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The Gryphon House

3.5-star3.5 stars
9 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 02215, United States of America

3.5-star B&B within walking distance of House of Blues Boston
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From 428 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

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  • They are in a great location - my daughter was there for Boston University orientation so…Jun 27, 2018
  • Really enjoyed my stay. The room was nice and comfortable. Enjoyed the kitchen in the…May 10, 2018

The Gryphon House

from £144
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What’s around The Gryphon House


  • In Fenway–Kenmore
  • Newbury Street (7-minute walk)
  • Fenway Park (11-minute walk)
  • Hynes Convention Center (12-minute walk)
  • Prudential Tower (14-minute walk)
  • Boston Symphony Hall (15-minute walk)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (16-minute walk)
  • Boston University (17-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 17-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 34-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 33-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 40-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 41-min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station 10-min walk
  • Boston-Back Bay Station 23-min walk
  • Boston Ruggles Station 27-min walk
  • Kenmore Station 4-min walk
  • Hynes Convention Center Station 8-min walk
  • Boston University East Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1895
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • First-run films
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

The Gryphon House’s small print

Also known as

  • The Gryphon House Boston
  • The Gryphon House Bed & breakfast
  • The Gryphon House Bed & breakfast Boston
  • Gryphon House
  • The Gryphon House Boston
  • The Gryphon House Bed & breakfast
  • The Gryphon House Bed & breakfast Boston


Tax ID – C0015940351

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Exceptional 9.6 From 105 reviews

Good 6.0
Great location!
They are in a great location - my daughter was there for Boston University orientation so this was great for me. I had read such great reviews. I was so so about the place. First, I was below street level which is not so great and the staff person made sure to tell me that I should close the blinds in a certain way for nobody to see in. She was very nice but the room location was far from ordeal. The room was fine - very eclectic from a decorating standpoint which I'm sure is great for others but not necessarily my style. Breakfast was plentiful if you only want cakes, muffins and fruits. I went out. Again, great location, super nice and friendly staff but not my style and was a bit expensive for what it was.
Amy, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great People
Really enjoyed my stay. The room was nice and comfortable. Enjoyed the kitchen in the room which was equipped with full size fridge, dishwasher, stove, etc. This B&B is really well done and the people are very friendly. They walked me to my room and showed me how to use the AC and Heat, etc. Called me by name when I arrived and each time I returned. It was also a bonus that the home is somewhat close to a bus stop and the subway. There are also a couple of decent food options somewhat close. Keep in mind this place may not work well for people who struggle with stairs. I was there on days continental breakfast was served so I cannot speak to the quality of the breakfast buffet.
Chris, usBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
WAY above the average hotel stay!
My stay at the Gryphon House was amazing. The location is central to pretty much everything of interest in Boston and the property itself is full of charm. It is a 1895 townhouse that still has a lot of it's original architectural features. Each room is very spacious. Ours came with a small kitchen, queen bed along with an additional twin bed, sofa, flat screen tv, window seat and much more. You really need to take a look at the pictures of this place to fully appreciate that you aren't getting your average cookie cutter hotel room. The attention to detail throughout the property is truly outstanding. You are given a decent breakfast as a bonus and there is off street parking for a small additional fee. The staff is available and willing to accommodate any additional requests quickly. The price for all this luxury and service is also surprisingly low for that you are getting. To sum up, if you are looking for a above average stay at a beautiful property this is it!
Donald, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a short visit, we only stayed one night, but everyone was very nice and helpful. The young lady at the front desk was very nice, and let us hang out in the lobby for awhile, after we checked out, since our flight was delayed, which was extremely helpful! It was nice and hot while we were there, but the a/c worked very well in the room and the lobby. The stairs going down were a little steep, but it sure is a beautiful place! It's within easy walking distance to some great shops, restaurants and beautiful parks. Oh, and it's an easy, safe walk to Fenway Park if you want to see a baseball game! Enjoy!
Paul, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Place to stay in Back Bay, Kenmore area -
Building is an old beautifully restored five story "brownstone". Breakfast was a continental each day with coffee and other beverages readily available. Bed was comfortable and clean. Housekeeping respected "DND",and rooms, common areas were very clean. The only drawback was the construction across the street from the building. should be done shortly and cleaned up. Parking was easy, an there were plenty of restaurants and places of interest in the Kenmore Square, Back Bay area. Purchased a gift certificate for friends to stay here.
William, usOther trip

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