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Boston Hotel Buckminster

645 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215-3203
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#63 of 99 hotels in Boston
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Welcome to Boston Hotel Buckminster located in Kenmore Square, a few steps away from Fenway Park. Built in 1897 this hotel takes you back in time with its old world elegance. A historic hotel that hosted a speakeasy in the 1920's and hosted jazz legends including Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus. More notoriously, it was the site where the 1919 baseball-fixing scheme, the Black Sox Scandal for the World Series was planned. Our 132 guestrooms and suites have been tastefully designed for simplicity, elegance and comfort. All accommodations include complimentary Wi-Fi, HD Flat screen TVs with HBO, microwaves, mini-fridges and large soft beds. For the best views in the house, ask for our City View rooms overlooking Fenway Park, the iconic Citgo sign and the Boston landscape. Boston Hotel Buckminster is within walking distance to Boston University and House of Blues. Come join us for a relaxing stay where the crossroads to history and baseball collide in an elegant fashion.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 3 more


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
60Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
22Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1930Reviews35Q+A100Room tips
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Merle wrote a review Sep 2020
Oakland City, Indiana3 contributions6 helpful votes
We stay in the Buckminster every year when we fly into Boston for Red Sox games. Yes, it is old, but they take great care of the property. One time in dozens of stays we had and issue and the staff addressed it immediately. You can stay in the room where the Chicago Blacksox Scandal was put into action. You can sit in the same bar(basement) where Babe Ruth used to get drunk before games. The walls have heard so many things in this place over the years. We will stay here until we can't come to Boston any more. You cannot stay any closer to Fenway.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Room 607 - Chicago BlackSox Scandal
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cindirelly wrote a review Mar 2020
Winona, Minnesota230 contributions50 helpful votes
The window had a broken pane that was covered with cardboard, the room smelled kind of foul, and air conditioning in my room didn't work after complaining two days in a row. When I asked the manager if it had been addressed, she had no idea. Also, this woman, who is apparently the general manager, stands outside the front door on the sidewalk and smokes. Gross. And on top of it all, a colleague who used to work at Buckminster and left (with no apparent drama as I understand it but this manager doesn't like her) came to meet up with me at the hotel, and the manager apparently called her afterward and told her that she was trespassing and the police would be called if she came there again. What on earth? Totally crazy behavior - the hotel should be embarrassed by this conduct. Overpriced, poorly managed, and kind of decrepit. I travel for a living and have stayed in hotels all over the world, and I would never stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Ochasse wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Clean and great location! Had a great stay. The room was clean, cozy, and the perfect size. No complaints. I plan on staying again. The restaurant at the hotel is a great place for a quick and yummy breakfast
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
apratt1117 wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona29 contributions18 helpful votes
I was in town to visit my son at BU. The room was very clean and pleasant to stay in. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hotel is right on the BU campus which made it very convenient. Right across the street from Fenway if you are hoping to catch a ballgame. I would stay there again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
2 Helpful votes
brittney m wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel and amazing location!! Very clean and large room. You can see the Citgo sign and many other things Boston has to offer right from tour window. Jessica and Taylor were professional, very nice and amazingly helpful !! I would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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United StatesMassachusettsBostonKenmore / Fenway / Kenmore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boston Hotel Buckminster
Which popular attractions are close to Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Nearby attractions include Fenway Park (0.2 miles), Commonwealth Avenue Mall (0.2 miles), and Key To Amaze (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bleacher Bar, Tasty Burger, and Yard House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boston Hotel Buckminster?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Swedish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Boston Hotel Buckminster?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (2.3 miles), Old North Church & Historic Site (2.5 miles), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (2.5 miles).
Is Boston Hotel Buckminster accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.