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“WOW! A new Boston discovery!” 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
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“WOW! A new Boston discovery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We are originally from Boston and come back often. This trip was for a Red Sox game. As such, it was a perfect location for us. But considering how the Kenmore area's been amazingly improved, we will stay here again, Sox game or not! The service staff are phenomenal; the location Boston perfect; rooms felt European luxurious- esp. bedding to die for-seriously; and finally, two top Boston restaurants. We will get a reservation ahead of time for Oyster place. But, we were beyond delighted with our "Eastern Standard" restaurant dinner and breakfast, al fresco.
All this and relatively low prices.
I don't get it, but you gotta LOVE this place. And we DO!

  • Stayed July 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, August 10, 2013
Dear EllenMenard,

Thank you very much for posting a review. Kenmore Square has gone through an incredible transformation. It makes going to Red Sox games that much more memorable. We look forward to seeing you again for another game.

All the best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

First Trip to Boston to see the RedSox play. Co-worker recommended Hotel Commonwealth. Room looked right out over the ball park. Accommodations were pristine, comfortable, cozy and quiet. All staff were professional, friendly & extremely helpful. Not once were we ignored nor made to feel uncomfortable for any reason. Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: If you are a RedSox fan, choose a room that looks out on the ball park. The room we had on the 3rd...
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  • Stayed July 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, August 6, 2013
Dear StringerMorgan M,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I hope the Red Sox were able to get a win for you! We appreciate your reccomendation and hope to see you again soon.

All the best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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montgomery alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed too nites at beginning and end of week at cape cod. Valet parking was expensive at 40$. There is no self park. Check in was smooth, and we were allowed early check in. Rooms are large and are different rates as the rooms facing Fenway park are more expensive. Beds were luxurious and bathe were marble. Very quiet. The hotel has printed running maps in each room. Two good restaurants, eastern standard which serves three meals, and island house oyster bar is not to be missed.
Check out is a
Breeze.
Fenway is a five-minute walk.

Room Tip: Stay in one of the Fenway rooms
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear lakemartindoc,

Thank you for posting a review about your stay. We are very fortunate to have two great restaurants here on property. We hope to see you again for a Red Sox game.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Massachusetts
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Arrived early and our room was not ready, but no worries, spent the day at Quincy Market and they sent me a text as soon as our room was ready! Received an upgrade to the Junior Suite, what a pleasant surprise. I absolutely loved the hotel and will be telling everyone that comes to a Game or just Boston in general to stay at this hotel. The service was spectacular and I have absolutely nothing to say negative, which is rare in your industry. I hope to come back again. Loved the special little touches such as the lemon water and the bellhops always saying good morning and opening the door for us. I work in a service related industry and believe that the customter is King and you should ALWAYS treat the customer the way that you would want to be treated. THANKS AGAIN

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear robbedinvegas,

Thank you very much for the kind words about your stay. The lemon water has been a hit! Especially when it is 90 degrees outside. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Carlsbad, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This hotel was outstanding. The concerge helped us with everything from tours of Fenway to restaurants to a private driver.
The room and service were outstand-including sending someone up at midnight!
A gem of a hotel--would stay there again

  • Stayed July 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, August 6, 2013
Dear floribel1,

Thank you very much for posting a review. I am thrilled our concierge was able to assist you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Despite being right on a busy street, the rooms were quiet as well as well appointed. The staff was pleasant and professional. The restaurant and oyster bar were top notch. Would have given this a 5 star--only there was minimal work out facility and no pool, which in the heat of the summer would be wonderful. Too bad you can't go to the roof!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear CPMDFM,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I apologize that our fitness center was not up to your expectations. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I won a raffle prize that was a gift card for a one night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, not sure of when to use it until we scored a couple of tickets to a Red Sox Yankees game. The hotel is fabulous, rooms are spacious and wonderfully decorated. The service was terrific and I would stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Kenmore Square are as quiet as those facing Fenway.
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  • Stayed July 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, July 24, 2013
Dear SMalaab,

Sounds like a great weekend. I hope the Red Sox were able to win for you. We hope you will stay with us again soon.

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Boston
#2 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#2 Romantic 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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