"Like the Captain had let us stay @ his family home"
Booked Windsor, got upgraded to Victoria, even enjoying additional discount thanks to the gracious Host Tim. At the end of our off-peak weekend, we left late, and saw all 5 rooms upstairs:
Bristol Suite - Cape/street view, nautical blue deco, sunny seaview window, huuuuge bathroom
York Suite - Cape/street view, porcelain-blue deco, pretty double-happiness urn
Victoria - Tranquil, pretty, mini-suite
Royal Scot - Snug mancave
Chartwell - Small and sufficient
The Host Tim made all the difference - His approachable, unobtrusive mannerism helped us feel relaxed and settled. Brought breakfast spread out even when we're late. Very much appreciated. BTW If you receive a DC-based call, pick up, it's The Captain asking if you're finding your way ok.
The Housekeeper (Dolce?) - Her cheerful presence and responsiveness makes this feel like a sunny family home.
Previous guests mentioned the creaky wooden floor - it really just added to the charm of our vintage New England experience. Despite more than half-full occupancy, no noise bothered us at anytime. In fact the only people we met in the inn were the host Tim, the housekeeper, a mother-and-teen-daughter team who checked out when we were having breakfast, and from afar, the host's curious 9-mth-old puppy.
Free parking's crucial. Park here and stroll easily to Commercial St's East and West End as well as Pilgrim Monument; because even on off-peak weekends like this, we could not find street parking on Commercial St.
Traveller from Boston, MA