$298 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

Hotel Commonwealth

4 stars
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
102 reviews
5th anniversary

I have to start with checking in. Fast, helpful and most of all enjoyed what they do. . This hotel... See full review

  • bohunk53
  • Jul 6, 2014
Welcomed like we were at home.

Nick, the concierge, was wonderful from when we checked in to every time we left and came back. The... See full review

  • S Jones
  • Jun 29, 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

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

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Hotel Map

42.3488 -71.095
Area served
Boston, Back Bay, Fenway, Cambridge, Brookline
Nearby airports
Boston Logan International
Area description
Discover Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury boutique hotel offering elegance and style in downtown Boston Massachusetts. The grand cornerstone of Boston's Kenmore Square, Hotel Commonwealth features gracious hospitality with classic style

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

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.

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.

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 (102)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Commonwealth

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
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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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
maill
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
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ARPDAP
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
Dining tip: In Hotel

Eastern Standard restaurant has great food and incredible service.

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ern57
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
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Xavi30
Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 1, 2012

Emergency trip

This hotel is nice , the staff very helpfull The location is great you can feel safe even late night !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JH000
NY
Dec 30, 2011

Hotel Commonwealth

Very clean rooms. Helpful staff. Very close to Fenway. Not too close to other popular area attractions but you can jump on the subway right outside the hotel. Parking costs 42 dollars a night. Hotel restaurants are excellent. Eastern Standard was more impressive than the Oyster Bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Empty Nesting Mom
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paola83
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
Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Exploring
Business
Charlotte, NC, USA
Oct 17, 2011

Well located, well appointed spot to see Boston

Hotel Commonwealth is a beautiful hotel in Kenmore Square. It is a 10 min walk from the heart of Newbury St and very close to the Citgo sign and Fenway. You can get on the T right outside the hotel and go pretty much anywhere. The rooms are very comfortable with a few extra surprises such as Boston themed books, cell phone charging docks and upscale toiletries. The rooms are great places to unwind and relax after a day running around the city. There are some good restaurants nearby, but some have to be searched out. India Quality is highly recommended. I enjoyed getting quick, fresh bites at Cafe 472.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The sign outside India Quality claims it was voted the best Indian food in Boston...apparently it is true! Despite it's humble appearance my local friends were raving about the place.

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bp travlr
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Oct 3, 2011

wonderful all-around experience

the hotel is very convenient to the T, has two connected wonderful restaurants with bars, relatively close to back bay and an easy T ride everywhere else including north end, where we went one night. staff was friendly helpful and attentive. we stayed in a basic room which was very nice and clean. we stayed to visit child at BC, it can be a bit of long T ride to BC!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Island Creek Oyster Bar dining was special and convenient and staff was wonderful.

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bp travlr
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Oct 3, 2011

wonderful all-around experience

the hotel is very convenient to the T, has two connected wonderful restaurants with bars, relatively close to back bay and an easy T ride everywhere else including north end, where we went one night. staff was friendly helpful and attentive. we stayed in a basic room which was very nice and clean. we stayed to visit child at BC, it can be a bit of long T ride to BC!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Island Creek Oyster Bar dining was special and convenient and staff was wonderful.

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