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“Exceeded Expectations”
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed in room 331 after an upgrade. Was well worth it. The service from the time we pulled out front with smiling bell men to front desk staff was tremendous. Room was amazing! Excellent electronics, huge bathroom with one if the best showers (pressure). Vanity products 1st class. Again staff were amazing. Loved that you would get a phone call when they were at your front door. Nice touch! Highly recommend this fabulous property.

  • Stayed July 2013
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Tnfonseca,

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your upgrade into our Reading Suite; that is my favorite room! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Super location, very central and right next to the subway, close to everything. Walking distance to Fenway park if you want to catch a ballgame. Easy to get to Cambridge and downtown. Local area has great restaurants and shopping. Staff is amazingly helpful and knowledgable. We traveled with 2 kids and 2 grandparents. When we needed a different room, not only were we accommodated right away, the staff also remembered my parents favorite drink and had that ready in the new room with a friendly note. The service is outstanding. We got excellent advice on restaurants and sites to visit. Rooms are spacious and elegant. The hotel is truly a find, don't stay anywhere else. We will be back on our next visit for sure. Adjoining breakfast restaurant, "Eastern Standard" has great breakfast with generous portions and excellent service.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the end of hallway on second floor is better, can be noisy due to a generator.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Sunki
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Sunki,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. Kenmore Square is a great home base when looking to explore all of what Boston has to offer. I apologize that you needed to move rooms during your stay but I am glad we were able to accomplish this quickly. I will also pass this review along to the manager at Eastern Standard. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

All the best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Beautiful hotel. The rooms were a decent size, nicely decorated, and very comfortable.

Great location right in Kenmore Square- across the street from the T, great restaurants and bar in the hotel.

The staff was amazingly helpful- they even went out of their way to bring me a package to the airport when UPS couldn't pick it up.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear lucysuze,

Thank you for posting a review about your stay with us. I am happy that you enjoyed our room product and our staff. We are very proud with the level of service we are able to provide. We hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Fantastic location, very comfortable room, very friendly & helpful staff. I would stay here again. No coffee maker in the room was disappointing since I love my morning coffee and had to go for a walk to get it. But every other aspect of our stay was perfect. "Good job" to the staff of Hotel Commonwealth!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a "Fenway" room - wouldn't pay extra for it. We were near the ele...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jack W
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Jack W,

Thank you for your review. We do offer complimentary Keurig coffee makers upon request. Please contact me at your earliest convenience and I can add this note to you profile. I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Travel to Boston a fair amount but never stayed at this hotel. Have stayed in many more expensive in the city, but I must tell you for the rate this is an excellent value. Staff is extremely helpful and spent time with us explaining the local transportation system. Doormen were superb helping in any way they could.

Our room looked out over Fenway Park which was very cool. Super sized room with two double beds, great linens, and ample places to plug all your gadgets to charge.

Starbucks and a good fro-yo place were with one hundred yards of the front door. Take advantage of the restaurants nearby. Eastern Standard was very good.

All in all they do a very nice job. Terrific value for the rate.

Room Tip: Get a room on one of the upper floors looking over Fenway Park.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear BTrun78,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am thrilled that our staff was able to assist you with planning and transportation while you were here with us. We are very fortunate to have the variety of outlets that we do here at the hotel. We hope you will stay with us again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This hotel is near everything-especially Fenway Park. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Our room was beautifully decorated, comfortable, clean, quiet, and safe. The fridge in the room was well stocked with sodas,alcoholic beverages,snacks and candy but these were quite expensive. No Keurig or coffee pot in the room-this would have been beneficial. There are 2 top rated restaurants in the hotel- although we did not dine at these-too expensive.The price of parking at this hotel- $42 per night,valet parking. Ouch. This may just be the going rate for parking in downtown Boston. Would I stay here again? Probably not. It ended up just being a sleeping place for us-we ate elsewhere. It's a daunting task to negotiate the streets of Boston with all of the traffic and construction issues. We used a navigator to get around the city and it was nerve wracking. If you don't mind using public transportation,it stops in front of the hotel. Taxis are available too, of course.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BethanyG550
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Bethany G,

Thank you very much for your feedback about your recent stay with us. I am happy that you found our staff helpful and also enjoyed your room. We do offer complimentary Keurig coffee makers upon request. Please contact me at your earliest convenience and I would be happy to add this note to your profile. We hope you will stay with us again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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California
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

I stayed for two nights this week with my grandson. The hotel was lovely - excellent room and furnishings, nice lobby, very friendly front desk staff. If I have to go back to Boston, I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Dear pico1,

Thank you for writing a review. I am happy to hear that you and your grandson enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Property: Hotel Commonwealth
Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A thoughtful reimagining of what a Boston hotel can be, Hotel Commonwealth unhinges luxury from its traditional definition to bring guests urban vibrance and the ultimate in unscripted hospitality, right in Kenmore Square. That our stylish spot flanks Boston's beloved Fenway Park shines bright on its list of perks, as does being in easy embrace of the city's prominent academic, medical, technology areas. Offering notably ample guestrooms, an authentic "of-service" culture, and food so good even the locals are loyal, our hotel has distinguished itself as a Boston favorite. Newly conceived interiors remain faithful to the hotel's legendary welcoming feel, blending effortless style with considered comforts to create a relaxed urban destination. The result? A refreshingly real hotel where travel smart professionals and knowing influentials converge for inspiration and the unbridled joy of getting it right. This is Hotel Commonwealth. ... more   less 
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