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University Lodge in Amherst

345 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The University Lodge has not changed much since I used to run by the place as an Amherst undergrad in the early 1980s. This place looks like a family-run motel built in the 1950s. No breakfast. Decor is tired (two framed pictures which were exactly the same). Bathroom is old, but clean. The location is great in downtown Amherst, close... More

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find, right up the street from the downtown area. Very friendly staff--hotel clerk went and found a phone charger for us when we realized ours had broken. This was a last minute booking, so we were very pleasantly surprised by it. Very clean and charming. Nothing fancy, but exactly what we needed for a family stop.

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Maylin C, Front Office Manager at University Lodge in Amherst, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the University Lodge! I am glad you enjoyed your time with us! We strive for excellent service so I am glad you thought our desk staff was personable! I hope we will see you again next time you are in Amherst! More

Springfield, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two rooms and we paid around $150 per night for each room. Room 2 was dirty and smelled of mold and mildew. It was a bit damp. Not sure if there was a water leak or if it had to do with the window air conditioning unit but it was gross. We were told no other rooms were... More

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Maylin C, Front Office Manager at University Lodge in Amherst, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry you were unsatisfied with your stay. I apologize for the dampness, it has been an extremely rainy summer here in Amherst. I am very shocked to hear that you were unhappy with the bedding, as we just placed brand new Serta mattresses and box springs in all... More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
65 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is basically just your standard roadside motel, with little in the way of additional amenities (such as a pool, exercise facilities, etc.), but it does the job, and the price was certainly right. We had a room with two beds, with a AAA discount, the rate was around $70 per night--certainly a good value for this location. The... More

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Maylin C, Front Office Manager at University Lodge in Amherst, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I am sorry about the noise from the room above yours. Unfortuantely since the building is older, the sound proofing is not as updated as it would be at a newer property. We do infact try to put people into rooms where... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very clean rooms, beds and bath area. Room smelled and looked very clean on arrival. Stay here if you are visiting Amherst fir graduation or other events. Took early morning runs around the neighborhood. Great! I intend to stay again and recommend it strongly. This is a well maintained quiet lodge.

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Maylin C, Front Office Manager at University Lodge in Amherst, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at University Lodge! I'm very glad you enjoyed our close proximity to Amherst and UMass! The town and campus are beautiful places to go through on a run! I hope you will stay with us again next time you are in Amherst! More

Derry, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Booked the room for only one night, thank goodness. The first thing we noticed was dust and dirt on the tv. Ok, so maybe they were busy and overlooked that. Didn't have much time to look around because we had to go out as soon as we got there. We got back late and jumped into bed and sank into... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The sheets were clean, but the blanket (below the comforter) had dark hair ALL OVER IT. I called the front desk and they agreed to move me. When I went there to exchange keys, the front desk person let me know that "our house keeper DOES have dark hair." I thought "great." The second room ALSO had hair all over... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stated here 30 years ago, and nothing has changed except the price is 100% higher. While the people are extremely nice that work there, the time for this lodge has long passed. It should be demolished and replaced with a modern, clean, newly furnished and upgraded infrastructure. This should be a mainstay for umass alumni and guests. In its... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I booked here because of the price and thought, how bad can it be? Next time I'd spend a little more and get a nicer room someplace else. University Lodge's redeeming qualities were its lack of bedbugs and location. The furniture was worn and gross, the AC unit was uncontrollable, the bathroom smelled and the allotment of pillows, etc. were... More

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New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our family stayed here while visiting UMass Amherst. The check in receptionist was so polite, helpful, and informative. The room was clean. We were in walking distance to UMass, and Bertucci's, which was great. There were frat houses and off campus housing all around us but the neighborhood was safe and quiet, all things considered. Fridge was convenient, and we... More

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Address: 345 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
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