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John Jeffries House

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Albany, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always enjoyed staying at the John Jefferies House, because it is a basic clean hotel at good price. When we travel we like to be out and about doing things, so we don’t spend much time in our hotel room. John Jeffries has stayed the same over the years except for the price. It is no longer a...

1Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here, due to the snowstorm. Continental breakfast is included and has more options than some places I have been. Rooms are very nice; you have a kitchen & the sleeping area. Sometimes you can hear the red line train, but it didn't bother me when I was sleeping. Great place to stay in Boston: you are right near...

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located, immediately next to one T stop and a couple of blocks from another T stop and the commuter rail. The airport is just a couple of T stops away. It is a very well-kept secret, formerly I believe, a sort of bed and breakfast for folks getting care at the adjacent Mass General and Mass...

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

Dear Stephanie V, Thank you for staying with us and for your thoughtful and informative review. The John Jeffries is a refreshing change from the homogenized hotel you find almost everywhere. With our fabulous location, amazing staff and reasonable rates it is no wonder guests love us. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and good news...

johnston, rhode island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the John Jeffries House in less than a year. As before, we chose it because of its close proximity to Mass Eye and Ear, as well as Charles Street. We were also visiting Emerson College and it was about a 10 minute walk to the Campus. The room was great, clean, comfortable, quiet. In...

Thank techgeek42
Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear techgeek42, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities that we offer as well. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All My Best,

Pinellas Park, Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times. The rooms are nice, the staff is helpful and friendly. One of the best features is that it is close to a T stop. It's just off Charles Street which has some cute shops and restaurants. You can also walk along the river just a block or so away.

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

Dear JGW33782, Thank you for your review. We agree that our location is fantastic, but we also have some pretty fantastic amenities as well. We have recently upgraded our mattresses to pillowtop mattresses, we now carry L'Occitane amenities, and we have upgraded our breakfast as well. Thank you again for your continued support and I look forward to welcoming you...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is located in Beacon Hill and across the street from the T and close to many great restaurants, shops etc but the stay was not remarkable. The rooms were small, the linens were quite scratchy and the mattresses were quite worn with visible dips in the surface. The breakfast was adequate with yogurt and some whole peices of fruit...

1Thank srqchick
Jeff S, General Manager at John Jeffries House, responded to this review

Dear Srqchick, Thank you for your comments. I noticed that you stayed at the John Jeffries in October of 2016, since then we have replaced all of our mattresses with Serta perfect sleeper pillow top mattresses and have also replaced all of our linen. We have a variety of rooms available some which are quite large for the price, I...

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...

1Thank Brooklet425
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.

Thank CMR101
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...

3Thank yrlesru
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.

Thank Peggy L
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,

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Staying in Beacon Hill

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about John Jeffries House

Address: 14 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114-3203
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Beacon Hill
Price Range: ₹ 12,184 - ₹ 28,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — John Jeffries House 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Higher floors are better because of the street noise if windows are open.”
 of 5 bubbles 647stephaniev, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Quiet and close to the T.”
 of 5 bubbles techgeek42, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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