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Commonwealth Court Guest House
Ranked #27 of 37 Boston B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have been in Boston for 7 days for a conference, all hotels were fully booked or with ridiculous prices, so I had to choose this one.

I took a double room, 200 $ per night, still too much for what they offered.

Bed was comfortable, bathroom incredibly small, especially taking into account the room was around 40 m2. One blind was broken, but the worst thing was the windows couldn't open.

Everytime I came back to the room it was a pain for the bad smell inside, given the room was never "refreshed" in years I suppose.

Floor was with moquette, dirty as usually happens in "Victorian style" places. The bathroom was never cleaned in 7 days, as well as towels were always the same in one week.

Door could not open properly.

The staff was however nice and available, while the place was in a nice area of Boston, 5 minutes from the Heynes metro stop with green line.

In conclusion, as I read from other reviews, go there if you have no other choice.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was our first trip to Boston, and we could not have picked a better hotel. The location is ideal - you can even walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. Our room was fairly basic, but it was clean, and the kitchenette was useful. The staff were really outstanding, and could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank AvroLancaster
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We selected this hotel based on the excellent tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We arrived quite early, before 11am. We planned to valet the car and leave bags but the Bellman (all were awesome) suggested we go check on room. Well, it was ready. We refereshed, the bellman brought bags, and we went down to enjoy the city. Again, bellmen helped us decide whether to walk or take a cab. The room was large. The beds comfortable (but pillow options too soft for companion). Easy access plugs, good lighting, decent water pressure and towels. Room service excellent. Overall a really nice experience.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have stayed at the Commonwealth Court Guest House twice and this has become our "go to" hotel/guest house. We have stayed in two different rooms and have no complaints whatsoever. The rooms have small kitchenettes which is useful, updated bathrooms that are lovely and all the essentials such as wifi, tv, etc. The rooms are clean and daily room service is provided. The building is quiet. Best of all is the location...easily walkable one block from Newbury Street and restaurants/shopping, two blocks from Boylston. The rates make the Commonwealth Court Guest House even more attractive. We have decided this is our "home away from home."

Room Tip: Call the hotel and describe your needs for a room as there are several floors. No elevator. The ro...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The location of the place is just great! very close to everything you need to visit in Boston. Very nice room (and clean) with a small kitchenette that can be very useful. just the bathroom is a bit tiny for for us everything was just perfect!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cillovi
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The apartments are cozy, very clean (I can't understand some reviews here, to me the house seems redecorated inside and perfectly clean) and in a central location just a few steps away from Newbury street. It's a nice and quiet area so there's not much traffic noise. In a beautiful Victorian building.
Rooms are equipped with TV and a small kitchen (there were free coffee/sugar/milk packs).
If you're looking to have receptionists available 24/7 of course that's not the case in a guesthouse, but that wasn't an issue for us.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Ok but not great apartment. Location is excellent. Place would benefit from a deep clean and lick of paint. However - it was still good value for money. Other places nearby are better, but are also at least twice the price.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Address: 284 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115-2432
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
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Ranked #27 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: $51 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Commonwealth Court Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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