Hotel Commonwealth is a small luxury hotel in Boston. When you exit your cab, conscientious doormen greet, and as you enter the hotel, you ascend the staircase or take the elevator to an elegant lobby, where it’s a great place to watch people and drink your coffee.
Comfortable beds with light-weight-down comforters and four medium-firm pillows furnish the rooms, and bathroom amenities are also included.
The hotel has two popular restaurants. Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar. At Eastern Standard, you can dine on the patio or in the restaurant.
If there is a Boston Red Sox game, baseball fans pack the bar and restaurant. One of my favorite appetizers is the steamed mussels prepared with white wine, tomatoes, and fennel served with crunchy bread for dipping. I also love their clear chocolate martinis. One of the bartenders gave me the recipe. If you want it, let me know.
Island Creek Oyster Bar is new, but it is known for delicious, fresh seafood. They rely on local farmers and advertise that they use the freshest ingredients.
Between the restaurants, location and other hotel amenities, I can’t think of another hotel where I would feel as comfortable.