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500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
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#30 of 100 in Boston
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Discover a hotel that is throughly Boston in all the right ways, Hotel Commonwealth blends urban vibrancy with unscripted hospitality to create a bold definition of luxury right in Kenmore Square. In the center of it all this hotel is near Boston University, House of Blues, as well as the city's most prominent medical and technology areas. From spectacular rooms & suites, to impressive event spaces and expansive outdoor terraces the stylish and sophisticated brilliance of this Boston Hotel shines. This Back Bay hotel features 245 guest rooms and suites that provide guests luxurious comfort and unparalleled service. Amongst it's inventory of 23 suites are six signature suites, each with a bold vision, a bit of local flavor, and an eye for detail. Hotel Commonwealth is proud to be the only official hotel of the Boston Red Sox.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
42Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
25Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Ira C wrote a review May 17
Dover, Vermont206 contributions122 helpful votes
I stayed at the Commonwealth about 10 years in a room overlooking Fenway Park, it was amazing. But not this time…..We went to the Red Sox- Astros game and booked a room advertised as overlooking Fenway, my wife was very excited as she had heard my praises of the view for all these years. Opening the door we had a very different experience. The room was on the third floor and our Fenway view, well as you can see by the photos was bad…no view of the stadium as before, all we really had was a view of the graffiti and stadium lights! The view did not at all match the photo on the hotel’s web site nor was there any disclaimers that some rooms would have primarily thruway/graffiti views. Very very disappointing. The staff, especially the valets, were very helpful. We did ask for a coffee machine per other postings (none are in the room) and it arrived quickly. Not sure we will stay here when we come back for an August baseball game, there are other options close by.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Michele C wrote a review Apr 2022
Carmel, New York7 contributions
In town for a Sox game. Checked into our original hotel, only to find that the accommodations were not sufficient for a group our size. Two hours before the game we were scrambling for hotel and parking, and Hotel Commonwealth came through for us in a pinch. Cute and comfortable, clean, spacious, and incredibly convenient to Fenway. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Will definitely return!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Don’t worry about parking for the game, valet was wonderful. Park it and walk 6min to Fenway.
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Response from Lucas Mulkern, Owner at Hotel Commonwealth
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Y9824JPmichelec, Thank you for staying with us while you were in Boston for a Red Sox game! We are so happy that you found us and enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will be able to come back again soon.
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CNDTravel wrote a review Mar 2022
Canada1515 contributions310 helpful votes
If you are looking for a hotel with easy access to Fenway Park and downtown Boston, this is it. My room was a very nice size, great workspace, modern bathroom and a great bed. The lack of a in room coffee machine was very odd but they do offer morning coffee in the lobby. The staff was friendly, helpful and nice from check in to out. Would stay at the property again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Lucas Mulkern, Owner at Hotel Commonwealth
Responded Apr 2, 2022
Dear CNDTravel, Thank you for choosing Hotel Commonwealth for your trip to Boston. We do offer complimentary coffee makers upon request. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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j7768 wrote a review Mar 2022
Rochester, New York55 contributions21 helpful votes
The Hotel Commonwealth has long been our favorite hotel in Boston. Not anymore. Apparently, it is under new ownership and corners are being cut while absurd fees are being added. There is no way to make coffee or tea in the rooms (and we were in a junior suite). We were told nothing about room service breakfast options when we checked in. Instead, we were told that “free” coffee is available on the second floor from 7-10 in the mornings. No tea. And, the fee for this is 30 dollars a day. There were only plastic cups in the room until we asked for glass ones. There were no robes until we asked. The faucets leaked in the bathroom. The make up mirror was broken. The bed blanket was wadded up and left on top of our suitcase. I can no longer recommend this hotel. It’s quite sad, really, to see what it’s become.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The location is convenient.
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Response from Lucas Mulkern, Owner at Hotel Commonwealth
Responded Mar 25, 2022
Dear j7768, I am deeply sorry about your recent experience staying with us. I can assure you that your experience is not the norm and not keeping with our standards. We will work diligently to correct these opportunities you experienced. I hope you will give us another chance to regain your confidence and I will be happy to assist you with a future reservation. I can be reached at 617 532 5055 or at Lucas.Mulkern@hotelcommonwealth.com. I hope to hear from you soon.
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Katie F wrote a review Mar 2022
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I would recommend this hotel to anyone!! We recently stayed for one night and the staff was so friendly and the rooms were very clean. I think the best part about this hotel was the location and the amazing staff! They went above and beyond to make our experience great. If you're going to Boston, check this place out!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Lucas Mulkern, Owner at Hotel Commonwealth
Responded Mar 11, 2022
Dear I1219BYkatief, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your recent stay. I will be sure to share your sentiment with our staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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smads wrote a review Mar 2022
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Had such a great stay at Hotel Commonwealth! Nick checked me in and couldn't have been nicer. The room was HUGE and had such an amazing view of Fenway. The front desk staff and the bellmen and doormen were beyond helpful with the snow to make sure we stayed dry the hotel time! Will definitely be staying at the hotel my next trip back to Boston.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 5, 2022
Dear stephmads, Thank you for visiting Hotel Commonwealth and for posting your review. I will be sure to share your feedback with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Boston.
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Julie wrote a review Mar 2022
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I recently stayed at Hotel Commonwealth while visiting Boston for my bridal shower. I had my friends and family stay there as well. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about HC! Nick at the front desk was friendly and efficient. The doormen staff helped with my numerous bags and getting into and out of my car. The room was very clean and had an awesome view of Fenway! The bed was extremely comfortable and the room even had a nice white noise machine to help me sleep. I highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Lucas Mulkern, Owner at Hotel Commonwealth
Responded Mar 5, 2022
Dear julieb0713, Thank you for choosing Hotel Commonwealth for this special occasion! We are thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to share your review with Nick, we are very fortunate to have him on the team! We hope to see you again soon.
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Shauna B wrote a review Feb 2022
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great hotel in a very good area of Boston. The T stop is just outside the door of the hotel and many of Bostons attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. Pros: Customer Service was excellent in particular Jessica and Mari who gave our little baby a hotel mascot stuffed animal. They were so welcoming and friendly. Christopher was also very helpful upon check out. Snack upon check in a nice touch. Excellent location as mentioned above. Huge comfy bed and nice toiletries in the bathroom. Cons: Slightly overpriced for what you actually get I.e. No tea/ coffee facilities in bedroo, no pool or spa facilities and lacking lobby atmosphere as there is no restaurant or bar. To justify the price they should really conisder granting access to tjeir beautiful rooftop with Fenway views when there are no private events on.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 5, 2022
Dear Shauna B, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay. We appreciate your kind words about our staff. Along with coffee each morning on our second floor, we do offer complimentary Keurig coffee makers upon request. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Fred W wrote a review Feb 2022
5 contributions10 helpful votes
If you want a place in the heart of Boston, near shopping and eating AND Fenway Park. And it is on top of a subway stop. This is the place. The staff was super helpful and nice. The rooms were well appointed and maintained. We had daily fresh towels. The only negative is there is no resturant in the hotel. Plan to stay at Hotel Commonweatlh, you won't be sorry.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 5, 2022
Dear X1265Qfredw, Thank you for choosing Hotel Commonwealth for your recent trip to Boston. We are looking forward to having Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group open 3 new restaurants within the hotel We hope you will come stay with us again soon.
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Conseiller99 wrote a review Feb 2022
Roseland, New Jersey1211 contributions629 helpful votes
I wrote my first Trip Advisor review on this hotel 11 years ago. We LOVE the staff that has been with the hotel a long time, led by Nick, the Head Concierge; great bellmen like Frankie. They make you feel like you never left. We love the rooms, like the Baseball Suite, and The Rathskeller Suite (The Rat!). We came back after two years of Covid, and loved it again….it would have been 5 stars, like the Staff, BUT where, oh where, did our beloved Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Hawthorne go? OMG. You totally ripped the spirit out of the place. Rent dispute? Give me a break. NO. So we get it; Garrett Harker is opening at the new place after two years down the street with a few new restaurants and bars….we can’t wait to visit them. We love the Hotel Comm and it’s location, and we’ll keep coming back mostly because of IT’S GREAT STAFF as well. But you really did a BAD thing by getting rid of three of our favorite restaurants/bars of all time. Totally nuts. So you’re putting a new sushi bar….it better be great….but how could it possibly compare to the now gone Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar of Garrett Harker/Jeremy Sewall/Skip Bennett (the guy who put oyster farming on the map), and the incredible craft cocktail ambiance of The Hawthorne. Ya think so? I wouldn’t bet on it. We’ll see. You have a lot of ground to make up after throwing away the best. Duh. Good thing you have a wonderful staff. Make sure you don’t blow that!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 11, 2022
Dear Conseiller99, Thank you very much for staying with us at Hotel Commonwealth! We appreciate your kind words about our staff. I will be sure to share your review with everyone. We were disappointed to see Eastern Standard, Island Creek and the Hawthorne close as well! Unfortunately the restaurants spaces are separately owned and not managed by the hotel. We are looking forward to the new restaurants opening and being operated by Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group. We are confident they will be a great addition to the hotel and to Kenmore Square. We hope you will come stay with us again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$388 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
commonwealth hotel boston, hotel commonwealth
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsBostonKenmore / Fenway / Kenmore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
245
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Commonwealth
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Commonwealth?
Nearby attractions include Fenway Park (0.2 miles), Commonwealth Avenue Mall (0.06 miles), and Key To Amaze (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Commonwealth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Commonwealth?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Commonwealth?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Commonwealth?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Commonwealth?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bleacher Bar, Cask'n Flagon, and Hojoko.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Commonwealth?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Commonwealth?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Commonwealth?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Commonwealth offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Commonwealth?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.