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Boston Hotel Buckminster

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7.9
Good
3,324 reviews
+1 617-236-7050

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Fitness Center
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge

Old World Elegance Meets Affordability at the Boston Hotel Buckminster

What Do the Rooms Include?

Guest rooms feature one to three Select Comfort beds and are furnished in a modern European style. A microwave, refrigerator, iPod clock radio, work desk, and television with cable access all come standard. Free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel is also available to guests.

What Amenities Does the Boston Hotel Buckminster Offer?

The hotel’s restaurant offers a convenient place to dine and serves made-to-order breakfast each morning. There is a small on-site fitness center and a business center. Both are open around the clock. Self-parking is also available on site for a fee.

How Much Will a Stay at Boston Hotel Buckminster Cost?

One of the cheapest hotels in Boston, rates at Hotel Buckminster start at around $110 for a standard economy room. King rooms, which come with a luxurious king bed, cost about $160 per night. You can also treat yourself to a spacious suite for just $180 per night.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

Nestled between Boston University and Fenway Park, Hotel Buckminster is within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, Newbury Street, and many other major city attractions. The hotel is also just a two-minute walk to the Kenmore subway station, which puts guests within easy reach of Back Bay and the heart of downtown Boston.

What’s the Bottom Line?

Close to attractions and public transportation, this is one of the few places in central Boston offering budget accommodation. Guests note that the rooms at Hotel Buckminster are a little dated, but the hotel’s enviable address and affordable price tag more than make up for it.

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Fenway-Kenmore
645 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
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User Highlights
7.9
Good
Location
"Location is superb" "Fabulous location"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
Service
"Fantastic staff" "Staff is friendly and knowledgeable"
86% found the staff to be very friendly.
63% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Free Wi-Fi" "Free WiFi in the room"
75% said the wifi quality was great.
100% thought it was a great value.
Room
"Desk excellent" "Toilet did not work properly"
Only 66% said rooms were big enough.
72% complained about the bathroom.
Breakfast
"Varied for breakfast" "Worst eggs benedict"
80% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Amenities
"Lacking overhead lighting" "Business center wouldn't work"
65% thought the building wasn't nice.
90% thought the facilities needed updating.
Vibe
"Eerie feeling like" "Outdated building"
86% criticized the unstylish hotel.
55% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
Pool
"No pool"

Good to know...

Wonderful sightseeing
Close to public transport
Hotel could use some updating
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Expert Reviews
oyster.com
The Hotel Boston Buckminster is a mid-size, two-and-a-half-pearl property in an ideal spot in the heart of Kenmore Square.
Standard Rooms are particularly run down, but the suites were formerly college apartments and are in significantly better condition (some have full-size fridges and spacious living rooms) -- so it might be worth requesting an upgrade.
Lonely Planet
Designed by the architect of the Boston Public Library, the Buckminster is a convergence of Old Boston charm and affordable elegance.
Time Out
Its reputation and decor are a little faded these days, but this friendly, comfortable, centrally located hotel offers one of the best deals in town.
Hotel Information
Features
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
132
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
Smoking
Some smoking-allowed rooms
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