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Hotel Commonwealth

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NJ
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a comfortable hotel, nicely appointed, with excellent service. The reception, bellmen, housekeeping were all extremely helpful. I was given an accessible junior suite, extremely large with 2 TVs, a seating area, king bed, many pillows. What might seem a minor detail, but a much appreciated one: there was a box of facial tissues on the nightstand - as...

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New York, NY
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clearly they have saved at no expense to make this hotel feel as fancy and posh as possible -- the Fenway room I was in was huge, very nicely appointed and well designed. The lobby is similar, very attentive personnel and very sleek. Restaurant is great. In that sense, the (hefty) price tag can be justified, though I must say...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes hotel restorations go better than others. This is one of the good examples. From the nicely appointed lobby with lots of open space, to the bright, clean and large room, there was really nothing to complain about. The T stop at Kenmore is basically underneath this property, so that is very convenient as well. I went for a room...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Commonwealth for one night and can't wait to go back! Our excellent stay started at the front desk with Felicia. She was engaging and personable, and when we told her we were in town to celebrate my husband's birthday, she couldn't have been nicer! When we got to our room, she even called...

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth in late December. The room was huge, and the beds were comfortable. Though the walls were pretty thin, and some other loud guests (at 2am) made for a less than ideal stay.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stay in hotels in Boston every week, and I have tried a whole bunch of them. Many are great, but Hotel Commonwealth ranks among my favorites so far. I had a lovely large corner room, and the pillows were to die for!! I also enjoyed dining in the Eastern Standard restaurant - great beer selection! I have only stayed...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was traveling all over the our country these Holidays, and finally landed back in Boston, late at night and working. I stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth. Nice Landing. Lovely staff, polished , fancy. I am not used to Fancy the way Boston does it. I live here so I do not STAY here. I am always at my place...

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Norwood, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Commonwealth this past weekend for just one night. We live in the Boston suburbs and wanted to stay in the city after celebrating a friends birthday in town to avoid driving home late after a few drinks. Check in was super easy, however, when we arrived to our room, it was clearly not...

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that our team were able to speedily resolve what must have been rather an unexpected issue upon your arrival to the hotel and that the remainder of your stay exceeded your expectations. We hope that future overnight visits to Boston will allow us the opportunity to host your stay again and we look forward...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is the perfect hotel no matter what you were looking to do with your time in Boston. I grew up in the city and stay here every single time I get a chance to return to Boston even though I am a Starwood and Marriott platinum. The level of quality service, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and amazing location make...

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

We are so pleased that despite your status and loyalty to branded hotels elsewhere you opt to stay with us during visits to Boston, we are honored to have you among our loyal guests. It's wonderful to hear that our location on the edge of the Back Bay and a 3 minute walk to Fenway Park is so ideal for...

Key West, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth for a little weekend getaway. We had reserved a junior suite and were upgraded to an executive suite upon arrival. Our room was lovely. The staff was gracious and more than helpful. We will visit again!

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard
Cuisines: American
The Hawthorne
The Hawthorne
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Price Range: $168 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 245
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Also Known As:
Commonwealth Hotel Boston
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#7 Luxury Hotel in Boston
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“Be aware that the (admittedly very cool) Fenway Park view also looks out directly onto an Expressway -- very noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles James_Nieuwenhuis, 2 days ago | Read review
“The higher up the better, right?”
 of 5 bubbles awaterguy, 5 days ago | Read review
“If you like Baseball then choose a fenway room, we have done that twice and will try a Kenmore room next year”
 of 5 bubbles stuartmorse, 1 week ago | Read review
“Walk down to Wahlburgers”
 of 5 bubbles burkecath, 1 week ago | Read review
“Many rooms have a great view of Fenway Park.”
 of 5 bubbles UprightAndLocked, 1 week ago | Read review
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