Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel - Boston

1271 Bowlston Street, Boston, United States, 02215  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel - Boston


USD 48 per day

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop


City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Pet friendly - Restaurants in the area - Free shuttle to the hospital - Lobby is kept clean
  • Clean rooms - View of fenway - Service great - Pool had a lifeguard - Will be back
  • Close to many attractions - Staff is courteous - Free wi-fi - Great price
  • Room was spacious - Clean bathroom - Comfortable beds - Highly recommend
  • Proximity to fenway park - 10 minute walk to downtown - No breakfast - Fee for parking


Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel is placed in a downtown area of Boston in the vicinity of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Back Bay and Freedom Trail.

Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel is 30 minutes' walk from the center of Boston.

Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Longwood Med Area - Outbound underground station is about 5 minutes' walk of the hotel. Logan International airport is easy to reach.


The property offers 94 guestrooms appointed with a wardrobe, free wireless internet, cable television, ironing facilities and climate control. The guestrooms look out on the park. They feature bathrooms with bath sheets, a shower and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves Chinese dishes. The property is a 10-minute walk from the café Island Creek Oyster Bar.


The hotel offers a lift, a storage room and a designated smoking place along with a copier and a business center to respond to the needs of all guests.


On-site leisure facilities include a swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a library. Such fitness options as a fitness club and a gym are available on site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 48 per day.

Number of rooms:   94.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Karaoke
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Pool view
  • Landscape view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1271 Bowlston Street, Boston, United States, 02215

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City Center
  • Boston
    1.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Beacon Street Station
    1700 ft
  • Boston South Station
    2.2 mi
Underground stations
  • Kenmore Station
    1700 ft
  • Blandford St - Outbound
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
  • Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Hong Kong Cafe (cuisine: Chinese, Hong Kong)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

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What's nearby

Train stations

Sport related

Shopping areas


  • Ryan Family Amusement Ctr700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Beacon Street2300 ft

Historical sites

  • Mary Baker Eddy Library2700 ft


  • Pro Arts Consortium700 ft
  • Photographic Resource Ctr1700 ft
  • New England Theatre Conference1700 ft
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum2000 ft
  • Museum of Fine Arts Shops2300 ft
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston2300 ft


Universities, Institutes

  • Art Institute of Boston1000 ft
  • New England School-Photography1400 ft
  • Blaine Hair and Bty Career Sch1400 ft
  • Oblate of the Virgin Mary1700 ft
  • Emmanuel College1700 ft
  • School of the Museum-Fine Arts2000 ft
  • Wentworth Institute-Technology2700 ft
  • Institute For Responsive Edu2700 ft

Food and meals

Underground stations

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Boston Public Library5000 ft
    700 Boylston St., Boston
  • Old South Church1.0 mi
    645 Boylston St, Boston
  • John Hancock Tower1.1 mi
    John Hancock Building, Boston
  • Copley Place1.0 mi
    100 Huntington Ave, Boston
  • Trinity Church1.1 mi
    545 Boylston St, Boston

Near the hotel

  • Kenmore Square1300 ft
    Boston, MA
  • Charles River2100 ft
    Cambridge, MA
  • Back Bay3100 ft
    Boston, MA
  • The First Church of Christ, Scientist3200 ft
    210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
  • Museum of Fine Arts2300 ft
    465 Huntington Ave, Boston
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum2600 ft
    280 The Fenway, Boston
  • Mapparium3200 ft
    The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

Restaurants nearby

  • Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill300 ft

    Address: 1265 Boylston St
    Phone: 617-236-7369

    62% likes this, based on 171 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 30

  • Baseball Tavern200 ft

    Address: 1270 Boylston St
    Phone: (617) 867-6526

    61% likes this, based on 26 reviews

  • Citizen Public House500 ft

    Address: 1310 Boylston Street
    Phone: 617.450.9000

    70% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Hong Kong Cafe200 ft

    Address: 1271 Boylston St. [in Howard Johnson Fenway]
    Phone: 617-437-8889

    Cuisine: Chinese, Hong Kong

  • Island Creek Oyster Bar1400 ft

    Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave
    Phone: 617-532-5300

    75% likes this, based on 792 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Howard Johnson Fenway Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Fenway

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Based on 173 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    Location - very close to Fenway. The Chinese food is good in the restaurant.

    The breakfast was not good.

  • Family with children

    Location to Fenway Park

    Old, dirty, smelly, broken down, out of date hotel that needs to be torn down !

  • Couple

    The only thing that was acceptable about this hotel is the location.

    Upon entrance to our room the first thing I notice is a stain running down the wall that looked like rust or some type of liquid that was gross. The back of the entertainment center was coming off and the top of the dresser was cracked in half, there were also large chunks of wood knocked out of the front of the dresser. The refrigerator did not work. The air conditioning didn't work. And there were red light bulbs in the bathroom that made you feel u were staying in the call girl special room. Heard a rustling in the air vent on two separate occasions didn't think much about it until I heard a squeak. Don't use this review for complaints...but your asking what I didn't like so I told you. I took pictures of all this.

  • Family with children

    Right across from ball field

    Needs to be updated, smell in room

  • Couple

    I was great location for what I needed.

    There was a lot of water damage in the room. The bed was uncomfortable. The facilities are outdated.

  • Family with children

    Although stressed the Guy on reception tried to help us with checking in and any queries we had.

    Although the room was clean [OK] the whole corridoor areas and reception was very shabby and depressing. Bearing in mind how much we paid and compared to cheaper hotels during our holiday Best Western, Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn I would say that the Howard Johnson was very poor value for money. Soemone needs to get there and spruce the place up!!

  • Single

    Nothing, the noise level was horrendous and the hotel itself was sleezy and scuzzy.

    I did not like being above a dumpster with people coming and going. I did like being near a stairwell where everytime people came to and fro the door slammed against the wall. I did like the constant noise of kids partying outside. I did not like the unadjustable temperture and the cigarette burns in the rug or the smell of chemicals to cover up the malodorus smell. I did like the fact I did not sleep and left at 5:00am in the morning just to get away from the place.

  • Single

    The Chinese restaurant inside.

    My stay at the hotel was not best. The staff was not friendly on the telephone and rooms was disgusting... The beds was not serviceable and the mattress was old.

  • Older travelers

    This is an old, run-down hotel and the only thing it has going for it is the location - next to Fenway Park. There is no elevator and NO amenities that you might expect when paying this kind of rate. We cancelled the stay we had booked for the week after our cruise. We did not appreciate the lady behing the desk talking on a private phone conversation while trying to check us out.

  • Single

    The front desk personel were very nice and warm welcoming.

    The accommadations were out dated and the restaurant was horrible. The prices for the rooms were not worth what I was charged. I personally think that if it weren't for the location it should be a lot less.

  • Couple

    It is very close to Fenway Park which was the reason for our stay.

    There was a strong odor in hallway like they tried to cover up other smells. Door hard to close so it was very loud to close. wooden doors in bathroom and to the adjoining room were in bad shape and cracked at bottom. They just looked bad and made the room feel dirty. For the next question if I would recommend HJ to others I would say yes if Fenway Park was their destination

  • Older travelers

    The location is the only redeeming factor. The room was beat up. The bathroom door should have been replaced. There was a temporary water feed to the toilet. The tv did not receive the video feed from tbs only the audio so we couldn't watch the baseball playoffs.

    Listed above The Commonwealth Hotel, 3 blocks away, was $233/night and was beautiful.

  • Single


    I was in room 112 for one night. I got bit about 20 times from bed bugs on my face, arms, hand, neck and leg. very uncomfortable. I didn't realize how many places I got bit in. Some bites developed into itchy swollen lumps days after. Some bites developed instantly the next morning. I am very disappointed and upset. Would not recommend or go back there again.

  • Family with children

    Not to much : Room has Refrigetor, coffee maker and microwave.

    We did not like anything, It is located very far from transportation, is dirty, poor conditions in rooms, walls, doors, bathrroms are riped, and the windows, the courtains are simple disagreeable. Its is VERY EXPENSIVE FOR THAT POOR HOTEL

  • Family with children

    We were visiting BU and this hotel was very close by. It was also adjacent to the Green Monster, which was very cool! It was comfy and cozy, and economical for being in Boston.

    The window in our room was in need of caulking and other repairs, but it was not very noticeable behind the draperies.

How to reach hotel

hotel Howard Johnson Fenway Hotel - Boston Boston location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1271 Bowlston Street, Boston, United States, 02215

Get directions
City Center
  • Boston
    1.7 mi
Train Stations
  • Beacon Street Station
    1700 ft
  • Boston South Station
    2.2 mi
Underground stations
  • Kenmore Station
    1700 ft
  • Blandford St - Outbound
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
  • Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Hong Kong Cafe (cuisine: Chinese, Hong Kong)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: