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Get an overview of this hotelKenmore Square, 2 blocks from Boston's Fenway Park

Newbury Street shops

Offering complimentary wireless Internet access throughout, this Boston hotel is located above the Kenmore Square subway station, 2 blocks from Fenway Park, and 3 blocks from Newbury Street shops.

Delectable dishes

Dining temptations at the Hotel Commonwealth include a brasserie with seasonal outside seating overlooking Kenmore Square.

Pure indulgence

Spacious guestrooms pamper with pillowtop mattresses, down duvets, Italian linens, and tablet computers. 48-inch flat-screen TVs have digital channels, and free WiFi is provided.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Overlooking Kenmore Square, the Hotel Commonwealth is 2 blocks from Fenway Park and Back Bay, and 5 blocks from the Hynes Convention Center.

On-site dining and refreshment choices include the Eastern Standard Brasserie. A full breakfast is available with a surcharge.

The building's first level houses a Starbucks and fine wines. Guests enjoy around-the-clock access to a fitness center, room service, and in-room massage (surcharge). Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel. The hotel also features 12,500 sq feet (1,161 sq meters) of meeting space.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 245 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1161 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12500 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Tablet computer 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • HDTV 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 

Where to Eat

Eastern Standard Brasserie - Casual dining. Seasonal terrace overlooking Kenmore Square. American cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch.

Commonwealth Coffee - Hot spot for coffee in Kenmore Square. Located in the hotel lobby. Open daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. Offers a conneiseur selection, including foamy capuccinos and deep rich roasts, and traditional cups of tea.

Island Creek Oyster Bar - A New England original designed to celebrate and educate diners about oysters and the bounty of the sea, Island Creek Oyster Bar is also a celebration of community. The centerpiece of the room is a 25-seat bar that is divided by a grand raw bar display that features an extensive list of 12-18 oysters, as well as lobsters, clams, shrimp and other specialties. In addition to extensive seafood offerings, our menu also features "from the land" selections for our non-seafood eating friends.

The Hawthorne - The finest elements of the craft cocktail movement pair with a focus on hospitality, comfort and geniality. Jackson Cannon is nationally recognized as one of the country's top mixologists and craft tenders. The Hawthorne is the next incarnation of his vision and the first in which the bar is truly positioned as the star. The expansive cocktail menu is filled with nouveau classics, rediscovered gems and creations that change daily. The bartenders remain ever willing to interpret guests' desires with on-the-spot concoctions.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's 24-hour fitness center is equipped with cardio machines, a strength-training machine, free weights, and televisions. Guests also enjoy discounted access to the Boston Sports Club, two blocks away, which has an indoor pool.

The Charles River, three blocks away, offers seasonal boating, canoeing, sailing, and boat tours, with jogging and cycling paths winding through parks along the river's banks.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 125 per accommodation, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room

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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 53.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Commonwealth Boston
  • Commonwealth Hotel
  • Hotel Commonwealth
  • Hotel Commonwealth Boston
  • Commonwealth Hotel Boston

We should mention

Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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