Get an overview of this hotel1 block from Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Walk to Boston Common

Located in Boston's prestigious Back Bay neighborhood, this small hotel is 1 block from Copley Square, 3 blocks from stylish Newbury Street, and 6 blocks from Boston Common and the Public Garden.

Business friendly hotel

The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center offers a 24-hour business center, computer hookups, and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Built in 1925, the restored lobby still features the original marble double stairway.

Traditional style

Decorated in an inviting Old World style, guestrooms at Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center include TVs with HBO, coffeemakers, and Bath & Body Works products.

 Guest Highlights

  • Good location
  • Walkability and proximity to public transit
  • Helpful staff
  • Comfy beds and overall room comfort
  • Guestrooms weren't very spacious

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Built as a private club in 1925, the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center is in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, a block from Copley Square. Newbury Street, lined with upscale shops, is a three-block stroll. The Public Garden, with its famous Swan Boats, and historic Boston Common are six blocks away.

Restaurants to suit every budget and taste are within walking distance. Guests enjoy discounted access to a health club 1.5 blocks away.

A 24-hour business center offers wireless Internet access (surcharge) and computer hookups. The hotel has conference/meeting space with natural light, ergonomic chairs, and a full complement of audiovisual equipment.

Current laws prohibit smoking in any indoor areas, including guestrooms, and on guestroom balconies/patios. Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Total number of rooms - 64 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center does not have its own restaurant, but numerous dining options to suit every taste and budget are nearby.

Nearby restaurants:

Legal Sea Foods

Bertucci's Brick Oven Ristorante

Smith & Wollensky


South Street Diner

Nearby Things to Do

Guests receive discounted access to a health club 1.5 blocks away.

Boston Common and the Public Garden, six blocks from the hotel, are perfect spots for a brisk stroll. The Common's history dates back to 1634, when the area was designated a common pasture. A leisurely ride on the Public Garden's Swan Boats is a delight for all ages. Seven blocks from the hotel, the path along the Charles River on the Boston side is popular with runners and walkers.

The recreational opportunities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 28 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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