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The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nice place to stay. Great location. The only bad point was that the hotel is a bit cold and does not have its name on the top of the building. Hard to be found by the drivers. Otherwise I liked it. Leila

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Fairfield, Maine
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, close to the T, Copley Square and many attractions. We arrived in Boston at 12:30. We went to the hotel to drop our luggage off. When we arrived at the reception desk, the receptionist was helping another patron. She looked round him to us and said,"You aren't checking in already are you? It's...

1Thank jay C
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here over the weekend with my girlfriend on our visit to Boston in April. I would highly not recommend this place. We booked a room through Amoma’s website, pre-paying for $168.15, and it was completely not worth it. Upon arriving at the hotel, the check-in process was fine, but we were shocked at how terrible the room was. We...

Thank JS-9860
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was ok, nothing special. Bathroom was dirty and beds are rock hard but the worst thing is they only have air or heat and once they change it over, you cant get the other. By 4/22, they already are on air, and it's only 44 degrees here. My room is freezing!

Thank KarenG1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was clean and tidy and the staff were helpful although not over friendly. The bathroom like most of the hotels we stayed in could do with a bit of TLC but at least it was warm. The computers and printers were easy to use and free which we appreciated as we needed to log in a few times....

Thank BristolArchie
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean, very nice room. Enough room for four people (2 per bed). Great view of the surround area and very close to Fenway park. Overall we were very happy with the hotel. They have a gorgeous lobby and the staff was very friendly!

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So this must be one of the more unlikely 5 star reviews they have on here. I checked into the Boston Common Hotel on Wednesday for a conference. All went smoothly, until on Thursday while at the conference I received an email telling me that the heating system had an emergency problem, they had to close the hotel for the...

Thank zhouhaochen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Looks like everything has been said about this hotel already. The location is awesome and that's why this hotel gets away with their poor rate vs quality ratio. If there's nothing else around when you need to be in this area it's probably marginally OK, but otherwise: no wifi in the room, seriously... it's 2017, the worst and cheapest backpacker...

Thank rogiervandoorn
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Ive stayed here 4 years in a row for a dance competition across the street. The location is absolutely perfect! The front desk staff is very unfriendly & unhelpful with the exception of the Sunday morning desk clerk on 2/26/17. Rooms are ok for the price.

Thank Jessica G
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Older building with charm. Clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and answered our questions kindly. Easy and close walk to metro, Trinity Church, Boston Library, Old South Church and plenty of restaurants. Would stay again.

Thank jkay82161

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 40 Trinity Pl, Boston, MA 02116-5006 (Formerly John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Price Range: RM718 - RM1,105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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Hotel John Hancock
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