Recently ranked as No. 13 on Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards list of Top Large City Hotels, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect combination of the warmth of personal service and tasteful elegance.
Hotel Commonwealth is just literally steps away from Fenway Park, Boston University and Boston’s myriad cultural and historical attractions.
Within the walls of Hotel Commonwealth, 149 guest rooms are designed to give visitors the comforts of home and an abundance of space that invokes a sense of relaxation. The impressive décor and exceptional amenities successfully merge old world charm with comprehensive technology.
Guest rooms feature imported Italian linens, Fresh bath amenities, oversized writing desks, complimentary high speed internet, Wi-Fi and VOIP telephones, upscale marble bathrooms and 32” flat screen HD televisions with DVD/CD players.
In addition, Hotel Commonwealth offers deluxe Frette bathrobes, hair-dryer, iron and down pillows, digital cable with 80 channels, a complimentary DVD lending library, “George” iPod players and in-room security safes in each guest room.
Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations at Hotel Commonwealth:
Commonwealth Rooms have a direct view of historic Commonwealth Avenue. These rooms provide guests with 515 square feet of comfort featuring a king size bed along with a large sitting area that may be closed off with drapes and fully stocked mini bar.
Fenway Rooms give visitors a direct view of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. These are 470 square foot rooms featuring one king or two queen size beds, a sitting area and a fully stocked mini bar – perfect for a weekend getaway!
Kenmore Rooms offer intimate accommodations, 350 square feet in size. These rooms feature a king size bed.
Luxury Suite offers 1,500 square feet of pure opulence featuring a lavish master bedroom, gas fireplace, oversized marble bathroom with Jacuzzi with additional upscale elements such as an 8-person parlor/dining room with vaulted ceilings, 11-foot windows giving visitors a sweeping view of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
Baseball Suite was introduced on the 2010 Red Sox opening day. The 600 square feet of space features a sleeping area separated from the living room by French doors and vintage style furniture. Guests are taken back to the 1930s and 1940s, an era in America ruled by baseball. Lending to the Baseball suite’s nostalgic ambiance are hardwood floors, oriental area rugs, a leather steamer trunk, custom-designed leather wingback chairs, and antique brass floor lamps.
Executive Suite accommodations offer over 600 square feet of space with a king size bed with soft pillow top mattresses and Frette bedding, a lavish marble bathroom with chic bath amenities. Beautiful French doors separate the living area from the bedroom.
The following additional amenities at Hotel Commonwealth are provided to ensure that guests are guaranteed a soothing and luxurious stay in Boston:
- 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 Fresh
- Peacock Alley blankets
- Direct dial dual line handset with speakerphone and programmable voicemail
- IDAPT I3 Charging Station
- Over 80 digital cable channels including HBO
- George iPod player
- Wireless phone with range throughout entire hotel
- Guest room book collection featuring local Boston authors
- In-room refreshment center
- Security safe
- Iron & ironing board
- Hair Dryer
The following exceptional services are offered to provide comfort and ease to Hotel Commonwealth guests:
- Full service Concierge
- Turndown service available
- Valet Parking (fee for parking)
- 24-hour complimentary Business Center
- Complimentary high-speed Internet access & Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Fitness Center
- 24-hour Room Service offered by Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks
- In-room spa services available by appointment
- Seven day laundry services
- Complimentary shoeshine service available
- On premise boutique shopping available at Commonwealth Shops
- Complimentary on premise DVD lending library
- Sony Playstation 2 available
- GPS available
In addition, Hotel Commonwealth is pet friendly, understanding that travel plans may very often include guest’s furry friends. Going above and beyond, Hotel Commonwealth offers their Pet Friendly hotel guidelines and the following amenities to make it an enjoyable stay even for pets:
- Restful overnight accommodations in one of the oversized guest rooms
- Complimentary use of pet bowls and a pet bed placed in the guest room for use throughout their stay
- Pet sitting, pet grooming, pet walking and pet massage services available through the concierge
- A tasty treat upon arrival or return after a walk in Kenmore Square
Eastern Standard is nationally recognized not only for their award-winning cocktail program, their dining options are wide-ranging to ensure that cravings are satisfied no matter what they may be.
The restaurant is home to a high-ceilinged room with an extraordinary dining area, an intimate private dining room, and a lounge surrounding the longest marble bar in Boston. The magnificence of the ambiance, outstanding service and the sumptuous fare offered by the Eastern Standard all work towards meeting every guest’s expectations. Serving breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner and late-night meals.
Island Creek Oyster Bar is reminiscent of the Island Creek Oyster Farm in Duxbury – from the décor such as Gabion cages filled with tens of thousands of Island Creek oyster shells, reclaimed Wyoming snow fence used to make window shutters and an oversized photograph of Duxbury Bay, to the extensive list of 12-18 oysters as well as lobsters, shrimp, clams and other specialties, it was designed to educate visitors about oysters and seafood in general. It is a collaboration of farmer Skip Bennett, Chef Jeremy Sewall and restaurateur Garrett Harker. Their menu also features selections that non-seafood eating diners will enjoy.
Meetings and Events
Hotel Commonwealth has ample space for meetings and special events – more than 6,000 square feet of it! Whatever the size, scope and style of the event may be, Hotel Commonwealth staff are at the ready to create an event worth remembering, bringing their expertise, attention to detail and commitment to ensure that the event is executed flawlessly.
Meeting rooms are fully-equipped with all the latest in audio-visual technology as well as high-speed internet that guests may need. Sophisticated catering services to match the occasion is a given. In addition custom-tailored entertainment, flower arrangements and many more to fit the event can be recommended as needed.
Dream weddings can come true at the Hotel Commonwealth – from intimate gatherings of 120 guests to an elaborate assembly of 300, the hotel’s event specialists have perfected the art of planning and execution.
Boston’s best retail neighborhood is literally just outside Hotel Commonwealth’s doors. Newbury Street, one of Boston’s most esteemed shopping locations, is within walking distance. It features haute couture labels such as Chanel, Burberry, Armani and Valentino, as well as trendy, avant-garde jewelry and music shops.
The Prudential and Copley Place are also home to Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton.
The North End and South End are also great destinations for urban shopping adventures.
For the baseball fanatic, Fenway Park, the beloved home of Boston Red Sox is within walking distance from Hotel Commonwealth.
In addition, guests will find there are lots of things to do and sights to take in near Hotel Commonwealth such as Boston Common, Boston’s Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, John F. Kennedy Birthplace, Old North Church, Paul Revere House, Boston Children’s Museum, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science, Cheers Beacon Hill (made famous by the TV show) and Old Town Trolley to name a few.
Discovering the beauty and charm of Boston is made even more special by staying at the conveniently-located and the elegant Hotel Commonwealth, which offers a haven of relaxation in Boston’s Back Bay.
500 Commonwealth Avenue
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