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

 Air conditioning

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.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 27 per day.

Services

  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

40 Trinity Place, Boston, United States, 02116

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City Center
  • Boston
    1.1 mi
Airports
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
  • Post 390 (cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Sandwiches)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
    5000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    64

Rooms and availability

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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Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or Queen Size 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
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    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
    • Post 390 (cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Sandwiches)
      400 ft
    Parks
    • Boston African American National Historic Site
      5000 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      64

    Boston Common Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Trinity Church - 400 ft
    • Boston Back Bay Amtrak - 400 ft
    • Back Bay - 400 ft
    • John Hancock Tower - 400 ft
    • Boston Duck Tours - 400 ft

    Places of interest

    Shopping areas

    Historical sites

    • New England Genealogical Society - 1000 ft

    Museums

    • Arts/Boston - 700 ft
    • Boston Children's Theatre Inc - 700 ft
    • E Verner Johnson and Assoc Inc - 1000 ft
    • Museum Replica Gallery - 1400 ft
    • Cyclorama - 1700 ft
    • Boston Center For the Arts - 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
    • Boston Bartenders School - 1000 ft
    • Bay State College - 1400 ft
    • Simmons College - 1700 ft
    • International Honors Program - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    Underground stations

    College Campuses

    Local Attractions

    • Museum of African American History - 5100 ft
      46 Joy Street, Boston
    • Charles River Esplanade - 5200 ft
      Storrow Drive, Boston
    • Museum of Fine Arts - 1.2 mi
      465 Huntington Ave, Boston
    • Boston Athenaeum - 5200 ft
      10 Beacon St., Boston
    • King's Chapel - 1.0 mi
      58 Tremont Street, Boston

    Near the hotel

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

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Turner Fisheries - 400 ft

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

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

    • Flour Bakery - 400 ft

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

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

    • Mistral - 600 ft

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

      78% likes this, based on 334 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: USD 35 - USD 80

    • Post 390 - 400 ft

      Address: 406 Stuart St
      Phone: 617.399.0015

      75% likes this, based on 160 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Sandwiches
      Price Range: USD 19 - USD 37

    • Fogo de Chao - 400 ft

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

      73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
      Cuisine: Brazilian
      Price Range: USD 48 - USD 48

    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.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • 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

    Individual 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
      1.1 mi
    Airports
    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
    • Post 390 (cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Sandwiches)
      400 ft
    Parks
    • Boston African American National Historic Site
      5000 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      64