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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Woodland, California
Level Contributor
69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“We will be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Commonwealth in March. Everyone we encountered was super-friendly and they really went out of their way to fulfill any requests we had. We will definitely stay again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This hotel has lovely well apppointed rooms and good sized bathrooms. It's also fantastic for meeting rooms - the rooms are great and the service is excellent. However, the hotel does charge a lot for the extras - laundry and room service are expensive and breakfast isn't included even though you're paying high prices for the rooms which I thought was a bit of a ripoff. You don't get much complimentary with the rooms...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

i stayed two nights at the hotel commonwealth in mid march 2014. the staff were all quite wonderful. everyone was welcoming, friendly, and helpful. the hotel is in a great location for my work and for checking out a few restaurants. i wished that i had more time to walk over to fenway. if you want a view of fenway, ask for a room on the south side of the hotel. my room overlooked commonwealth avenue and the famous 'citgo' sign. the room was quite nice and was exactly what i needed for work, having a work desk and a couple of lounge chairs and a tv in one room and the bed in another. the price is right for hotel commonwealth. its competing in the luxury brands, but at a fraction of the cost. well done!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank UStoEurope111
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Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Hotel was everything I expected - great location, excellent room and caring staff. Highly recommend. Our room overlooked Fenway and was within walking distance to several excellent restaurants. MBTA station a short distance away.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suzanne F
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Houston
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I only stayed here one night, but wished it was longer! The front desk was so friendly when we arrived in Boston for our first trip. Giving us great tips about the city and upgrading our room! That never happens to me! Very comfortable room, free Wifi, just an easy great, laid back stay. Also, loved that the Island Creek Oyster Bar is right there in the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oneday_5
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Plantsville, Connecticut
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45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just returned from Hotel Commonwealth. We took the kids to Boston for the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and to the House of Blues (right across the street). What a charming hotel. We were impressed from the moment we pulled up to the front of the hotel and the gracious gentlemen unpacked our car and took care of our luggage. The hotel is so quaint and elegant wrapped in one. The people working the front desk were beyond helpful throughout our stay. They recommended restaurants, traveling advice, and were available for anything we needed throughout our three night stay. The rooms are spacious and the bed is so comfortable. We had a great view of Fenway Park. We ate dinner at the Eastern Standard Restaurant which is connected to the hotel. Food was delicious but pricey. We also ate at Summer Shack (recommended by the hotel). The seafood was fresh and delicious. I would absolutely return to this hotel and look forward to coming back on our next visit to Boston.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weatherly, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very nice hotel. The location is perfect, just steps from Fenway and the house of blues. The room was nice sized with an awesome view of Fenway. Hotel staff was also very friendly and helpful. Cant wait for the next stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ed8894
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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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