$177 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 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

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 (78)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Commonwealth

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 78
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jaga
Business
London, england
Jul 29, 2014

Solid 4 star choice

This is a very highly rated 4 star hotel that provides a 4.5 star experience. The staff and rooms are excellent. The restaurants are very good and the whole stay was very satisfactory. Just a couple of small criticisms. There is no pool....and this is a big negative in summer in boston with kids. Location is good but not great. Next to Kenmore Metro but for walking and tourist locations I would suggest near the Common or in the heart of Back Bay.....unless visiting Fenway park for which it is an excellent location. The place has a myriad of different demographics from school parties to older couples to families......all wanting to experience the number one TA hotel in Boston. Is it worth it's rating....probably yes....but remember it is a 4 star that offers a 4.5 experience. If you want a 5 star experience it may disappoint.....if you want excellent value I would strongly recommend providing my caveats above do not deter you.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

McDonalds, 7 eleven and Starbucks conveniently next door. Uburgers and 2-3 other casual restaurants across the street.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grandpa Pro
Business
New Jersey
Apr 24, 2014

Yankee fans

This hotel could not have worked out any better for 2 Yankee fans in town for a baseball game. Everything was exceptional, especially the staff. I would recommend this hotel without any reservations.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Fenway Park

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mhpmhp
Business
Litchfield CT
Feb 21, 2014

Good location.

Hotel is right on the green line. Close to Fenway, MIT , newberry and boyleston streets. Good restaurant right inside the same building -- Eastern Standard. Rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished. B No clutter. Free wifi. Plenty of plugs for recharging all the gadgets Bathroom seemed recently upgraded. Clean and bright. Lots of glass shelves to stow your stuff. Staff very pleasant.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make your reservation early. This place fills up.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Boguchi
Business
Seattle
Oct 5, 2012

Classy and Comfortable. A Tad Stuffy

Gorgeous building and fabulous room. Parking was $42 a night which is outrageous. Staff were friendly and a tad cool, not overly helpful and seemed bothered by simple questions. HOWEVER, this was a lovely, relaxing, elegant hotel and super location.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Newberry Street is just plain fun!

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LA RedSox Fan
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debl
Business
CT
Aug 4, 2012

Very convenient for Fenway & BU

Nice rooms, great staff. It would have gotten 5 stars IF they'd had a coffeemaker in the room, or at least coffee available in the lobby before 7 AM! The Eastern Standard restaurant for dinner was great. If you're see a ball game or visiting BU it's in a great location.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KayTH
Business
NH
May 14, 2012

Red Sox visit

Excellent location when staying over following a Red Sox game, loved Zinga! Great shopping location. Pricey, though, no in room coffee.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mom and son boston bound
Business
Alabama
Jun 7, 2011

very spacious room and bathroom

this was a trip for my son. he wanted to go to a red sox game so we chose hotel commonwealth because you could get a room with a view of fenway park. it was perfect! we loved everything about it, and would stay there again!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NEW YORK
Apr 23, 2011

BOSTON

COLLEGE TOURING

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sphui5
Business
los angeles, ca
Mar 9, 2011

WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

this hotel is awesome! everyone is so nice and the service was top-notched!!! they setup a crib for my daughter as well as always provided us everything else we needed to make our time in the hotel commonwealth very enjoyable. the location off kenmore makes this hotel one of the most convenient hotels we've ever stayed at. my wife loves the "fresh" products available and my daughter loved the teddy bear she was given. will definitely stay here again.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

great location!

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