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284 Commonwealth Avenue At the corner of Commonwealth and Gloucester, Boston, MA 02115-2401
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#5 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
Bruins. Red Sox. Patriots. Welcome to Beantown. Embrace the New England spirit at No. 284 Back Bay. This five-story, red-brick building was built in 1880 and embodies classic Georgian architecture. Each space features a plush design and a Roku-equipped television for streaming. With plenty to do within walking distance, there's no need to worry about parking. For everything else, we travel by the T. Boston Common is an expansive park for your sunny afternoon stroll. The Prudential Center has some of the city's best shopping and dining options. And close to the Boston Marathon finish line, this Sonder is the perfect base for cheering on your friends or family. No matter your preference, there's something for everyone at No. 284 Back Bay.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Clothes rack
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Grade: 100 out of 100
126Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
178Reviews4Q+A36Room tips
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Susan C wrote a review Dec 3
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you have stayed in this hotel before, you might remember it was charming, with a lovely staff, breakfast nook (and complimentary continental breakfast and tea in the afternoon). Well, things have changed considerably. We were expecting a different experience, but we were unprepared for what a Sonder means. You will be basically left on your own, with only a stranger on an app (because you have to download the app) to help you. There is trash in the hallways. There is no staff. You basically get a key, and an app, and that is it. Just…not worth the money. If we had understood what we were getting into, we would have kept our memories of the property as it used to be intact…and just paid for a full hotel. Meh, Yuck, Nope.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Gianna wrote a review Jul 2022
10 contributions9 helpful votes
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Our experience was in room #12 on the ground floor. It was clean and spacious enough for our 3 night stay. I loved being on Commonwealth Avenue with everything within walking distance. Great eateries, shopping, theater and history! My husband and I grew up in Boston and are very familiar with the area, but even if you’re not, it’s the perfect location to explore Back Bay. Given the high price of hotels in the area, this was an affordable option. No one on site, but help is always available via text. We would definitely stay again and we probably will in September.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor with windows on the level of the sidewalk.
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Sherrie T wrote a review Nov 2022
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Amazing place! They had the fireplace going when we entered! Warm, inviting and hit my love of history passion. Very walkable to everything! Had amazing dinners and yummy coffee at local places! We can’t wait to come back again! I highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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william t wrote a review Nov 2022
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The property was very nice, no parking near the property was a pain in the, well you know. We were playing musical parking spots and ended up with two parking tickets. There is plenty of shopping and food near the property but no where to park. Very frustrating.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: Our room was right next to the alley which was a little loud when we opened window for fresh air.
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Timothy M wrote a review Nov 2022
Port Huron, Michigan2 contributions
My wife and I had an excellent stay while we were in Boston in the Back Bay neighborhood. We loved the location at 248 Commonwealth Ave. The instructions for checking in were very helpful and we enjoyed our second floor room. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting Boston. A nice visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Louise wrote a review Nov 2022
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Stayed in November 2022 for 5 nights, loved the area, hotel was lovely and very straightforward to navigate with self check in. Room was warm, clean and cosy, bathroom was incredibly clean and provided towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Tiny kitchen area with fridge, microwave and coffee machine was great and helped us to not spend our entire savings eating at the amazing local restaurants every day. Bit of noise from outside as to be expected in this part of town (noticeable if you're more accustomed to silence at night-time) but not a dealbreaker and resolved with earplugs, which were available downstairs. Only complaint would be the creaky floorboards from the room above (we were in 43) which was irritating but wasn't constant. Would absolutely stay again, especially for the quality achieved for the cost.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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H az wrote a review Oct 2022
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Very good enjoyed it. Very easy to check in . I highly . Parking is difficult but everything is nearby and you will enjoy Newbury street . The room was renovated and fully equipped you could stay there for two weeks
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Date of stay: October 2022
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mike wrote a review Oct 2022
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Great stay at 284 back bay. Clean and comfortable bed, perfect location The hop on hop off stop is really local the Prudential area is right there we walked all over Boston from this location including the beautiful Esplanade on the Charles River
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Y3262LSstephenb wrote a review Oct 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan2 contributions
This B&B was ideally located to my business and to many local restaurants and shops. The room itself was very comfortable, well decorated, and quiet (despite the street below). I walked everywhere and enjoyed the beautiful Fall color along the avenue. This place warrants a return with my spouse for a pleasure visit to Boston.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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RJ wrote a review Oct 2022
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While the room was small, it was very efficient, clean, nice fixtures and the bathroom was a comfortable size. The staff/chat app was very responsive. When we arrived, we needed new batteries in our remote and had them within the hour! The only drawback was that the library and patio area had no wifi access- only in the room and the room had nowhere to really take a video call (no chair/desk, etc). In a world of virtual work, this is a big need. There is a slight creaking sound when the elevator goes up & down, so if you're sensitive to slight noises- keep this in mind. Also you can hear the person above you walk around and ours above was a stomper. The location was perfect and the area is relatively quiet (albeit rush hour).
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: #43 was small, but nice. There is a slight creaking sound when the elevator goes up & down.
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsBostonBack Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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SONDER NO. 284 BACK BAY $82 ($̶1̶4̶5̶) - Updated 2022 Prices & Hotel Reviews - Boston, MA

Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder No. 284 Back Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
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 Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, Boston Burger Company, and Atlantic Fish Co.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (1.9 miles), Old North Church & Historic Site (1.9 miles), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (2.9 miles).
Is Sonder No. 284 Back Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.