Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth

9.17 reviews
Ranked #24 in Boston hotels
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500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Nestled in the heart of Kenmore Square near Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is an upscale property offering spacious rooms and suites with views of some of Boston's best-known attractions. Each guest ... Read more
room comes equipped with an iPod dock, as well as a custom library of books by Boston authors. Other amenities include dog walking, free Wi-Fi, and fine Italian bed linens.

Dining options at Hotel Commonwealth include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club and a fitness facility. This 4.0 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Boston property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property.

There are 150 guestrooms at Hotel Commonwealth. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, signature bedding, Egyptian cotton linens, and down comforters. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer cordless phones, iPod docking stations, and CD players. 32 inch LCD televisions have DVD players. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 42 per night
  • Pets: US$ 125 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This is a chic hotel with a stunning lobby, spacious rooms, and great restaurants on-site. The lobby is artistically decorated there's a gallery (currently showing famous guitars) in the hallway which leads to one of their on-site restaurants, the famous Eastern Standard Kitchen. If you order the 24-hour room service, the food will also be prepared by Eastern Standard. There's a nice fitness center and the hotel is conveniently located right next to the Kenmore T station, and it's also very close to Boston University. Other than Eastern Standard, the hotel also houses the great Island Creek Oyster Bar and The Hawthorne, which is Boston's only James Beard nominated cocktail bar! Overall a great place to stay for the location and the classy rooms.

Recommended for:FoodiesLuxury TravelersNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A little pricey but certainly classy and convenient. The hotel is the "official" hotel of the Red Sox, the valet might be dressed in Sox jerseys and there are rooms with views of Fenway to boot. The service is great and the attached restaurants - Eastern Standard and an oyster place whose name escapes me - are delicious, not to mention there are tons more great eats a foot away in Kenmore Square. Rooms are spacious and the service is impeccable.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A superior property, located smack in Kenmore square. The rooms are large and well-decorated (Kandinsky rather than generic landscapes), and there are four types to choose from: the Junior Suites are plenty huge, with a curtain to separate part of the space into a living room. So many different and surprising facilities are built into the hotel, too, from the oyster bar to the art/photo gallery. For me, the standout feature is the service. The staff here is phenomenally kind, generous, relaxed and very willing to go out of their way to accommodate you. There’s none of that stiffness you often find in the workers of even the nicest hotels, and that was very refreshing. The only thing about this place that didn’t blow me away was the gym, which was an adequate size but nothing to write home about. But you’d be a fool if you passed on this great hotel just because of that.

Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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The Hotel Commonwealth is stunning. The lobby has some pretty cool high back chairs, which should make you feel like the King of England when you sit on them. The rest of the lobby is equally ornate. While the lobby is lovely, the rooms are what I found to be the most attractive part of the hotel. They could be the largest hotel rooms in the city, but they still have an intimate feel to them. They also do a fine job of balancing old school style with the latest technology. Antique-looking dressers hide flatscreen HDTVs, for example. If you’re struggling to find something on TV, each room has a DVD player and access to a DVD library in the lobby. If you’re more into reading, each room has a handful of books in it. Each room also has a variety of plugs for cellphones or other devices, so weary travelers can charge their equipment without tearing through their luggage. The only problem I had with the hotel? The bottled water they have on-hand didn’t taste too great.

Sunnyvale, California

great value and terrific service with two very good restaurants and a bar onsite


Close to Fenway park, Retail outlets, and public transport. Also very spacious rooms. Would stay there the next time I'm in Boston.

New York City, New York State, USA


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Tablet computer
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Health club
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • In-room massage available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Meeting rooms 13
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Digital TV service
  • HDTV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 245
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
Hotel Commonwealth

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