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“Great girls overnight” 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 #3 of 77 Hotels in Boston
Amherst, New Hampshire
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“Great girls overnight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Loved the hotel. Fun, funky decor in the lobby. Excellent service at the valet and check in. Polite, friendly, very helpful. Always asking if we needed more info or directions. Wanted to make sure we had dinner reservations because the area would be crowded that night after the Sox game. The room was very large, the furniture beautiful, beds very comfortable. Nice bathroom with good amenities. We had a great view of Fenway. Loved the white curtains with the red baseball stitch stripes. Subtle, clever, but not cutsie. Overall terrific experience. Wish we had more time there. We were in town for a concert at The House of Blues around the corner. Hotel easy walking distance to both Fenway and Newbury St.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This was my third stay in Hotel Commonwealth and it did not disappoint. From check-in to check-out, great service all the way! I especially enjoy speaking with the friendly BU interns at the front desk. My room was very comfortable, clean, and everything worked properly. Also offers great restaurants.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I stayed here while attending a weeklong workshop at BU. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful from the moment of arrival. The room was exceptionally clean.

This was my second stay at this hotel, and I will stay here again when I go back to Boston.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 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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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Vacationing for the first time in Boston, the main purpose was to see the Red Sox at Fenway. We had looked at so many reviews on where to stay we had almost drove ourselves crazy trying to decide. We finally picked Hotel Commonwealth. We are so glad we did. The staff was amazing. The location was perfect. The room was excellent. Being 100% tourist we were a little overwhelmed on where to start. The staff was very helpful. It was a short walk to the Prudential Center where we caught the trolley. Overall our only regret is we didn't stay longer.

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Hotel Commonwealth never fails to please. The bed and bedding are of excellent quality. The rooms are nicely appointed. The best part of this hotel? - the staff. From the front desk to the doormen, they are top notch. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Boston.

  • Stayed April 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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Garden City, NY
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We heard from friends about this hotel our daughter's senior year of college - we now come to Boston just to stay here!
Hotel staff is excellent, each room unique, Eastern Standard our fave for dinner, location is perfect! Not what I thought it would be PLEASANTLY surprised! Highly Recommend!!!! Nick at front desk is great too.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I give it to the Commonwealth Hotel that they want to keep looking fresh and modern, but the new decor which is a combination of grays, taupes and black is dreary compared to the old warmer look. No one compares to their service though and the two awesome restaurants in the same building. When I arrived they gave me a complimentary upgrade which turned out to have such a strong smell of floral cleaning products ( to offset the off gassing of new carpet I bet) that it was making me nauseous. So I called up and asked for another room which they immediately gave me and it turned out to be one of their themed top-of-the-line rooms. The rooms was huge and had wonderful views looking up down Commonwealth Ave. The managers and staff are exceptional, but the new decor doesn't work for me. I want something with more charm and warmth...not modern, male, business look.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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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
#3 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: 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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