We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great location, great staff, great stay”
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Tonkawa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, great staff, great stay”
Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Easy check in. Clean room. Well appointed. Staff very helpful with transportation, sight-seeing questions, and meal recommendations. The best thing about this place is that, to its right is the Island Creek oyster bar, and to it's left is the Eastern Standard. These are two of the highest rated restaurants in Boston. You don't even have to walk outside to get to these spots; there are doors directly from the hotel. Room service comes from the Eastern standard and was prompt and excellent. Proximity to the subway (the T) is about 25 feet from the front door of the hotel.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank SlyleH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

4,315 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    3,413
    681
    140
    57
    24
See reviews for
1,374
1,248
200
900
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (1,027)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brookline, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had a room that faced the Massachusetts turnpike and the back side of Fenway Park. There was no noise from the traffic (no light noise since it's December and there's no baseball). The extremely quiet rooms and room darkening shades mean you will never know what time of day or night it is when you're there. On a snowy night or day, it's easy to venture to one of the restaurants in the hotel, or to the cocktail lounge, Hawthorne. This cocktail lounge is so well decorated and well put together that it is probably one of the best kep secrets in Boston! Great menu items and some of the best cocktails we've had in a while.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank capeweekend
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Taunton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2014

What a great hotel! Perfect location, convenient to many things in Boston including Fenway, the best hospitals, Common. The room was gorgeous, well decorated, high-end, large. Great attention to detail, staff were awesome, attentive, responsive, and very polite. The Oyster House next door can't be missed, amazing food and drinks. We loved our stay here and will be staying again soon! We won't stay at another hotel in the city again, nothing could compare.

Room Tip: The suites are phenomenal! A regular room is great too, but if you can go for the suite, do it. It...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jason T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

A quick one night in Boston , found the Commonwealth in my budget (under $250.00) check in smooth, polite and informative. The restaurant in the hotel had great food and staff, and in the freezing cold it was great not to have to leave the building.
Room was clean bed comfy and nice soap shampoo ect in the bathroom.

Ok two little things that bugged me. If there's a mini bar in the room please have it full, also a plastic laundry bag is a must and it's annoying when it's missing.

All in all great place would definitely stay again.


Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
Thank markymann
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bangor, Maine
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Our second stay, for the same purpose of going to a "Frozen Fenway" hockey game in Fenway Park in January. How crazy is that? The hotel was great, clean and very friendly. We stayed on a bed and breakfast plan and had breakfast at the adjoining restaurant which had an interesting brunch selection, which our entire group (about 10 for brunch) enjoyed. The service there was great. The hotel is a bit more expensive than some others around, but the proximity to Fenway, the staff, clean rooms, great valet service all make it an enjoyable stay. I also really appreciate that the rooms are very quiet. No heating/air conditioning noises, no hallway noise, and very little street noise, just an occasional siren, that is somewhat 'off in the distance' sounding.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Doug R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hamden, New York
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2014

I attended a work function in Boston this week and spent two days at the Commonwealth Hotel. First, the location in Kenmore Square is wonderful! lots to do within walking distance and just around the corner from Fenway Park. My room was beautiful, the staff attentive the meeting room was outstanding and lastly the food was excellent. In short every aspect of my stay could not have been better. As my work has me staying in Hotels 75-100 days a year I have a great perspective on the hospitality industry and I can say that my stay at the Commonwealth was the best. Our group will be returning as often as travel has us in the Boston area. I highly recommend this hotel for

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank John S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Meredith, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2014

From the time we made our reservations through checkout the staff at Commonwealth Hotel made our experience special. We have visited several times, most often during the MLK Holiday weekend as it is our wedding anniversary (though we were married before the holiday even existed). This year was number 36 and we will surely visit the Commonwealth Hotel again in the future. If you are going to Boston and you feel that spending a little extra money to enjoy a higher quality hotel is worth it, then try the Commonwealth Hotel. We believe you'll love it.

Room Tip: We stayed in the executive suite facing Kenmore Square and it was very comfortable.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steve R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Boston hotels
Back Bay
Lenox Hotel
Lenox Hotel
#6 of 83 in Boston
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,266 reviews
Fenway / Kenmore
Eliot Hotel
Eliot Hotel
#9 of 83 in Boston
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,240 reviews
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
Seaport Boston Hotel
Seaport Boston Hotel
#3 of 83 in Boston
4.5 of 5 bubbles 4,563 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Omni Parker House
Omni Parker House
#44 of 83 in Boston
4.0 of 5 bubbles 7,164 reviews
Downtown
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
#2 of 83 in Boston
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,840 reviews
Downtown
InterContinental Boston
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Commonwealth? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Property: Hotel Commonwealth
Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Odigeo, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Cancelon, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and Hotel.de so you can book your Hotel Commonwealth reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Commonwealth Hotel Boston

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing