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Hotel Commonwealth
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (Fenway / Kenmore)   |  
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Austin, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Perfect experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, with great service and beautiful rooms. I highly recommend it! The hotel is very convenient to public transportation, or you can take a fairly inexpensive cab ride into the heart of town. The restaurants are fantastic! Also attached to the hotel are a camera shop, photo gallery and Starbucks. In case you forget anything, it's a very short walk to a convenience store and a fairly close walk to a CVS. Our room was spacious and spotless, housekeeping did a fantastic job, and the front desk folks were awesome.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was our second time visiting the Hotel Commonwealth and it was perfect once again. The room was a great size for a family of four, spacious and clean. The location is perfect, we spent a great afternoon and evening on Newbury Street- all within walking distance. The people who work there are just wonderful. Customer service at its best!

Room Tip: Ask for the oversized room with the foldout sofa if you have kids! The room is plenty big!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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
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Putnam Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

From the courteous staff, to the exceptional location, everything about our stay was fantastic! We had an excellent breakfast at the restaurant and loved that we could get to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts while barely stepping outside. The lobby is inviting and comfortable - we even had a couple drinks down there one night!

Room Tip: Groupon makes the stay even better!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Once you take the flight of stairs to the first floor lobby just take moment and look around. The lobby is simply beautiful; the staff was very friendly and greeted us with champagne while checking in. We were upgraded to a very large, comfortable and well appointed suite which lent itself to a romantic adult weekend away.

  • Stayed December 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
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I purchased a one-night stay for our son and daughter-in-law for when their first child turned 6 months. I researched a hotel that would make them feel as special as they are and have great restaurants nearby. They loved everything about it! A great choice for a romantic weekend gift.
I booked directly with the hotel and the staff was wonderful - I appreciate great customer service and was not disappointed with all the follow-up emails, opportunity to up-grade and confirmations I received.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Commonwealth for his 30th birthday. We got married at HC and have stayed there for subsequent anniversaries, and have always had a wonderful experience with excellent and attentive service. The staff sent us champagne and upgraded our room for my husbands birthday. We will continue to stay at HC for all anniversaries and birthdays to come. Although we live in the city, it is such a relaxing getaway!

Room Tip: Reading suite was so interesting!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The moment we entered the hotel, we immediately felt at home. The front desk staff was attentive, friendly and went out of their way for us. We arrived early on Saturday morning and expected to drop our bags in storage until our room was ready. The staff surprised us with an available room within 10 minutes of our arrival. The room was beautiful, clean and well appointed. We even had brunch in the adjoining restaurant which was delicious and didn't even have to walk outside! We will definitely come back to this outstanding hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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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*
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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