfast with the amenities of a hotel. The staff is small which gives a nice homey feeling every time I enter and exit as they remember me and say hello and they have been incredibly courteous and make you feel welcome and that they are happy to have you here. The restaurant is EXCELLENT and I'd recommend eating here even if you are not staying. The restaurant has a great neighborhood ambiance and the locals frequent it so it doesn't have that hotel restaurant feeling. The location really could not be better. My room is set up more like a guest room in a home rather than a hotel room which I love! I got the queen room which is not huge but more than ample with a small writing desk closet and an amazing view of Charles street. Parking is a bit pricey at the commons garage and street parking is scarce and time limited and that is perhaps the only inconvenience but you really don't need a car if you plan to stay local- there are a myriad of restaurants and shops within steps. There is no exercise room but who needs one with the Boston common park practically across the street! I was also delighted to discover a starbucks just two doors down. I was a little concerned about noise staying on the second floor with the restaurant just below but actually I could not hear a thing. This is the only hotel I will stay in for future trips to Boston.

This has been our favorite hotel in Boston for several years. It is in a great location just off the Common in a great walking section of Boston. It is small, quiet and very comfortable. Breakfast is delicious, too.

We were having to find accommodations quickly for a stay close to Massachusetts general hospital. The staff was very professional and helpful. A decent rate all things considered. Location is great and convenient. The room was really all we needed. We did have a fridge. Nice linens and towels. If you’re looking in a place beacon hill this is fine. Great staff.

My Husband and I stayed in the suite & could not have been happier w/ the service from every employee we came in contact with. They were extremely accommodating and pleasant and really provided us with an excellent stay. Adorable & cozy option in the heart of beacon hill - highly recommend! Also they have a great breakfast sandwich on their brunch menu!

This hotel is in a perfect location. Staff is friendly and they have a cute little roof deck too when the weather is good. It can be a little loud at times with trucks, but it could be dependent on what room you have. We will be back.

The Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro is in a wonderful location. The staff is very attentive. However, for the price, the rooms are minimal. Nice bed, two nightstands and lamps, but no desk, no chair, no frig/microwave (if that matters to you), no coffee maker (though coffee is available downstairs in the morning), .... oddly, in my room, no washcloths?. But an iron? Who wants an iron when you have no flat surface other than the floor? It was ok for one night, but I probably would not go back again. I did not eat there, so have no review on the Bistro though it looked charming.

Our first time in Boston made better by staying at this little gem. The hotel portrays a fairly inconspicuous presence from the street which is in keeping with the chic, unassuming but genuine ambience once you step inside. Hotel reception staff were very friendly and seemed interested in our travels, making us feel very welcome. The bar is at best bijou, but again, this adds to the more intimate and personal experience of staying at the BHHB that can be lost at a larger venue. Our room was surprisingly and pleasantly larger than we expected with a nice sized en suite bathroom, super comfortable bed and very fast and efficient Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves a small but effective menu in keeping with the hotels presence. Breakfast was a pleasant experience, completely unrushed to set us up for the day. The hotel location in Charles Street was far enough away from the noise of the city but close enough to walk in, on the doorstep of both Boston Common which covers a perimeter of around 1.2km if you fancy putting on your running shoes and a stones through away form the legendary Cheers bar. All in all, a very nice hotel that we will recommend to friends travelling to the city.

Breakfast was so good we decided to have dinner here as well. Fresh fruit bowl was perfect and generous as were the portions of scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes. Potatoes were particularly tasty, crispy and spiced perfectly. Early dinner of Cobb salad and a burger turned out to bed be another good meal. Green goddess dressing was tasty and just the right amount, though there was way too much blue cheese and red onion. Focacio was soft and warm and chewy, perfect to drag through peppery olive oil. Burger was great, though messy, slathered with "secret sauce" and loaded with tomatoes and pickles. Bun could hardly contain it all. Fries were fresh russet potatoes, crispy with good flavor. Service in the morning (Dimas) was perfect. Service this evening was a little distracted and inefficient. Both were very pleasant people. Environment was bright with good lighting from large Windows reflected in the wall of mirrors opposite. Many thanks for a nice experience. Prices were reasonable, too.

25 Charles Street Boston MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Boston Public Garden and Boston Common
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro is within a 5-minute walk of Boston Public Garden and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Boston Common. This 13-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite bistro, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, an ironing board, and a desk.

Property features

Guests of Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours/tickets and luggage storage.

Room options

Suite (Beacon Hill)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 253 reviews

Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

25 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114