Library Themed King Guest Suites with an Office Area

Boston University

The Smartest Choice Among BU Hotels

Building on the strong foundation set by Boston University, Hotel Commonwealth is proud to be the top place to stay near BU campus. Neighboring Kenmore Station and Barnes & Noble, our hotel is nestled between the BU East Campus and Fenway Park.

Did You Know?

Hotel Commonwealth and Boston University honor and maintain a long-standing relationship. As original owner (until 2012) of Hotel Commonwealth, BU designed and built one of Boston’s finest hotels. Today, we remain the university’s go-to hotel for visitors, students, parents, faculty, and alumni.

Hotel Commonwealth Location and Proximity

Ideally set on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of Kenmore Square, our hotel is only one block from the BU campus.

Kenmore Square is a lively, urban haven with an array of top dining and entertainment options. Our location adjacent from Kenmore Station’s MBTA Green Line also allows for convenient access to anywhere in the city.

Special Boston University Rates

Our hotel offers a welcoming environment and a variety of luxury accommodations for visitors of Boston University. Be sure to book early to get the best rates!

Signature BU Suites


Boston University collaborated with hotel designers to create the signature, BU-themed Terrier Suite. Featuring an array inspired, custom-created pieces, the 600 square foot suite honors BU’s storied history and cultural legacy. A must for faculty, parents, and alumni, the room features a “Wall of Fame” montage of prominent alumni and significant historical events.


Overlooking Kenmore Square, the one bedroom luxury Reading Suite features literature-inspired memorabilia and a curated collection of autographed book s. The reading nook by the window is the perfect place to curl up, read, and enjoy the scenic views.

Explore the Historic BU Campus

Stretching 1.5 miles along the Commonwealth Avenue corridor—from Kenmore Square to Packard’s Corner—Boston University’s Charles River Campus is easily accessible from our Kenmore Square hotel.

Visit BU

For an easy and convenient campus tour experience, we recommend walking or taking the MBTA Green Line (which runs along the BU campus). Metered parking is limited and very few garages are near the campus. With our hotel near Boston University, walking and public transportation take only minutes.

Our friendly, attentive staff consists of several current and former students of BU School of Hospitality. We will be delighted to offer recommendations on local attractions and suggestions on navigating the campus grounds.