€317.69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 29 May 2015 Check-out 30 May 2015

Hotel Commonwealth

4 stars
View map of 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
84 reviews
Great trip!

Right next to Fenway! What an unbelievable weekend!!! See full review

  • Andrew S.
  • 11 Mar 2015
February in Boston

The four nights spent at the Hotel Commonwealth were very pleasant. The room was clean and much... See full review

  • TS
  • 2 Mar 2015
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 centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Commonwealth location and nearby area

Nearby points of interest

  • Fenway Park: 0.3 km
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.6 km
  • Symphony Hall: 1 km
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1 km
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 1.1 km
  • Matthews Arena: 1.2 km
  • Boston Public Library: 1.4 km
  • Trinity Church: 1.6 km
  • Agganis Arena: 1.9 km
  • Copley Square: 2.1 km
  • Louisburg Square: 2.4 km
  • Boston Common: 2.5 km
  • Beacon Hill: 2.6 km
  • Boston Chinatown: 2.7 km
  • African Meeting House: 2.7 km
  • Fenway Park: 0.3 km
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.6 km
  • Symphony Hall: 1 km
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1 km
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 1.1 km
  • Matthews Arena: 1.2 km
  • Boston Public Library: 1.4 km
  • Trinity Church: 1.6 km
  • Agganis Arena: 1.9 km
  • Copley Square: 2.1 km
  • Louisburg Square: 2.4 km
  • Boston Common: 2.5 km
  • Beacon Hill: 2.6 km
  • Boston Chinatown: 2.7 km
  • African Meeting House: 2.7 km
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 3.3 km
  • TD Garden: 3.3 km
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 3.3 km
  • Faneuil Hall: 3.4 km
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 3.4 km
  • Boston National Historical Park: 3.4 km
  • Boston Children's Museum: 3.7 km
  • The Paul Revere House: 3.8 km
  • Old North Church: 3.9 km
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 4.1 km
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 4.2 km
  • USS Constitution Museum: 4.3 km
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 4.6 km
  • Cruiseport Boston: 5 km
  • Arnold Arboretum: 6.1 km
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 6.2 km
  • Castle Island: 7 km

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:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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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Ratings and reviews for Hotel Commonwealth

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
84 out of 84
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
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

4
5.01.0
Brian K.
Business
N/A
26 Mar 2015

Great hotel

Staff was all very nice and accommodating. They do a great job working with their customers to keep them happy. Location cannot be beat

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrew S.
Business
N/A
11 Mar 2015

Great trip!

Right next to Fenway! What an unbelievable weekend!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TS
Business
N/A
2 Mar 2015

February in Boston

The four nights spent at the Hotel Commonwealth were very pleasant. The room was clean and much more spacious than I was expecting. Features were updated (32" Smart TV, bedside tablet, plenty of outlets for my own gadgets, anti-fog mirror in the bathroom). The staff was courteous and friendly, even as I checked in very late due to a flight delay. It was a shame the lobby was still under renovation, it gave the entry a lesser quality feel, though I am sure that once construction is complete the new lobby will really impress. The location could not have been better, a T stop right outside the front door. Plus, it is still within walking distance of very cool restaurants and shops. The only downside to my stay was the strange cold draft coming through my room. It was flowing from the hallway towards the window, but I couldn't feel anything strange in the hall. All in all, it was a very pleasant stay. I would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nycgirl
Business
N/A
25 Jan 2015

Nice stay

Nice stay, would stay again. Clean and comfy. Nice stay, would stay again. Clean and comfy. Nice stay, would stay again. Clean and comfy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Cooke's
Business
Northshore, MA
5 Dec 2014

Fantastic Birthday Weekend Getaway

The Hotel Commonwealth is everything that it describes itself to be - elegant and dedicated to customer service. It's location, in the heart of the Fenway, provides easy access to all restaurants and universities within walking distance. We thank you for a pleasant stay and will be back in the future. Greg and Loretta Cooke

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oh Jugs
Business
NE Ohio
24 Nov 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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday 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).

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJ World traveler
Business
Detroit MI
20 Nov 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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday 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!

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emma2014
Business
Cape Cod, MA
7 Aug 2014

Yes!!!

Hotel Commonwealth is a wonderful gem of a hotel in Back Bay - exquisite decor, friendly and helpful staff, terrific location. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The only glitch was a duplicate charge for parking which was quickly resolved. The Malin + Goetz bath products were a treat. Thank you thank you! I hope to return very soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rowe Boy
Business
Falmouth Maine
3 Aug 2014

Fenway Fun

Great staff from the door man to the front desk -pleasant , attentive and helpful . Very spacious rooms and incredibly comfortable bed. The facility is in excellent condition and rich in feel and function. The location is a 5 minute walk from Fenway Park and 1 minute from the subway. If your going to a Ref Sox game there is no better spot to stay. Also very close on foot or subway to many great Boston spots. All of this has kept me coming back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Commonwealth

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Utb040713
Business
Dallas, Texas
1 Aug 2014

Great hotel in an excellent location

I stayed here in a Fenway room with my fiancée for 4 nights. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was excellent (100 ft away from the subway stop, close to quite a few places to eat, a 5 minute walk from Fenway). The room looked brand new and was very clean. Two relatively small issues with the hotel: The room had a very strong seafood smell to it the entire duration of our stay. We got used to it after a while, though. My theory is that the return air for the A/C was picking up the smells from the oyster bar downstairs, but I'm not sure. The water pressure in the shower was pretty low, and the shower ran out of hot water quickly, so we had to space our showers out if we both wanted warm water. Overall it was a very nice hotel, but the hotel can be very pricey during the week, so it might not be the best value depending on when you stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

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