Time Out says
Step into the Buckminster and you step into history. Located smack in the center of Kenmore Square, with Fenway Park just a home run shot away, the brownstone hotel recalls an earlier era of brandy-soaked dinners and backroom deals (fun fact: The Black Sox Scandal of 1919 was first hatched in this hotel). Today it’s a cozy, centrally located spot with comfortable if Spartan rooms, a tiny gym and a laundry room downstairs in case you spill on your favorite traveling outfit. You’re also steps away from Kenmore Square’s reinvigorated dining scene and a few minutes’ stroll to the top of Newbury Street.