$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Commonwealth

4 stars
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
78 reviews
Fantastic Birthday Weekend Getaway

The Hotel Commonwealth is everything that it describes itself to be - elegant and dedicated to... See full review

  • The Cooke's
  • Dec 5, 2014
Fenway Fun

Great staff from the door man to the front desk -pleasant , attentive and helpful . Very spacious... See full review

  • Rowe Boy
  • Aug 3, 2014
Stylish, spacious guest rooms two blocks from Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox baseball fans might find a view of historic Fenway Park from an extra-spacious guest room at Hotel Commonwealth. Two blocks from the games, this independent Back Bay boutique hotel offers gracious service and an elegant atmosphere. Past the fresh flowers in the lobby, choose from two distinctive restaurants, peruse the DVD lending library or splurge on an in-room spa treatment. Shoppers can browse the Commonwealth Shops then stroll to upscale Newbury Street. Beneath the hotel, a subway whisks riders to top Boston attractions. 
Highlights

  • Two blocks from Fenway Park and above the Kenmore Square "T" station
  • Work out in the fitness center or book a massage
  • Complimentary Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Classic, oversized guest rooms are pet-friendly
  • Two restaurants open late, with one featuring the longest marble bar in Boston

Rooms
Designer accents fill 149 expansive and sophisticated rooms and suites at Hotel Commonwealth, from bath amenities by Fresh to blankets by Peacock Alley. All beds are a Serta Perfect Sleeper pillow-top king or queen with Italian linens and down comforters. Don a Frette bathrobe and reach for a bedtime book by a Boston author from the in-room library or admire views of Kenmore Square or Fenway Park. A charging station, flat-panel TV, strong cell phone reception and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access satisfy high-tech guests. Enjoy in-room refreshments and 24-hour room service.
Features
Two excellent restaurants at Hotel Commonwealth entice diners from miles around. Try the brasserie menu and talked-about cocktails on the longest marble bar in Boston at Eastern Standard. The grand raw bar at Island Creek Oyster Bar changes daily. A half mile from Boston University, the hotel also sits near nightclubs and a House of Blues on Landsdowne Street. Request a free shoeshine or book daily laundry service and valet parking (fees apply). Stop at the lobby counter for a hot cup of coffee. Those with a dog can arrange pet sitting, grooming, walking and even a pet massage (fees apply). 
Transportation

  • Boston Logan International Airport (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • T.F. Green Airport (54.4 mi/87.5 km)
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (54.7 mi/88.1 km)
  • Above the Kenmore "T" subway station

Attractions

  • Fenway Park (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Boston Public Gardens (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Harvard Square (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Boston Convention Center (4.6 mi/2.9 km)

Business

  • Free in-room wired Internet access and hotel-wide Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting space for up to 300 people, including a fireside boardroom

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Hotel Commonwealth Rooms

Kenmore Room
These cozy rooms (350 sq. ft) feature a King sized bed, 32 inch Panasonic LCD HD television with DVD/CD player, complimentary internet access, sitting area and large writing desk.
Fenway Room
Enjoy a large deluxe room (470 sq. ft.) with a direct view of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Featuring one King or two Queen sized beds, a sitting area, and a large writing desk. These guestrooms are perfect for a weekend getaway
Commonwealth Room
Pamper yourself in a Parlor Suite (515 sq. ft.) with a direct view of historic Commonwealth Avenue. These luxurious Boston accommodations feature a king sized bed along with a large sitting area that may be closed off with drapes, fully stocked mini bar, an old world inspired writing desk, two 32 Panasonic LCD HD televisions with DVD / CD player and a state of the art telecommunications system.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Fenway Park: 0.2 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.4 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.9 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 1.2 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.6 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.7 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.7 mi
  • Fenway Park: 0.2 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.4 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.9 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 1.2 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 1.5 mi
  • Boston Common: 1.5 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 1.6 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 1.7 mi
  • African Meeting House: 1.7 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 2.1 mi
  • TD Garden: 2.1 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 2.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 2.1 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 2.1 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 2.3 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 2.4 mi
  • Old North Church: 2.4 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 2.5 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 2.6 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 2.9 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 3.1 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 3.8 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Castle Island: 4.4 mi

Dining

Eastern Standard Brasserie
The Hotel Commonwealth's award-winning Eastern Standard Brasserie serves European and New England favorites; a seasonal terrace overlooks Kenmore Square.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Plan your next Boston area business meeting, wedding reception or social gathering at Hotel Commonwealth, hosting superior private events for up to 300 guests. Managing the details from planning through flawless execution, our corporate and social event specialists at Hotel Commonwealth will ensure your event excellence every step of the way. Hotel Commonwealth features a complete array of flexible and creative function space solutions for your private event, from an elaborate ballroom to an upscale boardroom overlooking Boston's historic Kenmore Square.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (78)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Commonwealth

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
78 out of 78
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

99% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LA RedSox Fan
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8, 2012

RedSox Getaway

Awesome location for anyone looking to take in a true RedSox experience!

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

4
5.01.0
JJ World traveler
Business
Detroit MI
Nov 20, 2014

Great time in Boston!

This hotel was perfect for my short stay in Boston. Location is great!! Next to the subway station, no need to walk far (specially great for winter months). It’s one station down from Berkeley performance center where you can catch a concert, or two stations from the shopping center etc. I was able to go to Cambridge and Salem without any issue and fully utilized my time in Boston. Rooms are big, view is nice (especially if you are into baseball), Bathroom was really clean and all the staff was friendly. This hotel It’s a great option!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Berekely Performance Center is one subway station away, they have great shows and not expensive at all!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oh Jugs
Business
NE Ohio
Nov 24, 2014

Outstanding service!

A first-rate hotel in nearly every respect. Convenient location for Boston U. access, complete with a nice selection of restaurants in the Kenmore Square area. But for us, the best feature was the staff. In a busy hotel, the front desk and concierge recognized us and provided personal service and advice that was most helpful. We would gladly return!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the Island Creek Oyster Bar that is attached to the hotel. Outstanding raw shellfish menu - Be aware, it's upscale (but worth it).

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Jun 16, 2010

First Class

Perfect location...next to Fenway Park. Expensive, but worth it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dido d
Business
Romania
Jun 29, 2011

holiday at commonwealth hotel

As a European traveler I found this hotel as an excellent choice to spend the time you have in Boston. It is in an excellent, quiet yet lively location. It is fairly close to the city center and for those who hate walking can get there by train or bus which can be taken from Kenmore station which is right in front of the hotel. The personnel is extremely helpful and I really enjoyed my stay there. I would recommend it for both pleasure and business occasions.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very conveniently located to all convenience stores and to city center.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paola83
Business
Ciudad de México, DF, México
Oct 24, 2011

Great location

Staff members are great, always looking for ways to make your vacations more pleasant. The hotel has a great location, as it is near to train stations, and two blocks away from Fenway Park. In addition, the restaurants located at each side of the hotel have great menus and the option for late dinning

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Empty Nesting Mom
Business
Hudson Valley, New York
Nov 7, 2011

Best Hotel

From the doormen who tirelessly hailed cabs and opened doors with a smile, the friendly and efficient check in person, the sparkling lobby, elevators, and hallways, and our exquisite large room with the best amenities, this hotel offers it all with style and perfection. We would not hesitate staying here the next time we're in Boston.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bertucci's Restaurant is across the street from the Commonwealth, a 5 minute walk -- easy, affordable dinner.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ern57
Business
Atlanta, GA, USA
Feb 21, 2012

Perfect to visit Boston University

Everyone is so friendly, you get the personal attention that you use to get in so many traditional hotels. WIFI is included in your room

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
maill
Business
western massachusetts
Mar 7, 2012

visit new grandchild at Beth Isreal Hosp

Wonderful hotel. Very clean, very comfortable room. Very helpful and pleasant staff., From hailing a cab to running to our car for a forgotten umbrella, the staff was exceptional. Have stayed in many hotels but this will be the one we go back too!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ARPDAP
Business
Pennsylvania, USA
Mar 4, 2012

Hotel Commonwealth

A beautiful hotel, centrally located for our trip to Boston University. Hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Can't wait to visit again.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Eastern Standard restaurant has great food and incredible service.

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pwcscc
Business
Knoxville, TN
Jun 1, 2012

Perfect for a luxurious stay near Fenway

I can see why they have the number 1 rating. We simply have no complaints whatsoever. We would gladly stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to Fenway.

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