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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We chose the Commonwealth for a three night stay because of its high Trip Advisor rating and its proximity to Fenway Park. The hotel delivered in every area. Really friendly staff, immaculate standards of cleanliness, a spacious room with a comfortable bed and good shower. It is flanked by two great restaurants, we ate breakfast and a lunch in Eastern Standard which were both excellent and enjoyed a last night dinner in the Island Creek seafood restaurant which was better than good. Our waiter Josh enabled us to try a range of dishes, the oysters were really fresh and tasty, the lobster and beef short rib pasta was sensational. He recommended two white wines which accompanied the meal perfectly. All in all a terrific stay which was topped by the Red Sox beating Detroit 20 - 4 and scoring 8 home runs for the first time at Fenway since 1977. Life doesn't get much better.

Room Tip: We stayed in 418 which is a very nice room but does not overlook Fenway Park.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian P
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Ian P,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, and that the Red Sox were able to make it even better! We are very fortunate to have two great food and beverage outlets attached to the hotel. I will be sure to pass on your review to the restaurant management. We hope to see you again soon.

All the best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

My girlfriend and I chose the Commonwealth as our base for her first visit to Fenway Park for its location (right across the street from the ballpark) and its #1 TripAdvisor ranking. We battled through downtown Boston traffic, left our car with the friendly valeting staff, entered the lobby and were treated to a wonderful night's stay. The Commonwealth offered us an oasis of calm and luxury just steps away from the carnival atmosphere of Yawkey Way and Fenway Park. The front desk staff were impeccably trained, our room was spacious, the bed linens luxurious and the busy freeway below us a mere whisper.
As hoteliers ourselves, we appreciate the hard work and dedication needed to reach and maintain a high standard of hospitality and cleanliness and know that these qualities are surprisingly uncommon in the hospitality industry.
Kudos to the entire management and staff at the Commonwealth. In our opinion, your #1 ranking is well deserved...
To complete our happiness, the Sox scored 20 runs that night !

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter F
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Peter F,

Thank you for your detailed review about your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate your kind words. I am thrilled that your stay exceeded your expectations. We hope you and your girlfriend will join us for another Red Sox game soon.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hotel Commonwealth is one of my favorite hotels in Boston. My first experience was when I moved my daughter into college last year. Since then, I have been back to the Hotel every time I visit. The accommodations, service, cleanliness and location are wonderful. The entire staff are so friendly and always willing to help and accommodate in any way.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank donna B
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear donna B,

Thank you for providing us with another review. I am happy you enjoyed another stay with us. We hope you will continue to stay with us throughout your daughter's college career.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I stay here several times a year and am rarely disappointed. Had a free upgrade to a suite this time which was very spacious with a great bed. Back of hotel has a good view of Fenway Park Baseball ground, so would advise on asking for that. Restaurant is always very busy so make sure you book for dinner.
Recommend the place and will return.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade and go at the back
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Adrianhands,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am happy that you continuously enjoy your experiences here with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

the staff and accommodations are so wonderful...it feels like family. They made another weekend in Boston fabulous..The suite and the extra touch of the Fenway stadium seats in the room were amazing. thank you again..They never disappoint.

Room Tip: suites are very spacious. The Fenway views are nice but I prefer the people watching view over Commo...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank tvlworld
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear tvlworld,

Thank you for posting another review. We truly appreciate your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our personal set of Fenway Park seats. We love to be able to bring a piece of history into your guest room. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Once again the Hotel Commonwealth was an excellent experience. It is officially our "Boston Home". Accommodations are perfect, service is wonderful - everyone from the desk staff to housekeeping go out of their way to make your stay as perfect as possible. The location is so convenient - the T stop is right there, wonderful shopping on Newbury a short stroll away, and Fenway Park a short walk away! Great dining in the area, including the Eastern Standard - located on the property.

Room Tip: The Fenway Rooms look out onto historic Fenway Park! All the rooms are wonderfully appointed, but i...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Christine B B
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Christine B B,

Thank you for your continued loyalty to The Hotel Commonwealth; we are honored to be your "Boston Home". We are very fortunate to be in such a great location and to be surrounded by a variety of attractions. We look forward to your fourth stay with us!

Best,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wonderful place, very friendly people, (staff) It was very clean and comfortable beds. Oyster bar was incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Valet people were so kind and had exceptional customer service thru checkout.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Jesssponseller
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Jesssponseller,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay. I am thrilled to read about your positive experience with our entire staff. I hope you will stay with us again soon.

Warm regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
Smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com

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Additional Information about 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: $195 - $678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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