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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Boston Common Hotel for two nights in July 2014. The hotel is very well located, close to the Prudential Centre, Boston Common and the bars and restaurants of Boylston Street. The amenities are basic and the room was pretty small but it was quiet and well air conditioned. I would definitely stay here again

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South Berwick, Maine
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for just a night for work conference. Great location, the lobby was good but the room seemed very dated and the elevator made me nervous. The staff was very friendly and helpful with finding places nearby. They even sent someone to meet me when I could not find the entrance. Would probably go again though.

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was this the nicest hotel I ever stayed in while in Boston? Absolutely not. However, finding a hotel in the actual city of Boston for under $150 a night is a steal in my book. The hotel is old and awkwardly constructed, but the room I stayed in was fine. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is great, I dont think you could get better for the price.If you can let me know and i will take it next time Yes its old and needs updating but the rooms were clean. The breakfast was very poor I found the front staff helpful for my needs I would go back again if i couldnt find... More

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middle village, ny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did not even stay the night. Upon arrival the lobby is dingy dirty and smelling of stale cigarettes. I decided we should check out the room before running away screaming. I found the room in the same state. Stained furniture and carpet, stale smell, old and moldy bathroom. Unpleasant is putting it nicely, creeped out is being honest. We... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. Its near the train station and main shopping area. However, it has disappointing rooms (bad furniture, the walls need renovation and bathrooms as well). The overall cleaning is bad. The breakfast is very poor. No employes were present most of the time, and everything was dirty. The breakfast room was always freezzing cold!

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the BCH is perfect. Right on Copley Square and very near the T-Line. The hotel itself could do with some updating. The bathroom felt like I was in my grandmother's 1960's bathroom (but not in a 1960's good way). The room itself was fine; it was clean and comfortable and we had free wi-fi for all the... More

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very well located, close to the center, train and bus stations. The staff are very friendly, the room and bed are very comfortable and clean. The breakfast is simple but very satisfying. The hotel has one of the best prices in comparison to other ones, and considering the location and structures. Everything works properly, I recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great location near everything, you can walk everywhere front desk Stuff was nice and helpful in giving some tips to go around city Bathroom need update room ok no wifi in room, hotel should consider adding garage very close $27 for 24 hours

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center based on its proximity to Back Bay train station. It was very close and very convenient after a long morning of traveling. Very friendly staff, clean room, comfortable beds, satisfying continental breakfast. Bathroom felt outdated, tub drain was slow, and didn't have enough rack space/hangers for our towels, but all in... More

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Additional Information about The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

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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Also Known As:
John Hancock Hotel Boston
Hotel John Hancock

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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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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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