Haute Spots Boston: Hotel Commonwealth’s New Wing

Red Sox season may be officially over, but exciting things are happening near Fenway Park. Just last week, Hotel Commonwealth unveiled its new wing that has doubled the hotel’s original size. With its debut comes nearly 100 more guest rooms, a 1,500-square foot outdoor terrace overlooking Fenway, 6,000 square feet of additional meeting and event space and, of course, a Fenway Park Suite filled with Red Sox memorabilia and walk-out balcony overlooking Fenway Park.

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Located in the heart of Red Sox Nation, the $50 million transformation makes Hotel Commonwealth the largest hotel in Kenmore Square. To get to the new wing, there is a footbridge that connects from the existing building and a separate entrance that can be used for private events.

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A step inside the hotel and you will find houndstooth, herringbone and plaid that were all made current with a contemporary prep style by altering scale and layering texture in carpets and upholstery. As for the guest rooms, think floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Fenway Park and a peek at the Green Monster, king beds with imported Italian linens and plush down comforters, flat screen TVs, marble bathrooms with separate shower and Malin + Goetz bath amenities.

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Hotel Commonwealth knows how important it is to stay connected, which is why each new room here has a “virtual concierge.” A Google Nexus tablet displays in-room features with a dedicated app by Intelity ICE providing access to everything from requesting room service and mini-bar items to booking dog walking appointments and checking in to flights.

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One of the sweetest suites here is the Fenway Park Suite, which proudly displays the property’s love for our beloved Boston Red Sox. The coolest feature here is the original ballpark seats on its walk-out terrace, along with a baseball mitt to catch any flyaway hits or homerun balls. The suite also features #6 from The Green Monster scoreboard, originally given to Johnny Pesky when his number was retired in 2008. A signed baseball and vintage baseball cards from each Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky are also on display in this suite. Other collectibles include actual tickets from 1946, 1967 and 1975 World Series games, a coffee table signed by numerous Red Sox legends, and photographic artwork of Sox catcher Carlton Fisk created in 2011 by Massachusetts artist Stephen Sheffield to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park.

Hotel Commonwealth is located at 500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.