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“Boston Marathon”
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #8 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Gallatin, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Boston Marathon”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just arrived yesterday for marathon weekend and a bit of a mixup on our room having one bed for the four of us. Thanks to the manager Evan's perseverance we were moved to a very suitable room with two beds, which was much more comfortable then cots. No easy feat with a sold out hotel situation. This is an excellent hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. We really appreciate Evan working to find a solution and would absolutely stay here again.

Room Tip: Our room is on the Fenway side and we hear no outside noise
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This hotel is a few steps from the Kenmore T station. The service is enthusiastic and rooms well appointed. We had a view of Fenway and even though there were games both nights we where there, we couldn't hear a thing. If you are looking for luxurious amenities this isn't the best match, but for visitors who are looking for a comfortable, dependable base while they enjoy the city, this hotel is hard to beat.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stayed with my husband when going to back-back Red Sox games. We received a complimentary upgrade to a suite, very nice! The room was spectacular and service was wonderful. The only thing I would have done differently would be to physically go to the restaurant for breakfast rather than have in room breakfast. Food was cold and just wasn't all that good.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

I hosted my daughters baby shower in the "Gallery" at Hotel Commonwealth. Kelly Shea, event planner, handled every detail well above my expectations. Service, food, staff, rooms, and cost was amazing. My family of 12 that was staying at the hotel could not of been happier. We now have beautiful memory's of my daughter, Amber's, baby shower. Eastern Standard staff was the best service I have ever seen and the food was to die for. I am back home in Detroit now and wish i was back in the comfort of Hotel Commonwealth for just one more day, one more meal, one more smile with the staff that i adore. Five Stars across the board. Thank You to Hotel Commonwealth. We Love You! Mary Bischoff

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We spent 3 nights in Boston and I am glad that we chose Hotel Commonwealth for those days! Room, breakfast, staff, service - everything was on the highest level!

Don't hesiate - book your stay here!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We arrived earlier than the 'check-in' time & the front desk gave us the option to upgrade to another suite which was available.
Reception personnel were very cheerful & helpful. Give them 5 stars!
Very clean comfortable room. The bed was super comfortable.
Fantastic location, close to Fenway. Short taxi ride into city. Like the 12 noon check out time. We were allowed to pay a small fee to remain parked at the Hotel for a few xtra hours while we extended our stay exploring Boston.
Will be back again, soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Offering olde world charm with modern convenience at an amazingly convenient location. Attention to customer service is matchless. The Oyster Bar takes shucking to a new level. Local pale ales combine with fresh seafood made my day.
Would return in a heartbeat.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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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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