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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Great place great service great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Was up to see Boston University. Cannot beat the location, very close to BU. very close to a T stop to go elsewhere. Clean room. Great friendly polite staff. We called the front desk to ask where we could get access to a microwave and they brought one to our room! This is a city hotel so parking will be tough, but the valet service was great. It better be for $45 a day. Free internet though and not skimpy but very high speed.

Only minor complaint is that the shower head cannot be changed from its very tight very hard spray. A wider spray would have been more comfortable.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back and you get a great view of Fenway Park
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We went to Boston in Jan 2014 and had a fabulous time all round. This hotel is very well located - about 10 minutes walk from the bars, restaurants and shops of Back Bay, a $10 cab ride (or cheaper T fare) from downtown, and 5 minutes walk from Fenway Park.

Inside it is wonderful - you feel looked after and pampered. We didn't try the restaurant, but room service for morning coffee was quick and tasty. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival (arrived on a Wednesday in case there's pattern for that) and were taken aback by the size of the room. Two TVs, a huge window overlooking B.U, and a comfortable bed. Outside was freezing cold, but the room was toasty warm. I'd even recommend turning the air con down at night as we got a bit too warm.

The staff were completely friendly and helpful too - lugging cases, giving directions and hailing cabs. I found the hotel as part of a cut price deal on Expedia, so paid barely more than some that looked far inferior. Would likely go back, and 100% recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Romantic boutique hotel. The service was excellent all around. The two restaurants connected to the hotel are lively with great food. Great location near Fenway Park and a short cab ride or T ride to Boston's best shopping areas and museums. And its nice when a high end hotel doesn't charge for internet.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Terrific hotel - great rooms (very large for a downtown hotel), great decor & a great location (easy stroll to Newbury St, Boston Common, Fenway etc.). Excellent service and both adjoining restaurants are very good. Excercise room is room is small but has everything you'd need. All in all - great place to stay when in Boston.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I stayed here two nights during a visit to Boston University. The service was excellent- easy and very friendly. Room was excellent as well--very comfortable and homey, but not sterile. Bed was stellar with real down and feather pillows. Just a nice, comfortable retreat. Really appreciated that they did not charge extra for the WiFi, which many hotels of their caliber do. Bravo! The Oyster Island restaurant was special, with interesting seafood well and interestingly prepared. The Eastern standard was just ok for breakfast. Service and atmosphere was wonderful, but the coffee tasted like gas station 'bilge' coffee, and the food was just ok for the price.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Hotel Commonwealth is our go-to spot. Extraordinary restaurants, wonderful hotel staff, easy access to everything. Hotel size is manageable (you don't spend half your day waiting for the elevator, for example). Rooms are clean, comfortable, and are equally great for a work trip or a romantic stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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New England
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stayed for one night this past weekend and had a very good experience. The service level was apparent right from the beginning: I knew that check-in time was 3 p.m. but came by around noon to leave a bag. When I pulled up in front, the valet parking attendant pointed out that there might very well be a room available; it turned out that he was right, and I was able to check in at that time, making things easier for me later on. The folks at the front desk were also extremely nice. We were impressed with how quiet the room was, particularly given that the hotel is right in Kenmore Square, which is a busy and noisy area; they must have used very good sound-deadening windows. The convenience of the location would depend on what you're there to do - it was great for us, but if you were in town for a short business trip and had to be in the financial district most of the time, it would be less ideal. We didn't have a chance to try the spa, the restaurant, room service, or some of the hotel's other capabilities, but we were impressed with our experience there, would be glad to return, and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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