Clarendon Square Inn
Christian Giannelli/Courtesy of Clarendon Square
Tucked along a quiet row of Victorian town houses in the arty South End, this 1868 brownstone has been meticulously reinvented as a three-room B&B. The five-story inn’s décor marries original architectural details (carved banisters and moldings) with bold-colored fabrics and Eastern touches (a koi pond and Japanese water garden in the entranceway). After a leisurely continental breakfast in the morning, amble over to Copley Place—it’s five minutes away.