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Sonder No. 284 Back Bay

Overview of Sonder No. 284 Back Bay

Sonder No. 284 Back Bay

4-star property
Upmarket aparthotel within easy reach of Boston University

9.6/10 Exceptional

664 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub
Map
284 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02115

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Back Bay
  • Boston University - 10 min walk
  • Copley Square - 10 min walk
  • Fenway Park - 14 min walk
  • Northeastern University - 14 min walk
  • Boston Common - 19 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 34 min walk
  • TD Garden - 37 min walk
  • New England Aquarium - 39 min walk
  • Harvard University - 45 min walk
  • Newbury Street - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 18 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 19 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 34 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 38 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 13 min walk
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 17 min walk
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 24 min walk
  • Hynes Convention Center Station - 5 min walk
  • Copley Station - 9 min walk
  • Prudential Station - 9 min walk

Restaurants

  • Back Bay Social - 2 min walk
  • Santouka Ramen - 3 min walk
  • Trident Booksellers and Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Piattini Wine Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Dirty Water Dough Co. - 4 min walk

About this property

Sonder No. 284 Back Bay

Sonder No. 284 Back Bay offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Fenway Park and Boston University. There's also a terrace, and apartments offer flat-screen TVs and microwaves. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and nearby shopping. Public transportation is only a short walk: Hynes Convention Center Station is 5 minutes and Copley Station is 9 minutes.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Fridge (mini)
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Bedrooms

  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • Bath or shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Library

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV with digital service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe at front desk

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards

General

  • 23 rooms
  • 5 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 1881
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID – C0015250351

Also known as

No. 284 Guesthouse Boston
No. 284 Guesthouse
No. 284 Boston
No. 284
Sonder | No. 284 Back Bay
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay Boston
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay Aparthotel
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay Aparthotel Boston

Frequently asked questions

Does Sonder No. 284 Back Bay offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sonder No. 284 Back Bay does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
As of 1 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay on 15 February 2023 start from S$209, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near Sonder No. 284 Back Bay?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Trident Booksellers and Cafe (4-min walk), Piattini Wine Cafe (4-min walk) and Dirty Water Dough Co. (4-min walk).
What's the area around Sonder No. 284 Back Bay like?
Sonder No. 284 Back Bay is a short 5-minute walk from Hynes Convention Center Station and 14 minutes' walk from Fenway Park. Travellers say that this aparthotel is in a good location.

Reviews

9.6

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

4/10 Fair

Inadequate Luggage Storage
Travelers leaving late in the afternoon, beware that there is no office staff and not enough luggage storage space. This costs just as much as professional hotels nearby, but there is no room cleaning (we are even given instructions to take the trash out), and no office staff (a phone number was given, but long wait time on pickup meant I never talked to anyone at this business).
4-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Maxine, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The neighborhood was wonderful. The property was clean and well kept. The bed was very comfortable. The only drawbacks were the room was very small - would be great for a single traveler.
Rebecca, 5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Lindsey, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall, lovely property
The room was beautiful and it was truly like living on the lovely street. The ceiling of glass and the balcony were wonderful! I was not pleased with the parking. It was quite a hike with 2 bags of luggage up busy deteriorating sidewalks. It was quite a big expense we didn’t plan on. It was also hard for me to personally check in for our room. There are 4 people in my household that occasionally change the apple password. Luckily, my friend could get set up.
Patricia, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

It took 45 minutes to get our code to get in building. Was ridiculous. They don’t clean during stay that is so expensive already and the rooms are behind small and poorly designed
Mona, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The building has such great character in a beautiful neighborhood. The private patio was a nice bonus. The room and building were very clean and any additional items needed were readily available. We easily took the T from the airport and were able to walk to every place we wanted to visit. We highly recommend it.
William, 4-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The building was beautiful and felt safe and secure. The beds were comfortable, the room was very clean. Tons of dining and shopping just steps away from the property. We really enjoyed our stay.
Tara, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bonnie, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I stayed in one of the smaller rooms at the Sonder 284 Back Bay. It was spotless with a beautiful, just-big-enough marble bathroom (also spotless) and a kitchenette (microwave, frig, coffee-maker, and tea kettle). The bed was very comfortable with nice linens and comfy pillows. The check-in/-out processes were seamless. It's on a quiet street lined with beautiful old brownstones and a tree-lined park. I had only one challenge. The suggested parking structures are inconveniently far from the property when walking with luggage. There was no evident luggage drop-off area. I was traveling solo. It wouldn't be an issue with 2 adult travelers. I highly recommend this property.
Cynthia, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review