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Hotel Commonwealth

  • 500 Commonwealth Ave. Map It
  • Kenmore Square
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Down bedding
  • Perfect locale for Red Sox fans
  • Happening bar scene at Eastern Standard
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Area is mobbed during Sox games
  • Small gym

Updated 11/11/2013

Fodor's Review

Luxury and service without pretense makes this hip spot a solid choice—no wonder rumor has it that Bono and the Boss have walked the hallways of the Hotel Commonwealth, as have a host of local celebs and visitors intent on branching out of the downtown Boston hospitality scene. Rich color schemes enhance the elegant lodgings, and king- or queen-size beds are piled with down pillows and Italian linens. All rooms have marble baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, separate work areas, and flat-screen TVs. The wildly accommodating staff and chauffeur are added bonuses. Eastern Standard and the Hawthorne serve up some of the best old-school cocktails in the city. The Island Creek Oyster Bar, an upscale seafood restaurant that doesn't hide its fish shack roots, is already winning high praise from diners and the national press alike.

Hotel Information


500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States

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617-933–5000; 866-784–4000

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 149 rooms, 5 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 11/11/2013

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Feb 10, 2008

Amazing Small Hotel

My daughter and I were in Boston for 3 days and stayed at this elegant hotel. From the moment we arrived everyone was absolutely kind, helpful and so very very pleasant. The room was magnificent and sparkling clean. the help just could not do enough for you and so very very polite. It cost a few dollars more, but worth every penny, believe me I am fussy. Feel like a kind and queen for a day or two. you deserve it!!!!

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Dec 12, 2007

Best Bed in Boston

I've been coming here since our daughter started at Boston Univ. It gets better each time! It isn't cheap, but the rooms are incredibly luxurious, and the service is impecable without being stuffy. I prefer the Fenway view, and you can walk to the ballpark in about two minutes. There is a T stop right below the hotel, and the restaurants are great. The hotel has a limo that can drop you off around Boston if you ask in advancd.

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