Buckminster Hotel Boston

645 Beacon St, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States
(2 star hotel)
#42
Rank 42 of 127 hotels
in Boston
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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A Great location and Value.......

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 23, 2013

We needed to go to Boston for some extreme dental work so we needed two days in a hotel near Copley Square. All hotels were booked up there so we found the Buckminster. What a great find. It is an older building with charm. Great convient location to everything even fun restaurants in walking distance. The Red Socks stadium is right across the street too for those interested in baseball. We were given a room on a high floor to have a bit more peace and quite since teeth work is not much fun. The room was a suite of three rooms with high ceilings. Two rooms with queen sized beds and one with a couch and table with chairs. Each room had a TV which was great because my husband and I have very different tastes in TV programs. I was thrilled also to be able to walk to see the John Singer Sarget water color show at the Museum of Fine Arts only a 12 minute walk away. The cost to park a car is 30.00 a day with the garage next door.

Unique Quality: There is a clean and good restaurant in the building. We never had to take our car out of the garage to search for dinner. We stayed at a Hampton Inn recently in Boston the week before and had to use our car to find a restaurant. With absolutely no open parking spots around the restaurants it took us forever to finally find a place to park for dinner. This to say was very annoying. There is also a subway stop- Kenmore Square- right across the street from the hotel so going anywhere in Boston is very easy.

Directions: Kenmore Square, Fenway Park

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good value, not the nicest

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 23, 2007

This hotel has a very convenient location near Fenway and Boston University. It is a good buy, but is a bit run down. The lobby is refurbished and very nice, but the rooms could use some re-doing. The rooms are very big though, some having a livingroom and a bedroom. The layout is also alot of fun- it's very easy to get lost in the hallways. Even though the hotel has somewhat modern decor, it also has an old-time essence as well. It reminds me more of a hotel one is likely to find in Europe, rather than in Kenmore square.

The rooms are nice, but a bit dark. Bathrooms are very nice, and large though. They even give you a nice toothbrush as part of your typical shampoo/soap toiletry stuff in the loo though.

Overall, this hotel is a good value for a good location, and isn't as bad as some reviews make it out to be. It could use some refurbishment, but it is still liveable as it is. it's good for a one night stay. Good place to stay for visiting kids/ friends who go to BU.

Unique Quality: There are kitchens on some floors. I am not sure why. The winding corridors are fun. Breakfast is complimentary in the restaurant downstairs- Bagels, toast, cereal, muffins, etc.

Directions: Kenmore square- near Fenway park and the BU campus. convenient for red sox games

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Don't judge a hotel by it's Exterior!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 22, 2005

What do I know about hotels in Boston....I live here! This is my friend, Sue. A couple of years ago she and some of our pals stayed at The Hotel Buckminster. They asked me for advice and all I could tell them was that it's some kind of Boston Landmark, right on Kenmore (they were in town for a show at Avalon) and it sure looked nice on the website.... Wrong! The hallways are long, dark and creepy, the walls have coats and coats of paint on them - the latest of which is Peach colored. (ACK!!!) and the furnishings are old and in Hunter Green (DOUBLE ACK!!!)

Unique Quality: They told me that when they were checking in at 3m there was an old man in his bathrobe wandering around the lobby. Maybe he was the Welcoming Committee....

Cheap, Central & Clean

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 10, 2005

Unassuming, clean, friendly, ordinary rooms in a very central location. In the heart of BU campus, with ATMs, cafes, bookstores, train and bus stops, parking garages (several) across the street. One can walk to Pru, Fenway, Newbury, and Brookline. Front desk was accomodating to requests for extra pillows, ethernet cables. Cleaning staff was diligent and there are laundry rooms on each floor. High-speed internet in every room - a boon, since there are virtually no internet cafes in Boston and wi-fi spots (StarBucks) are a joke. There are 2 parking spots in front of hotel doors, on Beacon Street, that do not require $$ (reserved valet spots, but the hotel does not have valet and the spots are available on a 1st-come basis) and plenty of metered spots along Beacon as well as Brookline.

Unique Quality: Maluken is a great little restaurant, just off the lobby that serves early breakfast and good sushi. My room had a view of I-90, my old apartment on St. Mary's street and the Photonics building and a slice of Fenway park lights.

Directions: Smack in Kenmore Square, above the Pizzeria Uno.

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Easy access to subway station and Downtown

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 31, 2004

For a 2 stars hotel it has all the comodities, a nice bathroom, one room with table, tv, couch, and 2 double beds very comfy.
It is very close to subway station and about 3-4 stations from downtown. They have breakfast included.

Unique Quality: no outstanding charecteristics.. it is still a 2 stars.

Boston Hotel Buckminster

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 29, 2004

The Buckminster is a great hotel. It is not located in downtown Boston, but right next to Fenway Park and Boston University. There is a T stop nearby (Kenmore) which is a short ride to the downtown area, or it is a 15-20 minute walk down Beacon St.

Normal room rates range from about $90 for an economy room with 1 bed to $180 for a suite. One time I stayed here and they gave my double room away and upgraded me to a suite for no extra charge, and the room was great. If you intend on staying in a suite, you get good value for your money here. Another time, I had the economy room and was satisfied.

Unique Quality: The 6-floor hotel was recently renovated. The suites are very nice, and the economy rooms are decent but small. All rooms have a safe, cable TV, ironing board with iron, voice mail and modem hook-up, and radio alarm clock. The front desk is open 24 hours. You can get a smoking or non-smoking room. Check-out is 11 AM.

If you drive, parking is available through a separate company next door in a garage. The garage is unattended but there is an electronic keypad which you will be given a code for. It was $25 a night. Watch the daytime parking attendent, he is sneaky - he overcharged me for an extra day and we got into an argument. Hopefully he doesn't work there anymore.

Directions: Near Fenway Park. From downtown or Logan, take the T to the Kenmore stop. All Green Line trains will take you there except E.

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