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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #6 of 82 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Perfect experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, with great service and beautiful rooms. I highly recommend it! The hotel is very convenient to public transportation, or you can take a fairly inexpensive cab ride into the heart of town. The restaurants are fantastic! Also attached to the hotel are a camera shop, photo gallery and Starbucks. In case you forget anything, it's a very short walk to a convenience store and a fairly close walk to a CVS. Our room was spacious and spotless, housekeeping did a fantastic job, and the front desk folks were awesome.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was our second time visiting the Hotel Commonwealth and it was perfect once again. The room was a great size for a family of four, spacious and clean. The location is perfect, we spent a great afternoon and evening on Newbury Street- all within walking distance. The people who work there are just wonderful. Customer service at its best!

Room Tip: Ask for the oversized room with the foldout sofa if you have kids! The room is plenty big!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Putnam Valley, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

From the courteous staff, to the exceptional location, everything about our stay was fantastic! We had an excellent breakfast at the restaurant and loved that we could get to Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts while barely stepping outside. The lobby is inviting and comfortable - we even had a couple drinks down there one night!

Room Tip: Groupon makes the stay even better!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Once you take the flight of stairs to the first floor lobby just take moment and look around. The lobby is simply beautiful; the staff was very friendly and greeted us with champagne while checking in. We were upgraded to a very large, comfortable and well appointed suite which lent itself to a romantic adult weekend away.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I purchased a one-night stay for our son and daughter-in-law for when their first child turned 6 months. I researched a hotel that would make them feel as special as they are and have great restaurants nearby. They loved everything about it! A great choice for a romantic weekend gift.
I booked directly with the hotel and the staff was wonderful - I appreciate great customer service and was not disappointed with all the follow-up emails, opportunity to up-grade and confirmations I received.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Commonwealth for his 30th birthday. We got married at HC and have stayed there for subsequent anniversaries, and have always had a wonderful experience with excellent and attentive service. The staff sent us champagne and upgraded our room for my husbands birthday. We will continue to stay at HC for all anniversaries and birthdays to come. Although we live in the city, it is such a relaxing getaway!

Room Tip: Reading suite was so interesting!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The moment we entered the hotel, we immediately felt at home. The front desk staff was attentive, friendly and went out of their way for us. We arrived early on Saturday morning and expected to drop our bags in storage until our room was ready. The staff surprised us with an available room within 10 minutes of our arrival. The room was beautiful, clean and well appointed. We even had brunch in the adjoining restaurant which was delicious and didn't even have to walk outside! We will definitely come back to this outstanding hotel.

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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 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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