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Hotel Commonwealth

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely hotel. Comfy beds. Good restaurants. Good location right next to the Kenmore T. But I just spent 5 days there for a conference and unless you want to spend $15+ ($9 + $5 delivery +20% tip) for 2 cups of room service coffee, the hotel has no coffee/tea available to guests before 7am. So every morning, my husband would...

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Chicago, Illinois
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The staff were very professional, lobby was modern and comfortable, and they did a great job incorporating local charm with memorabilia and decor. The room (double queen) was VERY spacious and we got lucky with our view! Location was top notch - 30 steps away from the Kenmore green line T stop and walking distance from Fenway (obviously). We don't...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some background info to start with, my boyfriend picked this hotel without me knowing, and we just switch hotel from prudential Sheraton, which was a very great but somewhat standardized hotel. Oh, and if you like pleasant surprises that a boutique hotel gives, DO NOT read on. So at Hotel Commonwealth, you can feel a warm welcome as you walk...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at Hotel Commonwealth, and I was very pleased. My room was large, clean and very comfortable. The hotel is in a great location and the neighborhood is safe. I was very impressed with the staff - EVERYONE I came in contact with was extremely pleasant and efficient, and they performed their jobs with smiling...

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Thank lane21447
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Boston area. Would especially recommend the Fenway room (try to get the 5th floor corner suite. What an impeccable view of Fenway Park. This hotel is also located in an awesome area. The T is literally right outside so traveling around the city is a breeze. The in-house restaurant Eastern Standard was...

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Maryland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

In town touring colleges with my daughter, our first time staying at the Commonwealth, but hopefully not our last! Wonderful room, and the staff....can't say enough nice things about them! Everyone was extremely personable and eager to help in any way possible. And the location? Can't beat it; beautiful historic townhomes with restaurants/taverns tucked in. We enjoyed our walks and...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The floor to ceiling windows let in natural light, however they are not well insulated and the T runs into the early morning. So be prepared if you are a light sleeper. The heat was off when I entered my room. I turned it on and despite staying 3 nights, I kept finding the heat off when I returned to...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had last stayed about 4 years ago, but I was thoroughly impressed with renovations since. The staff was great, and our view of Fenway from our room was spectacular. There are so many good food options around that area, and the T is right next door for convenience. We will definitely be back.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, good service. Clean, comfortable rooms. The Boston baseball team sometimes stays here an match days. Hotel is right next to BU as well. The attached restaurant offers good breakfast. Reasonable fitness area.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kenmore square area has a lot to offer, with many restaurants, sites, and shops within walking distance. The T stop is conveniently located right next to the hotel to go downtown or elsewhere. Staff were very helpful when making requests. The rooms are not equipped with coffee/tea makers and microwaves, but they are available on request. The only issue...

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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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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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Island Creek Oyster Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard
Cuisines: American
The Hawthorne
The Hawthorne
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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: €274 - €548 (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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Boston
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“If you reserved a queen room, it'll be interior unless you ask for *12 ;)”
  • View from Room 512
 of 5 bubbles karenbX4845DE, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fenway View corner suite”
 of 5 bubbles 903tylerh, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the Fenway side for a great view”
 of 5 bubbles hinesmp, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Clean Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles williamrX2257SA, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a great view, the Comm Ave side is the best, but it is louder too. No big deal though.”
 of 5 bubbles WoodyME, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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