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284 Commonwealth Ave At the corner of Commonwealth and Gloucester, Boston, MA 02115-2432
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Travelers' Choice
Marrying a Commonwealth Avenue location with personalized service, thoughtful amenities and luxurious design, this former private residence, reopened in early 2018 after a complete renovation, is situated in Boston’s coveted Back Bay neighborhood. No. 284 is just steps away from world class shopping, dining and entertainment on Newbury Street.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
137Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
128Reviews4Q+A27Room tips
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Popular mentions
Bob B wrote a review Yesterday
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A true gem. Faneuil at the front desk was a knowledgeable and extremely friendly presence. The room was comfortable and very clean. Total value for the money in a location that can’t be beat. Close to everything you want to do in Boston. I’ll be back soon and would recommend it highly.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Tim wrote a review Jun 22
4 contributions
What a fun place to stay in Boston. It is not your basic boring, ho hum hotel or guest house. It has all the charm of Boston. Great location, nice staff, unique rooms and more. Parking at the Prudential Center worked out just fine, but a little pricey.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: penthouse room
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sigrid l wrote a review May 2021
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unfortunately, the mattress was the worst of any $400 room. The night lamps are not appropriate for reading and were extremely difficult to turn off for people who are physically somewhat challenged. Staff was most helpful at all times.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
FoodiesAnonymous wrote a review May 2021
Sarasota, Florida151 contributions53 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay in Boston! Friendly staff, quiet, good location, nice amenities, comfy bed and pillows. Only tiny things to improve upon: missing a towel and washcloth, only one coffee pod. Also, toilet roll holder was malfunctioning. Otherwise, two thumbs up!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rainey F wrote a review May 2021
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Great historical hotel! The location couldn’t be better and was so easy to get around. The rooms were very clean and the beds very comfortable! The service was amazing and staff very helpful and kind. I would definitely stay here again. Getting a bagged breakfast every morning saved us a trip and all was fresh.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We Ubered everywhere that wasn’t walkable and was so nice and easy. We didn’t have to worry about...
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$229 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsBostonBack Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about No. 284
Which popular attractions are close to No. 284?
Nearby attractions include Newbury Street (0.2 miles), Prudential Center (0.2 miles), and Boylston Street (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at No. 284?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at No. 284?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at No. 284?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at No. 284?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to No. 284?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, Atlantic Fish Co, and Deuxave.
Are any cleaning services offered at No. 284?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to No. 284?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.6 miles), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (2.9 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (1.9 miles).
Is No. 284 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.