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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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Norman, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great location location location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Excellent place to stay in Boston. The entire staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful in all matters. From the time we pulled up in front of the hotel until the time we left, the staff was excellent! The French toast breakfast was amazingly delicious. The view of Fenway Park was beautiful. Great place to stay when in Bean Town. Would definitely recommend to all.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Doug K,

Consistency in service is very important to us and we thank you for taking note of it. We want our guests to feel relaxed from the moment they pull up. We hope you will return this summer while the Red Sox are in season.

Best,

Shane Mcweeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Hotel Commonwelth truly exceeded my expectations! From the moment you enter there's just a sense of serenity that overcomes you! The staff is welcoming and helpful, the air smells of roses (which was amazing because I didn't see any flowers), and the hotel feels like an elegant home. Upon checking in and proceeding to my room I was pleasantly surprised by the size of my standard room it was huge! There were 7 windows overlooking downtown and the furnishings were beautiful and comfortable. Not only did they look like the best of the best they truly were. Finally, the two most important aspects of a hotel stay are cleanliness and quiet. The Hotel Commonwealth was by far the cleanest hotel room I have ever stayed in and for a city room there was absolutely no city noise! I absolutely loved my stay!! Can't way to go back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Kimberly G,

It is always wonderful to hear about an experience that exceeded expectations from start to finish. Our housekeeping and engineering teams do a great job on the upkeep of our property and I am thrilled that you appreciated it. We also can not wait for you to come back!

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Windsor, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I had booked the Kenmore room for my stay on 3/19/13 and when I arrived I was instantly upgraded to the Fenway double queen without even asking. After receiving my room keys I inquired about how far away the hospital I was going to the next morning was and they instantly offered to arrange a complimentary private car (which was an Escallade) to take me in the morning so I wouldn't have to drive in the snow storm. I graciously accepted. The room was on the top floor and the view was the center of Fenway Park. The room was spotless and beautiful. The beds were very comfortable. The entire staff from the front desk to the valet, door men, chauffeur, and house keeping staff were very friendly and professional. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Hope G,

I am happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of our complimentary house car. It certainly makes travelling easier, especially in a snow storm. It is great to hear that all of our staff presented the same friendly and professional attitude. We look forward to serving you again.

Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I really can't say enough about The Hotel Commonwealth!!! My Husband and I have stayed there before because we go to a show at The House of Blues every year. The entire staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. The hotel is immaculate!!! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will happily return again soon. <3

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear brian6937,

Thank you for yet another kind review. We are thrilled that you return every year to see a show at the House of Blues. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stopped here on Saturday night for drinks and light bites with friends. I was excited to see that they had La Quercia cured meats on the menu, because I a) love their prosciutto & speck, & b) love the family that makes them (and they're from IOWA!). When the hostess heard I knew the family, she sent over a plate of their meats for us to nibble on with our drinks, on the house. Had several other small plates, and each was very well-prepared. Drinks and food are a bit on the pricey side, but not unreasonable given the setting. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a great hotel in Kenmore Square. Two excellent restaurants and just feet from the Boston transit system. A short walk to Fenway Park. The service at the hotel, as well as the quality of the rooms is among the best in Boston.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear GREG4723,

I am happy that you enjoyed the service here at the Hotel Commonwealth. We believe friendly and personalized service is what sets us apart. We hope you will stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had a great stay at Hotel Commonwealth and we will definitely visit again. The people were so helpful and nice, the hotel was clean, and the beds were comfortable. Everything about our stay was fun and easy (and we were travelling with kids). Totally recommend it!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear VtSmiths,

Thank you for providing us with feedback, we appreciate your kind review. We look forward to serving you again.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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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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