We have stayed at the Commonwealth several times. From the moment you are greeted at the front door and until you depart, everything is top shelf. The entire staff is friendly, courteous, and extremely helpful. We love the accommodations. The rooms are tastefully done and are so comfortable. ( We'd like to buy a bed from them!) We have eaten at both restaurants, Island Creek Oyster Bar and Eastern Standard -- there is no reason to leave the hotel when you have dining like this! There is also a great bar that recently opened. The Commonwealth's location is another plus. It's an easy walk to shopping on Newbury St., and an invigorating walk to Quincy Market and the Aquarium.