My wife and I used to frequent B&B'S before kids and haven't done this kind of thing in years (though we do travel quite a bit as a family). We recently had a free weekend (with babysitting available!) and went to the Boston area. The inn itself is what you expect...early american and common areas decorated that way. Very clean and neat, staff very helpful and pleasant. Very historic feeling. We bought a Groupon and stayed in the Prescott wing (I believe built in 1970's) which was also somewhat less historic in feel, again clean and neat. We were looking for a common room with a big fireplace and they have that but its a walk though from the entrance so it loses some of the feel we were looking for. Multiple places to eat, all good and not off the charts with regards to cost. Had the breakfast brunch Sunday morning (Groupon said included breakfast but in actuality we received a $10 credit each towards the cost of the brunch-not sure if this is typical or just a Sunday phenomena)---buffet was good. We agreed 4 out of 5 overall.
Other tips---We started Saturday in Cambridge at a place called Mr. Bartley's just off campus from Harvard. Found out about it from Diners, Drive-inns, and Dives. Cool atmosphere, good burger and steeped in tradition. Worth the trip though be careful where you park.....got a parking ticket for 34 minutes in a 30 minute parking spot. Then to Concord-easy 15 minute drive-quaint town, nice for walking. Great for shopping or just window browsing. Sunday was more town walking after a late breakfast, then to the Colonial Museum-had a special holiday exhibit with trees decorates for the holidays using 30 different kids books as themes. Even got my picture taken with Little Nutbrown Hare and the Pig of Pancake fame. The museum exhibits themselves are good for people who enjoy American Revolutionary History (including the lamp placed in the North Church by Paul Revere before starting his ride!). Overall I would recommend this as a good place to stay for a couple (no kids). Also-there is much more Revolutionary stuff to see (i.e. minute man national park, walden pond) which we did many years ago--lots of walking so plan accordingly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Concord's Colonial Inn is a full-service hotel in the heart of the quaint, charming town of Concord, MA. Nestled between historic sites of the North Bridge and Walden Pond, the Inn features 56 hotel rooms, two restaurants, and several small function spaces. The Inn is dedicated to preserving the rich New England history of the area, while providing the highest level of comfort and service to its guests. Concord's Colonial Inn features fully modern amenities, a 24 hour desk, daily housekeeping services and private baths in all of its rooms and suites to accommodate both the business and leisure traveler. The inn features multiple function rooms ideal for corporate meetings, weddings and small gatherings. ... more less
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