CHECK IN -- 2:00 PM (14:00 hours). Arrivals before 2:00 PM (14:00 hours) may store luggage until the room is ready.
CHECK OUT -- 11:00 AM (11:00 hours). Luggage can be stored on day of departure until 10:30 PM (22:30 hours).
OUR PROPERTIES -- We own and manage twin properties located four doors apart on the same street - Oasis Guest House and Adams Bed & Breakfast. Your room may be assigned in either building and depends upon availability and optimization of our occupancy calendar. All guests must check in at our main reception desk in the Oasis Guest House property.
ABOUT OUR ROOM TYPES -- Most rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of our properties, up one or two flights of stairs (we do not have elevators/lifts). Rooms may face the street, or be on the rear side of the property - room locations cannot be guaranteed. Refer to the Rooms/Gallery page for additional details and sample photos of the various room types.
Please note that our rooms are smaller than traditional hotel rooms. For rooms with private/ensuite bathrooms, please note that the bathroom is smaller than a traditional bathroom, and equipped with a smaller shower, but not a tub.
* Budget Single Room (Shared Bathroom): 60-75 sq. feet (5.6-6.0 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 1 GUEST
* Basic Single Room (Shared Bathroom): 75-90 sq. feet (5.6-8.3 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 1 GUEST
* Budget Double Room (Shared Bathroom): 90-100 sq. feet (8.3-9.2 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY- 2 GUESTS
* Economy Double Room (Private Bathroom): 135-155 sq. feet (11-13.5 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 2 GUESTS
* Economy Queen Room (Private Bathroom): 140-160 sq. feet (12-14 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 2 GUESTS
* Standard Double or Twin Room (Private Bathroom): 160-185 sq. feet (15-17 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 2 GUESTS
* Premium Queen or Triple Room (Private Bathroom): 195-210 sq. feet (18-19.5 sq. meters) MAX. OCCUPANCY - 3 GUESTS
NOTE 1: Our Budget and Basic category rooms do not have their own bathrooms - they share a bathroom down the hallway with one or two other rooms per floor. The shared bathrooms have locks for privacy and may be used by one person at a time only.
NOTE 2: Our Basic Single Room is single occupancy only. While it does have a full size bed, we only allow one person to occupy the Basic Single room. Sorry, you may not bring a second person. If you show up with a second guest, you'll have to pay to upgrade to a larger room (if available), or the second person will be turned away, and the reservation is not refundable at that point. There are a number of important reasons for our room occupancy levels - please don't take advantage. If you've booked a room for more than the allowed occupancy level, please cancel your reservation now.
Budget and Basic category rooms are small rooms, and best suited for individuals who are traveling light for up to a few days, who don't plan to spend much time in the room and just want a comfortable, economical place to sleep. These rooms are not well suited if you have many bags of luggage. If you are traveling with more than 3 or 4 bags of luggage and have selected one of our Budget or Basic category rooms, please contact us to check availability of one of our larger rooms. We want you to be happy with a room that is best suited to your needs and preferences.
MINIMUM AGE FOR CHECK IN -- The primary guest in your party must be at least 18 years of age or older with a valid photo ID and credit/debit card in the primary guest's name.
MAXIMUM ROOM OCCUPANCY -- All rooms have a maximum occupancy. Single rooms may be occupied by one person only. Double and Queen rooms by two people only. There is one triple room for three people only. If you arrive with more guests than the maximum occupancy of the room, the additional guests will not be allowed to stay with you. Sorry, no exceptions.
SMOKING -- Smoking is prohibited inside the property at all times. Guest may smoke outside (away from the entrance door), or on the back decks at the end of each hallway. Decks are available until 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM only. $250 room surcharge if found smoking or vaping inside the property.
OUTDOOR DECKS -- Outdoor decks with chairs and small tables are available at the rear of the 2nd and 3rd floor of each property. Decks may be used between 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Please keep noise to a respectable level as a courtesy for guests in rooms are at the rear side of the properties.
COTS, ROLLAWAY BEDS, CRIBS, OUTSIDE BEDDING -- Not Available, Not Allowed. Also, you may not bring extra people to stay in your room in a sleeping bag, or otherwise. Sorry, no exceptions.
PERSONAL BEDDING -- We're sorry, but you may NOT bring your own personal bedding with you. This policy is very strictly enforced. Don't worry, we provide 2 pillows for every guests (one softer, one firmer), as well as extra blankets in every room.
CHILDREN -- Children under 6 years of age may not stay in Budget or Basic category rooms that have a shared bathroom. Children may share a bed with parents, but the room type must be an Economy, Standard or Premium Category room with a private bathroom. Children over 6 must have their own bed.
LUGGAGE ASSISTANCE UPSTAIRS -- Our 3-story properties do not have elevators / lifts. We are available to assist with luggage up the stairs during our office hours (only). NOTE: For the protection of our staff and to avoid injury, we can't help you with excessively heavy luggage - your bags must be less than airport approved weight of 70 lbs (32 kg). If you are traveling with excessively heavy luggage, we recommend that you book at another property with an elevator/lift.
Pro Tip: Pack less! Your trip will be far more enjoyable when you travel with minimal luggage.
LUGGAGE STORAGE ON DAY OF ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE -- If you arrive before 2:00 PM on your day of arrival, you may leave your luggage with us until your room is ready. Similarly, on your day of departure, you may leave your luggage until 10:30 PM.
BREAKFAST -- A self-serve continental breakfast is available from 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM daily. Breakfast includes a choice of cereals, breads, bagels, pastries, boiled eggs, yogurt, nuts, jams, condiments, butter, coffee, tea, orange juice, and non-fat milk. A toaster and microwave are also available. We're sorry, but we cannot shop for special request items. A Whole Foods grocery store is located 2 minutes walk from our location if you have special dietary needs. (Boiled eggs temporarily not available - will be added again in the near future).
TV -- Our rooms are all equipped with a flat screen TV and satellite TV service, along with digital local stations.
WI-FI -- Free Wi-Fi throughout the properties. A guest computer & printer is also available for free internet access and printing (up to 5 pages) from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (08:00 - 22:00 hours). We do not have in-room wired internet connections.
TELEPHONE CALLS -- You may make local or toll-free calls from your room. Long distance calls from guest rooms not allowed. To make long distance calls, please use your mobile phone or purchase a 3rd party calling card.
TOILETRIES & HAIR DRYERS -- We provide towels, soap and conditioning shampoo, as well as hair dryers in all bathrooms, including shared bathrooms. We do not provide toothpaste, toothbrushes, moisturizers or other personal items.
You may NOT dye hair on premises at any time. Sorry, no exceptions - It truly takes a long time to clean...and it ruins sheets and towels. So please don't do it. ($250 fine for dye found on sheets, towels, bathroom or showers).
REFRIGERATORS, MINI-BARS, ICE -- Our rooms do not have individual refrigerators or mini-bars. There is a half-size, shared guest refrigerator in the lobby of both properties. There is also a smaller bin of ice. Sorry, we do not have a full ice machine, and we do not have ice to fill coolers. If you need a lot of ice, there is a CVS just 2 minutes from our location that sells bags of ice for coolers.
DRINKING WATER -- We're fortunate to have very clean tap water that's safe to drink! Thus, we don't supply bottled water with the goal of reducing plastic waste. If you prefer bottled water, there are local stores (CVS, Whole Foods) just down the street - a 2 minute walk from our location.
BICYCLE STORAGE (Not Available) -- We do not have storage facilities for bicycles, and you may not bring bicycles (standard, folding or otherwise) into the properties. We also cannot be responsible for any bicycles stored in the parking spaces located in the alley behind our properties.
If you are interested in using bicycles in Boston, there is BlueBikes bike sharing (hourly rental) facility just a 3 minute walk from our location. BlueBikes has over 3,000 bikes and 325 bike stations throughout the area.
PETS (Not Allowed) -- Pets are not allowed in our properties.
NOISE, ROOM PARTIES, and PRACTICING OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS -- As a courtesy to other guests, all guests are expected to keep noise to a minimum. Boomboxes or loud MP3 players are not allowed. TV volume must be kept at a reasonable volume. Room parties not allowed at any time.
For guests auditioning to local music schools, practicing musical instruments is allowed for up to one hour per day only, between the hours of 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. No amplifiers allowed any time. If you are auditioning for a local school and need more time to practice, please contact the school to arrange for a practice room.
WINDOW TREATMENTS -- Our room windows are equipped with blinds, but not curtains or black-out curtains. (At this time, we have no plans to install curtains in the rooms). If window blinds are not sufficient for you, or if you require black-out curtains and complete darkness in your room, we recommend making a booking at a property that will meet your needs.
GUEST KITCHEN AREA (Cooking Not Available) -- There is a shared guest kitchen area with a counter-height, shared guest refrigerator and microwave on the lobby level of each property, available from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM. (Since we have a few ground room floors, and to prevent noise during quieter hours, the kitchen is not available outside of those hours).
EARLY DEPARTURE -- No refunds for early departures.