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85 out of 100

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Pet-friendly

Boutique

Hotel AKA Boston Common

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8.8

Good (5,066 ratings)

Boston, United States - 

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560 m Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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630 m Boston Common

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910 m Massachusetts General Hospital

Hotel Overview

Hotel AKA Boston Common is renowned for its prime location and exceptional service, making it a favorite among visitors to the city. Based on user reviews, this hotel stands out for its comfortable accommodations, convenient amenities, and attentive staff. Guests appreciate the blend of luxury and practicality, ensuring a memorable stay whether they're in town for business or leisure.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in the heart of the city, it offers easy access to major attractions and business centers.
  2. Exceptional Service: Staff members are highly praised for their attentiveness and professionalism.
  3. Comfortable Accommodations: Rooms are well-appointed, ensuring a restful night's sleep.
  4. Modern Amenities: Equipped with the latest facilities to cater to both leisure and business travelers.
  5. Quality Dining Options: Hosts a range of dining experiences that satisfy various culinary preferences.
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Area for improvement

Kitchen

Accessibility

Fitness

  1. Price: Some guests feel the pricing could be more competitive.
  2. Occasional Noise: Proximity to certain attractions may contribute to noise disturbances for some rooms.
  3. Room Size: A few visitors have mentioned that some rooms feel somewhat cramped.
  4. Limited Parking: On-site parking can be challenging due to limited spaces available.
  5. Busy Common Areas: Peak times can see the common areas becoming overly crowded.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

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Score icon8.8

RateScore

Total 5,066 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.9

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7.9

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4.2/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

52 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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booking

441 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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google

1,123 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,450 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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1,123+ People Are Talking

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Breakfast

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Parking

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Gym

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Property was mentioned 442 times

19% Negative75% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Suzanne H2 months ago

We just returned from a getaway for Christmas shopping in our favorite city of Boston. What a treat our stay was at The Hotel AKA Boston Common. We were greeted personally upon arrival, by Mauro Cristian Aguilar, the Director of Operations at the hotel. Mauro and his staff from front desk personnel, housekeepers, valets and restaurant staff, could not have been more welcoming! Our room was tucked away on a corner overlooking every exciting site that the Boston skyline offers... the Freedom Trail, the steeple of the historic Park Street Church, the State Capitol building, the Boston Common and more! It was made even more picturesque with the gorgeous Christmas light displays everywhere. The ease of this central location to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Washington Street shopping and the Seaport District makes this hotel a perfect choice. We understand that a complete renovation of the building will be underway soon and will rival their AKA Back Bay Hotel. We plan to return on our next trip for the theater, and will look forward to another stay when the renovation project is complete. The personal touch of all AKA staff members makes this hotel a welcome 'home away from home'. Thank you Mauro and staff... we will see you soon again! With appreciation - Rob & Suzy Hamilton - Cape Cod

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Christian L3 months ago

We enjoyed our most recent stay here (stayed here before when it was the Kipton Nine Zero). William at the front desk was incredibly polite and professional. The room was clean and so was the rest of the property. It’s super close to Boston Common, which has Park St Station (subway station), and also a public parking garage which is underground (under Boston Common). Plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance as well. It’s definitely a great choice for couples. If you stay here and are looking for quiet and romantic restaurant then definitely check out The Merchant which is just two or three blocks away.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 190

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Number of floors 19

WiFi Quality

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Idle

19

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165

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45

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

560 m

Boston Common

630 m

Massachusetts General Hospital

910 m

New England Aquarium

910 m

TD Garden

980 m

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Getting around

Park St. Station

140 m

South Station

770 m

Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base)

7 km

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Restaurants

Beantown Pub

Nearby

The Last Hurrah

Nearby

Burger King

140 m

McDonald's

210 m

Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

56 out of 100

Risky

Boston safety index

Safety

Crime

85

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

85 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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69

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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70

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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93

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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80

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

41

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

41 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

45

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Mugging or robbery  36/100

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Car theft  32/100

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Car break-ins  44/100

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Home break-ins  36/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

41

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Physical attacks  36/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  27/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

46

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Insult or harassment in public  39/100

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Corruption or bribery  41/100

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Drug problem  54/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $4.6

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Coffee

$3.7 - $7.8

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.7 - $36.5

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.2 - $2.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.8 - $3.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73 - $146.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.1 - $27.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.1 - $12.8

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $3.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$82.2 - $118.7

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.5 - $105

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$45.7 - $178

Weather In Boston

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Precipitation In Boston

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1014

28

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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