hotels with penthouses in Waltham, MA

1. Courtyard by Marriott Boston Brookline (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from the Coolidge Corner subway stop, this modern hotel is 1.4 miles from Fenway Park and 2.9 miles from Harvard Square.Contemporary rooms and suites offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs, and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Some suites add separate living areas, dining tables and pull-out sofas.Amenities include a lobby lounge and an outdoor patio, plus a casual American bistro/bar serving breakfast. There’s also a business center, an indoor pool and an exercise room. Parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 3 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Alistair Bane

I love the atmosphere of the hotel The decor is very restful and pleasant The staff is friendly and helpful

The rooms are spacious I like that there is a sofa as well as a bed, and the television is wall mounted to swivel to allow viewing from different areas of the roomThere is a nice breakfast area serving Starbucks coffee, lattes, etcThe hotel is also the cleanest I’ve ever seen in my travels Every surface is spotless I’m sort of a clean fanatic, so this is a high compliment from me!I highly recommend this hotel

Jonathan Marion

The staff here are super friendly, which is always welcome, and the location is fantastic, being right at Coolidge Corner The rooms are what you’d expect Alas, one of two elevators was out of order during my stay, the gym was being renovated for part of the time, I had to let the desk know the TV in my room wasn’t working, and the liner for the ice bucket wasn’t replaced when housekeeping cleaned the room

Still worth it, based on location and the staff’s dispositions, but be prepared for services to lag by a bit

LMF

Very impressed by Courtyard Brookline MA: the attentive, caring front desk staff handled guest needs during big snowstorm with such grace and competency Their shuttle driver was also very good, ferrying folks to nearby medical centers in difficult driving conditions Our stay here has cemented our intent to stay lifelong Marriott members

2. The Westin Waltham Boston (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 70 3rd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
  • Phone: (781) 290-5600
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1423 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Westin Waltham Boston
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Traditional quarters in a business hotel with event facilities, an indoor pool & a restaurant.

About this hotel

Just off I-95 and 3.9 miles from the Rose Art Museum, this contemporary business hotel with a mirrored facade is 6.8 miles from famed Walden Pond and 16.2 miles from the center of Boston.Bright, traditional rooms feature flat-screen TVs, WiFi access (fee) and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas and sound systems.Amenities include a heated indoor pool, free WiFi in the lobby, fitness facilities and a cocktail lounge. Dining options include a casual restaurant serving American cuisine and a coffee shop. There is also a business center, over 20,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 12 min drive to Walden Pond
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 36 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • Guests liked the cocktail bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Wayne H Brown

A lovely hotel which has been remodeled and upgraded several times since its opening in the late 80s Personally I would have done the lobby public areas differently but it is attractive, high quality and sparkling clean The sleeping rooms are lovely and the renovations are outstanding

Some of the bathrooms are already showing a bit of wearbut easily fixed Top notch meeting and function space Without question the finest luxury hotel in the Boston immediate suburbs Very highly recommended !

Julee Grape

We had our little girls 7th birthday party and it was lovely! So nice to have our dog along I especially enjoyed the pool, restaurant service and food Our dinner waiter so nice and made my daughters birthday extra special with cake and candles

They were very accommodating and made it possible for my elderly parents to join in the fun

Simon Robson

Very nice hotel We stayed here free because we missed the last flight out The hotel is a long way from the airport and a one way taxi/ride share will cost you $70/$40 respectively

Once here they couldn’t accept the coupons the airline had offered for food That being said they were apologetic and the most attentive hotel staff we have recently encountered in the US Being late, we only experienced the restaurant and bar on site Both were great I had a chopped salad and my wife chicken wings Service again was excellent and the maitre d, knowing our situation, followed up on our service… Very nice Rooms are standard fair for the price range

3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This all-suite hotel with an atrium lobby is 7 miles from the National Heritage Museum and 8 miles from Walden Pond State Reservation.The straightforward suites feature kitchenettes and separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus 2 flat-screen TVs. Wi-Fi is available.Free perks include cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening reception with appetizers and drinks, plus parking and a weekday shuttle. There’s an American grill restaurant and a lounge/bar. The hotel also has a 24/7 exercise room, an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus 9 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to Walden Pond
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 27 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian Costa

Here at this hotel with a large wedding party Checked in without issue Staff were courteous

The rooms are clean, comfortable, and spacious The entry is beautiful Decorative Complimentary breakfast which was tasteful Word to the wise though, there were two weddings, over 3 hockey/soccer teams of various ages their for a tournament, this hotel was ROWDY But such is life, we enjoyed ourselves overall The kids running and screaming the halls were annoying, but that’s the parents fault This hotel did the trick

Kylie X

This hotel is very clean and the room is great because it’s like a little apartment with a living room and a bedroom I have to especially acknowledge Anissa who was very kind, friendly and professional You can tell this hotel puts a lot of effort into who they hire

There is also another very young guy who has checked me in before who was also very friendly and professional but I can’t remember his name at the moment This is actually my favorite hotel in Waltham!

Todd Huse

As a fan of the Embassy Suites brand, our stay at the Waltham, MA property was a surprising disappointment The first disappointment was finding out that overnight parking carries a fee (not valet, not garage, not gated, not secure – just property parking lot) I don’t like surprise fees that carry no benefit as a customer

Next, 2 of the 3 elevators were not working during our two night stay With 8 floors, this made for long waits for elevators (especially with large school groups playing games with the buttons) Unfortunately, the fire/stairwells for this property are not really conducive for use They are not maintained (unfinished) for normal use, they are inconvenient and in order to access the lobby, you must exit at the second floor and then utilize the mezzanine stairs in the middle of the hotel (by the non-working elevators) Next, our son was using the pull out couch in our suite , and while it had sheets and a pillow in the closet, there was no blanket I went to the front desk to ask and was told they were out, but that they could give us a “couple extra sheets”Also of note, front desk staffing was never at the desk (except for our arrival at noon) Every time I went to the desk,it was empty, no bell, and a couple times I grew tired of waiting and just left (despite the camera in the corner which I assume has a monitor in the back room)There are lots of other hotels in the area The likelihood of us choosing the Waltham, MA – Embassy Suites again is low As other have said, the breakfast is apparently a highlight of the property While we did not utilize the breakfast, another guest in our party that arrived a day earlier was very happy with the breakfast

4. Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area 8-minutes’ walk from the Charles River, this polished apartment hotel with a quirky facade is 2 miles from Harvard Stadium.Casual studios feature colorful artwork, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus sitting areas and kitchens. Modern 1- and 2-bedroom apartments add separate living rooms.Complimentary hot breakfast is served in an airy breakfast room. Other amenities include a bar, and a guest lounge with a fireplace, as well as an indoor pool, a gym, and a terrace with a BBQ. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 12 min drive to Fenway Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 22 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Nutan Jayavant

The location is great, has shopping outlets and lot of Restaurants at walking distance Overall facility is good, staff is friendly and helpful Rooms are decent size with all basic required facilities

Breakfast was tasty and has typical Marriott menu Breakfast area gets crowded at rush hour and was told that few things which were over will not be refilled

Tara Bourhis

Felt honored to stay in a LEED certified building! This is what my work dreams are made of since I am an energy and sustainability specialist They let me and my partner check in early and late since we were coming from out of town to see Boston Calling The shower was effortless with no handles to boil before or after entering

The kitchenette was so cute and I absolutely loved the pool which was not packed despite it being Memorial Day weekend I would love to stay here any day!

5. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Charles River, this modern hotel is 13 minutes’ walk from Harvard Business School and 2.3 miles from Fenway Park.Straightforward rooms (some with balconies) offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and desks. Suites add separate living areas, minifridges, microwaves and dining tables.There’s an American restaurant and a lounge, as well as a jazz club and a seasonal rooftop terrace. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool and an exercise room, as well as a business center and a free local shuttle. The hotel has 10,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 6 min drive to Fenway Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 40 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Ariel Emm

The actual hotel was lovely, the room was clean, the staff was amazing But DO NOT eat or drink at this hotel One of the night desk employees went on and on about how amazing the breakfast was, online it said it was 20 a person

My family was on board to try it We got there at 830, on the weekends they open at 8 The food was BARELY warm It was powered eggs, bacon, sausage and some potatoes The pastries were are frozen and thawed The “chef special” was perhaps the grilled zucchini? It was a pitiful breakfast spread The coffee literally assaulted my mouth it was so burnt and bitter Than the second pot was a watery mess They brought us the bill and it was 31 bucks an adult and 10 for my 6 year old I spent 100 bucks on a breakfast spread that was no better than the free breakfast at a comfort inn And the wine prices?! Holy hell 2 glasses of wine cost over 55 dollars! And we didn’t get super fancy wine I looked up the prices on both and I basically paid for the price of the bottle with one glass Not worth the money I literally bought a 1299 for a bottle of wine that tasted just as good Great hotel, horrible pricing on mediocre food

Jessica Bailey

I booked this hotel specifically because it had a pool and hot tub While the room was as expected, bed comfortable

the pool left MUCH to be desired Bottom line, it was gross The pool water was brown legit brown Not to mention the yellow scum-line The hot tub was the same but be sure to add the floating hair balls and no joke, large sand/dirt granules covering the bottom As if it has never been vacuumed So disgusted and disappointed! All that said, the pool gets 0 stars (negative if that were possible) but the front desk staff were very nice, helpful at check in Oh, and paying almost $50/night for parking on top of the room charge is ABSOLUTE RIDICULOUS!! If I wanted to get real petty, I could also mentioned that the TV had no guide so you have to click into each channel to see what’s on Ugh Probably will NOT stay here again sure I can find something better than this in BostonI do not recommend this hotel if you are interested in the pool area

Nik Rama

I absolutely love this hotel in Boston Staff are extremely helpful, and rooms and amenities are kept pristine The food served in the restaurant is excellent, and we grabbed several pizzas from there throughout our stay

Next to the check in area, there is a great place for cold food and snacks as well as a professional coffee machine Hilton diamond members get $18 credits per person per day for up to two people This means you are able to use your credit on any snacks or restaurant foodI really like that they have an indoor pool which is excellent and a pretty good sizeThey have four elevators that are really fast, and the close and open door buttons are extremely responsive The elevators have glass windows pointing inwards so that you could see the entire hotel as you go up and downOne of the best parts is that they have a free shuttle bus every hour that will take you to certain locations This is excellent if you need to be dropped off near the Harvard area and I don’t want to deal with finding an Uber or LyftOverall, this was a great hotel and a great experience and I would stay here again

6. Hyatt House Boston/Waltham (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
  • Phone: (781) 290-0026
  • Ratings: 4.1 (713 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hyatt House Boston/Waltham
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Understated suites in a casual hotel offering a bar, a heated outdoor pool & free breakfast.

About this hotel

Off Interstate 95, this informal all-suite hotel is 2 miles from the storied Lyman Estate mansion and 16 miles from baseball games at Fenway Park.The understated 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. All have living areas and kitchens. Upgraded suites add pull-out sofas.Complimentary amenities include breakfast, grocery delivery service, parking and an area shuttle. There’s also a casual bar, a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center and a 24-hour convenience store.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and liked the beds
  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 12 min drive to Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Travis Schmieg

We stayed in our room for a week The beds were nice and kitchen was awesome We found a mask that was left from a prior guest which wasn’t really thrilling and having to remember to ask them a day in advance to do something as simple as vacuum was inconvenient, but when we did remember to ask they did more than expected

They knew how big our family was but we still had to ask for extra towels Outside of checking in we didn’t deal with the staff the breakfast was nice and location convenient

Stacy

Checked in Friday afternoon Turned AC down, showered and left for the remainder of the day / night Back by 9 and our AC isn’t working

They changed us to the only room available, which happened to be a handicap room with a portable AC because that room didn’t have proper working cool air either Although, I do appreciate the fact they made the room adjustment, this is just a sub par hotel Breakfast is something a 10 year old could serveSadly, the best part of this stay was the gym accommodation

Albert Wu

The rooms are ok, reasonably clean The laundry room and the machines are well maintained and clean The breakfast is not good this time I stay (beginning 2022-05-14), and so was in my last stay (around 2022-04-10)

The fruits were not replenished, and the cereals are hidden inside the kitchen and not on display The scrambled egg is very wet resting in a pool of liquid While I was at the serving bench, a staff opened the warmer and rearranged the pancakes inside the warmer with her bare hands (not with utensils or gloved hands) Definitely didn’t look hygienic I stayed about a month ago, and the scrambled egg was even worse It was like plastic beads, tasteless, and totally inedibleI went by the front desk to check if there was a card of the GM for the facility so I could provide my feedback There was none I asked the front desk staff, and she said she did not have the GM’s business card but she wrote down an email address for me She said the GM would not be there until two days later I told her about the staff handling the pancakes with bare hands in front of customers As a justification, she told me that the staff sanitizes her hands every 30 minutes However, the staff also cleaned tables with her bare hands while i was there Even in normal times, staff should not handle ready-to-eat foods with bare hands and handle cleaning without gloves This is during a rise of covid cases in the area Not a good visual of a management that emphasize cleanlinessDuring my stay, their key system failed and didn’t work for hours Apparently they are not quite ready for this type of failure Eventually they had to get a fresh pack of plastic keys apparently sent in from outside So, they can only offer one key to meIn most hotels I have stayed at, there is a general manager on site to deal with issues or customers complaints For whatever reason there is no on-site general manager Online info shows two people who are general managers I sent both email but got no responseI had stay in this hotel several times before Customer service used to be pretty good Wonder what has happened to their management

7. Courtyard by Marriott Boston Waltham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-95, this straightforward hotel is 0.5 miles from Prospect Hill Park.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and sofabeds.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard with a fire pit. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a whirlpool, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 11 min drive to the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned bars 14 times
  • Guests mentioned pools 21 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

TradAlex

Very comfortable Out of the Marriott properties, this was the least expensive during our July stay Very friendly and helpful staff

Limited breakfast menu but quite goodExtra Marriott points for skipping housekeeping services

Chiang Yu

I checked in this Saturday for next day’s Brandeis University Graduation Front desk gave me Room 301 When I just pull out my card key I found door ajar with safe lock blocked

After I wipe all furnitures in room then found a half finished food box in the fridgeAlso the V-Power gas price nearby this hotel (Shell gas station cross street) was $549 compared another Shell only 5 minutes away $519

8. Boston Marriott Newton (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished hotel is 1.8 miles from the championship golf course at the Brae Burn Country club, and 10.3 miles from the Harvard Square university neighborhood.The modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), along with desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms provide access to a lounge offering free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas; upgraded suites offer balconies.There’s a modern American restaurant offering views of the Charles River, as well as a lively pub and a Starbucks. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a 24/7 gym, plus meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 14 min drive to Walden Pond
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “brunch” 11 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Pat L.

It may be a personal thing but the room was a little dark at night for what I like I like a place that when you turn on the lights it feels bright and cheerful Maybe lighter color walls or different lighting would have helped

I think it was the lighting But when morning came, I could open the curtain to a very large window to let plenty of light in I understand some rooms have a patio and wonderful views of the Charles River, which mine did not Otherwise the place was fine The breakfast buffet was wonderful They had eggs bacon, sausage, home fries, oatmeal, cereals, pastry, fresh fruit and more Couldn’t of done a better job when it came to breakfast The lobby had a nice big rotating glass door that you can easily get your luggage through The furnace / air-conditioning worked well The shower was also wonderful, as it had one of those large square shower heads The bathroom lighting was spectacular I saw fine marks, such as sun spots on my face, I never knew I had The people at the front desk were very helpfulIf I needed to stay in the area again, I would return

s o

What an absolute lousy experience in the restaurant I was handed a lunch menu at dinner, after studying it I placed order and was told I can’t order off that menu for dinner I then studied the dinner Menu and was told I can order the club or the cheeseburger of the lunch menu

I ordered the cheeseburger medium and it was very well done and charred Others in the party ordered the steak and it also was cooked well done! Chef, use a Thermoworks professional thermometer if you can not judge meat temps! Cheesecake was $8 Are you kidding me!!!! It’s no bigger then a cupcake in diameter Marriott you should be ashamed at the service this place is giving with them quality of food coming out of the kitchenThe salmon was cooked perfectly I was told from another one in our party Consistency is key!

Mai Vaz

Hotel rooms are okay, bathroom was tiny, no vent, so all the room got very humid after a shower The hotel grounds very nice No wifi unless you pay for it

We tried to add a night to our stay just so we didn’t have to move to a different hotel and we were told they couldn’t help us since we had made the reservation through a third party which I thought was super odd If you want your room to be cleaned and get fresh towels you need to ask for them

9. Sheraton Commander Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Phone: (617) 547-4800
  • Ratings: 4.3 (566 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Sheraton Commander Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Stately choice featuring rooms & suites with 4-poster beds, plus a modern restaurant & a 24/7 gym.

About this hotel

Overlooking Cambridge Common Park and a 4-minute walk from Harvard University, this stately, 1920s hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Harvard Square Station’s subway service.Featuring traditional decor, free WiFi, and custom-designed 4-poster beds, the guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add separate living areas. Upgraded rooms and suites add lounge access offering free breakfast and refreshments.An upscale restaurant has a modern dining room with a fireplace. Additional amenities include a 24/7 gym and a business center with computers for guest use, plus an elegant ballroom and 6 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Harvard Art Museums
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 8 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests liked the upscale restaurant
  • Guests mentioned bars 16 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

AA

The place itself is nice, however, the staff were quite frankly rudeI understand it is difficult to find workers but these people obviously do not care about their work The manager seemed quite nice, but every other front desk member seemed to be on edge for some reason

The place also does not smell good I noticed that the minute I turned off their obnoxious fanFor the price you pay, even as a Titanium Elite member, this place is a ripoff You would be better off staying in a much nicer hotel in the charles, which is in a better area on top of it

Benjamin Kirkup

The Commander is an institution, caringly renovated It isn’t lush or overdone, but offers good taste and modesty, homely comfort If you ignore the Marriott overlay of a phone tree and instead get the front desk, they are helpful and hospitable

Wonderful location, often guests enjoying conversation on the patio or in the lobby until late

David Marshall

The hotel is located in a great location that is walking distance to campus and the surrounding area However, interior hasn’t been updated since the 80’s The rooms are small

The staff seem put off when you asked them questions The hotel restaurant was expensive and average If you can stay somewhere that is a better bang for your buck, I would

10. Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay/Fenway (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale all-suite hotel overlooking Fenway Park is a 15-minute walk from the Museum of Fine Arts and a 4-minute walk from Lansdowne MBTA train station.Modern suites come with free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes, as well as sitting areas with pull-out sofas, desks and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms and additional TVs.Hot breakfast and a grocery delivery service are complimentary. There’s also a convenience store and a bar. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with park views, along with a business center, 2 meeting rooms and laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • Walking distance to Fenway Park and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Patio”, mentioned 14 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Erica Garrity

Reasonably priced Wonderful to have a kitchen and a target across the street with a Starbucks Hubby was a bit disappointed with breakfast options

Only reason for 4 stars is because there were a few things in our room (203) that weren’t 100%: toilet paper holder is loose so TP fell into trash can or In floor Living room black out curtains didn’t close & towel rack on outside of shower glass came off

Alyssa V

Overall this was a decent hotel and is literally just steps to Fenway There’s lots of amenities like a laundry room, rooftop pool, rooftop bar and lounge area, and a workout roomThe room I had was also fairly nice and it had a full kitchen

I had one or two small issues with the door, the shower, and the lights, but it was all pretty minor and didn’t affect me too much The one thing I didn’t care for was the noise; the doors are really heavy and you can hear them shutting in the hallway which was annoying

Joanne Grieco

Love this hotel – the one bedroom suites give you the best combo of space, kitchenette and cost of any hotel in Boston Super convenient to the Longwood Medical area, contemporary vibe and friendly staff Full breakfast included, and a rooftop terrace for city viewing with a cocktail

No restaurants on site, but the area has many wonderful choices Pet friendly! Will definitely return

11. Hampton Inn and Suites Boston/Waltham (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This down-to-earth, modern hotel is 3 miles from the bars and restaurants of Moody St and 6 miles from the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.Straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, plus fridges, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out sofas, sinks and microwaves.Free perks include hot breakfast and 24/7 tea and coffee in the lobby. The snack bar and business center are both available 24/7, and there’s also a pool, a gym and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • 12 min drive to Walden Pond
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lee Lang

Exceptional hotel! Our suite was spacious and very clean Considering its a pet friendly hotel, there is no scent of animals in there Made our 5 day stay very enjoyable

Ample parking Common areas are very clean Good breakfast selections, however, they should change their eggs – its was gelatinous in texture Highly recommend!!!

Aina Ramanantseheno

Very impressed with the cleanliness of our room and bathroom The bed was super comfy Free wifi and parking which is very convenient

It’s close to a lot of restaurants so we could just have our food deliveredSpecial thanks to Rosemarie for being such a nice lady at the breakfast spotWe’ll come back!

Robyn E

This location was very clean and modern The staff was very friendly The location was great (a short drive from the Riverside Station to take the train to downtown Boston)

We tried a couple of the restaurants from the list of recommended restaurants they gave us at check in and enjoyed them That was a nice touch Amy D (who checked us in when we arrived) was very friendly and helpful

12. Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, MA (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 3 miles from Harvard Square, this casual extended-stay hotel in a red-brick building is a 14-minute walk from the Alewife train station and 7 miles from baseball games at Fenway Park.Bright studios and 1-bedroom suites come with full kitchens, dining tables, and separate living areas with pull-out sofas, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded suites add fireplaces.Freebies include hot breakfast, regular evening socials, parking and a grocery shopping service.
Amenities consist of a garden terrace and a 24-hour convenience store, plus a basketball court and a gym. There’s a business center. There’s also a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 13 min drive to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned laundry service 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Asma Ghannam

We visited Boston for a family reunion and received a very reasonable block group rate on the suites Excellent location, close to public transportation, and the staff were super friendly and accomodating The Gym is clean and has the equipment I wanted

There is a Wednesday social with appetizers in the dining area Beautiful outdoor patio with a grill to relax with family and/or friends Breakfast is good, free parking and a restaurant a few steps away The suites are spacious and clean Had a wonderful stay Will not hesitate to stay here again

Mary Lee & Troy Brawley

Great location if visiting Cambridge or Arlington The availability of a restaurant and drugstore next door was a plus Room was clean and comfortable

While we did not use these amenities, we were impressed to see a nice exercise space and laundry facility Love that it is pet friendly even though this visit we did not bring our dog The proximity to family will make this hotel quite useful to us in the future

Vero Hall

We’ve been to this hotel three times Every time we had a great time! If I could clone this hotel and take it with us everywhere we go, I would Here’s what we like about it:- rooms with two queen beds and a living-room space with couch, chairs, Tv, and working kitchen

it’s like an Airbnb that you don’t have to clean when you check out-every time we needed something, they accommodated us (eg, check out late; they offered the breakfast for our guests for free; one of on kids had an accident on the sheets, no worries here’s new everything without any negative commentary)-the breakfast is free and decently diverse-there is a laundry room and a gymThe only thing I wish they had was a working restaurant during the day so we can have lunch and dinner there and not have to make it a trip around town with our kids for food We didn’t have a car on these trips so a restaurant in the hotel would have helpedOverall, from us, a clear recommendation!Thank you!

13. Hyatt House Boston/Burlington (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern extended-stay hotel is 4 miles from the historic Lexington Battle Green, 13 miles from downtown Boston and 17 miles from Harvard Square in Cambridge.Warmly furnished 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature kitchens and separate living areas, as well as flat-screen TVs, work areas and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded suites add pull-out sofas and/or conference tables.Complimentary perks include breakfast, a local area shuttle, a grocery shopping service and weeknight socials with drinks and snacks. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, an exercise room and a 24-hour convenience store.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds and the kitchenettes
  • 14 min drive to Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “suites” 53 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jennifer Craig

When I read other reviews that said the staff makes you feel like family, I couldn’t really believe it until I experienced it for myself You do feel completely at home at this hotel It is clean and if anything isn’t perfect for you- just ask and the staff will quickly bend over backwards to help

The manager even offered to order special vegan breakfast items for us (not necessary- there was plenty and she even printed the ingredients for us) We wished we had more time to use the basketball court and pool, but took advantage of the outdoor dining area daily The room was very comfortable and ideal for a longer stay or to have folks over for a visit They even provide paper towels and dish soap- which I did not expect Will visit again

Sweet Kitty

The hotel is old, but is well maintainedThe receptionist Christine is sooooooo friendly, helpful and welcoming It seemed she was very happy about serving the guests and about her job

She is one of the highlights of the hotelAnother highlight is the breakfast buffet There were various of choices available everyday, from bacon, ham, eggs, fried potatoes, to cereals, resins milk, juices, yogurt, donuts, toasts, to teas, coffee, muffins, fruits, etc you will be satisfiedThere was self- laundry available You may purchase the detergent if you don’t bring it with you The coins were available at the reception for exchangeWe stayed at a king suite It was clean and well equipped The kitchen is a full kitchen with a full size fridge/ freezer, microwave, dishwasher, stove, paper towels, detergent, kitchen towel, etcThe quality of shampoo and soap was very good Or say, much better than those in other 3-star hotelIt was easy to find a variety of restaurants in walking distance or within 5 minutes drive And there is a small shopping mall just across the streetA wonderful place to stay

14. Ginkgo House on Harvard

About this hotel

Set 7 minutes away by foot from the nearest subway station, this charming inn in a restored Victorian house is a 9-minute walk from Harvard University and a 13-minute walk from the Harvard Art Museums.Homey, individually decorated rooms feature TVs, Wi-Fi and minifridges, as well as en suite bathrooms. A pair of basement apartments with private entrances add kitchens, and sleep up to 5 guests.Amenities include living and dining areas, and a garden with a terrace. Limited parking is available on request.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • 13 min walk to the Harvard Art Museums
  • 18 min drive to Boston Logan
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie B

I found the Ginkgo House on Harvard St to be a welcoming and cozy inn Situated on a peaceful and quiet area of Cambridge, the inn is very accessible to both MIT and Harvard campuses (as well as lots of parks, great places to eat, and even a Whole Foods all within a walkable distance) The friendly staff were especially accommodating and communicative and went above and beyond with their great service

Out of the three places I stayed while visiting the Boston area, the Ginkgo House was my favorite I truly enjoyed my stay and will return again the next time I visit Highly recommend!

Robin Hittie

Ginkgo House is awesome! From the friendly service to the beautiful facility and convenient location, everything about my stay was great! I was impressed with the genuine interest and attention I received–you don’t find that very often Also I appreciated the peace and quiet, no worries about other guests being loud and keeping you up at night I will definitely plan to stay at Ginkgo House whenever I am in the Cambridge area!

Taylor Mannette

This is the perfect place for those who want a very quiet stay Nice, quiet neighborhood too Very clean, cute rooms

Beds are very comfortable Full kitchen near the common area The only reason I knocked off a star is because there was nothing on the website that mentioned vaccination status, which we were only told the day of a few hours before check in However, when we arrived we were not checked for vaccination status, so we went through the effort of going back to get our cards for nothing However, we still enjoyed our stay

15. Fort Hill Inn

  • Address: 3 Centre Pl, Boston, MA 02119
  • Phone: (617) 312-5925
  • Ratings: 4.3 (32 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Fort Hill Inn
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Cozy brick guesthouse offering refined quarters, some with kitchens, plus complimentary Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Set in a Victorian brick rowhouse in a residential area, this cozy guesthouse is a 6-minute walk from Roxbury Crossing subway station, 2 miles from the Hynes Convention Center and 3 miles from shopping at Downtown Crossing.Featuring antique furnishings and refined decor, the 6 snug rooms come with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. The 1- and 2-bedroom apartments include kitchens, and separate living rooms with pull-out sofas; 1 has a deck.Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 18 min drive to Boston Logan

Feedback From Real Customers

Katie Oates

Beautiful and spacious historic Inn 4 bedroom was perfect for 3 generations of the family to stay together comfortably Roof top and back porch were nice getaway spots, and the master bedroom and bath are beautiful and quite large (and worth the climb up the stairs—which were expected in a historic townhouse)! Thank you so much for helping create a great family trip!

Che Robinson

First the only way to book is by calling you can’t book thru a site like Booking, Hot wire, etc Thank you have to book for a min of 3days 3months ahead What about those who want a weekend get away? And when asked fron where I was coming from, I told him local and he kind of did a disappointing sigh

Then was quick to say $149 a night days min Very disappointed didn’t offer any other info just got quite so I thanked him and ended call

Zeshan B

Wow, seriously what an AMAZING place! We had a lovely stay at Fort Hill The city triplex suite was 3 floors of incredibly beautiful rooms with exposed brick walls, a full kitchen, a gaming lounge, a balcony with outdoor seating PLUS a rooftop! Honestly I’ve never stayed in a place so cool!The owners Terry and Mike have put in so much effort into preserving the original victorian beauty of this inn while also adding sleek modern touches Like no joke — the master bathroom in our suite was so state of the art with floor warmers, 4 different shower streams, temperature controlled steam — it was like a bonafide spa treatment!Also, Terry and Mike take COVID seriously and were super attentive to social distancing protocols

Their no-contact check in was a breezeThe neighborhood is lovely — Fort Hill is steps away from all kinds of restaurants and is also very conveniently close to the Roxbury Crossing stop on the Boston T which is perfect if you don’t have a car and you want to get around Boston And if you do bring a car, there’s designated parking right out in front We were in Boston just for the weekend, but I could also see this being the perfect place for longer term stays tooIn short, you simply can’t go wrong at a place like Fort Hill We fell in love with it we would DEF stay here again!

16. Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 95, this relaxed apartment hotel is 8 miles from Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, and 9 miles from Franklin Park Zoo.The down-to-earth studios feature kitchenettes, pull-out sofas, free Internet access and flat-screen TVs. Apartments add separate living rooms.Complimentary perks include parking, a local shuttle, weekday evening receptions, and a hot breakfast buffet served in a casual dining area. There’s also a restaurant, an exercise room and an indoor saltwater pool. Other amenities consist of a 24-hour convenience store and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 17 min drive to the Arnold Arboretum
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah B

Stayed here for business for one night Nice, newer room with large king bed and full suite (I’ve seen a hotel room with a cooktop and dishwasher before!) Large full size fridge and sofa as well

The bed and pillows were a little flat but not badOverall room was clean, but found an empty plastic cup with straw in the sink which was a little concerning to how clean the rest was Check out is at 12, breakfast included and full desk was nice to be able to work from in the morning I didn’t use the pool or fitness center but they looked nice Overall would stay again if needed!

Gail Serna

I stayed at this hotel on my recent trip to the Boston area I definitely will stay here again It’s a good value for the money

There were many positives about this location We enjoyed the ample free parking, complimentary hot breakfast, and comfortable suites There were only two concerns The TVs were not working well They need to get new ones and we didn’t like the way the eggs were prepared on certain days during breakfast We only like the scrambled eggs Basically overall the rooms were clean, there were plenty of outlets to plug things in and everything in the room was easy to operate and use I really liked the little kitchen I highly recommend Homewood Suites by Hilton in Needham Boston

D J

Great hotel, I would stay again But I took off one star for a couple of reasons For one, the pool was so cold, also there was no fan in the bathroom, which is essential to me

Finally breakfast was not as good as I expected but it was better than some places I have stayed Otherwise it was a nice stay Beds are very comfy, room was clean, staff was nice mostly It was quiet despite being next to the highway, and the gym and basketball court were nice

17. Le Méridien Boston Cambridge (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel at University Park at MIT is 2 miles from the Museum of Fine Arts and 5 miles from shops and restaurants in downtown Boston.The modern rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living rooms, and some include pull-out sofas. Room service is available 24/7.There’s a sleek French restaurant with a bar, as well as a 24-hour fitness room, a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the MIT Museum
  • 7 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the sleek restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 38 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Vicki McCuistion

Nice room with all of the typical amenities They truly appreciate Bonvoy status with multiple helpful perks Breakfast is yummy! Drinks were good

All the staff were friendly and helpful! (Used points to book the room on a holiday/graduation weekend otherwise might not feel so blessed) Room costs much more affordable for the next day if we were staying

JoAnne Rice

Beautiful hotel and every staff member encountered were wonderful and kind It is pricy but you get what you pay for as they say The rooms were clean and well decorated

As other posters have mentioned there’s no parking The garage is less then 500ft away I did take off a star due to ice machines being down and there is no clear menus for the restaurant and its unclear where it even is located

Johannes Krokeide Kolberg

Fairly well-maintained compared to most alternatives, and decent value for the area The restaurant was surprisingly goodMinus for front desk personnel having to get manager approval for the simplest things — but to its credit, the hotel properly followed up on that feedback

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