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
Friendly staff and a great hotel. We stayed here on our trip to Boston to watch the super bowl and go to the parade. It’s about a $20 Uber ride from the airport. Great location, lots to see around the hotel that’s within walking distance, you can see Fenway from the hotel, about a 3 minute walk. All kinds of restaurants you can walk to. Our room was a little dated but it was clean and had a microwave, bar fridge and coffee maker. Definitely recommend this hotel while staying in the Boston area.
Have stayed her several times, as well as family and friends. It's a "line drive" to Fenway, and many dining options. Last stay was for a college visit. Parking can be an issue at times, but hey, it's Boston.
Great 👍 highly recommend a stay here! Hotel staff are friendly & very helpful, rooms lovely & clean as maid service is daily, plenty to do & see within walking distance of hotel & public transport on the door step
On arrival we were greeted by Claudia on reception who made us incredibly welcome. The room was great for our purpose but we discussed what options were available and Claudia kindly moved us to a fantastic new room. The hotel was excellently located, very easy to get to the main attractions and stations. The bed was lovely and comfortable, great shower and amenities. We were even encouraged to take home made cookies from reception, which tasted great !
I couldn’t recommend the hotel enough and would personally like to thank Claudia for all the advise and help. You made our stay in Boston extra special and made two Brit’s fall in love with Boston. All the best !
We stayed at the Buckminster during a birthday trip to Boston. We originally booked a King Suite, but the manager called and asked if we (3 women) would like to take a queen/twin room instead. It was a bit less expensive, so we agreed. When we arrived at the hotel, we drove right into the garage and the valet attendant left it there while we checked in and were able to bring our ticket to him.
While checking in, we asked about our room, and since we did them a favor for downsizing (someone requested the larger room) we were treated with a coupon for free breakfasts, a corner room on the 6th floor - facing Fenway!
The room and bathroom were plenty large enough for us, and our luggage. We did smell the food from the restaurant downstairs, but it was not overwhelming (and we didn’t even notice it once we were in the room a few minutes).
The coffee pot was a small Mr. Coffee. We only had one packet of regular for the morning and called down for another one, or two. We were told that it would make 4 cups, so they could only give us one