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Charles Street Inn



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 Address:       Charles Street Inn
   94 Charles St
   Boston,
   Massachusetts,
   02114, US
  Phone:       (617) 314 8900
  Toll Free:       (877) 772 8900
 E-mail:      Send Inquiry
 Web site:       http://www.charlesstreetinn.com

 

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  Geographical Settings 
 City Center
  Policies 
 Major Credit Cards accepted  Non-Smoking
  Room Amenities 
 Air Conditioning  Hairdryer  Iron/Ironing Boards
 In-room Phone  Refrigerator  Mini bar
 In-room TV  Radio
  Business Amenities  
 Fax on Site  Dial-up Internet Connection
  Inn Amenities 
 Coffee/Tea Services- Tray-in-Bed  Whirlpool/Jacuzzi  Baggage storage facilities
 Breakfast in room  Central heating  Safe in room
Gas street lamps light your way past unique boutiques and antique stores as you stroll down historic Charles Street. As you come from outdoors, this gracious 1860 townhouse welcomes you with vintage furnishings clustered around original marble fireplaces. Our nine guest rooms are named for famous Beacon Hill residents who made contributions to the Arts. Each is carefully decorated with elegant antiques, and historic textures and colors to evoke the classic comfort of Victorian times. Luxuriate in the grand past, while enjoying working fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, mini-refrigerators, cable TV/VCR, CD players, in-room HVAC controls, and DSL internet access. Full concierge services are provided. The Charles Street Inn offers outstanding value for a memorable experience. Your room will be a feast for your eyes, but culinary treats also await you at The Charles Street Inn. For example, we welcome special requests for tasty sweets, snacks and refreshments, ready in your room upon your arrival. Each guest at the Inn is welcome to our Bed and Breakfast offering. However, instead of offering a public dining table, we serve breakfast in each guest room. The in-room breakfast has so many choices we call it "deluxe continental". For dinner, your room has silverware and place settings should you decide to order-in for a private evening. Or better yet, stroll the Charles Street neighborhood and enjoy dinner out at some of Boston's finest restaurants. I was built in 1860 for an unusual purpose: to showcase styles of Second Empire Victorian architectural detail as a model home for the development of the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston. I was the first such building constructed for the purpose of being a Model Home in America. Victorian Bostonians were feeling confident about the future of their new country and their City on a Hill. I was part of this Boston Brahmin vision of the future. With different plaster cornices on each floor, and four types of ceiling medallions, I offered a Victorian sensibility. There were several window styles, a selection of solid brass Rococcan chandeliers, solid walnut doors and a variety of carved Italian marble fireplaces. Among the innovations I offered was central heating (you can still see the iron grates in the walls of each room), wall to wall carpeting, Rutherford (beehive) fireplace draws, a Gibson steel stove in the basement, and running water. Still, when I was originally built I did not offer toilets since they were first invented almost a decade after my creation. I was a balanced, graceful architectural wonder, offering elegant family living. I evolved from model home to family home, to apartment building, and finally into an inn. Infrastructure in place, it was time for the next step of my make-over. I was delighted to be decorated with fine Victorian fabrics and furnishings: antique European armoires (two had been with me since the Miller family occupied me and are now located in the John Singer Sargent Room), writin
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