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“Warmth, beauty and friendliness greet you at the Hotel Commonwealth with a fabulous location in Boston” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Commonwealth
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway / Kenmore)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 77 Hotels in Boston
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“Warmth, beauty and friendliness greet you at the Hotel Commonwealth with a fabulous location in Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I was so lucky to be able to spend the Fourth of July at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square Boston
The view of the fireworks from the hatch shell concert was incredible. The rooms are spacious and well appointed . Everything you could need is there down to a bathrobe and slippers, umbrella etc.
Every staff person I spoke with was more than pleasant. Also the two adjacent resaurants are wonderful with great food at reasonable prices. I do not think there is a nicer place to stay in this wonderful city. I would highly recommend this hotel any day to everyone
I love the Hotel Commonwealth and I love Boston

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Had a great weekend stay at the hotel. I was in town for the Roger Waters Concert at Fenway Park with my wife and kids. The stay was fabulous (aside from the meal at Eastern Standard but that is a seperate issue and I dont feel related to my stay). The hotel is a 5 minute walk to Fenway and a 1 minute walk to the Green Line. Very convienent. From the door men to the bell hop to the check in staff, every member of the staff was friendly and efficient. The room had a view of the ballpark and the 2 queen beds were comfotable and roomy and clean. The room was large enough that we did not feel crowded in. I will most certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Hotel Commonwealth is elegant, wonderfully comfortable and perfectly located. The service is warm, cheerful and efficient. It is clear why it is TripAdvisor’s #1 rated hotel in Boston.

The hotel is elegant with plush bedding, beautiful furniture and bright, spotless bathrooms. The rooms are silent and spacious. While it is far from the cheapest hotel in Boston, it is an excellent value. Complimentary Wi-Fi rounds out the package.

The hotel is located a few blocks from Fenway Park, which makes it ideal if you are in town to catch a Red Sox game. The hotel entrance is 100 feet from the Kenmore T Station (no… you cannot hear the subway) placing the entire city of Boston at your disposal. The subway ride to Government Center (Faneuil Hall, Union Oyster House, North End) takes about 10 minutes and costs $2.50. The great shopping on Newbury and Boylston Streets is a 10 minute walk.

I could go on, but there is no need. If you are looking for a fabulous hotel with easy access to the Boston subway, then this is the best choice in town.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

From the moment we arrived, this place was great! The doorman, Nick, was sooo nice! Every hotel should have a Nick, he was a great first impression. The hotel itself is beautiful. We stayed in a double queen room with a view of Fenway and it was large enough for our family of 4. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff, they went above and beyond for everything. They provided everything we requested and quick. The room was super clean. We ate at both restaurants and they too were fantastic. It was right next to the metro which made it easy to get around. We would definitely stay there again, a wonderful hotel for families.

  • Stayed July 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The staff's interaction with customers, professionalism and attention to superb service in addition to the landmark location was well worth the cost of the hotel. Even received outstanding tips from the doorman throughout our stay!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Spent the night at the Commonwealth while attending a game at Fenway. Great spot! The room was updated and clean. REALLY comfortable bed! The Eastern Standard is a great eatery. One of the best burgers anywhere. The only short fall was that we asked the front desk to put us on the wait list at ES but it didn't happen which made for tight dining prior to game time. I asked for turn down service and did not get that. It was a very busy weekend at the hotel but those are some pretty standard and somewhat simplistic requests that were not processed correctly. Overall, great place and we will be back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Quality place......very very clean. You can tell they work overtime to keep the place looking perfect. Great location with T stop next to the building, walking distance to Fenway, Museum of Fine Art and Starbucks. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#2 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#2 Family Hotel in Boston
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
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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