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... Nacht!!! Zzzzzz.... After another lovely lie in (even though I was woken up by the lesbians alarm at 8am while they were BOTH in the shower.... Together?... Maybe? Who knows!) we head for breakfast and then back to bed! Haha!!! All this sightseeing is tiring stuff! We finally drag ourselves out of the comfy beds and head for Boston Common and Park, hoping to go on the famous Swan Boats. Its a little windy and they're not open :( although the sun is shining and the trees in ...
After my lesson I went back to my hotel to check out by the noon check out time. Then it was time for a lunch of nachos at Duke’s before heading out to sit in a lounge chair. I also rented a boogie board for an hour to amuse myself.
At 2:30pm it was time to walk down the beach to the Outrigger Reef Hotel where my catamaran cruise on the Waikiki Rigger took off from. The sail is 1.5 hours and offers a cash bar. If ...
... dinner for my birthday - lovely meal in a noisy bar type place - even got a candle on the carrot cake that Paula and I shared for sweets.
Thursday 4th Oct: Paula went to the gym and then came in a cab with us to Penn station to make sure we got to the right place and ...
... at me, and if it wasn't for my friendship with the Minister for Trade and Foreign affairs, Mr. Eammon Gilmore esquire, I'd probably still be there. Apologies for the horrendous plaguirism for those of you in the know. From there I flew to New York's 'so-dingy-it's-almost-retro' Queens based airport.
I got the bus to Queens Blvd where I took the 7 train to my old favourite spot of Bryant park and had a coffee. Was grand. Burp. I headed for the ...
... in for a drink, sure it would have been rude not to. After headed up Dorchester Avenue, towards North Monroe Street, where we used to live. We got there eventually, I really couldn’t remember, was I drunk the whole time 10 years ago, maybe. Walked up the big hill, which I remembered well, found the gaf(s) where myself, Domhnall, Larko, and the rest lived in amongst the predominantly black neighbourhood. We had some craic there. After we dandered down ...
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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.
Excellent hotel, outstanding rooms
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.
All of the hotel staff -- front desk, turndown service, doormen, bellmen -- were extremely courteous and professional. We didn't use the exercise room but I got a look at it and it was small but well-equipped for its size. The food at Great Bay (the adjoining restaurant) was quite good, though the service was spotty.
For the price we paid (we booked thru the hotel), I can't imagine a better value in Boston. Irrespective of price, this was one of the best hotel stays I've had anywhere. Not the absolute best but certainly among the best.
We'll hopefully be here again soon, for a getaway-without-kids-and-dog weekend.
Loved the Hotel Commonwealth
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.