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“Fenway” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #5 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
connecticut
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fenway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a first rate hotel. Quiet, comfortable and welcoming. Our Red Sox tickets were being held for us at the front desk. As soon as we checked in, the front staff personnel gave us our tickets without us even asking for them. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are quiet. The entire staff made us feel special. It is within a 10 minute walk to Fenway Park.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank sanibelbeachlover
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear sanibelbeachlover,

Thank you for your kind review. It is great to hear that you were able to see the Champion Red Sox play this year. It is very nice to hear that our staff made you feel special and we anticipated your needs. Hope to see you next year.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I was in town for just a few hours visiting a friend and needed a place to stay for the night. This was the first hotel I walked by. I was instantly greeted by the friendly doorman and hotel staff. I was given an amazing military discount which made the Fenway view very affordable. Wonderful stay. Will book when I come back with my family.

  • Stayed October 2013
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear 5cohunters,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Commonwealth when visiting Boston. I am glad our team was able to assist you with a reservation. We appreciate your service to our country. Thank you again for your review.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a top-notch hotel. Nice size room, both clean and comfortable. My room had a wonderful view of Fenway Park from the window. There for just one night on business. Had to make some transportation arrangements and get a package shipped -- and the staff at the front desk were extremely professional and helpful. Definitely would return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DJSBuck
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear DJSBuck,

I'm happy you choose us for your recent business trip. We have a wonderful team here that will go out of their way for the guest. We appreciate the recommendation and are looking forward to your return.

Warm Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The staff at the Hotel Commonwealth go out of their way to make you feel special the moment you step through their door way. You are addressed by name the whole time you are a guest. The rooms are extremely clean. The beds are very comfortable. It would not be a trip to Boston if we didn't stay at this outstanding hotel. World Series or not they hit a grand slam every time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Helen M
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Helen M,

Thank you so much for your kind review. We strive to create memorable experiences and make those personalized. I'm happy to hear that we were able to do this for you and that we are your hotel of choice while visiting Boston.

Warm Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our stay in Boston was great, the hotel was very good, we loved the two restaurants next door, so breakfast was excellent and so was the seafood . The staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help. Thank You

Room Tip: Our room over looked the Park, it was not a garden park but the Red Sock stadium!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Meg B
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Meg B,

Thank you for your recent review. I'm thrilled you were able to experience our two fabulous restaurants on property. Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar are two of the top restaurants in Boston. We hope to see you return soon.

Warm Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Responsive and friendly staff. Wonderful room. Great location near the "T" and Back Bay shopping! Oyster bar downstairs was a very nice place for fresh oysters and drinks. I would definitely want to stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MariaTheresa23
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Maria Theresa23,

Hotel Commonwealth is very fortunate to have Island Creek Oyster Bar be part of our experience. They truly offer one of the most unique experiences with the best seafood in the city.
Thank for your review.

Best Regards,

Shane McWeeny
Director of Operations
smcweeny@hotelcommonwealth.com
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I was in for a weeklong business trip and truly this hotel, staff, location and room made the trip more of a comfortable retreat than a standard business hotel.
The room was very large, sitting area, large desk/office area and an extremely comfortable bed.
The room service was quick and reasonably priced and the hotel staff also recommended other dinner options that would deliver as well.
We don't all enjoy traveling for a week at a time, but this hotel and staff made it a bit easier.

Room Tip: Great hotel with large rooms, great staff and a good quiet nights sleep.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ChiTownTraveler2013
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FOManagerHC, Manager at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear ChiTownTraveler2,

It is great to hear that Hotel Commonwealth served as a retreat during your weeklong business trip. We hope to see you soon on a leisure getaway.

Warm 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
#3 Luxury 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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