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Holiday Season in Boston!

Written by staff
Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014

It’s that time of year! It’s December, and the holidays are here! There are plenty of festive events and activities happening in Boston this time of the year. The 73rd annual Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place this Thursday, December 4th, at the Boston Commons. In addition to the tree lighting, there is outdoor ice skating at the Frog Pond.

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This time of year is a great time to visit Boston; historic Newbury Street is beautifully decorated for the season. It’s the perfect time of year to go shopping, buy gifts for loved ones, and enjoy a warm meal.

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The Boston Ballet is also performing The Nutcracker, a classic holiday production. Shows run throughout the entire month of December, at the Boston Opera House.

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Come stay with us at The Beacon Inn during your holiday trip to Boston! We are located right on the green line, which can bring you directly to any of these great holiday events in the city. Give us a call, or book online on our website today!

Boston Bruins

Written by staff
Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

The Boston Bruins 2014-2015 regular season started on Wednesday, October 8th! The Bruins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. The regular season starts in October and ends in April! Come see fan favorites Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuck, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand, as they hopefully lead the Bruins to the playoffs! Captain Chara will be starting his 17th Season in the NHL; he is also the tallest player in the NHL, at 6 feet and 9 inches! TD Garden is only a short ride on the T from our Inn! Visit Boston this winter, come support the Bruins and stay with us!

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Back to School!

Written by staff
Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

It’s that time of the year again! August: the end of summer vacation, and back to school for college students! Dropping off your child at college can be very stressful, especially moving them into a dorm or apartment. Luckily, The Beacon Inn has rooms available, perfect for parents who traveled from out of town to bring their kids to college!

The Beacon Inn at 1087 Beacon Street  is a 20 minute walk to Boston University and Northeastern University! Our 1087 Location is also close to Emmanuel College, Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Harvard Medical School, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Berklee College of Music!



The Beacon Inn at 1750 Beacon Street is right by Boston College and Newbury College!

So if you’re a parent looking for a place to stay, give us a call at 617-566-0088 or book online at www.beaconinn.com!

Red Sox Season Is Here!

Written by admin
Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014

Our favorite time of year has officially started- Red Sox Season! We’re filling up fast for all of their home game weekends in April and with good reason- The Beacon Inn 1087 is only a 10 minute walk from Fenway Park. For those of you looking to be a little further removed from the action, The Beacon Inn 1750 is only a 15 minute ride on the train which is conveniently located right outside of our front door. It’s only $40.00 to catch a game and we believe that everyone should experience the oldest professional baseball field in America. The Red Sox might have lost their opening game, but this season hasn’t even begun to heat up! Beat the rush and book your room now.

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Great Deals on August Rates!

Written by admin
Monday, 12 Aug 2013

The summer may be starting to wind down but here in Boston you wouldn’t know it! With the Red Sox currently leading the AL East by three games and the beautiful August weather, there’s no better time to visit Boston. Here at our Boston bed and breakfast, we have great deals running through the rest of the month! Call us at 617-566-0088 or book online for discounted rates! Our low room rates include free wireless internet (now even faster!), a light continental breakfast, and complementary coffee and tea available throughout the day. Don’t miss out on these great prices. Our historic brownstones will be your home away from home during your Boston vacation!

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Come to Fenway Park

Written by admin
Friday, 9 Aug 2013

justinjayz-600-1361552903This weekend pop music heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Jay Z bring their Legends of the Summer tour to Fenway Park for two nights. Tickets for this star-powered tour range from $64.50 to $255 and there are still a handful of seats left (mostly at the upper pricing tier much to the frustration of cash-strapped fans). The artists recently collaborated this year with Jay Z featured on Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” and JT lending his voice to Hov’s single “Holy Grail” from his latest album. Of course, the real Legends of the Summer this year are the Red Sox, who currently lead the AL East by two games, despite last night’s upset in Kansas City. Whether you’re coming to Fenway for a concert or a ballgame, our Brookline hotel is located just a 10-15 minute walk from the park. We have limited rooms available for Justin and Jay Z this weekend and all the remaining Red Sox home games, so book your room today to be steps from the action in a historic Boston bed and breakfast!

Book Your Room for Moving Day!

Written by admin
Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013

September 1 is just a month away which means scores of college students will be coming back to Boston, many of whom will be making the big step of moving into their first apartments as they move off-campus for the first time. It’s a big day in Boston, with moving vans lining the streets of popular student neighborhoods such as Allston and Brighton, and many parents will be in town to help their kids make the move.

If you’re one of the proud parents helping your kids set up their new digs, you’ll probably want a place to sleep for the night after a long day of moving. Our two Boston bed and breakfast locations are conveniently located near several local area colleges and a short drive, walk, or T ride away from many popular student neighborhoods throughout Boston and Brookline. Book your room today!

Boston Comic Con is Coming!

Written by admin
Monday, 29 Jul 2013

bostonBoston Comic Con 2013 is coming to the World Seaport Trade Center this weekend on August 3 and 4. In the world of comic fandom, this is A BIG DEAL. Used to be (at least, in the 1980’s—as far back as this Beacon Inn host can recall), if you spent your free time reading comics, you probably also spent school time avoiding getting stuffed into a locker. These days, comic characters are a big part of pop culture.

Beginning in the late 1980s with the release of Tim Burton’s Batman, and snowballing in the early aughts with Hellboy, X-Men, Spiderman, and a number of other Marvel and DC Comics-adapted films, comics went mainstream. Today, if you haven’t seen the Batman movies, you risk being an outcast, but without superpowers.

Boston Comic Con brings hope to Brookline and Boston residents of learning the ins-and-outs of comic cool. If you saw a Batman movie but don’t know what a Hellboy is, this convention is for you, as Hellboy creator Mike Mignola will be there to discuss his work, including work on The Hobbit. Surely, you’ve heard of The Hobbit?

Book a room to stay with us at the Beacon Inn in Brookline for Comic Con 2013, and our front desk hosts will throw in directions to all of the best comic shops in Boston for free. Don’t be the last kid (or adult) on your block to find out what it means to be retconned!

Rain Delayed Sox Will Face Rays Again on Monday

Written by admin
Friday, 26 Jul 2013

315980433_2564451865001_redsoxwideThe final game of this week’s Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays series was rained out yesterday giving the Sox a chance to regroup before Monday’s scheduled makeup game. Although the Sox currently lead the standings in the AL East, the Rays are only one game behind. After two losses to the Rays’ excellent pitching staff this week, the Red Sox Nation is hoping for a comeback next week. The Rays plan on pitching either Roberto Hernandez or David Price in the makeup game. Price, who recently returned from 47 days on the disability list, pitched Wednesday’s game that resulted in a 5-1 win for the Rays. If you missed last night’s game due to the rain delay, come out on Monday and stay in one of our Brookline hotels for a chance to see the Sox face the Rays for the rescheduled final game of the series.

Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square

Written by admin
Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013

krauss_big_web__1371743654_0578This weekend the Boston Globe and WGBH bring the free Summer Arts Weekend to Copley Square in downtown Boston. The three-day event runs Friday through Sunday and presents a diverse array of musicians from New Orleans’ jazz greats Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to bluegrass-country singer-songwriter Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. Each day focuses on a different musical theme. Friday presents a lineup of blues, bluegrass, and jazz, Saturday focuses on international musicians, and Sunday represents the classical music tradition. In addition to the main stage events, a second stage will feature an spectrum of local artists and organizations from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance to Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. So if you’re visiting the Beacon Inn this weekend, take the T to Copley Square to enjoy these great free weekend concerts!