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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Our recent trip to Boston to catch the Red Sox was highlighted with a wonderful stay at the Hotel Commonwealth. Upon arrival we were greeted by bellhops who helped unload the car and gave concise directions about where they'd be taking our vehicle and how to retrieve it the next morning. Inside the desk staff was more than helpful and... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear panthers56, Thank you for sharing your experience here at the Hotel Commonwealth. Guest satisfaction is at the top of our list and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay from top to bottom. We look forward to welcoming you back for another Red Sox game. Best, Shane McWeeny Director of Operations Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We decided to go to Hotel Commonwealth for a birthday weekend trip. From the moment we arrived, there was nothing but issues. We pulled right in front of the hotel and there was no one there to help with bags, etc. Finally, someone came outside to help and took our name for the luggage and was going to bring it... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear jsirkc, Thank you for providing us with feedback. We strive to provide a defect free stay for all of our guests. I am deeply sorry that we were not able to accomplish this for your recent stay. Please contact me at your earliest convenience as I would like to discuss the opportunities you experienced further. I look forward to... More 

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We booked a room at the Hotel Commonwealth based on the positive reviews here on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed. We arrived just an hour after our reception at 11PM. The man at the front desk asked if how we were doing and where we were coming from. We told him that we had just gotten married. He congratulated us... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Kyle S, We are thrilled that we were able to share such an important night with you. I am delighted to hear that we were able to make your wedding night a little extra special. We hope to see you again soon. Congratulations! Shane McWeeny Director of Operations Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

Hartford, Ct
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had a great experience at Hotel Commonwealth! Service was excellent, top notch! The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. We had delicious meals at both restaurants. We stayed here for Red Sox game and the distance was PERFECT!! We will make this our new hotel for sure! It was great!!!

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Hartford2007, We are thrilled to be your "new" hotel. I hope the Red Sox were able to get a win for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Shane McWeeny Director of Operations Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We chose the Commonwealth for our family celebration of Dad's 80th birthday...and are we glad we did! From the first meeting with the hotel's catering and conference manager to plan the event through checkout, we were treated with a warmth and friendliness that helped make this special occasion memorable. The hotel is elegant, yet not overwrought--you'll feel pampered yet at... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Jmarx53, The team here at Hotel Commonwealth is honored you decided to celebrate your father's 80th birthday with us. Your review is one of the most detailed reports we have received at our property to date. I can not Thank you enough for your incredible attention to detail and not leaving anything out. You are truly part of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Wow what a find, these don't alone to often. The customer service from the the door man to reception was outstanding. All very keen to assist with all your needs. Clean tidy and modern in great location. The rooms are big with all the needs that put Hilton's and the like to shame. Will be staying here again.

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear guy g, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! We strive to provide uniform service throughout the hotel and I am thrilled that you experienced it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Shane McWeeny Director of Operations Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

Winter Garden, Florida
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44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was our third stay in four years and we select this hotel because its super convenient for Red Sox games, has a great staff, and the rooms are quite nice. All this remains, however, what surprised me was the hotel's inflexibility to keep a returning customer happy and an advocate for other Boston travelers to stay here. I had... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Naboozal, Thank you for your concerns with the opportunities that raised from the upgrade certificate. I want to assure you we will work on more efficient communication. We appreciate your loyalty and are sorry for the frustration you had at check-in. I would like to speak with you further at your convenience. Warm Regards, Shane McWeeny smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Excellent location, right in Kenmore Square within walking distance to Fenway Park. The mini-suite (room 418) was amazing, check-in was seamless and the customer service was awesome from start to finish.

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear thehillgroup, Thank you for your recent review. We are excited that you enjoyed the location and proximity to Fenway Park. Our commonwealth suites are great for business travel with the additional space they provide. I'm glad all aspects of the operation exceeded your expectations. Warm Regards, Shane McWeeny Director of Operations smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed in room 331 after an upgrade. Was well worth it. The service from the time we pulled out front with smiling bell men to front desk staff was tremendous. Room was amazing! Excellent electronics, huge bathroom with one if the best showers (pressure). Vanity products 1st class. Again staff were amazing. Loved that you would get a phone... More 

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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Tnfonseca, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your upgrade into our Reading Suite; that is my favorite room! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Shane McWeeny Director of Operations Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com More 

San Francisco, California
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Super location, very central and right next to the subway, close to everything. Walking distance to Fenway park if you want to catch a ballgame. Easy to get to Cambridge and downtown. Local area has great restaurants and shopping. Staff is amazingly helpful and knowledgable. We traveled with 2 kids and 2 grandparents. When we needed a different room, not... More 

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Thank Sunki
FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Dear Sunki, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. Kenmore Square is a great home base when looking to explore all of what Boston has to offer. I apologize that you needed to move rooms during your stay but I am glad we were able to accomplish this quickly. I will also pass this review... More 

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard
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The Hawthorne
The Hawthorne
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
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: $269 - $627 (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 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
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