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Hotel Commonwealth
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway / Kenmore)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 82 Hotels in Boston
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Everything about this hotel is perfect! The service begins as soon as you drive up, and continues through your whole stay! The doormen, the front desk staff, the cleaning ladies, they are all impeccable. The morning room service coffee is delicious!
Don't miss out on the incredible restaurants either. Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar are first class. Their food, wine lists and service are a perfect fit for a perfect hotel!

Room Tip: We got room 334, huge, corner, great view!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth due to its proximity to Boston University where our daughter is a student. The hotel is very charming and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. This is real old-world boutique hotel with all the updates and modern conveniences. The room was a comfortable size, there was a new flat screen tv, a very comfortable bed and newly updated bathroom with excellent products. It was a great experience and we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

The staff was nice but not overly personable. My husband forgot his AAA card and they did not want to offer us the extra 5% off at check in, a bigger deal was made about this than I found necessary. They wanted us to get a copy of the card emailed to them- with nobody home this was impossible!I did not love the hotel entrance that you had to go up a set of stairs but the furnishings and such were lovely. I liked the key access in the elevators this gave a nice sense of security. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was very nice. The room was very comfortable, the only thing I did not love was the bed scarf and skirt but the furniture in general was nice. We did not receive turn down which I was surprised about and there was no coffee in the morning in the room or lobby. We did receive a nice note from the hotel for our anniversary and a bottle of wine. The FRESH bathroom products and water pressure in the shower were my favorite parts. My husband was a bit disturbed when he grabbed a bottle of the water from the mini bar(no price list in site) and was charged $7 for it- this seems outrageous! Most nice hotels are offering complimentary water these days from my experience. Overall, a nice hotel but did not feel any warmth from the staff, which I have experienced at other hotels. Will probably try something else next time I am in Boston

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Because of work, I travel to Boston twice a month and stay at this amazing place. This is not just comfortable but everything about this place is unmatched. The service, the luxury, the rooms and the amenities: a class apart! If i were to pick up on something, it would be the internet connectivity which becomes overloaded and unreachable with the number of guests lodged.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Elegant room, spacious seating area, king bed, generous bathroom. Better than home.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

The Hotel Commonwealth is a Kenmore Square, at the Kenmore Square T station, across the street from the Citgo sign. The hotel has a great staff, comfortable Junior suite rooms with a nice separation between bed and work area, comfortable bed, and a wonderful location. A few quibbles - the breakfast in the hotel restaurant was not great, and the hotel sold better coffee in the corridor. I ate breakfast once and was the only person in the restaurant lat 8:00 AM - I guess others felt the same. There is, luckily, a Dunkin' Donuts on the same block. There was no coffee maker in the room. There is a little fitness room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

I travel to boston 3 or 4 times per year and this is my favorite place to stay. The staff is very helpful. The rooms are very nice and always clean.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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:
#2 Business Hotel in Boston
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 149
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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