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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 77 Hotels in Boston
Carol Stream, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“First Trip to Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Easter weekend was our first trip to Boston and we had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Commonwealth! The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was large, clean and had an excellent view of Fenway Park. It's located right next door to the "T" so transportation was easy! I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Boston!

Room Tip: If you're a Red Sox fan, stay in the Fenway Room!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Revisiting Boston after 25 years we lucked upon this beautiful hotel. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and loved loved loved our Junior Suite which overlooked the front facade of this gorgeous hotel. Bathroom had separate toilet area from shower/bath...great privacy. Toiletries are great..FRESH citron de vigne!! Spoilt for choice for outstanding restaurants especially the hotels own Island Oyster Bar/Restaurant and Eastern Standard. All staff from doormen, reception and restaurant were so helpful...nothing was a problem.

We managed to see the most amazing show in the Charles Playhouse....THE BLUE MAN GROUP!!!! A must for anyone visiting Boston (as our taxi driver informed us). Never laughed so much at a show that not one word was spoken!! Check them out on-line.
Looking for Cowboy western boots or any leather items??........visit Helen's Leather 110 Charles Street Boston 02114.....I got the most amazing ladies cowboy boots. Selection amazing!!!

Room Tip: We chose a Junior Suite which was spacious with luxurious curtain separating sitting area from bedro...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Though only in Boston for a short visit, this was truly a wonderful experience - great staff, friendly environment, really lovely room and comfortable bed, and probably the best eggs benedict that I have had in a very long while... I would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel without reservation, and will certainly be back.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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Blackwater, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This hotel deserves it's superlative reputation. The staff are so friendly and helpful to make sure that your stay is perfect. Before we arrived at the hotel, we informed them of our impending 25th wedding anniversary during our stay and were absolutely delighted to find out that we had been upgraded to a junior suite room. The hotel itself is in an excellent location, just on top of Kenmore T station which is so convenient for travelling downtown. It is also just opposite some small takeaway restaurants for coffee and bagels etc. Dining at the Eastern Standard Restaurant was a highpoint of our stay as it was brimming with atmosphere, with a very friendly, efficient waiter service. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Boston.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

My fiancé and I absolutely love Boston. If you're planning to visit Boston or just wanting a place to getaway, Hotel Commonwealth is definitely the perfect place to stay. We stayed just for a weekend to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. I wish we could of stayed longer! We had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding, the staff went above and beyond my expectations. Just ask and you shall receive! They accommodated every single request I made. My fiancé and I were extremely happy with the service. We ate at both restaurants (Island Oyster Bar and Eastern Standard) and they were both excellent, very yummy! The rooms are beautiful, spacious and very cozy. The room and bathroom were clean and had great amenities. I would definitely stay again and would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Columbia, Maryland
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9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I usually book with the major franchises to avoid any surprises but couldnt find any that fit my requirements so I took a chance and was very pleasantly surprised. The rooms were beautifully appointed, clean and large. The restaurants were both very good and the service we received from all was exceptional. It is not an inexpensive hotel but we defintely received our money's worth!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Excellenet Hotel, Excellent Service, Excellent Rooms.........Everything Outstanding

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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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 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#3 Luxury 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: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury Boston boutique hotel offering elegance and style in downtown Boston Massachusetts. The grand cornerstone of Boston’s Kenmore Square, Hotel Commonwealth features gracious hospitality with classic style. Just steps away from world class medical institutions, the Back Bay, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, and Boston’s many cultural and historical attractions, luxurious Hotel Commonwealth is a relaxing and elegant oasis for an urban adventure or business gathering. ... more   less 
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