by Mike Ewing
Boston Hotel Buckminster is an excellent choice for your family stay when you visit historic Boston. Independent, historic and unforgettable, the Buckminster provides an excellent location in the heart of Boston’s Kenmore Square. For the Boston Red Sox fan or anyone looking to stay in an iconic location, the Buckminster provides a perfect set of amenities and location.
This historic hotel was built in 1897 and while renovated to modern standards, it retains the charm and interest of a hotel from the turn of the last century. In addition to in-room amenities including Wi-Fi, microwaves, premium television and in-room refrigerators, the hotel features a fitness center guest laundry. Perfect for family visits, the Boston Hotel Buckminster includes two-bedroom suites and Fenway Park views from the hotel’s south facing guestrooms.
Whether your visit to Boston is all about seeing the Red Sox and Fenway Park, or you plan to walk the Freedom Trail or visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Hotel Buckminster is an excellent choice for the family.
Our Editor Loves
- Kenmore Square location
- Close to the T
- Two-bedroom suites
- Family Room 5+
The Buckminster Is in an ok location. Close to public transport and Fenway Park and a couple of pubs. The reception area/Lobby was lovely. I also liked the plaques explaining the history of the building. Room was big. A Safe in room.
There were a lot of things we did not like. A/C did not work properly, broken light bulb in room not repaired, after reporting to reception. On the whole the room was grubby, windows dirty, very noisy with traffic 24hrs. Old, tired and badly decorated room, old and tired carpet, walk on it barefoot? No thanks! The walls were all uneven from previous repairs, bare wires, cheap badly mounted electrical conduit on walls. Bathroom had uneven and cracked sealer, uneven tiling, loose uneven handles/racks. Cracked/broken floor tiles and stained tiles. Very noisy toilets/drains from other rooms. Sheets and beds/mattress not good quality. Sheets not changed when dirty, not changed often enough. TV did not work properly. I understand Boston is an expensive city, but we paid well over €1000 for a 5 night stay with no breakfast. This hotel was not worth that price. I do not like leaving negative reviews, but I felt it was necessary on this occasion. Stayed in October 2019
Visited Boston the weekend when the Red Sox played against the NY Yankees. This was my husband's birthday present and so I wanted to make sure he enjoyed the visit to this great town! I searched around for a hotel that was within close proximity to Fenway Park but also with a restaurant. So I found Hotel Buckminster which offered all that and more. The hotel is older but well maintained and clean. Knowing that it was my husband's birthday trip the staff accommodated us with a room that had a view of Fenway Park. It was so very much appreciated as it made my husband so happy!