$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Boston Hotel Buckminster

3 stars
645 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
131 reviews
Great location, clean rooms

Kenmore station was just 3 mins walk from the hotel. Room was spacious, and the toilet was clean too. See full review

  • Jeankim
  • Nov 25, 2014
Great hotel!

I had a great stay at the hotel. It was located near the T and right near Fenway! Lots of history... See full review

  • Travelin' Man82
  • Nov 24, 2014
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.

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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 (131)

Ratings and reviews for Boston Hotel Buckminster

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
131 out of 131
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
folks5
Business
Kansas City, MO
May 20, 2011

Perfect place to stay

We were in Boston to help our daughter look for a place to live this fall. The hotel was in a great location to get on the "T" and navigate the city with very little effort. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. For sure would stay there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
WI
May 13, 2011

Good value

The hotel is not very fancy, but has its charm. Cannot find a better value for the price and location (near BU). We've stayed at the hotel two times, and both times we were very satisfied.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Acton, MA
May 10, 2011

Reasonably priced, good location

The Buckminster Hotel is an old hotel recently renovated. Much of the hotel is modern, freshly painted, and newly decorated-except for the televisions. Parking was reasonable for a hotel, $28/day. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is a short walk for Fenway Park and the subway. The complementary breakfast was typical. They are struggling with the boilers, so there was not enough really hot water at all times. We were assured they were in the process of fixing the problem.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Fenway Park and Boston's Back Bay. Also close to Boston University, Northeastern and major hospitals.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
west virginia
May 9, 2011

nice stay

went to red sox and celtics game..great location in regards to fenway park...nice hotel...old hotel...good service.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
curls99
Business
Syracuse, NY
Apr 30, 2011

GREAT WEEKEND

We were in Boston for a Red Sox game. The location of the Hotel Buckminster is PERFECT for a Red Sox fan- the ballpark is SO close. You can actually see the lights of Fenway Park from the hotel. The cleanliness of the rooms was very impressive, and the suite are quite spacious- definitely enough room for a family of 4 or 5. We loved the continental breakfast- it a great way to start the day- everything you need- coffee, muffins, croissants, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, juice, bagels..... We did not eat at the restaurant (Japanese, sushi) but it looked great and was PACKED full on Friday night.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Fenway Park is a 3 minute walk

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rocky Hill, CT
Apr 24, 2011

Great Time in Beantown

I went to visit my daughter at college. The Buckminster is close to everything! Comfy bed. Quiet hotel. Its an old hotel so it's not "swanky". Very clean and cozy! Love it!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street from Fenway, short walk to shopping, restaurants bars, and T stop.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mid-Coast, Maine
Apr 22, 2011

Unbeatable Location

Opened the shades in the room to a full view of Fenway Park and Landsdowne Street. Room was spacious and clean. More importantly it was stumbling distance from the House of Blues. On the downside, shower was a struggle with no attached shower head, parking was expensive for an overnight ($28), and the hotel could use some updating. However, I generally stay at hotels to sleep and not hang-out in my room. Location was sweet and the price was good relative to the location.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Superfan Higgs
Business
San Diego, California
Apr 16, 2011

Red Sox fans

If you are going to see a Red Sox game, this is the hotel for you. The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium. The Kenmore station is also very close and can get you to and from the airport by taking the airport shuttle to the Blue Line and the transfer to the Green Line at Government Station going outbound to the hotels location at Kenmore station. This is not a 5 star hotel, and you have to overlook some of the cosmetics and age to really enjoy the hotel. If you just need a place to sleep with a friendly staff this is for you. You get free breakfast which isn't the best but there are a lot of restaurants around to choose from.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
burlington vermont
Apr 12, 2011

great location

I went to a red sox game

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

several bars and restuarants within a very short walk...dont need to go far for anything

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Review of Boston Hotel Buckminster

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sturbridge, MA
Mar 18, 2011

Not to Bad!

Went with a few other guys from a concert at the House of Blues. Location great, room was clean but there was spots on the carpets, small but not too bad. The service was superior. Looking for a liquor store at 1040pm? Desk staff google & calls liquor stores to find out if they are open. I didn't get that service at the Hilton. Late check out? No problem sleep till 1. Very satisified. My room (309) has a microwave & mini-frig. Awesome!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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