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“Great stay - Highly Recommend” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Commonwealth
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215   |  
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Ranked #1 of 77 hotels in Boston
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“Great stay - Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Terrific hotel - great rooms (very large for a downtown hotel), great decor & a great location (easy stroll to Newbury St, Boston Common, Fenway etc.). Excellent service and both adjoining restaurants are very good. Excercise room is room is small but has everything you'd need. All in all - great place to stay when in Boston.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I stayed here two nights during a visit to Boston University. The service was excellent- easy and very friendly. Room was excellent as well--very comfortable and homey, but not sterile. Bed was stellar with real down and feather pillows. Just a nice, comfortable retreat. Really appreciated that they did not charge extra for the WiFi, which many hotels of their caliber do. Bravo! The Oyster Island restaurant was special, with interesting seafood well and interestingly prepared. The Eastern standard was just ok for breakfast. Service and atmosphere was wonderful, but the coffee tasted like gas station 'bilge' coffee, and the food was just ok for the price.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Hotel Commonwealth is our go-to spot. Extraordinary restaurants, wonderful hotel staff, easy access to everything. Hotel size is manageable (you don't spend half your day waiting for the elevator, for example). Rooms are clean, comfortable, and are equally great for a work trip or a romantic stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed for one night this past weekend and had a very good experience. The service level was apparent right from the beginning: I knew that check-in time was 3 p.m. but came by around noon to leave a bag. When I pulled up in front, the valet parking attendant pointed out that there might very well be a room available; it turned out that he was right, and I was able to check in at that time, making things easier for me later on. The folks at the front desk were also extremely nice. We were impressed with how quiet the room was, particularly given that the hotel is right in Kenmore Square, which is a busy and noisy area; they must have used very good sound-deadening windows. The convenience of the location would depend on what you're there to do - it was great for us, but if you were in town for a short business trip and had to be in the financial district most of the time, it would be less ideal. We didn't have a chance to try the spa, the restaurant, room service, or some of the hotel's other capabilities, but we were impressed with our experience there, would be glad to return, and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A brilliant hotel with great service,Nick at the front desk is very efficient and always there to help.
There two great restaurants downstairs and the hotel is very close to some great shopping areas.
The bath in our room was very strange,but other than that I can't fault this hotel.

  • 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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Austin, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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!

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Also Known As:
Commonwealth Hotel Boston
Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#1 Business Hotel in Boston
#3 Family Hotel in Boston
#16 Romantic Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4*
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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