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
I chose this hotel because it is a close walk to MIT. I am here to visit my son while he is in a summer program at MIT. I arrived an hour early, but they checked me in anyway!! The front desk is nice. The room is nice. It has a fridge and microwave. Very clean. Since my son will be playing football at MIT, and I live in Dallas, my wife and I will stay here often.
We had a great time.The room was hospital clean, close to all attractions, & very helpful smiling staff. For the price I believe this is one of the best deals in town. I'd stay here again for sure. Nicely done.
This is a great place to stay, especially if you're attending a night game @ Fenway. The park is only a 5 minute walk, the "T" is half a block. We were in room 523 (2 separate bedrooms) facing Fenway. It's an older hotel, but clean and neat. Surprisingly the new windows are single pane, so there was some noise from the Turnpike. There were double shades, but no room darkening drapes to mitigate the noise. If you stay, request a room facing Beacon St. instead of Brookline ave (unless you want that view of Fenway).
I'd definitely stay again.
The location for accessing Fenway and surrounding pubs and restaurants is unbeatable. The front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful. The attached Fenmore Grill has a decent atmosphere and menu for breakfasts.
The bathroom in the 2 bedroom suite we stayed in (room 401 for us) was pretty tiny, especially to share among 4 people. The large room would benefit greatly from a coffee table and extra comfy chair or two for hanging out and visiting! The Wifi was a bit weak/slow in our room but did work for the most part. I’d stay here again if attending baseball games but check out other value options for a different visit.
It’s located just about 2 blocks away from Fenway. Nice old fashion ceiling and antique lift.
Room is very spacious, clean and tidy. Got fridge, instant coffee, iron with iron board.
Few restaurants and convenient stores near by. Supermarket located about 10min walk distance.
Area is quiet on non-match day (I believe), otherwise hotel will not provide earplug to you (first time seeing it in hotel room).