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The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA 02116 (Formerly John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center) (Back Bay)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here five years ago while we were visiting Boston. This hotel was great! It was in a great area, not far away from transportation, restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions, etc. It was still fairly quiet for being in a busy business area. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again if we ever get to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in the perfect location, right across from shops, restaurants etc and only a 15-20 min walk to downtown Boston. Although I didn't get one as the weather was lovely and I wanted to walk, there were plenty of buses and as far as I'm told there is a train station really close by. The girl behind the... More

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel looks like you are walking into a 1920's hotel, which is losing its charm. Things are bit rough around the edges. Rooms are large and clean. The place was adequate for a few nights for a conference. The big surprise of the place was how quiet the hotel is. Seriously, my room's window was off the breakfast area.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel's location is great. However, the guest rooms are due for a much-needed updating. Nevertheless, the beds were surprisingly comfortable. However, it wouldn't hurt for the hotel to invest in ventilation in the bathrooms. The continental breakfast needs to be improved. Overall, the hotel itself has so much potential, but the property owners have yet to capitalize on its... More

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Plainfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - average experience. Room was decent size and basically clean. However, it did have some issues with the air conditioning vent - which had mold clearly growing both inside and outside of the vent. The bathroom also had some issues, including broken shower curtain hangers, and hair stuck in these hangers. The bed was okay. Again, not great... More

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altadena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel was average. There was no sitting chair in the room, except the old chair at the desk. Based on my recent travels and the location of the hotel, I am suggesting an upgrade to the rooms is in order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel has a very good location, clean room, good complimentary breakfast and friendly guest service. If you come from Logan Airport, take direct shuttle to Copley Square (approximately one block to the hotel).You can also take the T. Hotel is nearly one block from Bay Back station (orange line)

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Hoschton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boston Commons is an older hotel located one block from the Back Bay Station, so it was a breeze to take the Logan Express Bus. The hotel reminded me very much of European hotels, which don't offer a lot of amenities, but are clean and adequate. I found this to be true of the Boston Commons. The staff was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

However my room was not clean. Carpet was stained. Tub was stained. Room, in general, needed a thorough top to bottom cleaning. Also the lack of internet access in 2014 is not acceptable esp, for a conference hotel. Continental breakfast was fine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a conference hotel, reasonably well located to Boston Common. It provides a self service basic continental breakfast. wifi is hit and miss in the guests rooms but is available free in the public areas. Staff were friendly and the hotel was more than adequate for our needs.

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Address: 40 Trinity Place, Boston, MA 02116 (Formerly John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center 2*
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John Hancock Hotel Boston
Hotel John Hancock

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Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more   less 
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