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Hotel Commonwealth

  • 500 Commonwealth Ave. Map It
  • Kenmore Square
  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice


  • 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.

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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
  • No meals

Updated 11/11/2013

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