Everyone in Boston was in a good mood when we arrived after the Red Sox won the World Series. The hotel had cute baseball-related touches (the wall behind the reception desk was painted to resemble a scoreboard from the Series) - but maybe those are there all the time. Having a T stop a few feet from the front door was a plus. Ate at both restaurants. Breakfast choices are pretty limited at Eastern Standard and the dinner menu would be a nightmare for anyone who doesn't eat meat in both the appetizer and main course of a meal but maybe that's what Bostonians like - the place was hopping at dinner. Island Creek Oyster was more sophisticated and great for those who like raw bars (raw seafood, that is). Luckily a nearby manager intervened when a hostess insisted at 5:30 p.m. that I (a table of 1) could not be seated for dinner before 10 p.m. One expects that a hotel restaurant will make an effort to accommodate hotel guests, and I'm glad that she did. If you want to avoid this sort of thing, though, reserve a table before you arrive. Hotel staff were very congenial. Housekeeping forgot to leave a robe one day, shampoo & soap the next day, but more importantly the rooms were very clean. Stayed in a room that faced Fenway & the freeway and heard absolutely no noise. Nice.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Commonwealth Hotel Boston