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“Hotel Commonwealth - Kenmore Square” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #9 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Framingham, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Hotel Commonwealth - Kenmore Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Outstanding!

Great property, location, service & environment!

Everything was great from the moment we pulled up to the curb until we dropped our bags in the room. Then it got better!! We were upgraded by the fron desk to an incredible suite - called the Baseball Suite. Simply awesome!!

If you can stay at this fantastic hotel, try at least a night. You will be very pleased!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Roger D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

From the moment my friend and I arrived, the individualized special guest treatment went above and beyond expectations. Great location-walkable to Fenway, House of Blues, and Newberry Street. Special thanks to Daniel Bahr, front house manager, for truly caring and listening to guests' concerns. Outstanding. I highly recommend Hotel Commonwealth for either an overnight or extended stay---it rightfully deserves the title on Trip Advisor as the #1 hotel in Boston. That's why I chose to stay at this hotel in the first place. Grazie, Daniel.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

The Hotel went above and beyond for my wife's birthday getaway. They upgraded us to a suite, send chocolates and champagne to the room, and even had Happy Birthday enscribed onto the menu at the Oyster Bar. They made our getaway a very memorable experience and we would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We chose to stay here because we were attending a 7pm red Sox game and didn't want to fight the traffic. It is only a 5 minute walk from the ball field. I would highly recommend it for convenience overall on a Boston visit as it is across the street from the Kenmore T which is convenient to the whole city. Hint - Boston University grads get a discount, just ask.

The rooms are a little traditional for my tastes, but the beds are very comfortable and the rooms are large. We had a direct view of Fenway park which is hard to beat.

We ate at the hotel restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and it was amazing. It is a contemporary take on a beach shack. They have fresh oysters, clam chowder, lobster rolls and a large selection of great beer. It was delicious!!

Room Tip: There are rooms with a great view of Fenway Park. Also Boston University grads get a discount.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

This hotel was amazing!! It was spotless, clean, spacious, and modern!!! If I'm ever in Boston again, I will deff be back here!!! :)

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Our stay at Hotel Commonwealth was an excellent experience from the day I made the reservations to the day we dropped off the rental car with the doorman on the way back to California. The room, the service, the restaurant (Eastern Standard), the location were wonderful and there were no issues at all. I think sometimes you forget what truly great service is and that is what we had for six days and five nights. Thank you and thank you. We will be back.

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Needham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great spot in Boston; nice, clean rooms, cheerful, helpful
service! I would definitely stay here gain.

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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 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#7 Luxury 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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