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“Awesome staff, less equipped for the business traveler”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Commonwealth

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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome staff, less equipped for the business traveler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Awesome staff, very clean, looks great! My only issues were: Not enough power outlets for chargers etc. Many of the modern hotels (like Aloft) have very clever power outlets ON the desk. I had to dig behind the bed to find a power outlet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MarcVanBaar
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear MarcVanBaar,

We are pleased that you enjoyed the service and team here at Hotel Commonwealth. I apologize for the inconvenience with the outlets. We are currently looking to resolve this issue.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

clean, friendly, spacious rooms and upscale without being stuffy
I travelled with my children and they were thrilled. We ordered room service, it was prompt and delicious. You have to pay to park which added $45 per night to tab. It is right near the Kenmore T.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Jennifer H,

Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy Hotel Commonwealth with your family. We welcome you back anytime!

Warm Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our family enjoyed our stay in The Fenway Room. Excellent staff. Outstanding view of Fenway Park. Within walking distance to several landmarks. Clean and modern. We would love to come back and stay again soon!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank ahartmom
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear ahartmom,

We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay. Thank you for your review. Hotel Commonwealth is fortunate to be in such an ideal location in Boston. Our Housekeeping team is very committed to cleanliness. We look forward to your return.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The hotel Commonwealth was exceptional, and I would truly recommend it for a stay for a family or a business stay in Boston! We had a view of Fenway park, and it was our first time in Boston, what an experience. The room was very clean and well maintained, the only thing I found wrong was that the fruit was already stocked with beer, wine, water and food. So you really had no place to put a doggy bag from the local restaurants.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Howard F,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Commonwealth. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your first trip to Boston! We do offer complimentary mini refrigerators upon request. Please contact me at your earliest convenience and I will add this note to your profile. We hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I were in town for a baseball game and this hotel was absolutely wonderful. It's in a perfect location and it was very nice. Will definitely stay here again. Can't say enough about this hotel. When we got to the hotel the staff asked if we wanted to upgrade to a junior suite for $30 more a night. It was so nice and the bathroom was fabulous. I can't remember the last time I had a jacuzzi bathtub in a hotel room. It was nice after a long day of walking. I've never been offered that from any hotel before. Thank you very much!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Dolphins9,

Thank you for your review on your recent stay during a Red Sox game. I'm glad you were able to experience one of our Commonwealth junior suites. I'm excited you are now part of the Hotel Commonwealth family and will return.

Warm Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Western Springs, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great location for Fenway Park. Easy walk to the park. We stayed the weekend for the Boston/Yankee series. Front desk was great in helping us plan our day in Boston. Hotel was clean and quiet and very relaxing. We had a suite which was very roomy and nice. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear babs1269,

We are thrilled you enjoyed the location of Hotel Commonwealth. You selected an incredible weekend to visit. The Yankee/Red Sox rivalry certainly brings a buzz to Kenmore Square that is hard to match. The team here looks forward to you returning.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
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Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a great experience! The room was nice. The staff was excellent. Very family oriented! I am not a very wordy person so I am not happy to have to type 200 characters. But please don't let that reflect negatively on the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Kristin0714
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Dear Kristin0714,

Thank you for your feedback. I am happy we provided a warm atmosphere for your family to relax and enjoy Boston.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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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
#6 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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