$98 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Boston Hotel Buckminster

3 stars
645 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
122 reviews
Wonderful, old school hotel

What a lovely hotel! There is a beautiful, european-style lobby, all the original architecture. The... See full review

  • Mother105
  • Dec 15, 2013
Right across the street from Fenway!!!

Can't believe this hotel is only rated as 2-stars. The location cannot be beat if you are going to... See full review

  • A Yankee's Fan
  • Aug 20, 2013
Built in 1897, the historic Boston Hotel Buckminster was one of the first hotels built in the Boston area. The hotel was designed by renowned architect Stanford White, who also designed the Boston Public Library as well as many of the elegant Back Bay townhouses on Beacon Street. The hotel is located on the triangular intersection of Beacon Street and Brookline Avenue in Boston's Kenmore Square. Today the Boston Hotel Buckminster stands as the "Heart of Kenmore Square", offering 116 guest rooms and suites as Boston's only true Budget Hotel. The Boston Hotel Buckminster's location is second to none in the City of Boston, as it is the closest hotel to both Fenway Park and Boston University. The hotel serves visitors to the Back Bay and Downtown Boston areas year round and provides easy access to the Kenmore Station on Boston's Subway System and is within a short walk to the vast majority of Boston's attractions. Parking is available for a fee.

Hotel Map

42.3483 -71.0979
Area served
Boston, Fenway, Brookline
Nearby airports
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
Area description
Heart of Kenmore Square next to Fenway Park and Boston University.Boston Hotel Buckminster is conveniently located within walking distance (or a short 'T' ride) of all the city's major sites and attractions, and only a two minute walk to the Kenmore T Station on the Green Line.

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Boston Hotel Buckminster Rooms

Deluxe Double Queen
These Standard Guest rooms include 2 Queen beds, a comfortable sitting area, marble bathroom,work desk, voicemail, microwave, and refrigerator.
Deluxe Queen
These Standard Guest rooms include 1 Queen bed, a comfortable sitting area, marble bathroom,work desk, voicemail, microwave, and refrigerator.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Fenway Park: 0.1 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.8 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.8 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 1.1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.1 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.4 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.6 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.7 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.8 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.8 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.8 mi
  • Fenway Park: 0.1 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.8 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.8 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 1.1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.1 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.4 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.6 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.7 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.8 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.8 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.8 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 2.2 mi
  • TD Garden: 2.2 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 2.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 2.3 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 2.3 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 2.3 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 2.5 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 2.5 mi
  • Old North Church: 2.5 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 2.7 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 2.7 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 3 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 3.3 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 3.7 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 4 mi
  • Castle Island: 4.5 mi

Dining

Fenway American Bistro
Featuring American dishes with regional New England cuisine, using use local crafted or farmed items to offer the freshest ingredients possible. Offering appetizers, sandwiches, the freshest fish and burgers, Maine lobster sliders, Boston cream pie, to a great steak " something for everyone. Our wines list features up and coming wines, and the beer list boasts some of the best New England brews and of course fan favorites. The atmosphere is both casual and relaxing for sport fans, after work get-togethers, and neighborhood dining. Located in historic part of Boston, across from Fenway Park, the restaurant is decorated in rich tones of amber and blue. Pictures of historic Boston abound with a nod to old time baseball. Kitchen open 6:30am " 11pm with the Bar opened until 12am. Breakfast is served 6:30am-10:30am Monday " Friday. Saturday and Sunday 6:30am " 12pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (122)

Ratings and reviews for Boston Hotel Buckminster

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
122 out of 122
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Greg business travelor
Business
Atlanta, GA
Oct 11, 2014

Good stay!

Good stay, room is a little old feeling. TV was very small, but for the price, was a good deal. I like the vouchers for dinner!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Gave vouchers!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AJoe
Business
San Jose, CA
Oct 9, 2014

Wonderful Stay

I went into this trip expecting an average 3 star hotel, but the hotel was clean, the staff was courteous and the location was exceptional. Right on the corner near fenway park and only steps from the Kenmore T station and the best oysters in Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
South Carolina
Sep 26, 2014

Great Location

This hotel is a very short walk from Fenway Park and to the Kenmore Station T. The hotel staff were so kind and helpful. The restaurant on site is delicious as well. The furnishings are a little dated, but the comfort and hospitality are exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the T for $19 for a 7 day pass of traveling. Cab fares are quite expensive and the T can take you just about anywhere!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sydney Aussie
Business
Novi, MI
Sep 25, 2014

Close to Fenway

The outside of the building is beautiful. The floor plan was a bit confusing and there were ceiling panels that were missing outside of my door. The in house dining was very good. You get a $10 voucher for the restaurant too upon check in. The couch in the main room wasn't very comfortable, but the view of Fenway from my window was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
u Professor
Business
Champaign, Illinois
Sep 18, 2014

good value hotel

Good location near Boston University and a very pleasant walk across the bridge to MIT. Clean room with comfortable bed. Wish there were a chair and desk too. But price was very good compared to larger hotels around Cambridge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
elsegundodad
Business
El Segundo,Ca (LA)
Sep 15, 2014

Boston Trip

I booked the trip months in advance. I called a week before the trip just to confirm, and was told it's a room with one single queen bed. Since I was travelling with my daughter that would be awkward. They said a roll-away would be put in the room, I guess that would be ok. When we arrived they upgraded us to a 2 bedroom, sweet !.....all the front staff were always extremely helpful....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street from Fenway

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FloridaMike
Business
Spring Hill, Fl
Aug 16, 2014

Close to Fenway

Perfect location if going to a game. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ghu149
Business
chicago
Jun 7, 2014

i can recommend this charming hotel

very well maintained old building, with good staff and great location, bargain priced.. just not great water pressure

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Clarkyankee07
Business
Boston
Mar 4, 2014

Not much to complain about

Wasn't much to complain about other than my small outdated room. I expected something bigger but when I walked two feet in I was already at me bed. The tv was from the 90s. And mabey due to the fact that I'm young the staff seemed more concerned with me smoking in my room than continuing on with his story on how to get your refund back and how not to get kicked out

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy Traveler Teacher
Business
Providence, RI
Feb 18, 2014

Last minute One night stay

Friendly, helpful staff. We got a good price for a room at the last minute. Very comfy accommodations and all the amenities we needed. Would definitely come back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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