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Sunny with predicted high of 23
Not a good sleep, due to loud music from restaurant below the hotel. Contacted the front desk, and was advised this was unusual and would not happen again.
Decided to explore the "Freedom Trail" a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads to 16 historically significant sites — each …
... I am so thankful for my 2 dog sitters!! Hope they will help us again, after all this snow hardship!
Went to bed after midnight. Actually I did not get in bed until after 3am - that would be only 10pm Hawaii time .... It will take a very tired day for me to adjust back to the old schedule.
It felt so good to be home and sleep in my own bed!! No matter how good the vacation is and how wonderful the places we've been to, it's always good to be home!
... and charge ridiculous rates but we had little choice so off we went. To our great surprise the lady at reception tells us that were in fact booked in the hotel for 2 nights. Who are we to argue? We got back to our room, which was as we had left it (it was around 7.30am after all), re-settled ourselves before ordering a cab to head in to town.
We make our way to a plaza in town. It's 9am on Sunday morning and the shops don't open till 10am so we ...
... at the Cheesecake Factory in the evening as it was a great distraction. Figures of the Scholarship Number of Cities/Towns visited; 23 Number of States visited; 11 Number of hospitals visited; 11 Days spent at conference; 5 Number of journeys via aeroplane; 10 (10 721 mileage miles) Number of train journeys; 5 (149 miles-as the crow flies) Number of bus journeys; 46 Maximum temperature; 32 degrees Minimum temperature; -12 ...
... toiletries, etc, are fine, but crushed crackers and other leftovers from guests just made things look untidy. Angie and I were on the ground floor. Julie and Sandy, who were in Apartment Four on the top floor of the building, had similar issues with the cleanliness. Overall though, it was thumbs up from us. We would recommend the apartments, and would use them again ...
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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.