Ratings based on 1,666 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Port Allen, LA

First time in Boston

Posted Jul 28, 2015
The city of Boston was awesome, and The Buckminster was just right! We were there for games at Fenway Park, and from The Buckminster it was only about a two or three minute walk...perfect! The hotel staff was extremely helpful and courteous. From pointing us in the right direction to sights to see in town, to the free room upgrade upon check in, they went out of their way to assist us. Would absolutely stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Halifax, NS

Wonderful location

Posted Jul 23, 2015
The Buckminster fit all our needs. Great location, ckean and comfortable rooms. Loved the adddition of the microwave, counter and sink in the main room. The hotel is dated, but also possesses a classic charm. Would definitely recommend.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Seattle

noisy location and "free" WIFI didn't work

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Location to Boston University is great, nearby restaurants
Cons: have WIFI that actually works throughout the building, or be honest ahead of time that there is no WIFI. Install modern/thicker windows
Location: great French/American restaurant in same block, you can walk to Whole Foods
the building is older and has some charm, but the location was noisy... construction trucks and other traffic noise until late in the night (the backing up "beeps" of the construction trucks was very audible through the old/thin windows) and the WIFI did not work in the room at all. Worked fine in the lobby, but clearly not set up to reach every room. Staff was nice, but couldn't do anything to fix these problems, understandably.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Perfect proximity to Fenway Park.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Recently stayed at the Buckminster for the weekend, for a concert at Fenway Park. Very nice staff and clean hotel. The hotel is so close to Fenway, you can hear the music from the room.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from maine

Posted Jul 17, 2015
Staff extremely helpful and friendly, room excellent, bed very comfortable, bathroom spacious. Great location, restaurant in hotel was great. Would definitely stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Great hotel and great location. Nothing bad to say.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Massachusetts

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Location: T stop is across the street. Starbucks is practically next door. Very close to Fenway. Newbury Street shopping is within a mile.
Great Location. Very Clean. T stop is across the street, Fenway is close, within a mile of Newbury Street.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Jersey

Nice hotel great location to go to a baseball game

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Everything was great except for our hotel door the keys were extremely temperamental and despite getting new keys you had to play with it for several minutes to get the door to open.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Oakland, CA

Historic building in convenient location

Posted Jul 13, 2015
This is an older building, so it's not as modern as some hotels, but I loved its character. We had a huge suite with two good size bedrooms and a living room - plenty of room to spread out. The hotel is located 2-3 blocks from Fenway Park, Boston University and some restaurants. It's within about five blocks of the Newbury shopping/dining district. Boston Commons and the beginning of the Freedom Trail are located about a mile away along Commonwealth Avenue. We were able to park our car at the hotel and walk everywhere. If you are not much of a walker, a transit line is located one block away. We really enjoyed our stay here!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sydney

Check in not easy

Posted Jul 11, 2015
We booked 2nights at this hotel, after checking in the first day we had to go down the next day before 11:00 and check in for the second night. Inconvenient and not necessary But great spot to go to a Red Sox game