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Near Fenway Park in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood, the 149-room Hotel Commonwealth resides inside a French Empire-style building. Shades of red are splashed over everything from furniture to carpeting to artwork in both public areas and guestrooms. Imported Italian linens cover the pillow top mattress, where guests can relax in a Frette bathrobe while reading a book from the custom library of works from local Boston authors that comes in each room. The property also features on-site dining at Eastern Standard, on-site boutique shopping, and in-room spa services.