What We Love
- Kenmore Square/Back Bay location minutes from Fenway Park
- Part of a complex with shopping and a T station across the street
- Huge rooms by Boston standards
What To Know
- Eastern Standard can be sceney on weekend nights
- Location in Kenmore Square is a little busier than some Boston hotels
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Hotel Commonwealth feels very much like the city that surrounds it, with a classic American style that blends the traditional and the modern. The lobby and public spaces feel a bit like a colonial mansion, with ornate carpeting, large antique-style furnishings and a staff that’s eager to help. But it’s the integration of the modern — a happening lounge/restaurant, WiFi everywhere, easy access to the T — that makes the hotel such a popular choice in this part of town.
Bed and Bath
The integration of proper Bostonian style continues in the 149 spacious guestrooms and suites, where classic furnishings including armoires and brass lamps are mixed with such modern amenities as 48-inch Smart TVs and even a PlayStation 2 (by request). Each room has a selection of books by Massachusetts area writers, as well as a DVD player to take advantage of the hotel’s 200-title library. The marble bathrooms have luxe extras including plush Frette robes and Malin + Goetz brand toiletries.
The hotel’s Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks is one of the neighborhood’s most acclaimed eateries (and on weekend nights, one of its busiest lounge scenes); it offers a mix of European and New England favorites, including mussels and frog’s leg ragout. Or, head to Island Creek Oyster Bar to tuck into some of the city’s freshest seafood. You’ll also find a smattering of boutiques and a small fitness center.
In the Area
The property is across the street from the historic icon that Bostonians admire most (yes, Fenway Park); you can’t leave without catching a game or at least touring the Green Monster. Explore the historic sites of Boston’s colonial past on the Freedom Trail, with helpful painted walkways that wind around the city’s famed locations. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses vast, varied and revered art collections from the far reaches of the globe. And check out the shops and cafés lining Newbury Street.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel with beyond helpful and very friendly staff. Anything we asked for during our stay was taken care of promptly. Such a great location to walk around area streets as well. Over all our stay was fabulous & would definitely recommend!!
Comfortable hotel a short distance from Fenway. Easy check in, great front desk staff. Arranged Red Sox tickets through the hotel before arriving. Nice touch to have coffee available in the mornings. Room was spacious and well appointed.
Great experience. The hotel staff were very friendly, prompt and helpful. I asked for quite a bit during our stay, for instance; directions, umbrella (as it rained most of our stay), extra facial wipes, etc. Every ask was promptly accommodated. The room was neat, and the bed extremely comfortable. The only missing amenity is a pool. Although, it was not an issue considering the trip was for business. I would highly recommend Hotel Commonwealth.
Overall, loved the hotel, the location, the room was very spacious and nice. People at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. But for 2 days out of 4 nights, the cleaning person did not replenish our free bottles of water and also we had 4 people in our room and they gave us 2 bottles. These are mini bottles by the way. Also, we actually ran out of body wash after 2 nights and they didn’t replenish those either. We actually had to call for these little items.
Very nice and comfortable hotel. On room overlooked Fenway Park. Very close if you are going to a Red Sox game. Nice snacks offered at check in and coffee and small muffin or fruit every morning.Staff very professional and helpful.