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BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1650 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135 (Allston / Brighton)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in Brighton, MA on Commonwealth Ave, this hotel has the convenience of an urban location with the amenities and quiet of a suburban hotel. Breakfast selections are very good with efficient staff maintaining the food and the eating locations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here this week for 3 days on a driving roadtrip with my 13 year old son. I was the nervous mother who didn't want to drive in Boston but wanted a hotel that was convenient to the T and in a good neighbourhood. This hotel had everything we needed - free parking, affordable rates, free wifi (at times spotty... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel when I was having treatment at nearby St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. The hotel was within easy walking distance of the hospital. The hotel has a special rate for patients and family having treatment at the hospital. The room was OK, not luxurious but adequate. The person at the desk was very helpful.... More

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Monrovia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First night of our homeymoon. Front desk upgraded us to one of their better rooms! Quiet location. Easy parking. There are a lot of restaurants nearby around the schools. Easy drive into downtown boston. Good variety for breakfast.

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Wellington, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will have to write two reviews on this one... The first review is the bad one... Booked through Expedia with two months in advance, my family and I arrived at the Hotel after dinner at the Italian neighborhood Boston, to learn that the hotel overbooked and my family and I didn't have a room... Many could say... sheet happens,... More

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Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were very disappointed with our four-night stay at the BW University Hotel. We found it to be a definite cut below other Best Westerns where we have vacationed. While the exterior looks fine, our room definitely was shabby and in need of a re-do (not to mention replacement of a broken window). The shower had nice... More

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bwcommave, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed description of your experience with us. I truly value your feedback and will use your experience as an opportunity to improve our operation. In response to some of your concerns, I would like to note that during your stay with us, the hotel was going through one of the... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a three-night stay here while visiting our BC student. Quiet, immaculately clean, recently updated property set back from Commonwealth Avenue. Spacious-enough king room. Free parking, WIFI, typical breakfast bar, proximate to Brighton's neighborhood restaurant and bar scene, a block from the B-line Green train to downtown Boston (30 minutes non rush). While the immediate block on Commonwealth was... More

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bwcommave, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. I appreciate the kind words about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More

Bethpage, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on trip to Boston with a few friends for my future brother in-laws bachelor party and we stayed at this amazing hotel. It is very close to Nightlife, Shopping, and Fenway. However what really made this trip was the amazing staff and by amazing staff I mean Angela & Jordayne. Angela took care of us with the check... More

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bwcommave, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. I truly appreciate your kind words about our staff and I will be happy to share this review with them. We hope to see you again in the future. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so surprised how much I liked this hotel!! The most comfortable beds, EVER!! The breakfasts were very good, enough for me and my husband. The convenience to everything is exceptional. The only negative is parking. There are not enough spaces for all their guests. We needed to improvise two times. The staff is very,very nice, and I would... More

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bwcommave, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to talk about your experience with us. I appreciate your kind words about our staff and free breakfast. This is our busiest time of the year, and parking does get tight when we are sold out. I am glad to know we were able to make space for you. We always find a way... More

Carbondale, CO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to be downtown, need a concierge or room service, this isn't a good choice. If, however, you have other things you wish to spend your money on, like to park in Boston for free, take public transportation, have a comprehensive free breakfast, free Wi Fi, and have children at BC, BU, Northeastern, etc., then you definitely should... More

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bwcommave, General Manager at BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I appreciate the detail and length you went into to describe our hotel, and even the comparisons to the other properties. Thank you for taking the time to be so detailed. More

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Address: 1650 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02135
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN University Hotel-Boston/Brighton 3*
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The Best Western University Hotel Boston Brighton is located minutes from downtown Boston offering complimentary continental breakfast, guest parking and wireless internet. Guests staying at the Best Western University Hotel will be near many historic attractions such as the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park and Copley Square. Nearby educational institutions include Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern University. ... more   less 
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