By: Genie Davis

 

 

Clarendon Square is a charming boutique bed and breakfast housed in an 1867 townhouse in the heart of Boston’s South End. This beautifully revitalized community is the perfect spot for a six story townhouse with seven uniquely furnished rooms. The suites have soaking tubs, but every guest has access to a beautiful roof top hot tub that affords a 180 degree view of city landmarks and city lights. Guests can watch Prudential Center and Hancock Tower shimmer at night, or contemplate an easy stroll to Copley Square or Boston Public Garden by day.

Here’s another reason to make this beautiful, relaxed-yet-urban spot the place to stay in Boston. The gorgeous continental breakfast buffet that serves up fresh pastries, quiche, cheese and charcuterie.

Although the town house itself is historic, the rooms are contemporary, with private bath, flat screen TV, ZZ Clarendon 2and WiFi. But, it may be the shared spaces in Clarendon Square that are the biggest draw. It has the beautiful parlor, with a piano and French doors, a period fireplace in the library, the back deck shaded by trees and flowering plants.

The South End itself offers such a mix of luxury and style with history. Cobblestoned streets, Victorian architecture, and hep and happening dining and drinking experiences are all a part of the neighborhood. In this part of town, guests don’t need a car with two subway lines, the Orange and Green, both close at hand make it easy for guests to explore Trillium Micro-brewery just a few “T” stops away. This family owned brewery uses local ingredients to create tempting tastes like the Farmhouse Red Ale, redolent of fruit-like plum and apricot, and creamy from malt, this ale has a 7.4 ABV. The Pot & Kettle Oatmeal Porter is rich and dark, with a gentle charred fruit flavor. And then there’s the light, dry and hoppy Fort Point Pale Ale, with a pleasantly bitter bite and citrus edge.

These micro-brew delights are the perfect accompaniment to a stay in the South End, and an exploration of the bountiful history and future of Boston.