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... by his brother Ted Kennedy, and numerous photos and election campaign memorabilia. Next we stopped for drinks at a bar on Main Street where we met Kurt and Liz, both Hoteliers on holiday (vacation) from Boston. We had several drinks, I tried a blueberry lemonade which was pleasant, but sweet, while Steve had various flavoured Mojitos. Afterwards we walked downhill to the Black Cat Restauant in the Hyannisport Waterfront. The return walk, uphill, was challenging, but we made ...
... to be taken to his camp so he and his team could be rescued. JFK's ship was attacked and sunk by the Japanese whilst he was serving in the navy. Two of JFK's men could not swim and although a few men were seriously injured all survived; JFK swam and towed the two non swimmers for two days as they swam from island to Island to find help. When they came to an island and came across two friendly natives they taught Kennedy how to carve on a coconut so he could write a ...
... this was a bit disappointing actually), walking through Chinatown and tasting Boston beer. I really enjoyed the museum associated with the Monument. Not understanding American history I really got a sense of the battle between the British and the Patriots, and of how Boston used to look, as they have reclaimed A LOT of land. I also learnt a lot on the two walking tours I did and the ...
... is the centre of some of the most advanced research in robotics and electronics, and their museum is a fascinating collection of gadgets that most people couldn't dream of. From the largest collection of holograms in the world, to 3D-printed guitars and functioning robots, we ran around with our jaws at our ankles and felt quite comparatively stupid. I managed at least to understand the mathematical jokes on the gift-shop t-shirts, though ...
... a little more about Bostons revolutionary history. Still full from breakfast, we felt we needed a drink and a sit down so headed back to the Faneuil Hall area and watched the world go by for a bit while the boys enjoyed a smoothie and a frozen yoghurt from the market. We had found that the NPS rangers give guided tours and talks around Faneuil Hall, so decided to go up to the great hall to listen to the 1.30 talk by the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Commonwealth Boston
For its price category, THE COMMONWEALTH was an extremely comfortable stay. The staff was attententive and friendly, assisting us with directions, maps, and restaurant reservations.
The location of the hotel in Kenmore Square put us walking distance to Boston University (where my daughter had orientation) and still close enough to the city's action.
I would definitely stay there again.
Ultimate Fenway hotel!
Great new hotel and superb location for a trip to Fenway. Stayed here this past weekend , in town for Phillies- Red Sox. Get a "Fenway Room", looking at the Green Monster - two block walk to the ballpark. The rooms are very well furnished, with very comfortable beds, and a roomy bath. The hotel also has FREE wireless net access. Highly recommended.
My wife and I stayed here for a week in late May, 2004 while we were between homes. (We live in Cambridge.) We stayed in a Commonwealth Room, and it was a flat-out fabulous room. The room is very large, w/a large separate sitting area separated from the sleeping area by a heavy curtain, and a luxurious (large, again) bathroom with a separate w/c (a very nice touch). In addition to the size and the standard luxurious amenities, e.g., excellent toiletries, 2 large TVs, direct-dial phones in each room, the room had nice details such as small lights positioned in the archway-like structure that separates the sleeping and sitting areas and another small light focused on a decorate vase in the entryway.
Stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth for one night in April, 2004. Quite impressed. Room was large and beautiful with so many amenities. I had stayed at the Westin Copley Sq the evening before and even their "heavenly" beds did not compare to the comfort of the beds at the Hotel Commonwealth. The linens were first class and amazingly soft. The staff was gracious and helpful. The room was clean and new. While it is about a 20 minute walk to the "rest" of Boston, there is a subway stop right out front as well. Also, the 20 minute walk is down beautiful Commonwealth avenue, so it is not a hardship in the least. Prices were reasonable for the Boston area, with parking included in my package. Note that traffic gets heavy around the hotel when there are games at Fenway and you may have to work around that in your departure times. All in all, a small hotel to rival the large chains...a "secret" that eventually won't be so secret.
First-class. Highly recommended.
What a refresh antidote to boring chain hotels. This new hotel is first-class; a very large, very comfortable, very well-designed room (as good as I've stayed in in the US); friendly staff; a truly superb restaurant.
OK, so it's a few blocks from the centre of the city (but it's perfect if you're visting Boston Uni or going to a baseball game at the nearby stadium).
One slightly odd point - the hotel lifts always seemed to be full of students. One of them told us that the Univeristy didn't have enough rooms for its first-year students so had accommodated some of them at this hotel. My student life was never that luxurious...!
I stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth last week while visiting Boston University (which lies just across the road). The hotel is just steps away from the Kenmore stop on the Green line which makes getting around very easy. The rooms are exceptional-large, spotless and as a bonus for baseball fans, many over look Fenway Park. To make your stay comfortable the rooms include dvd players, free high speed internet and lovely amenities. Also the staff are only too willing to help with any problem, recommendation etc. I cant recommend this hotel highly enough.
On the same trip, I also stayed at the Wyndham and I can tell you the Hotel Commonwealth is a superior property is virtually every regard.
Love this hotel
My wife and I had tickets for a Red Sox game in October and were lucky enough to stay at the Hotel Commonwealth. From the moment you walk in, you are pampered by the friendly staff. The rooms were wonderful with very nice touches (wonderful bathrobes and soap products that I was able to buy in the hotel). The staff was very knowledgeable about the area and were very gracious.
We'll be coming back this winter for another weekend of pampering and
Loved the Hotel Commonwealth
We just returned from a 3 night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth and had an excellent time. The rooms are very spacious and immaculate. My 13 year old son loved waking up every morning and opening the drapes and seeing Fenway Park from our 5th floor window. What a view! It is only a 5 minute walk to the Park. If you are planning on going to a Redsox's game then this is where you want to stay. But it is also very convienent to the rest of Boston with Kenmore Station right outside the front door. The staff was also very efficient and friendly. Thank you, Hotel Commonwealth, for a great first trip to Boston!!!
Wonderful Place, great staff!
We had the good fortune of reserving a room at the Commonwealth Hotel in Boston for a short stay last week. My wife, two young children and I thoroughly enjoyed this place. The rooms are spacious and very clean.
The location is great, particularly if you have plans to include a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, though the hotel is central to all of downtown Boston. The staff were just great, very helpful and always pleasant!
Although we had made other plans during our brief stay, the restaurant is supposed to be superb. We plan to return to stay the next time we pass through that part of the country.
The Commonwealth - Great place to stay
We were guests the first week they opened. Great boutique hotel with large, well appointed rooms. Great Back Bay loaction is wonderful and convenient to the Commons, Newbury St., the universities, medical centers, shopping, ...and one block from Fenway. Not all the kinks were worked out that first, but the staff made up for the "inconveniences" with effort and enthusiasm......a good sign for the future. We will be back.