500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-5019 · (866) 784-4000
When I lived in Boston's Kenmore Square back in the mid-80's a place like this would have been most welcome, but mostly inconceivable. Well the Square is hip now and the Hotel Commonwealth defines this new era. Where the Back Bay meets the Fenway (hello Green Monster!), this splendid new hotel combines urban flair and deep comfort.
The "T" is within and will provide an easy trolley trip east into downtown and west towards Brookline; arrayed within blocks are boutiques, movie theaters, the Red Sox (!), cafes and restaurants. But you need go no further than downstairs for that.
Traveling into Boston from Western Massachusetts to fundraise, I have made the clubby environs of Eastern Standard a destination for a casual (but not too casual) lunch or dinner with a donor. And, there are other terrific options just blocks away (also, there are perfect meeting rooms for small and large groups).
The rooms are smartly furnished and technologically up to date (yes, WiFi), the linens Italian, and the soaps and various sundries smell nice (L'Occitane).
I am thrilled that when I return to Boston, I won't be reliving my past, but instead recreating a very plush version of it! I hope you'll enjoy it too.
Offered to Academic Ambassadors at*:
January 1—March 31, 2013: $209
April 1—May 12, 2013: $269
May 13—November 10, 2013: $269
November 11—December 31, 2013: $209
Upgrade to a Commonwealth Junior Suite available for $30.00
To book online, click here. To access our discount, click the Corporate Rates link at the top and enter our code "Academic" in the Corporate Rates field.
You may visit their website at www.hotelcommonwealth.com.
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd (he's the guy who created Polaroid!)
Cambridge, MA 02141
For those of you who'd rather be across the river in Cambridge (and I wouldn't blame you, I lived in that "People's Republic" for five years), we have our standard and generous Kimpton-discount there.
Click here to book online. Then, scroll down to your hotel of choice and pick your date(s). Our code ACA will appear in the Rate Code or Global Business ID field. Our savings (10-20% off the Best Available Rate, depending on the season) will show up automatically.
It's a terrific hotel. And, unlike a lot of Kimpton's historic renovations, it was built from scratch to their standards. So, big rooms, the latest technology, fresh public spaces…
Boston's just a bridge away, MIT and Harvard are closer, a big mall is next door and my favorite art-house movie theater is around the corner. Wish I was there!
You may visit their website at www.hotelmarlowe.com.