The Busy Giffs: Our Five Year Anniversary at the Hotel Commonwealth, Boston

September 10, 2015

Our Five Year Anniversary at the Hotel Commonwealth, Boston

I'm so late getting this up but David and I celebrated our FIVE YEAR wedding anniversary last month, which is crazy when you think about how we only knew each other for 6 months before getting engaged, and only waited another 8 months before getting married! And no... I wasn't pregnant, but we did end up getting pregnant with a honeymoon baby and she was born 10 months later!

We wanted a really special night and were thrilled when we found out that Zac Brown Band was going to be playing at Fenway Park on our actual anniversary! We immediately stocked ticketing and after snagging 3rd row floor seats (!!!) we decided we were going to make a whole night of it.  We secured a babysitter, well two... one for the evening and one for overnight, and then booked our hotel.
We found a great rate for the Hotel Commonwealth, which is just a quarter of a mile away from Fenway Park which meant we could walk to the show! The Hotel Commonwealth is a luxury hotel and I only mention that because most of our hotel accommodations fall under the $100 per night mark... we don't usually do fancy, so when we pulled up outside The Hotel Commonwealth, I was already in awe of the gorgeous building.


The gorgeous lobby area and the help at the front desk were even more amazing.  We had an amazing woman named Felicia take care of us.  She was warm and personable, welcoming us, asking if we were staying for the concert.  We mentioned that we had gotten tickets for our anniversary and it was our first night away together since having our daughter four years ago.  She joked that we definitely needed the night off together and to enjoy, mentioning she could put us down for a late check-out if we wanted the morning to relax. We declined, said thank you, and were off to the room.

I'm obsessed with the furniture in the lobby.  That green couch was calling my name all night and the business center is a great idea for those who need to get some work done... I may have thought about blogging before leaving Sunday morning! :)

Our room was beautiful. The best part was that they could accommodate our request for down-free bedding as Dave is allergic, but what really made me fall in love was when Felicia called from the front desk to make sure the down-free room was up to par, ensuring that they were the correct down-free pillows. It only took a second to call us but it left such an impression.

We headed out for dinner and the concert.  We ended up at Yard House down the street and the concert was just amazing.  I have no words for how much I love the Zac Brown Band.

It was simply amazing.
After the show, we wandered to a couple of local bars and ended the night at the hotel's Island Creek Oyster Bar for one last drink.

Ready to head to the room for the night, we were entirely caught off guard by the bottle of champagne that was left for us, with a sweet note from the greatest guest service person I've ever met, Felicia, the front desk lady.

I was blown away by The Hotel Commonwealth.  Between the walk from the Kenmore train station (literally right outside the station!), to the gorgeous decor and amazing staff, to the walking distance of Fenway Park and tons of great restaurants, it is hands down, the best hotel we've stayed at.

We're already considering next year's anniversary trip!

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