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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
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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“pleasant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

The staff at the Hotel Commonwealth were pleasant, knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful. Very enjoyable stay. The hotel itself and also the rooms are very warm, welcoming and clean. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Convenient location right on Commonwealth Avenue. Very good complimentary wi-fi in rooms. Beds very comfortable. Only thing missing is in-room coffee/tea maker.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

We went to Boston for the night for my husband's 50th birthday. I wanted him to feel really special and the staff at Hotel Commonwealth went above and beyond to ensure that! We went to Quincy Market for a couple hours and when we got back, there was an ice bucket with a couple of beers in it for my husband along with a bowl of honey rosted mixed nuts. The hotel also set us up with a wonderful driver for the night. He picked us up in a black Escalade an waited at the resteraunt while we ate. All in all, it was a wondeful night and it was exactly what I wanted for my husband! Thank you Hotel Commonwealth for everything. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

Last weekend my family had the opportunity to attend the Bedtime Stories event at the Hotel Commonwealth and we had the most fantastic time. When we arrived the Hotel Manager was greeting guests with champagne in the lobby and the front desk staff welcomed both my children by name with a special backpack filled with LL Bean Slippers, a cute Curious George book, a flashlight.... Our room was so beautiful and the beds were so comfortable and relaxing - even sleeping in the same room with the kids! In the evening the hotel provided a bedtime stories event with a magician and a hot chocolate bar for the kids. They even had wine/beer and cheese and crackers for the adults which I thought was really a nice touch. In the morning the children were able to make pancakes with the chef and then we were served a delicious meal in the cafe. Overall it was a great trip. It was the first time we had taken our kids to a fancy hotel and in their eyes it was better than Disneyland. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling - with or w/o kids. The staff made us feel so welcome and it was a pleasure to stay there.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth when in town for a college visit. The location of the hotel is wonderfully convenient, the staff is extremely helpful, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the appointments thoughtful. I would certainly recommend the hotel to anyone traveling to Boston who was looking for a very special experience,

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011 via mobile

Stayed for one night and loved it. Only problem was with the elevators. They are operated using room keys and neither my wife nor I were able to get out on the floors that have ice. Seems strange since the gym is also on that floor. We both ended up having to ride the elevators up and down from the lobby a couple of times when the elevators took over. If you are claustrophobic you might want to avoid this place- other than the odd elevator rides it is great!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We had a great stay here. We went to a show at the House of Blues on Landsdown Street and were able to walk there which was great since parking is very difficult in the area. It would also be perfect for a Red Sox game. I was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. I called and asked for a steak knife and it was at my room within five minutes. We had breakfast at the attached restaurant - Eastern Standard - and it was excellent. The french toast was fabulous!! Parking is an issue, take the T if you can (entrance right next to hotel). The walls are a little thin so if you're a very sensitive sleeper ask for something at the end of a hall.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 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: 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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