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Hotel Commonwealth

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth as my fiancee was running the Boston Marathon. The location really was outstanding. A five minute walk and you get to Newbury Street which has a wealth of shops and restaurants. About a mile from the hotel is Boston Common and the nearby historical attractions. Similarly, Cambridge (including Harvard) and MIT are about a...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had just a couple night stay while touring colleges in the area. The property is conveniently located, and is situated near a number of conveniences. The rooms are updated nicely - although a more modern bath with just a little more space would have been nice. The hotel was very well maintained and clean. The staff here does seem...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled in for the Boston Marathon and stayed at this hotel during race weekend. What a tremendous location. Close to the Expo, close to Fenway, close to so many great restaurants and shops, and best of all, located at the ONE MILE TO GO mark of the Marathon. Could not ask for a better location! The hotel is beautiful,...

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

Thank you so much for making the Hotel Commonwealth your choice for accommodation for this years Boston Marathon. We are so pleased to be part of this extraordinary time of year for Boston and so enjoy hosting the runners and their families. We cannot wait to welcome you back for next years race and thank you for taking the time...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are excellent in terms of size and amenities, the location is perfect right next to the T. a walking distance for the Copley and Boylston streets. I really recommend this hotel. It has to very good restaurants and a Bar.

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

We couldn't have been happier to have served as your host for your recent visit to Boston. Thank you for noting that your stay was so positive and that you enjoyed the services and amenities that we offer here. We look forward to having the pleasure of hosting your stay again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An outstanding hotel that ticked every box for me. Proximity and location, cleanliness, friendliness of staff all first class and flawless. From the minute I checked in to the end of my stay, I was made to feel welcome. Reception looked after me, and gave me directions to the best running routes, the bib pick up and the best restuarants...

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

Congratulations on completing the Boston Marathon and thank you so much for selecting the Hotel Commonwealth as your destination for this important stay. We are pleased to hear that our proximity to so much of what is needed for this race was useful to you and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting return visits to Boston for you.

Denville, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel! We were traveling for college visits. The staff was friendly and very helpful. There is a charge for parking, but the valet made it very convenient. We were a block away from Fenway and Boston University. The hotel is next to a subway stop, so we took a very easy ride to a Celtic's game. The hotel is...

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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 college tour. We are pleased to hear that our location as well as the extensive amenities provided by the hotel and Kenmore Square were so well suited to making your stay so enjoyable. We hope that your son or daughter selected a Boston school so that we may become your home...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here to be close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon . We didn't regret it as it was well situated for the marathon. Our room was really big with a nice bathroom . The staff was helpful, friendly and accommodating. We valet parked everyday and the valets were very good and courteous. There isn't much to...

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

Thank you for selecting the Hotel Commonwealth as your destination for your recent Marathon visit to Boston. We are delighted to have served as your host for this visit and hope that the many services and amenities offered by the hotel helped to make your stay enjoyable. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting your stay again often.

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Boston for the Marathon and stayed at this very lovely hotel. The second we stepped into the doorway we were greeted by such nice and friendly people. The rooms were spacious and everything was extremely clean! Will be staying there again next Marathon!!

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North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for the marathon, and I wanted to stay somewhere that was convenient to a number of things. The hotel is at mile 25, so we were able to walk to the finish line, the expo, Fenway, shops on Newberry, and tons of restaurants. So the convenience of the hotel was great, but the overall hotel experience...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Room service was prompt and the the room was modern and clean. Located next to the Kenmore subway stop and near Fenway Park, this hotel is in an excellent position for touring Boston.

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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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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Island Creek Oyster Bar
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 

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Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Price Range: $468 - $826 (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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Commonwealth Hotel Boston
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#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#6 Luxury Hotel in Boston
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“All the rooms are great. We loved the Fenway Suite.”
Y8961WSmarys, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“floors 3 and above”
Lhshel, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“5 Star Hotel but with 2 Star Concierge; Ironically Super Friendly Staff”
teekay9966, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Need to ask for a Kreuig if you like to have this in your room, they will bring it.”
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TXtravelerHouston, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you're a heavy sleeper, any room will do. If you're a light sleeper, you might want to avoid the Fenway Park rooms.”
io_saturnalia, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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