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284 Commonwealth Ave At the corner of Commonwealth and Gloucester, Boston, MA 02115-2432
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#10 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
144Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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I was in Boston this past weekend and had the most wonderful time at the hotel. It is a cute, boutique hotel in the Back Bay area of Boston. It is located at a walking distance from Newbury Street, Prudential Center, Northeastern University, Berklee School of Music. The look & feel of the rooms is very modern and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and the complimentary breakfast of baked goods, bread, cereal, fruits and Nespresso is very nice. They have a complimentary supply of non-alcoholic beverages and yogurt in their dining area and provide 2 complimentary bottles of Fiji Water at check-in and during each cleaning. They also keep complimentary baked goods (croissants, muffins, biscottis, cookies etc.) in the dining area. They have a very cosy common area with a decent stock of reading material. The only downside is lack of adequate car parking nearby. You can do paid parking (pretty reasonable pricing) from 8am to 6pm on the surrounding residential streets, find a spot on one side of the Newbury Street that allows for non-residential overnight parking or you can do overnight parking at the Prudential Center garage for $40, which is a hefty price to pay IMO. We managed to find overnight parking spots on Newbury Street. However, the lady at the front desk did not offer any such options apart from the Prudential Center overnight parking. It would be nice for the hotel to have complimentary permit parking cards for their guests.
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Response from RichardC7537, Manager at No. 284
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Dear Meenu B. , Hello! Thank You for your great review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our location, staff and breakfast! It was a pleasure having you as a guest! We hope to see you in the future! Richard
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Love this hotel, they give you slippers and a robe and all the soda and snacks downstairs are free and available all night. The bed is really comfortable and there is a glass plates and cups as well as as a sink in the rooms. I gave it 4 stars because unfortunately there is no close parking nearby and when it's cold this is important. Also because the room doors where I was are close to each other and they don't close soft. My neighbor was slamming in and out of their room all night.
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Response from RichardC7537, Manager at No. 284
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Hello, Thank You for your great review! We appreciate your feedback about our amenities! Unfortunately we do not have parking here. We hope to see you again in the future! Richard
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I recently had to make a last-minute trip to Boston and was fortunate enough to book the last remaining room at No. 284. Ideally located, it overlooks the trees of Commonwealth Ave but is only a block from the shopping and dining options of Newbury St. The staff was a delight to work with: Aura in the front office was a wealth of knowledge, and everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was well-stocked, including a mini-kitchen, and the library on the main floor is a great place to catch up on work or enjoy breakfast/tea service. You'll find all your essentials covered and then some; indeed, the hotel distinguishes itself by its attention to detail and small touches. Truly a gem, I would book here again in a heartbeat.
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Response from RichardC7537, Manager at No. 284
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Hello, Thank You for your excellent review! Thank You for complementing our staff, in particular Aura! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the attention to detail and the services we provide! We hope to see you again in the future! Richard
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The location of the hotel is very convenient. my accommodation was well decorated, spacious and clean. Great view on Commonwealth avenue with plenty of light. Bathroom was very spacious. I love having a little kitchen area. My highlight was the comfort of the bed and its linen. What a restful night!
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This is one of my favourite places that I have stayed, ever. My husband and I stayed for 5 nights and we can not fault any aspect of our stay. The location is perfect and there are lots of bars and restaurants near by. Fenway is also in walking distance. The staff were more than just extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay; they were genuine and down to earth during all of our discussions which made us feel welcome instantly. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Dan even rescued my necklace that I stupidly dropped down the sink. Thank you again Dan. Our room (petite queen) was the perfect size for the two of us and the bed was extremely comfortable. The complimentary breakfast every morning was simple and delicious, with a number of drinks available throughout the day. We would definitely recommend for someone to stay here and when we return to Boston, we hope to stay here again. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
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Response from RichardC7537, Manager at No. 284
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Dear Emma McKinney, Thank You for sharing your wonderful experience at No.284! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our location, our amenities and our staff! I'm happy to hear Fan was able to help retrieve your necklace! It was a pleasure having you as a guest! Richard
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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), Skywalk Observatory (0.2 miles), and Prudential Center (0.2 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 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 Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (2.9 miles), The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.6 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.