Boston Hotel Buckminster
What We Love
- The nearest hotel to Fenway Park, with suite optionsChecking out architecture by the iconic Stanford White
- Staying where jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck performed
- Following a meal at Fenmore Grill with a walk around Kenmore Square and to the river
What To Know
- The nearest T station(on the Green line) is Kenmore Square
- Within easy walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Fenway Park
- Free WiFi works well
- Parking at the neighboring garage is a bit pricey, but that's typical for Boston
It’s hard to get more central than Boston Hotel Buckminster. This convenient property is located in the heart of Kenmore Square, near Boston University; historic Back Bay; and the MBTA’s green line, to shuttle you to other parts of the city. Baseball lovers will rejoice in the proximity to historic Fenway Park, while the sartorially inclined will doubtless enjoy spending an afternoon at the famous shops on Newbury Street. And if you need some exercise, but would prefer to skip the handy on-site gym, you can take a walk along the river, just up Deerfield Street.
Boston Hotel Buckminster is a great place to spend your Beantown break in general, too; it’s considered a destination unto itself, and not just because of its stylish American grill. One of the first hotels in town, it was designed by Stanford White, known for a certain local library (as well as New York’s Columbia University campus). The notorious Black Sox Scandal was hatched here, the first network broadcast in radio history took place here, and jazz legends from Louis Armstrong to Billie Holiday performed here. No need to go out and sightsee at all, really; when it comes to Boston history and culture, you might say the (ahem) buck stops here.
Rooms and suites
Your room – one of 132 – is a comfy, cozy enclave in the heart of town, equipped with a convenient refrigerator and microwave. To top it off, you’ll get an HD flat-screen TV, complete with HBO.Superior Queen rooms are more spacious than the compact Deluxe queen abodes; both of these rooms offer one queen bed. For a separate living room and more space, opt for the brand-new Superior King suite, with a king-sized bed, or the Deluxe Double Queen suite, with one bedroom with two queen beds.
Dine on American fare at Fenmore Grill, which is open from early morning to midnight. The menu emphasizes regional favorites, as in the signature Fenway Wings and the requisite fish and chips. For other choices, step out into Kenmore Square, where highly rated restaurants like Eastern Standard are found.
The hotel boasts an ideal location near Fenway Park, Boston University, Newbury Street and Back Bay. Boston is known as America’s Walking City for its pedestrian-friendly size and set-up, so take a stroll around town to discover the beautiful green space in Boston Common, the view of the Charles River along the Esplanade and the romantic Italian enclave in the North End.
How to Get There
It is a good hotel located close to a subway station and not far from the historic center of Boston. Rooms are relatively well insulated from noise from the street and warm (something necessary in fall and winter). A bit pricey but this is Boston!
The Buckminster Is in an ok location. Close to public transport and Fenway Park and a couple of pubs. The reception area/Lobby was lovely. I also liked the plaques explaining the history of the building. Room was big. A Safe in room.
There were a lot of things we did not like. A/C did not work properly, broken light bulb in room not repaired, after reporting to reception. On the whole the room was grubby, windows dirty, very noisy with traffic 24hrs. Old, tired and badly decorated room, old and tired carpet, walk on it barefoot? No thanks! The walls were all uneven from previous repairs, bare wires, cheap badly mounted electrical conduit on walls. Bathroom had uneven and cracked sealer, uneven tiling, loose uneven handles/racks. Cracked/broken floor tiles and stained tiles. Very noisy toilets/drains from other rooms. Sheets and beds/mattress not good quality. Sheets not changed when dirty, not changed often enough. TV did not work properly. I understand Boston is an expensive city, but we paid well over €1000 for a 5 night stay with no breakfast. This hotel was not worth that price. I do not like leaving negative reviews, but I felt it was necessary on this occasion. Stayed in October 2019
Visited Boston the weekend when the Red Sox played against the NY Yankees. This was my husband's birthday present and so I wanted to make sure he enjoyed the visit to this great town! I searched around for a hotel that was within close proximity to Fenway Park but also with a restaurant. So I found Hotel Buckminster which offered all that and more. The hotel is older but well maintained and clean. Knowing that it was my husband's birthday trip the staff accommodated us with a room that had a view of Fenway Park. It was so very much appreciated as it made my husband so happy!