Boston Common Hotel

ex. John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center

40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116  show map
 2 stars
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Boston Common Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

 Pets

No pets allowed

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

Boston Common Hotel is placed in an entertainment area of Boston in the vicinity of John Hancock Tower, Newbury Street and Boston Public Garden. This designer hotel was opened in 1900 and renovated in 1980.

Ideally located in Back Bay district, overlooking Boston's Back Bay and the Charles River . The property is set within 2 km distance from Boston city center.

Guests will find shops and a mall within minutes of the hotel.

The hotel offers quick access to Prudential Center, Trinity Church and Hynes Convention Center, lying within 250 meters of Copley subway station and 600 meters of Back Bay train station. The property is 10 minutes' drive from Logan International airport.

Rooms

There are 64 non-smoking rooms fitted with a writing desk, heating, satellite TV, IDD telephone and coffee/tea makers. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy contemporary and brazilian cuisine of Post 390, which is about 150 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers parking, a safe deposit box and a baggage storage along with a photocopier, a meeting room and a business center for both business and leisure guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 28 per day.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   64.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

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. 

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Hotel Address:

40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116

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City Center
  • Boston
    1.7 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Boston South Station
    1.7 km
  • Beacon Street Station
    2.1 km
Underground stations
  • Back Bay Station
    200 m
  • Copley Station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Post 390 (cuisine: Contemporary)
    110 m
  • Turner Fisheries
    120 m
Parks
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    64

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Boston Common Hotel Boston location
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    Hotel Address:

    40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Boston
      1.7 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Boston South Station
      1.7 km
    • Beacon Street Station
      2.1 km
    Underground stations
    • Back Bay Station
      200 m
    • Copley Station
      300 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Post 390 (cuisine: Contemporary)
      110 m
    • Turner Fisheries
      120 m
    Parks
    • Boston African American National Historic Site
      1.5 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      64

    Boston Common Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Boston Back Bay Amtrak - 100 m
    • Back Bay - 100 m

    Places of interest

    • Copley Square - 100 m
    • Boston Public Library - 300 m

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Historical sites

    • New England Genealogical Society - 300 m

    Museums

    • Boston Children's Theatre Inc - 200 m
    • Arts/Boston - 200 m
    • E Verner Johnson and Assoc Inc - 300 m
    • Museum Replica Gallery - 400 m

    Halls

    • John Hancock Hall and Conference - 200 m
    • Copley Theatre-New England - 300 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Women's Theological Ctr - 100 m
    • Higher Education Information - 200 m
    • Massachusetts Community Clg - 200 m
    • Boston Bartenders School - 300 m
    • Katharine Gibbs School - 300 m
    • Bay State College - 400 m
    • Simmons College - 500 m

    Theaters

    • John Hancock Observatory - 200 m

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Boston Duck Tours - 100 m

    Underground stations

    • Back Bay Station - 100 m
    • Copley Station - 200 m

    Local attractions

    • Museum of African American History - 1.5 km
      46 Joy Street, Boston
    • Charles River Esplanade - 1.6 km
      Storrow Drive, Boston
    • Museum of Fine Arts - 1.9 km
      465 Huntington Ave, Boston
    • Boston Athenaeum - 1.6 km
      10 Beacon St., Boston
    • King's Chapel - 1.6 km
      58 Tremont Street, Boston

    Near the hotel

    • John Hancock Tower - 140 m
      John Hancock Building, Boston
    • Copley Place - 210 m
      100 Huntington Ave, Boston
    • Old South Church - 290 m
      645 Boylston St, Boston
    • Gibson House Museum - 440 m
      Beacon Street, Boston
    • Trinity Church - 180 m
      545 Boylston St, Boston
    • Boston Public Library - 360 m
      700 Boylston St., Boston
    • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum - 400 m
      Congress Street Bridge, Boston

    Restaurants nearby

    • Post 390 - 110 m

      Address: 406 Stuart St
      Phone: 617.399.0015

      76% likes this, based on 171 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 49

    • Flour Bakery - 100 m

      Address: 131 Clarendon St.
      Phone: (617) 437-7700

      77% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Mistral - 180 m

      Address: 223 Columbus Ave. (Berkeley St.)
      Phone: 617 867 9300

      78% likes this, based on 334 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: CAD 46 - CAD 106

    • Turner Fisheries - 120 m

      Address: 10 Huntington Ave.
      Phone: 617-424-7443

      75% likes this, based on 195 reviews
      Price Range: CAD 49 - CAD 82

    • Fogo de Chao - 120 m

      Address: 200 Dartmouth St.
      Phone: 617-585-6300

      73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
      Cuisine: Brazilian
      Price Range: CAD 64 - CAD 64

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      64
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    Boston Common Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 477 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.8

      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.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      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.

    • Single
      9.2

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

      no room service apart from cleaning

    • Single
      7.8

      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.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      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.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      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.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      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.

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      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.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      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.

    • Single
      7.4

      Location. I was only there a few hours

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

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      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.

    • Older travelers
      4.0

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

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      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.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      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.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

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

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Boston Common Hotel Boston location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Boston
      1.7 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Boston South Station
      1.7 km
    • Beacon Street Station
      2.1 km
    Underground stations
    • Back Bay Station
      200 m
    • Copley Station
      300 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Post 390 (cuisine: Contemporary)
      110 m
    • Turner Fisheries
      120 m
    Parks
    • Boston African American National Historic Site
      1.5 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      64