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Hynes Convention Center Fall Schedule 2017

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 29, 2017 3:44:40 PM

(photo credit: Signature Boston)

Every year the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center hosts meetings, conferences, galas and more in its convenient Back Bay space. The 176,480 square foot venue is highly versatile and offers exhibit halls, an auditorium, and 38 meeting rooms. This fall, the convention center is welcoming a wide range of events, which you can scroll down to see at the end of the post.

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5 Best Juice Shops in Back Bay

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 24, 2017 3:50:52 PM

photo credit: @bareboston

Looking to stay healthy during your stay in Boston? We recommend stocking the full-size refrigerator in your kitchenette with plenty of fresh juice. There are several juice shops within walking vicinity of the Inn where you can enjoy smoothies, smoothies bowls, juice, and healthy snack and entrée options. Here are 5 of the best juice shops in Boston’s Back Bay!

1. Revolution Juice
150 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02115

Revolution Juice is the closest juice shop to the Inn (just a 2 minute walk), and it also happens to be one of our favorites! At Revolution they use all organic ingredients and are committed to helping guests live a healthy “whole-food, plant-based diet.” Owners Heather and Dominic Acosta are a husband and wife team who have eaten this diet for years and seen profound effects. At Revolution they offer a wide selection of green juices, fruit juices, smoothies and bowls.
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South End Boston Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 10, 2017 2:17:38 PM

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Dine Out Boston is taking place this week and next week, and some of our favorite South End restaurants are participating. Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week) happens twice a year and allows guests to enjoy a three courses from a special prix fixe menu at a price of $28, $33, or $38 per person (depending on the restaurant). Some restaurants are offering fixed lunch menus as well, for a price of $15, $20, or $25. Scroll down to see which neighborhood eateries are participating!

Aquitaine Bar a Vin Bistrot
569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Cuisine: French

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A Sunday in the South End, Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 25, 2017 5:43:08 PM

photo credit: @columbusandover

We’re centrally located in Boston’s historic South End, and we absolutely love our neighborhood! When you stay with us, we want you to experience the best that the South End has to offer, which is why we’ve put together a 12 hour guide to help you make the most out of your time! Sunday is easily our favorite day of the week, with a general laid back vibe in the neighborhood and the weekly SoWa Open Market taking place in the warm weather months. Since we’re ideally located you can easily take trips back to your room for a breather at any point. A lot of enjoyment comes from exploring the streets and discovering hidden gems, like beautiful brownstone entryways, community gardens, public parks, and more. Check out some of the items that we recommend if you’re here in the South End on a Sunday:
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Summer Activities in Boston: Stroll Newbury St. during "Open Newbury"

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 18, 2017 4:55:03 PM

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Want to experience one of Boston’s most infamous streets in a unique way? Mark your calendar for the three upcoming Open Newbury dates when Newbury Street will be open for pedestrian traffic only! Starting at 8:00 AM Newbury Street (from the cross streets of Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue) will be closed to vehicles. Official festivities on the street will kick off at 10:00 AM and run until 6:00 PM.

Many of the shops and businesses along Newbury will have special sidewalk games and activities for guests to partake in, as well as in-store sales and discounts. These car-free days will allow shoppers, diners, and pedestrians to fully enjoy their experience on the street. Below are the three Open Newbury dates:

Sunday, July 23rd
Sunday, August 13th
Sunday, September 10th

Newbury Street is a short 11 minute walk from the Inn and on the 1 mile stretch you’ll find world class shops including designer brands and a wide array of restaurants, from Shake Shack to Stephanie’s. For more information on Open Newbury, visit The City of Boston’s site.
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5 Best Places for Ice Cream in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 6, 2017 3:09:33 PM

Photo credit: @savoredspoon

Summertime calls for cold treats, and ice cream is what New England does best! There are no lack of spots in the city to find a scoop, but these five are favorites among locals and visitors alike. Whether you like a cup, a cone, or a even an ice cream sandwich, you won’t be disappointed at these Boston ice cream stops.  

1. FoMu
655 Tremont Street, Boston 02116

Our all-time favorite place for an ice cream is FoMu! Wide open and welcoming, their Tremont Street location opened in 2016 and has plenty of seating. This location is the one closest to the Inn, but they’re continuously expanding, and now have a permanent home on Newbury Street as well. Their dairy-free ice cream happens to be vegan friendly, but even the most die-hard ice cream lovers will delighted! Our recommendations include the Bourbon Maple Walnut and Salted Caramel.

Photo credit: @chewinnovation

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Best Chocolate Shops in Boston for Valentine's Day

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Feb 10, 2017 5:19:31 PM

Heart truffles from Beacon Hill Chocolates.

Chocolate is a classic gift to give for Valentine’s Day and it certainly doesn’t hurt to taste test while you shop! From truffles, to chocolate bars, to hot chocolate, the city is filled with artisanal chocolate options and places to shop for confections for your sweetheart. These are our favorite Boston chocolate shops to get a Valentine’s gift:

Beacon Hill Chocolates
91 Charles Street, Boston, 02114

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Best Coffee Shops in the South End, Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jan 5, 2017 3:54:15 PM

photo credit: @southendbuttery

When you stay at the Inn, you’ll be happy to find that we’re conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s historic South End neighborhood! This charming neighborhood has its fair share of cafes and coffee shops, and to help you plan your stops, we’ve put together a list of our staff favorites! Here are some of the best coffee shops in the south end to grab a cup of coffee, a latte, hot chocolate, tea, and more:

South End Buttery
314 Shawmut Avenue

At the top of our list is the South End Buttery on the corner of Shawmut and Union Park. Grab a seat by the window and watch residents of the neighborhood stroll by. This spot offers great people watching and puppy watching alike. Beyond great beverage options, they also have delicious baked goods and heartier menu items, like (our personal favorite) avocado toasts.

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Holiday Shopping in Boston's South End

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Dec 7, 2016 4:39:30 PM

Photo credit: Hudson Boston

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and Boston’s South End is full of small local shops with plenty of unique gift options. From specialty food stores with New England delicacies, to men’s and women’s boutiques, to gift shops – there’s something to suit all tastes. Today we’re sharing a comprehensive list of the stores that you can find in the neighborhood. Happy shopping!

511 Tremont Street, Boston

Sault New England
577 Tremont Street, Boston

Niche Urban Garden Supply
619 Tremont Street, Boston
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Shops in Boston’s South End: Siena Farms

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Nov 1, 2016 3:19:10 PM

Photo by @bostondarling

Residents of the South End are lucky to have an abundance of organic produce and locally made products at their fingertips thanks to Siena Farms. A small shop on Waltham Street, the storefront carries fresh vegetables straight from the farm, based out of Concord and Sudbury, MA. They also carry flowers and a curated selection of locally made products, like spices, honey, jams and more.
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The Inn at St. Botolph

Live like a local in a historic Boston brownstone.

The Inn @ St Botolph is Boston’s affordable luxury hotel. Situated in the prominent Back Bay neighborhood it offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. It’s the perfect destination for professionals on extended stay or families desiring the intimacy of a private residence dressed up with refreshingly customized services.

 The Inn @ St Botolph offers affordable luxury with edited services.

  • Furnished kitchenettes will full size refrigerators
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
  • iMac business center
  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
  • Daily housekeeping & self-serve laundry
  • ...and lots more! 

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