As the parent of a senior at Boston University, I have stayed at a number of hotels and bed & breakfast locations in Boston over the years. My recent stay left me wondering why I did not find Hotel Commonwealth sooner. During a major power outage at my home, I had a need for a hotel close to my daughter that would allow me to continue my business, working remotely. Hotel Commonwealth was the perfect choice.
The staff arranged for a wonderful room. At first I was concerned because the location was on a low floor overlooking Kenmore Square. My concerns were incorrect. The windows and curtains totally blocked the sound and light. The free Internet was flawless in connecting to my Company’s VPN for the duration of the stay. Further, my employer commented that the telephone reception during our conference calls was actually much more clear than my own home office.
Since most are not looking for an office away from their office, I will share that the bed was very comfortable. I have never experienced such a warm wonderful shower in any hotel or home. It seems like an odd feature to highlight, however, most hotels are usually lacking in water pressure. Not Hotel Commonwealth, where I revelled in the warmth and steam. Fluffy towels and the accompanying spa bath products rounded out the experience.
The location of the hotel is convenient to Boston University, area restaurants, the T, and a short walk to shopping (Newbury Street) and more restaurants. The staff was as accommodating as they could be when I needed to extend my stay due to the continuing power outage at home. All the staff was wonderful, from the efficient valet parking, helpful front door personnel, to the friendly front desk staff. I will definitely choose the Hotel Commonwealth for a future stay in Boston.