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
Great hotel, 5 minute walk to Fenway Park, and public transport. Lots of restaurants close by. Staff were friendly and helpful, great to have a laundromat on site. Need a good sense of direction as the hallways are all angles. Loved our stay here and would definitely recommend not just for the Redsox fans but for any tourist.
This was our third stay and they never disappoint us. We came into town for the Zac Brown concert at Fenway, or room faced the ball park and we could here the sound checks before thw show. The Fenmore grill makes a giid breakfast and everyone was friendly. Highly recommended if in town especially if your seeing a game or a show.
Spent the night at the Buckminster after seeing a concert at Fenway Park. Great location....just a couple minute walk to Fenway. The room was very clean and had everything that we needed for the night. Nyghesty checked us in on this trip and also when we stayed there in April. Both times she could not have been any nicer. She is extremely pleasant and helpful. We will definitely stay there again.
I’m rating a 4 mainly for location and the price (still crazy, but it’s Boston).
Right across the street from Fenway
Down the block from a metro stop
A separate room with a pullout couch for the kids
Friendly and helpful staff
Could store our luggage while at the Red Sox game before we could check in
Really old and the rooms aren’t well kept up. Old carpet, warped floors/walls, shower head in a weird spot. Reminded me of a cheap college apartment.
Door lock kept rejecting the key cards so we had to keep getting new ones
Pullout couch didn’t completely pull out, so the front desk kid and my husband had to wrestle it open.
Overall, worth it for the location and space.
I had always heard about that hotel. Colleagues told me it was a good deal and I know Boston is not a cheap city especially for hotels and accomodation. So, unless you go to Boston for a Red Sox game or to Boston University, I think this hotel is extremely expensive for what it offers (over $250 only one night single room no breakfast June session). The location is good, unless you go to downtown area or finnancial discrict. The highway that crosses Boston is just by the hotel and at nights you can listen the traffic (especially cars). The staff is nice and the room was clean though completely out of trend. Probably from January to March-April the price is cheaper.