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Boston Hotel Buckminster - Boston

3 star Hotel Boston

645 Beacon St - Boston

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from $ 139 .87
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Fancy staying at one of the first hotels built in the Boston area and designed by famous architect Stanford White? Boston Hotel Buckminster offers great gay-friendly downtown Boston hotel accommodation at reasonable prices. Located not far from Boston University where Beacon Street crosses Brookline Avenue, the Boston Buckminster Hotel makes the top of the list in terms of value-for-money accommodation in the area. This budget-friendly hotel is in Kenmore Square, home of Fenway Park, near the Longwood Medical Area, Lansdowne Street, and Newbury Street.

Don't be fooled by the 1-star-rating, this Boston hotel far exceeds expectations not only in terms of cleanliness and standards, but also thanks to extensive guest services such as a laundry room, complimentary WiFi, and a kitchen on each floor, as well as a wake-up service provided by a team of 24-hour staff dedicated to making sure your stay in Boston is as stress-free and smooth-running as possible.

The local area is bursting with cute restaurants and cafés for you try, however on site dining spoils you for choice. If you're feeling like some Italian cuisine go down to Uno Chicago Grill Pizzeria. For a taste of the U.S., choose the Fenmore American Bistro serving the American cuisine. Points of interest easily accessible from the Boston Buckminster Hotel include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science, and the Fleet Center (home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins), Faneuil Hall, Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Ballet and the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.

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Guest Rating 7.7 Good
Based on 23 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The Hotel is old. Our room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We wou...

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Facilities at Boston Hotel Buckminster

  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Conference room
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Boston Hotel Buckminster
Buckminster Hotel

7.8

Clean

8.4

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.1

Spacious

8.0

Service

Boston Hotel Buckminster reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with our brief 2 night stay at the Buckminster. We found it well located for our activities and the staff did a very good job of handling our requests. Our room was spacious and the accomodations were good.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Near Fenway Park, pub and restaurants Near city center by metro

7.6 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I thought that the room was just as described and it was comfortable and clean HOWEVER I think that the rate paid on average for this room is much too high for its overall quality. Staying in Boston is fairly expensive, so I guess this was to be expected.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Rooms are old. High price for the room type

7.6 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Turkey

The room was clean and big. The staff was nice. It is an old building but you already know it from the photographs. It was very close to the metro station. It is definitely not a "single" star one. Overall, it was a nice and problem-free stay.

7.8 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Breakfast is somewhat lame: Toast, cream cheese, jelly and cereals was all that was available - no changes the time we stayed there. The use of disposal cutlery and dishes made it look even cheaper.

2.7
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

When we arrived from London the hotel had overbooked and almost had to send us to another hotel, not a good start. Mediocre cramped room, very mixed customer service depending on who was on the front desk, the lift had a mind of its own. Don't be fooled into thinking the mention of kitchens on each floor is any use - you have to bring your own utensils if you want to use these. Taking all this into account and the sound of a couple gettin' jiggy in the next room I wish I'd splashed out an extra few dollars and stayed somewhere else.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Good location, close to the underground,easy to find if you arrive by car, parking area next to the hotel (very confortable, but you have to pay for it), we had a free upgrade of the room, having a large and spacious suite (except for the bathroom, so small!). Good breakfast included.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Old - but a nice clean room and a very friendly staff. Would stay at Buckminster if I should visit Boston again!

6.7 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Location great close to train. Room spacious we were upgraded to a two room. Dark and depressing, sink in room had pieces of cabinet broken and missing, dark and dingy, dark carpeting, poor lighting, furniture old and flimsy, nothing to soften room ie ottoman, photos on wall etc. Freezing could now raise temperature with individual thermostats. Covers were thin, sliding polyester type. Bathroom very small. Very dated, needs a serious facelift.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Poland

It is not so central, one needs some time to get to city center. Plus - a lot of fruit for breakfast.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

If you're going to Boston to see a Red Sox game, the Buckminster is a hidden gem. It's steps away from the park - from many rooms you can see the Green Monster and the Citgo sign from the window! But it's a fraction of the price of most hotels in the area. The rooms and bathrooms are immaculate, and the desk staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are small and there are no extras like a bar downstairs, but for the money and location you cannot beat it. Only gripe: we expected wireless internet access and there was none. The hotel has a system but it was so weak as to be useless, plus if it had worked it would be very expensive, like $1/minute. Other than that, it was great. Highly recommended for out of town Sox fans!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is a wonderful place to stay. Location is perfect - walking distance to the subway, Fenway Park, museums,shopping, restaurants etc. We even took the subway to the airport for $2.00. This was our second stay there and will definitely stay again. We were upgraded to a suite - no extra charge. Nice buffet breakfast included in the price. There is even a kitchen on every floor. This hotel should be rated higher than it is. The employees are wonderful. The only thing it lacks is a pool. Another great trip!!!

6.9 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel esta bien situado, al lado del metro y cerca de la zona de bares, tiendas y restaurantes, junto al estadio de baseball. Las habitaciones son muy grandes y la cama es enorme (2x2) y muy comoda, ademas tienen un despertador con dock para el ipod en la mesilla. El desayuno se sirve en un restaurante oriental que esta junto al hotel, no es muy variado pero lo que hay esta bueno. Un hotel recomendable para visitar Boston sin dejarse un paston y teniendo todo a mano.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

You know, I read the reviews of the Buckminster before we booked, and I was a bit nervous seeing it rated as a one or two star hotel. I don't get it; what are people thinking? The hotel is older, but what character this building has! The rooms are classic, the foyer and corridors are winding and architecturally interesting. To be honest, we were waiting for the surly staff to appear as we had read, but there was nothing but smiles and immediate sorting of any issues that turned up over the week we spent there. We were going to two shows at the House of Blues, which turned out to be around the corner (I mean a two minute walk!) which was very convenient for our slightly inebriated state after the Dropkick Murphys and the Pogue shows. Fenway Park is also two minutes away, (great tour!), so the hotel would be great for a Red Sox game as well. We did see a Celtics game, so the convenient location to the Green Line subway was fantastic to get downtown quickly. The sushi restaurant in-house and the great taverns and eateries close by made eating and drinking a true vacation pleasure. If you like cheap but delicious Mom and Pop places, check out the Busy Bee restaurant and O'Learys down Beacon Street, and the Otherside Cafe for any vegetarians or really healthy food oriented vacationers ( eventually you do want something green!). Shopping for clothes isn't our thing, but for those who want to, Newbury Street seems to be pretty popular and it's really close by. Look, I don't know if those reviews came from 'hotel snobs" who expect everything to be perfect, but for the the great location, the price, the facilities and the staff, we couldn't, have done better than the Buckminster!

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

6.9 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Austria

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7.4 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

4.4 Ordinary
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Boston Hotel Buckminster, offering 94 guest rooms with climate control and premium TV channels. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Kitchen amenities include refrigerators and microwaves, making it possible to dine in while you travel. A good night's sleep in supportive Select Comfort mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip.

Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 20-inch TVs with cable channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Fenway-Kenmore visit. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Boston Hotel Buckminster

By car
From Logan via Sumner Tunnel: take Logan exit to Sumner Tunnel/Route 1 A to Boston. Take the I-93 North ramp at end of Sumner Tunnel. Take Storrow Drive exit. Storrow Drive to Kenmore Square Exit. Turn right off Kenmore Square Exit (Charlesgate Drive West) onto Beacon Street. Continue for 3 blocks on Beacon Street through Kenmore Square. You will see the Boston Buckminster Hotel at the head of Kenmore Square.
From Western Mass, Vermont and Northern New York: take the Interstate 90 East (Mass Pike) to the Copley Plaza Exit. Make a quick left onto Dartmouth Street. Continue straight on Dartmouth Street for 4 blocks. Turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue for 9 blocks straight on Commonwealth Avenue through Kenmore Square. You will see the Boston Buckminster Hotel at the head of Kenmore Square.
From Northern Mass, New Hampshire, and Maine: take the Intrastate 95 South to the Interstate 93 South or the Interstate 128 South. From the Interstate 128 S continue to the Interstate 90 East (Mass Pike) and follow the directions for Western Mass. From the Interstate 93 South continue to Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit. Turn right off the Kenmore Square Exit (Charlesgate Drive West) onto Beacon Street. Continue for 3 blocks on Beacon Street through Kenmore Square. You will see the Boston Buckminster Hotel at the head of Kenmore Square.
From Southern Mass and Rhode Island: take the Interstate 95 North, 24 North or 3 North to the Interstate 93 North or 128 North. From the Interstate 128 North continue to the Interstate 90 West (Mass Pike) and follow the directions for Western Mass. From the Interstate 93 North continue to Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit. Turn right off the Kenmore Square Exit (Charlesgate Drive West) onto Beacon Street. Continue for 3 blocks on Beacon Street through Kenmore Square. You will see the Boston Buckminster Hotel at the head of Kenmore Square.
From Connecticut and Southern New York: take the Interstate 95 North to the Interstate 91 North. Continue on the Interstate 91 North to the Interstate 84 East. Continue on the Interstate 84 East to the Interstate 90 East (Mass Pike). Continue on the Interstate 90 East (Mass Pike) to Copley Plaza Exit. make a quick left onto Dartmouth Street. Continue straight on Dartmouth Street for 4 blocks. Turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Continue for 9 blocks straight on Commonwealth Ave to Kenmore Square. You will see the Boston Buckminster Hotel at the head of Kenmore Square.

Distances from Boston Hotel Buckminster

Kenmore Square - 0.1 km / 0 mi
House of Blues Boston - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Fenway Park - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Back Bay Fens - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Berklee College of Music - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Mapparium - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Boston University - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Mary Baker Eddy Library - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Christian Science Plaza - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Hynes Convention Center - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Boston Museum of Fine Arts - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Boston Symphony Hall - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The preferred airport for Boston Hotel Buckminster is Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 6.8 km / 4.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Boston Hotel Buckminster

  • Private parking