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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located close to everything. It is hard to find the hotel since the signage is so small. If you just need a place to sleep and a quick shower then this is ok. Very dated and needs updates. The Lennox down the street bought this hotel but yet has to update it. The bathtubs are very old and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mattress, pillows, and carpet all had a musty smell. The carpet almost felt damp. The AC was minimal but still helpful. The shower was of questionable cleanliness and dripped. No wifi. Would I stay here again? Probably not. You definitely get what you pay for. The location was good, but the conditions weren't. They had a secured luggage room... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boston apparently has very expensive hotel rates, based on my past experience there, so we opted for this more reasonably-priced place on this visit. Despite the name, it is NOT adjacent to the Common. Maybe they just mean it is of "common" character. Indeed, it is quite dated. The location, while near the center of town, is next to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a perfect place to stay in Boston close to subways and places to visit. You will be at the top of the location areas to walk and go out and dinner. If you will go to Boston stay on The Common great service

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Boston Common Hotel isn't bad. Just very old. Needs to be updated. There are no restaurants or bar in the lobby area. The location was ok. Could walk to eat or drink. Taxi stand nearby. Was n ok value for the money. Parking is an extra $28. But right across the street.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We spend a night here traveling through Boston and needing easy access to Back Bay station and the Providence Center. From this perspective, this basic hotel was ideal: it takes 5 mins to walk from the Amtrak station and is within walking distance of everything we had time for in Boston (inc what many tourists would do there). There are... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Everything about it was very dated. Nice and central, but not worth the price. Lady on the desk was not happy in her work. Refreshments selection was ok, but coffee was not the best. TV was really bad. Wifi worked in my room just about, but not in my sons.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This hotel has the greatest location, right in the middle of Copley Square. You can walk to so many places in Boston and the T is around the corner. Unfortunately, the hotel hasn't been updated since the last time we stayed here. The bathroom we had this time had too much mildew for me to jump in the shower. Our... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were in Boston as tourists. The location was good for accessing the tours, within walking distance of parks and shopping. The rooms were not new but satisfactory. The staff was helpful. There is not much signage or street presence. We weren't sure at first that we were at the correct address, since it doesn't look like a hotel from... More 

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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 40 Trinity Pl, Boston, MA 02116-5006 (Formerly John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: $174 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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John Hancock Hotel Boston
Hotel John Hancock
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