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“Wonderful hotel, decor, location...we will definitely stay again when we return to Boston!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #5 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel, decor, location...we will definitely stay again when we return to Boston!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We chose this hotel because it was within walking distance to Boston University. The hotel itself has been completely refurnished and is in wonderful shape. I love the Frette linens on the beds. The in-house bath products are made by Fresh, one of my favorite bath products. I left some clothes in the room after I checked out and the hotel sent them back to me at my home. There are two restaurants on the premises. The Island Creek Oyster Bar was really a hit for the evening...many varieties of fresh oysters and great clam chowder. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and brought us six varieties of oysters. Everything he told us about the flavors of the oysters was correct! A very fun culinary experience. Eastern Standard was very tasty for breakfast. The morning coffee bar serves a delicious Illy coffee.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

this is by far the nicest hotel i have stayed in. from the door man to front desk, everyone was wonderful. i spent at least half the year on the road, and you are the best. hilton, marriott and sheraton could learn a lot from you. thanks again and see you next year. go soxs

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Our stay at Hotel Commonwealth was absolutely wonderful in all respects. The hotel staff was attentive, professional, friendly & helpful. The service we received from the hotel staff was absolutely first class. The staff always greated us by name & with a smile & responded to all requests for assistance promptly & professionally. They did everything they could to insure that our stay at the hotel was a wonderful experience & they succeeded with flying colors.

We had two Fenway Rooms which were absolutely wonderful. We were in Boston for the weekend to go to a couple Red Sox games & being able to sit our rooms & look out at Fenway Park only enhanced our overall baseball experience. For any baseball fan, young or old, it is an absolute treat & thrill to be able to sit in your hotel room & look out at Fenway Park. The fact that the hotel is a five minute walk to Fenway made going to the games incredibly easy & a wonderful experience. The hotel is also within walking distance to the great restaurants & stores on Newbury Street. That being said, the two restaurants in the hotel, Eastern Standard & Island Creek Oyster Bar, are both great. We ate at Eastern Standard this trip & at Island Creek Oyster Bar during our prior visit.

The rooms at the hotel are large & very clean & comfortable. The water presure in the showers is great!

All in all, our experience at the Hotel Commonwealth could not have been any better. The accommodations & amenities were great, but the staff was even better. An absolutey first rate operation in all respects. We cannot wait for our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Greendale, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Great staff!! Always helpful in pointing us in the right direction for whatever excursion we had planned. An unexpected birthday gift was left in our room with a card signed by all staff members. Very nice touch!! Will always consider the Hotel Commonwealth when traveling back to Boston.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Beautiful lobby, great location, gorgeous room!! Can not say enough good things!! I WILL be back!

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Dunbarton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Beautiful hotel, great location ! Pricey but worth it as we have paid more in downtown Boston and gotten a lot less. Great Oyster Bar, all staff very courteous, will be back!

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Townsend, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

We were recently in town for a Redsox game with another couple. We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth that night after the game. It was so convenient, elegant, and quiet. It was so nice to just come back after supper and relax in our livingroom watching TV(and the fireworks on the Charles). We had breakfast downstairs it was wonderful, great food, great service, and beautifully decorated. I would recommend this hotel to anyone comming to the Fenway area( if they can afford too). The Valet Parking was so worth it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Commonwealth
Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 245
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 
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