Boston Common Hotel  2 stars

40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Restaurants nearby - Lobby is nice - Parking is expensive - Will be back
  • Clean hotel - Room was quite small - Bathroom was good - No views
  • Great service - No pool - No fitness center - No restaurant - Free wi-fi
  • Near copley plaza - Convenient to attractions - Room was clean - Small continental breakfast
  • Perfect location - Staff was friendly - Great price - Recommend this hotel

Overview

Centrally located, the four-star John Hancock Hotel And Conference Center is just a short stroll away from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Theater District and Boston Public Gardens.

Built in 1925 the residence boasts its old-world Boston decor, luxurious furniture and high-tech equipment.

All 64 rooms feature cable plasma televisions, mini-bars, signature bathrooms and private terraces with the Charles River views.

The hotel has a restaurant and a terrace bar on site.

The business center offers 10 meeting rooms with sitting capacity up to 200 people, a technology helpdesk and complimentary wireless internet access.

The spa provides various massages and treatment procedures.

Number of rooms   64.

City Center Boston - 1.1 mi
Airports Logan International (BOS) - 3.7 mi, Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) - 41.3 mi
Train Stations Boston North Station - 1.4 mi, Framingham, MA Station - 18.2 mi
Underground stations Back Bay Station - 700 ft, Copley Station - 1000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Turner Fisheries - 400 ft, Flour Bakery (Cuisine: American) - 400 ft
Parks Boston African American National Historic Site - 4900 ft

Rooms

The hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms and rooms with facilities for disabled people.

Double rooms come with office desks, large bathrooms and separate seating areas.

Suites feature designer bathrooms and private entrances with stunning views of the Charles River views.

Baby cots are available on request and all children under the age of two stay for free.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served for free at John Hancock restaurant every morning from 7am till 11am.

24-hour in-room dining is available on request.

John Hancock restaurant offers authentic American and international cuisine with stunning views of the Charles River and Boston Public Gardens daily from 7am till 11pm.

The terrace bar welcomes the guests for a wide range of cocktails and light snacks at the pool from noon till late at night.

The hotel Boston Common provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 27 per day.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms and rooms with facilities for disabled people.

Double rooms come with office desks, large bathrooms and separate seating areas.

Suites feature designer bathrooms and private entrances with stunning views of the Charles River views.

Baby cots are available on request and all children under the age of two stay for free.

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        Boston Common Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Boston Back Bay Amtrak
          400 ft
        • Trinity Church
          400 ft
        • Boston Duck Tours
          400 ft
        • 400 ft
        • Back Bay
          400 ft
        Places of interest
        Convention centers
        Historical sites
        • New England Genealogical Society
          1000 ft
        Museums
        • Boston Children's Theatre Inc
          700 ft
        • E Verner Johnson and Assoc Inc
          1000 ft
        • Arts/Boston
          1000 ft
        • Museum Replica Gallery
          1400 ft
        • Art Connection
          1700 ft
        • Cyclorama
          1700 ft
        Halls
        • John Hancock Hall and Conference
          700 ft
        • Copley Theatre-New England
          1000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Women's Theological Ctr
          400 ft
        • Higher Education Information
          700 ft
        • Massachusetts Community Clg
          700 ft
        • Katharine Gibbs School
          1000 ft
        • 1000 ft
        • Bay State College
          1400 ft
        • Simmons College
          1700 ft
        Theaters
        Underground stations

        Local Attractions

        • Museum of African American History
          5000 ft
          46 Joy Street, Boston
        • Charles River Esplanade
          5200 ft
          Storrow Drive, Boston
        • Boston Athenaeum
          5200 ft
          10 Beacon St., Boston
        • King's Chapel
          1.0 mi
          58 Tremont Street, Boston
        • Museum of Fine Arts
          1.2 mi
          465 Huntington Ave, Boston

        Near the hotel

        • John Hancock Tower
          500 ft
          John Hancock Building, Boston
        • Trinity Church
          600 ft
          545 Boylston St, Boston
        • Copley Place
          700 ft
          100 Huntington Ave, Boston
        • Boston Public Library
          1200 ft
          700 Boylston St., Boston
        • Old South Church
          1000 ft
          645 Boylston St, Boston
        • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
          1400 ft
          Congress Street Bridge, Boston
        • Gibson House Museum
          1500 ft
          Beacon Street, Boston

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Turner Fisheries

          76% likes this, based on 206 reviews
          Price Range: USD 37 - USD 62

          400 ft
          10 Huntington Ave.

          Phone: 617-424-7443

        • Flour Bakery

          85% likes this, based on 74 reviews
          Cuisine: American

          400 ft
          131 Clarendon St.

          Phone: (617) 437-7700

        • Fogo de Chao

          78% likes this, based on 134 reviews
          Cuisine: Brazilian
          Price Range: USD 48 - USD 48

          400 ft
          200 Dartmouth St.

          Phone: 617-585-6300

        • The Palm

          53% likes this, based on 109 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

          500 ft
          One International Place

          Phone: (617) 867-9292

        • OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

          68% likes this, based on 211 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Brasserie
          Price Range: USD 15 - USD 40

          600 ft
          138 St. James Avenue

          Phone: 617-585-7222

        Getting there.

        Logan International Airport is about 5.8km away.

        By car head southeast for 400m and turn slight right for 200m, keep right at the fork, following the signs for Massachusetts 1AS/I-93 N/Sumner Tunnel and merge onto Massachusetts 1AS for 900m, turn left onto State Highway 1AS for about 1.2km, take the exit toward MA-3N for 500m, keep right at the fork to continue toward MA-3N for 600m more, keep right at the fork, following the signs for MA-28 S/MA-3N/Storrow Dr and merge onto MA-3N for 400m, take the Beacon Street exit on the left toward Copley Square/Back Bay for 427m, later turn right onto Beacon Street for 200m , turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Clarendon Street for 400m, turn right onto Trinity Street, the hotel will be on the right.

        Norwood Memorial Airport is 24.2km away.

        From the airport drive southwest toward Access Road for 262m, turn right onto Access Road for about 600m, continue onto Boston-Providence Turnpike for 2.6km, turn slight right to merge onto I-95N toward Peabody/Portsmouth NH for 9.3km, take exit 23-24-25 for I-90/MA-30 toward Mass Pike for 500m, take exit 25 for Interstate 90/Massachusetts Turnpike for about 400m, keep right at the fork, following the signs for I-90E/Boston and merge onto I-90E/Massachusetts Turnpike for 10.4km, take exit 22 toward Prudential Ctr/Copley Square for 300m, turn right onto Stuart Street for 100m, turn right onto Trinity Street and you will see the hotel on the left.

        Boston Common Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Boston Common Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.0
        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 380 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        6.1
        Service
        6.0
        Value
        6.9
        Dining
        7.0
        Location
        7.9

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          it is not a big hoetl, yet they try to provide facilities to room guest. Staff is very helpful and attentive.

          I stay there for 5 days, breadfast is the same for 5 days.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          A quiet hotel that is centrally located, a good continental breakfast, nice renovated bathroom. We did get upgraded to a queen deluxe room.

          The room itself needed a paint job badly, we requested a wakeup call that never came, there was an odd smell in lobby. I would look elsewhere in the future.

          • Average rating
            6.2
        • Single

          the fact that was close to the shopping centre and there was an atm inside the hotel

          no room service apart from cleaning

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Single

          Free wifi. Good value for money. Nice location. Room was clean and not too small.

          Rooms need to be updated. There was about a centimeter of free space (a gap) beneath the door, allowing too much sound and a bit of light in from the hall: sometimes it felt a bit like sleeping in the corridor. I used a rolled up towel to close the "defect" when I went to bed. Luckily the other guests down the hall weren't too noisy.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          The hotel is in a good location, it is located near the Back bay subway, so it is quite handy to go anywhere. Breakfast is OK and more than enough. Other facilities are quite good.

          Some staff at the front desk are excellent and helpful, but only a few are not. Some maids had done a good work, but some had not done well. We should have some hot food for breakfast.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Older travelers

          The welcome was warm and friendly. The room was a reasonablr size.

          The room decor was verging on the "genteel shabby". Too many chipped paint marks.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Group of friends

          The location is definitely a plus. Conveniently close to the Copley Sqaure Station which makes it easy to hop on the T and visit the city. Several restaurants within a 5 to 10 minute walk.

          No complaints.

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Group of friends

          I like the fact that the breakfast was included in the rate. Employees were very friendly.

          I didn't like that the Windows wouldn't open as well as the poor condition of the bathroom. Shower curtain broken and water in bathtub not going down the drain. All walls need some serious painting.

          • Average rating
            6.2
        • Older travelers

          The location and rate compared to surrounding hotels.

          How small the rooms were. The lack of upkeep on the old, but beautiful building...needed painting and deep cleaning. The airconditoning was almost non-existant.

          • Average rating
            6.6
        • Single

          Location. I was only there a few hours

          Slightly musty smell in rooms although the hotel seemed very clean.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Older travelers

          Handy Location. One block from both orange or green line subway stations and walkable distance to downtown. Quite a few restaurants and shops available nearby. Laundromat was a four-block walk to Appleton St. Complimentary breakfast was simple but very good, with ample supply and plenty of space/seating with no sense of rush at all. Quite a magnificent building inside though you wouldn't know it existed from the outside! Complimentary business center had printers available. Wifi in the rooms was patchy but Ok

          Room was a bit cramped with minimal furnishing. A refrigerator in the room would be helpful.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Older travelers

          Dirty walls in room that have have not been painted in years. would not stay there again.

          • Average rating
            4.0
        • Older travelers

          Location is a major attribute, with the cost approximately half that of the other hotels in that area of Boston. Parking is handy, also at a cost less than at surrounding hotels. Access to both the Yellow and Green lines of the mbta (the "t") is excellent, with stations to either line within a couple of blocks. General cleanliness ok, but see comment below. Staff very helpful. Complementary continental breakfast is a great convenience.

          While the jhhcc has generally spruced up its facility, there is a need, at least on the floor we were on, to do some "deep cleaning" of the rugs beyond the usual vacuuming. Dust collection in corners of bathroom floor could use some steam "blowout". Overall the hotel is very pleasant, but floors give it a bit of a "dowdy" look.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Older travelers

          Staff was helpful and the room was comfortable and quiet.

          I would have preferred Wi-fi in the room. it wasy pretty busy to do th computer contacts in the lobby.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          The location is very good. The staff was helpful and i like very much to have the breakfast ready at the 5 th floor !!.

          • Average rating
            8.2
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