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Hotel Commonwealth

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely, welcoming and attractive hotel on Kenmore Sq. The back of the hotel overlooks Fenway Park, short walk away, making it ideal for out of towners attending Red Sox games. The rooms and suites are well-appointed, clean, and full of amenities. There is a cocktail club, The Hawthorne and two very good restaurants. We switched here after...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great, fresh and clean room! Good amenities and very friendly doormen, along with excellent front desk staff. Convenient location due for business trip, close to Fenway Park and BU campus. Comfortable bed and spacious bathroom.

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Plano, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel Commonwealth is a great location, very convenient to walk or uber to many attractions. Our room was clean and we had a great view of the Fenway sign, which was a plus for my husband and two boys. The staff was very friendly and helpful in helping us plan for site seeing. Which I highly recommend the Salem Witch...

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Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel, well located with easy access to public transportation. Clean with friendly, helpful staff. Coffee shops near by but no direct access to caffeine in the room. We didn't use them, but there area bar and restaurant on site.

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Bellmore, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great stay, beautifull clean room, staff very friendly, especially the guys at the doors, disappointed of our view, there was no view it was a roof top, but sort of expected it, because I bought my room on groupon. Shower too hard it was a bit painfull for the kids, the wife and I did not mind it....

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Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had never stayed at this hotel before but found it to be excellent. It is convenient to the Fenway Park area and has a T stop right next door which makes it easy to get anywhere. The staff was welcoming and friendly and the room was great. We will definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on the fourth floor in one of the standard rooms; everything was spotless on arrival. Not only that, but the front desk called up about 10 minutes after I'd arrived to check that I had everything I needed. Room service was incredibly quick compared to other hotels I've stayed at. Everyone I interacted with seemed genuinely happy to...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location and you don't even need to leave the property to find great food and drinks. There are multiple spots to grab a great cocktail and food. The rooms are updated and clean. Watch out for one thing .. large pot of coffee is $25 for room service.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just now leaving The Commonwealth where Nick and co. Produced a wonderful stay from the moment we arrived or actually before we arrived as I spoke to him by phone a couple of weeks ago. He offered great restaurant Suggestions to a couple of New Orleans foodies and even managed to upgrade us upon arrival. Highly recommend and will return.

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Malta
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having booked on a prepaid site, I'm saddened that of our two rooms, we were located in what I fear is assigned to those who book on discount sites. We had a lovely worms eye view of a roof and rooms across the interior (not even with any roof pavers, just equipment and roof material. We did decline the "offer"...

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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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Highlights
  • 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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $167 - $529 (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
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#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#7 Luxury Hotel in Boston
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“Booked on Hotwire so got a reasonable rate as I feel it would typically be very pricey.”
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“Try this Hotel, clean modern friendly service, near everything”
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“stay away from the interior rooms if possible....”
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“The official published rates are higher, so check for deals.”
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“THe View of Fenway Park also comes with the roar of an 8 lane highway .. Take odd numbered rooms to avoid,”
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