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Hotel Commonwealth

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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The staff was so friendly! The hotel is absolutely beautiful and we stayed in a room with the view of Fenway Park. Everything was extremely clean and close proximity of a lot of restaurants. I'd love to stay here again soon.

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Durham, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was upgraded into an extremely nice suite, with living room, bedroom, two huge flat screen TVs, and more BU paraphernalia than you could shake a stick at. Everyone is very nice, and it's a great location (esp. for visiting BU - which wasn't my purpose this trip, but no matter). I'd be absolutely delighted if I was back again... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice hotel for the company party! Food was excellent and drinks were top of the line (hotel catered the event). We stayed one night in a junior suite with a view of the Citgo sign :) . The bed was incredibly comfortable and the feather pillows so nice we ordered a couple from pacificcoast.com, where the hotel gets them.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having booked my lodgings "blind" through Hotwire for a conference in Boston, I was very pleased when I came up from the subway and saw the hotel right there. Upon check-in, I received a free upgrade to a suite, which had a good-sized bedroom area and a nice sitting room with a wonderful view of the street (from the third... More 

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to read about your recent visit to Hotel Commonwealth. We are delighted that you enjoyed a complimentary upgrade to our Commonwealth junior suite, with 500 square feet of living space it's certainly a wonderful room to relax and enjoy a weekend in the city. We look forward to having the pleasure of hosting your return visit... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel Commonwealth is conveniently located in the beautiful Back Bay neighborhood. Close to Fenway Park and the T (just a few steps away). Nevertheless, the room was quiet and a serene sanctuary. Check-in was a quick and easy process. This was followed up by a courtesy photo call a short time later to check if we were happy with the... More 

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience with us. We are pleased that overall you found the stay to be so positive. We certainly agree that our rooms are like a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city and vibrant Kenmore Square. It certainly sounds as though our staff did a great job taking care... More 

Ames, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I traveled with 4 colleagues for a conference this November. The staff were very helpful in dealing with our different arrival and departure times. The hotel was also very clean and extremely comfortable. I will definitely stay again next time I am in Boston.

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

We couldn't be more pleased to have received your review and learn that you found our staff to be so friendly and accommodating. We work very hard to build relationships with our guests to make our hotel feel like you home away from home and when that is recognized by guests it's very rewarding. We hope to have the pleasure... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is beautiful. The staff is lovely and friendly and the location is perfect. The subway is literally right next door. There is also 24hour room service from the amazing restaurant downstairs.

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your stay was so great and you enjoyed the location and friendliness of our dedicated team of staff here. We very much look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 4 nights while attending a conference in early November. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Lobby was warm and inviting. Room was clean and comfortable. Nice choice of restaurants within walking distance.

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Natasha C, Director of Rooms at Hotel Commonwealth, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Hotel Commonwealth for your recent conference in Boston. We are delighted to have had the pleasure of hosting you and thrilled that you found the hotel to be so in keeping with your needs for the 4 days of your stay. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon. More 

Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently added on new rooms and updated others. Rooms were spacious with quality furnishings and bedding. Although we faced I-90, the room was quiet. Right across the way was Fenway Park and Boston University campus and Charles River Esplanade were within easy walking distance.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly people, and perfect room. I did not have a view on the street, but actually happy about that because you also don't have the noise of the street. It was nicely quiet during the night (no slamming doors, voices, etc). Bed and bathroom very beautiful. Couldn't have wished for more

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Island Creek Oyster Bar
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Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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  • Microwave
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Price Range: $224 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 245
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Also Known As:
Commonwealth Hotel Boston
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#7 Luxury Hotel in Boston
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“The official published rates are higher, so check for deals.”
 of 5 bubbles charlessJ4054MM, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“THe View of Fenway Park also comes with the roar of an 8 lane highway .. Take odd numbered rooms to avoid,”
 of 5 bubbles TroyDal, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great bar. Quiet floors. Loved it!”
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“lots of junior suites....its worth asking”
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“The corner suites are spacious and very well equipped”
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