As the elegant cornerstone of Boston's historic Kenmore Square, Hotel Commonwealth is an independent, luxury boutique hotel featuring 148 guest rooms. With custom-designed furniture, Frette linens, and toiletries from Fresh, the property's guest rooms echo a classic European style of gracious hospitality and understated elegance. Since opening its doors in 2003, the property has garnered multiple prestigious accolades, including Best New Business Hotel in the World by Forbes magazine (2003), Top 10 Four-Star Hotels in the US by Expedia.com (2005) and TripAdvisor.com's Travelers' Choice Award for Best Luxury in Boston (2005). In July 2010, Hotel Commonwealth was named one of the World's Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure. Visit the unique Commonwealth Shops; and experience the hotel's two renowned restaurants: fresh seafood dining at Island Creek Oyster Bar and al fresco dining at Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks.