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Boston Hotel Buckminster

Boston, MA, US (BOS)

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Based on 1260 reviews
Closest hotel in Boston to Fenway Park and is sure to impress with its outstanding guest services.
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deluxe queen

Deluxe Queen

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of one Queen size bed, work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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double queen

Double Deluxe Queen

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of two Queen size beds, work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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deluxe jr suite

Deluxe Junior Suite

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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Deluxe Junior Suite - Non-refundable - Boston Hotel Buckminster - 1

Deluxe Junior Suite - Non-refundable

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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Deluxe Queen - Non-refundable - Boston Hotel Buckminster - 2

Deluxe Queen - Non-refundable

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of one Queen size bed, work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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Double Deluxe Queen - Non-refundable - Boston Hotel Buckminster - 3

Double Deluxe Queen - Non-refundable

Tastefully decorated standard hotel room consisting of two Queen size beds, work desk, high speed internet, cable tv, microwave and in room safe. A continental breakfast is included each morning.

  • Mini Fridge
  • iPod Clock Radio
  • Cable TV with HBO
  • Wireless Internet (90 minutes free per day)
  • Personal Voicemail
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
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Boston Hotel Buckminster
645 Beacon Street, Boston, MA US 02215

HISTORIC CHARM
Built in 1897, the historic Boston Hotel Buckminster was one of the first hotels built in the Boston area and was considered the jewel of the square in the early 1900s. Designed by renowned architect Stanford White, The Buckminster boast an intimate, upscale vibe that is sure to please travelers of all kinds. From the moment you walk through the lobby doors, you’re taken back by the old world charm and elegant modern flare this Boston gem exudes. Enjoy the warm and friendly staff anxiously waiting to attend to your every need, setting the standard with upscale amenities and service.

PREMIUM GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS
The Boston Hotel Buckminster proudly offers guests the comforts of home with the services and amenities expected by today’s business and leisure travelers. Each guest room is elegantly appointed with a European decor that captures the old world charm of Boston. You’ll enjoy comforts of home and stunning views all the while never losing that elegant charm you came to experience. Aside from what’s on the inside, the hotel boasts one of the most prestigious locations, putting all the hotspots at your fingertips.

IDEAL BOSTON LOCATION
From the front door you can easily walk to Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Square, the Prudential Center Sky Walk and so many more of Boston’s well known places to check out. Located just three miles from the hotel, The New England Aquarium is something to definitely add to your list. With over 70 exhibits featuring exotic animals from around the world, experience this and many more incredible attractions, just moments away.

PRIME SHOPPING AND NIGHTLIFE
Located just minutes away, guest will envoy easy access to some of Boston’s major shopping districts like Copley Square and Newbury Street. When the sun goes down and it’s time to be seen, make sure to stroll through Lansdowne Street to get your nightlife fix. If you just feel like relaxing at your home away from be sure to take advantage of the quick and convenient dining discounts through the hotel, available right to your door.

BookIt.com Added Values

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Avail Room Service
  • Premium Boston Location

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Business Services
  • Cable
  • Coin Operated Laundry (+)
  • Conference Rooms
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Desk/Work Area
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Premium Channels
  • Full Cable
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Housekeeping
  • Ice Machine
  • In room Safe
  • Interior Corridors
  • Internet Available
  • Ironing Board
  • Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • On-Site Check In
  • Parking
  • Parking (Fee)
  • Pet-Friendly (+)
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • Private Bath
  • Private Sleeping Area
  • Radio
  • Secured Parking
  • Security Guard
  • Telephone
  • Train Access
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Walk to Nightlife
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access Elevator
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1260 reviews
from Visalia, California
Submitted on 19-05-2016
This historic hotel (The Black Sox scandal started here!) is in a great location near Fenway, BU, the T, and a train station. Many of the rooms have been recently renovated. The staff is friendly and concerned that you are happy.
from seattle
Submitted on 20-05-2016
If the fire alarms had not gone off two nights in a row I would have given it an excellent rating. The Fenmore Grill was great for breakfast. The staff both in the grill and the hotel were friendly and helpful.The gentleman who was on desk duty, at 4:30 a.m., when I needed to get a cab was wonderful.
from Peterborough, Canada
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Friendly staff, clean room,lovely breakfast facilities at the Fenmore. Two minute walk from Fenway park and all the great bars and places to eat. The staff are always welcoming and always on hand to help you with questions about where to visit and where to eat and drink.
from
Submitted on 21-05-2016
Spending weekend to watch Red Sox.. This location is perfect.. Easy walk to park.. Bars and the T. Hotel is older so don't expect modern.. Room was an economy so smaller but clean room and service was great. A little note.. Parking is next to hotel and $35 a night. We will stay here again
from Glastonbury, Connecticut
Submitted on 22-05-2016
The location is right by Boston University, Fenway park and the T. We were in town for BU graduation so we were close to all the BU activities. The room was dated but it was clean. One morning there was no hot water in the shower. The elevator was out of service for a while and wifi was spotty. Overall the room was adequate.
from bossier city, United States
Submitted on 03-06-2016
A/C in room was weak, the gym had no water,TV,towels,A/C, and the treadmill was old and didn't work correctly. Otherwise, it was ok. Historical hotel in a decent area, next to Fenway Park, decent breakfast. Updating the A/C, and Gym would be a great improvement
from Acton, Massachusetts
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Good, safe and clean option in the Fenway/Kenmore Sq area. Fairly priced with a good breakfast place downstairs. There is no room service and parking is in a garage next door. The decor is not luxurious-more of a no frills place. But it's quiet, the beds are comfy and it has what you need.
from Waco
Submitted on 03-06-2016
You can't get a hotel closer to Fenway. The restaurant is nice and offers a variety of options. The smoked turkey sandwich is excellent. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the laundry room is convenient.
from Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Title explains it all, great location right outside Fenway park perfect for a baseball game. Room was pretty nice but not special by any means. Things like the outdated hallways and laughable "fitness room" we're noticeable. Biggest problem for me is price and I understand location hikes the price. wouldnt mind as much if room was nicer but a Mediocre room kind of left my dissatisfied
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 05-06-2016
This friendly hotel is close to the Boston subway & very accessible (we travelled in from the airport via the blue line & then green line). The hotel rooms are clean if a little tired. But the staff were friendly & helpful. We were travelling around and delighted to find a guest laundry (washer and dryer) on each floor. All good value too.
from
Submitted on 11-06-2016
I just paid over $300/nite to stay at Hotel Buckminster. The sheets on the bed were clean but the room itself is bad. It needs a complete overhaul. The ceiling tiles appear to have black mold and the ceiling itself looks like there has been painted over water damage. The carpet is filthy. I kept my socks on to avoid it. The walls appear to have had something spilled on them as there are streaks running down them. The shower was either scalding hot or freezing cold. They need to take some of the ... Read more
from Wheeling, West Virginia
Submitted on 11-06-2016
Got a deal from Travelocity. We ended up staying two days here. Yes the rooms are a bit "dated" but you should expect this for as old as it is. Pros: friendly staff, clean rooms, convenient location to the T and Fenway park, several restaurants & 7eleven in walking distance Cons: no breakfast, no coffee maker, bathroom was a tight squeeze, small parking garage $35 per night
from Rockville, Maryland
Submitted on 14-06-2016
We could see Fenway from our room and walk very easily to restaurants and nightlife. The staff was very kind and efficient and the room was clean and well laid out. We did have an issue with the water in the shower not getting hot, but when we called the front desk, they were able to reset the boiler and remedy the issue. Parking was a little pricey at $35.00 a night, but that is to be expected in Boston.
from United States
Submitted on 17-06-2016
I booked Buckminster because it was a conference hotel, but the block was gone before I booked. I booked anyway. Huge mistake. Major bucks. Tiny room. No desk (I was there for WORK!). Noise was outrageous from game fans. Food was awful in the restaurant. Staff were not friendly (except restaurant and the woman at check in). Hotel is historic, and being a historical gal, appreciated that. Teeny tiny room for really high rate. I was given a wifi code, but it never really worked well. Low band... Read more
from Flagstaff, Arizona
Submitted on 20-06-2016
On our recent visit to Boston we stayed at the Buckminister for two reasons, 1. It was close to the conference venue and 2. The price was within the my per diem at under $400 per night. Basically, this hotel has a great location in the Fenway neighborhood but the condition of the hotel and the service is pretty marginal. The front desk staff had multiple issues with the billing and didn't seem too interesting in putting forth much effort to make sure the guests were satisfied. However, houseke... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
The location was perfect as we went to a Red Sox game (about a 4 min walk), took the commuter rail to South station for the Tea Party museum ( 5 min walk) , took the subway to get into the city and to the North station line to hop onto a commuter rail to catch a train into Salem as well as to get over to Quincy Market.. The only thing is that we didn't call ahead of time for a shuttle bus from the airport and they said it would take an hour to get there in the early A.M. Hours when it only took... Read more
from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We stayed in the spacious one bedroom suite. We avoided the $20 roll away charge by bringing our own mattress. The kitchen is large but has no supplies - we walked to the nearby target to get some. We had one morning with no water, which was very inconvenient.
from Trinidad, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
awesome place, priced right. friendly and courteous staff. perfect for getting in and out of town for redsoxs game and other events. 2 min walk to game and close to highway leaving. will def go again. views from room of fenway were so nice
from Davie, Florida
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Hotel is very well located, steps away from Fenway and places to eat and visit. Staff was very helpful and pleasant, hotel is nice and clean. Rooms are very spacious, beds comfortable, the bathrooms are small but clean and very well stocked with toiletries. No curtains and our room faced Commonwealth Avenue and the sun hit even through the blinds at 5:20am.... The noise of the cars really didnt bother us... We are deep sleepers. The hotel is old so there are some areas in the hallways that need ... Read more
from Port Jervis, New York
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Family trip to Fenway park on Father's Day. Hotel was soooo convenient . Literally across the street, walked to the game. Very clean room, helpful friendly staff. Price great for such convenience . Would recommend to anyone and would definitely stay there again.
from Staveley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Stayed in Boston for 2 nights found this hotel, when we arrived asks checked in by lovely friendly staff, our twin room was very spacious which helped with the lovely bay windows over looking towards Fenway Park. The Restaurant for breakfast was nice and clean, only downside core me personally was they didn't have English breakfast tea and the room could do with blackout curtains rather than the wooden blinds, they were a nice feature but did let light in, in the morning but that certainly woul... Read more
from Plano, Texas
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The hotel is old and historic. Close to all of the action of Fenway Park, pubs, restaurants and the train station. The staff could not be more accommodating. Chris and Maria were absolutely amazing and even let our adult boys move to a bigger room on the third night when the weekend crowd had left. I feel very fortunate to have come across Hotel Buckminster and to have cancelled our reservations at the chain hotel. It is old and full of history. Very clean and the restaurant downstairs was the ... Read more
from Lakewood, Ohio
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The hotel is very nice. Great to have the restaurant in the hotel. Convenient for breakfast and late night snacks at the bar. Great location. The only thing it lacked was a mirror in the bedrooms and a full length one. We had a suite and the only mirror was in the bathroom.
from colorado springs
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We selected Boston Buckminster ONLY because of convenient room configuration, 2 bedrooms with 3 beds - which was perfect for us traveling with 22 and 16 year olds June 29, 2016. Location and price were decent ($309). Room, decor, and bathroom all very old and worn but still a fair deal for the amount of space. Good location, walking distance to loads of good restaurants and bars as well as lots of activities. Nice view of Fenway with from big windows. The first shower taken evening we arrived wa... Read more
from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Hotels in Boston seem very expensive if you want to find near the city centre. This hotel is in the heart of the tourist area - one block from the T stop and one block from Fenway. There are lots of restaurants around - there is one downstairs. The rooms are clean and basic. I got one with two very small and uncomfortable beds. Not sure if this was because I booked on priceline. I think the prices are high for what you get - no breakfast was included. There was WIFI and a safe and cable TV. But ... Read more
from Florence, MA
Submitted on 12-07-2016
My husband and I and a friend traveled to Boston for the 4th of July. We had tickets for the 1:35 game at Fenway, and were able to check in at 11:15! The 2-bedroom "suite" was dated, but very clean. A back door from the hotel is just a very short walk from Fenway. Breakfast at the hotel was delicious. We will return!
from Philadelphia
Submitted on 12-07-2016
I loved the size of our room. We stayed for three nights and found the bed very comfortable. The hotel is convenient to the "T" and Boston University Campus. It was just a short cab ride to Northeastern and we took the "T" to Boston College. The Fennmore Grill was a great breakfast option.
from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Submitted on 12-07-2016
The Boston Hotel Buckminster has been a great hotel for us to use! In a nice location from BU and Fenway Park! Very close to the "T" and close to a lot of other restaurants and bars! Also, only a 5 minute walk to Fenway Park!
from Wichita
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This was a wonderful hotel. Located close to Fenway park. Great local restaurants within walking distance and close to subway stop. All of the staff were helpful and polite. Would recommend to anyone.
from North Carolina
Submitted on 13-07-2016
If you're going to a game at Fenway, this is the perfect location. Just walk over. It's an old hotel with a nice ambiance. The bed was comfortable but the room was tiny. There were no extra outlets and we had to crawl on the floor and unplug the reading lamp to charge our phones. The bathroom was small and the light switch was on the outside wall so if you turned on the light in the middle of the night, you flooded the bedroom (and your sleeping partner). This is a great hotel to walk to aft... Read more
from Hamden, Connecticut
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This has a history of it's own and is a must stay at for Boston visits. Great neighborhood and plenty to do. We found ourselves doing a pleasurable walk down Common Wealth area to do shopping and enjoy Boston's small shop vendors.
from Crofton, Maryland
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Stopped in Boston on way to Maine. Made plans to see Red Sox on a Friday night. You cannot get a hotel room any closer. There is a parking garage next to the hotel. The parking fee will be itemized on your bill at check-out. No need to pay at the garage. The hotel is pricey, but it is close to the stadium in Boston. The hotel was clean. We were on the 4th floor. We were not bothered by the passersby or traffic. The staff were friendly and helpful. We were given a $5 voucher for breakfast... Read more
from Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Everything was in good order. No complaints. Our room (which I thought was just a king room) was actually like a small apartment with king sized bed, separate sitting area with TV and pull out couch, kitchen with table and chairs. Very nice. Only complaint was very small sink area in the bathroom and not enough room on there to get ready. Room #209.
from Fort Worth, Texas
Submitted on 15-07-2016
This historic boutique style hotel is located within walking distance of Fenway Park and many other wonderful Boston sights! I hope to make Boston an annual trip event and will always want to stay at Hotel Buckminster.
from Timmins, Ontario
Submitted on 18-07-2016
This was our third stay at the Buckminster and it won't be our last. Very nice hotel and very close to Fenway. Great place to stay for a baseball game. Fenway view rooms offer a nice view of the great old ballpark.
from Rouses Point, New York
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Recent stay excellent. Had upgrade to King suite which was a nice surprise. Have stayed several times during Red Sox season and will stay again this season. Location ideal for us. Easy T acsess, Pleasant staff , nice eatery/bar on site.
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Very close to Fenway Park and the reason I stayed there. The park is just outside the back door. Staff was great, didn't use the restaurant. The room was very dated, with the smallest bathtub I've ever seen. I'm tall and turning in the tub to use the shower meant that I hit a wall or handicap bar on every movement. Don't know who could use the tub besides children.
from Kennebunk, Maine
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Pros: It is in walking distance from Fenway. They gave a Parking Voucher for their covered parking so we did not need to find parking! For those two reasons alone I would go back again if I had another event at Fenway. The lobby was impressive and clean. Cons: We arrived at 3:30. Check in is at 3:00. We had to wait in line for 45 minutes to check in. There was a concert at Fenway that day and most of the people staying there were going to the concert. However, they should have had more tha... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
Travelling with relatives, we booked the 2-room unit for 3 people and it was very spacious and comfortable, allowing each some privacy. A plus was the excellent restaurant downstairs -prices were similar to those in the locality, good food.and friendly staff.
from SC
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We chose this location for a short 2 night stay in Boston. We opted for a king suite to have more spacious stay. The historic hotel is located just about 2 blocks from the green line which makes it a great option to explore the city in an affordable way. Parking is a bit expensive for guest staying at the hotel...$35 per night but we knew this ahead if time. The building is a bit dated but our room was spacious, clean and we experienced no problems during our stay. We were also given a coupon fo... Read more
from Portland, Maine
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Charming historic structure, clean comfortable rooms, friendly staff, Kenmore grill and parking garage on site! good rates. We went to a concert at Fenway. Live in Maine and attend several Sox games a year, have always done a round trip which can be a drag so will return to da Buck frequently from now on
from
Submitted on 22-07-2016
The service at the front desk was friendly and the hotel appeared to be clean and safe. The room was a comfortable size for two and had everything you may need in a hotel stay. However, the room that they gave us was located near a room in quite a dark corner that made me a little uneasy. Also, the floorboards right at the entrance of our room was very creaky and loud. The bathroom was alright but the shower head's spray was haphazard. Overall, the hotel was decent for a place to stay overnight.
from Chester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel which is in a good location, not far from the Kenmore metro station (and a nice little falafel snackbar across the road). This hotel has had a rich and colourful history, but its best days have probably now passed and it could do with some investment and refurbishment. Having said that the front of house staff were very friendly and helpful - even upgraded our room. The hotel is extremely convenient for Fenway Park and Red Sox fans seem to make up a lot of the c... Read more
from Michigan
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We stayed for4 nights and the king suite suits our family need for space. Room was Very spacious and a little dark though. Furnitures are fine. The hotel is walking distance to Marshalls and Target. Restaurants are walking distance too. Fenmore grill is just downstairs and you don't need any other restaurant since they have the tastiest food that you could ever have. One thing that's lacking in this hotel is the atmosphere like when you go to most hotels they welcome you with a smile and friendl... Read more
from Bedford, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Parking was tough, garage is before the hotel. You have to circle around once you get the pass at check in. Not easy on a fri in Boston. The whole ordeal took over an hour. The garage was understaffed creating a large backup on the street.
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 27-07-2016
The room was clean...the air was cool...the windows opened...the staff was friendly as we wandered in and out at all hours day and night. We kept deactivating our room keys by mistake and the staff was so nice about it!
from Hampstead, Maryland
Submitted on 27-07-2016
My wife and I were traveling with a group of about 20 whose primary purpose was attending baseball games at nearby Fenway Park. When I say " nearby"...the Buckminster was a very comfortable walk of only about 5 minutes from Fenway ! To be honest, (in hindsight) this feature made the issues we had with the hotel seem much less a P.I.T.A. (to me anyway). For starters, our flight to Boston was an early one. Our tour leader told us our rooms should be available upon our arrival at 10: 30 am. (S... Read more
from Hartford, Connecticut
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Ok..... Old, friendly, great location, homeless hanging out front, Fenway Park, not to bad. Parking.... 35.00 per day and includes rats. Clean rooms....dated.... Sure. Who cares... Perfect location for baseball. Safe?! I'll let you answer that. No notable security. Did I say right near subway line and Fenway!? Save about 175 per night with a hotel this close to Fenway. Hotel Staff is great!
from Monkton, Maryland
Submitted on 27-07-2016
This hotel is located super close to Fenway, Kenmore T stop, Boston University, and lots of restaurants and a Starbucks. Very safe area of town. It is right near the famous Citgo sign. The price was reasonable and the rooms were satisfactory. Definitely not the Ritz. I paid $250 per night which is actually a good deal for Boston. If you don't have a car and are dependent on public transportation, this is the place for you.
from
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Hotel staff were good it was just extremely hot and muggy in our room as the air conditioner did not work well. Good location, easy to get to public transport and had free wifi so overall worth the money we spent. Clean room and bathroom. Enjoyed our stay.
from Asheville, North Carolina
Submitted on 28-07-2016
I'm usually a 5 star guy who likes all the modern amenities. Buckminster is a hotel filled with history and charm, but feels special. Our main event was 2 Red Sox games. It is so close to Fenway and all the fun that comes with the ballpark, I didn't mind not having a mini bar or a coffeemaker. The Kenmore "T" is very close so you can take the train downtown, or to Cambridge. Good food very close to the hotel. We went to Island Creek Oyster bar one night near Hotel Commonwealth and it was marvelo... Read more
from Maplewood, New Jersey
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Had a great stay at this conveniently located hotel right near the ballpark. We received complimentary parking in the adjacent garage and didn't need it again for the rest of the weekend. We were able to walk everywhere. Room was spacious, clean and well appointed. We had a 1 BR suite with a kitchen. If I had one suggestion, I would say please have some basic necessities in the kitchen, like silverware, glasses, plates, etc. The cabinets were literally bare. We brought back some food and had... Read more
from Bridgeport, Connecticut
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Excellent location, right across from Fenway park. Staff very friendly and helpful. Room/suite I was in was very old and in desperate need of updating. Carpet, bath tiles did not appear very clean. Blinds on window, some broken, no curtains.
from TN
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This hotel location makes all the difference -- it is so nice not to have to board the crammed subway after the game! That being said, the price is pretty high relative to the quality of this hotel since the rooms are clean but certainly nothing fancy. Sparse furnishings and decorations, but that really didn't matter to us since we were not in the room much anyway. The only problem we had was three different times when we wanted to take showers there was no hot water -- we had to call the fro... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 04-08-2016
needs black out curtains - mini blinds do not block out light - suggest getting a sleep mask and ear plugs from CVS excellent location conveniently located near the kenmore T stop and plenty of food options near fenway park
from
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Good hotel close to BU Campus and Fenway stadium. Rooms are small but extremely clean,with good towels and linens.Free WIFI.Cofee shop with unfriendly staff and high prices then just a short walk to get the best Bagels at Bruegger's or Starbucks
from Ottawa, Ontario
Submitted on 04-08-2016
This hotel is just outside the main downtown core. You will have to walk, bike, transit, taxi or Uber from the hotel to main attraction areas. We didn't see this as a negative. Fenway is across the street.
from Victoriaville, Canada
Submitted on 05-08-2016
A 2-minute walk to Fenway, can't beat that! Big rooms and very comfortable beds! Close to the Kenmore Subway station, and in walking distance of restaurants. Staff very friendly and parking right at the hotel.
from Stamford, Connecticut
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Four of us stayed in the room~ three adults & a 12-year old. The only problem was a person was snoring loudly in a nearby room, disturbing my daughter's sleep - I was still "deaf" from the ball game so didn't hear it! I did mention this at the front desk and she apologized, but no concession was made.
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Location was very good for what we were in Boston for. Since there was no complimentary breakfast, we loved the credit for food at the Kenmore grill. The food was good. Rooms were ok, kinda old. Walls were kinda thin. Slow elevator, we just took the stairs.
from Whitby, Canada
Submitted on 06-08-2016
My Wife, infant son and I stayed here for one night in late July. We had been to Cape Cod and came to Boston for an afternoon game at Fenway and just one night stay. I like the Wedge shape of the hotel, it makes the hallways and room shapes really neat. Our room had a great view of Fenway which was cool for pictures. The Front desk staff was friendly and fast (which was good cause we were late for the ballgame) It's an old building but everything was kept very nice. The room was nice. ... Read more
from Flemington, New Jersey
Submitted on 06-08-2016
I love the Hotel Buckminster. It's a very old building (read the historical plaques on the front of the building), so it doesn't have the fastest elevator, or 5 star amenities. It has charm, a fantastic staff, and the location is perfect. Rooms are very clean, and the "Fenmore" is a wonderful little restaurant. If you are going for a Red Sox game, you are a baseball throw from Fenway. The Green Line stops right there in Kenmore Square (under the iconic "Citgo" sign). Walking distance to ma... Read more
from Eugene, United States
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The Buckminster is an historic hotel with a great location - walking distance to Fenway, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and much more. It's also across the street from the subway, which makes it easy to get downtown. The staff is great. The hotel offers an excellent combination of a sense of history with modern conveniences. Be prepared to find your own coffee either at the hotel cafe (which we did not go to) or two nearby Starbucks.
from Santa Maria, United States
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Great location for our one night stay after a Boston Red Sox game, but the room was a bit disappointing after seeing the beautiful building outside. The room could use a lot of TLC; we had sinks in rooms that did not function at all; one was even missing a faucet and the bathroom was just that a small area with a single sink (not much counter space), a toilet, and a tub/shower all of which were old and resealed with caulking one too many times. They did offer coin laundry which is a plus.
from Massillon, Ohio
Submitted on 10-08-2016
very friendly people at the desk & helpful. the room was very clean. very close to mass transit subway system. arrived early and the staff secured all our luggage in a locked room till the room was ready.
from Richmond, Virginia
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We arrived early in the morning and were allowed to check-in which was wonderful since we had been up for several hours. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We called on housekeeping and maintenance during our stay. They were speedy, efficient, friendly, and respectful. Our room was like an oddly shaped apartment. We faced the big Citgo sign and could see lots of action on the street. The location was incredible, especially if you are a Red Sox fan. We were less than a block from a... Read more
from Aveiro District, Portugal
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Very convenient location. The rooms were comfortable and nice (though they could be improved - the furniture was a bit outdated). Even though I found it a bit expensive, compared to other hotels on the same dates, it was actually reasonable.
from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Submitted on 13-08-2016
This hotel was everything I expected. Near Fenway and Boston U and great value for Boston. Very quiet rooms and impressively large considering the age of the hotel. I had a two-room suite for around $300.
from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 13-08-2016
The hotel is pie-shaped (think Flatiron Bldg. in NYC) and older, so the rooms aren't all square--or flat for that matter (there was a step up to the bathroom). The room was cozy (yes, small), but had everything I needed, including a full bath and HD tv. Instead of the usual crappy breakfast buffet of most hotels, they supplied me with a discount coupon to the adjoining restaurant, which serves (good) food all day and into the night--and has a bar! I found it to be a great value in a city where m... Read more
from Boulder, Colorado
Submitted on 13-08-2016
As has been noted in previous reviews this hotel is in a great location. 2 minute walk from Fenway. 3 minutes to the T. Lots of good food/drink/coffee options within a few minutes walk Newbury street an easy walk. Etc etc It is an older property as evidenced by the peeling paint on the ceiling, the exposed sprinkler pipes, no shelving in bathroom. Overall a good experience. Is a bit pricey but then again it seems all Boston hotels are pricey. It was the location that sold me and would bring... Read more
from Oradell, New Jersey
Submitted on 13-08-2016
The location was perfect for a night a Fenway, but overall I would have been fine with walking a bit further for a better value option with more amenities. Breakfast was not included and was expensive.
from Central Square, New York
Submitted on 14-08-2016
fenway was about 200 yards from hotel. was within walking distance of everything you'd need for a trip to boston. plenty of places to eat & shop within walking distance of hotel. computer room only had 2 computers but had no problem printing boarding passes for airplane. i would stay there again.
from
Submitted on 15-08-2016
We stayed here after a night game at Fenway. It is literally a 3 minute walk and our room actually had a view of the Green Monster. The staff was friendly and efficient both during our stay and through email correspondence prior to our arrival. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the ambiance reminded me of some of my stays in Europe. We had breakfast at the hotel (using the $10 voucher) before heading out. It was good! Since the stop at Kenmore is just up the street, we decided... Read more
from Bangor, Maine
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Roomy, clean and well put together. We were attending an event at Fenway Park so the location was perfect. It had a wonderful throw back feel to it, but with all the amenities we needed. We also enjoyed our breakfast at the restaurant, aptly named The Fenway. Just what we hoped for.
from
Submitted on 15-08-2016
I traveled to Boston on a last minutes business trip and this was the only hotel I could find offering "somewhat reasonable" rate. I paid $303 per night which is, to my opinion, over priced rate for what I've got. Pros: The location is great, very convenient parking lot, friendly staff and overall clean place. The restaurant was nice and convenient. Cons: My room was very small and very old, the paint is peeling off the walls, small bed, not very pleasant spending time in the room. This place n... Read more
from Great Neck, New York
Submitted on 15-08-2016
When we arrived there was a problem with the reservation. The hotel did not have two double beds available for me. The desk clerk worked hard to find a solution and I must commend her for finding a two bedroom suite for a slight price upgrade. As the other reviews said be careful not to pass the garage which is before the hotel. The hotel is a historic building with unique architecture. The location was great for BU and Fenway. It is also a short walk to Newbury street and Copely Square. The... Read more
from Doha, Qatar
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Excellent... The hotel is nice and clean, and the family room is great with lots of space for a family of 4-6 people. Great location near Fenway Park and only a quick taxi or nice walk into the main things to do in Boston. The restaurant is ok, service could be better, they need more staff but the food is good.
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