Commonwealth Boston, For Old World Luxury In the Heart of Kenmore Square


For baseball fans — particularly Red Sox ones — the Commonwealth Hotel in the heart of Kenmore Square is a perfectly convenient hotel to stay at if you’re in Boston for a game, particularly if you want to combine sports with a l’il luxury, old world luxury that is…with just a touch of modern conveniences to make it a great choice for those who love traditional and modern properties.

it is just steps away from world class medical institutions, the Back Bay, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, Boston University and Boston’s many cultural and historical attractions, it’s a blend of urban adventure meets fun. It is also a great property for business meetings since it is so centrally located and has top notch dining as well nearby, including the award winning Eastern Standard restaurant (we had breakfast here) or the Island Creek Oyster Bar immediately next door.

The property features 149 luxurious newly renovated, oversized guestrooms, meeting, banquet space and workout facilities (we tested out the gym more than once — there’s enough variety to keep you fit and the over zealous among us, satisfied. 

Whether you opt for a standard room or one of the larger mini suites, you can get rooms with views of Kenmore Square below. The larger rooms have mini living room areas and desks but in all of the rooms, you’ll feel the luxury throughout with their Serta Perfect Sleeper pillow top king or queen beds, imported Italian linens, down comforters and pillows, plush terrycloth bathrobes and towels, luxury bath amenities by Malin + Goetz, Peacock Alley blankets, the IDAPT I3 charging stations, over 80 digital cable channels including HBO, a music system in each guest room  and fridges.

Although they did know we were coming and live and breathe the world of travel, a very classy touch was coming back to our room one night to find a couple of Boston Red Sox chairs sitting in our living room area.

So, how could I not resist a fun pose?

I loved the lobby, where elegant chandeliers hung from the ceiling. The reception area was separated enough from check in so you could relax and be away from the hustle and bustle of other guests needs while taking in the old world style of its decor. Velvet red chairs, marble, detailed wall trimmings, and decadent chairs line the edge.

We’d recommend this property for those coming to Boston who want a centrally located convenient hotel with great service and easy access to restaurants, Fenway Park for taking in a game or other activities in the heart of Boston. We also think it’s a great business hotel since the Boston T (metro system) is also nearby.


Commonwealth Hotel Boston

500 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA  02115


Note: we were hosted by the hotel however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

Renee Blodgett
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