This historic hotel isn’t right on the harbor, but tucked away in the pretty residential neighborhood behind the Legislature and on the edge of Beacon Hill Park. It’s not the most luxurious of accommodations, but what it lacks in luxe, it more than makes up in price and location, not to mention the friendliness of the staff. The property actually comprises three components. The four-story inn, which was built in 1911 in Victoria’s signature half-timbered Tudor style, has public spaces filled with antiques and a cozy, lived-in feel. Guest rooms tend to be pretty basic, but some have fireplaces, king beds, and bay windows. The DBI Cafe and Pub are popular local hangouts, earning raves for their well-prepared casual fare, such as the exceptional creamy seafood chowder. The suites in the 1908 Heritage House are slightly more upscale (and better for families), while the crème de la crème of this property is the nearby cottage, perfect for extended stays and larger groups. Note that the inn does not have an elevator.
- Frommer's Staff