We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11 Waltham hotels

Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   385 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham to your Saves list
Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
78%
Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
  • Reviews (216)
  • Photos (59)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (45)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

216 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    74
    89
    42
    9
    2
See reviews for
66
38
21
61
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (45)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham
See the most recent reviews
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

I am a frequent guest at HIEXP properties. This one is an excellent example of what to expect. Easy Freeway access, polite staff and clean room. Downside, spotty and slow wifi and not within walking distance of many restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Olney, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Every things was so good, special the attention of the Staft. Ladies who work attending the breakfast bar ( MARIA AND BLANCA) where always working hard ,to get the place running professional. Front desk 'staff very helpful, My wife and myself, we will come back againg to this very clean hotel ; thanks to the house keeper department. Manuel and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I have always loved the HIExpress and my stay at the Waltham location was no exception. My boyfriend and I stayed this past weekend while mini vacationing in Boston. The Waltham location was only a short 20 min or so ride into downtown Boston and much cheaper than if we were to stay in the heart of it. Our 2... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The staff and accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Waltham, MA, are outstanding. We have been "regulars" at this hotel since August of 2006 and have had consistently wonderful stays. The front desk and managerial staff are very helpful and friendly, without exception. The location can't be beat, especially if you have a student at Bentley or Brandeis Universities.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
SPOTSWOOD
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

While staying there on bussiness i was not able to access the internet for 45 minutes, when i did get on the access was so slow that no work could be done. the front desk said it happens quite often at that time. When i contacted the manager in the morning he said that there was too many people accessing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham, responded to this review

Dear john c, Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. The internet service was giving many of our guest’s issues and I'm grateful you brought this to our attention. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas. We welcome any opportunity to improve. Best Regards, Lera M Case Manager... More

Michigan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This hotel is unique. The rooms are spacious. We had a suite. We stayed here prior to our flight out from Boston. Free parking, clean and comfortable. Price was good. Preferable to staying in the city area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

The hotel was similar to other Holiday Inn Express hotels we've stayed in across the country -- good value, comfortable bed, nice-sized room, etc. Our room was fairly quiet and looked out toward a lake, which was a surprise considering its location next to a major highway in a very urban area. Front desk staff were very friendly and professional.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I had heard some bad things about this hotel but had no choice with the booking as my usual choice was full. I stayed there for a week on business. I was surprised to find the room was comfortable and quiet. Even though it was spring break in boston and the place was full of kids, I didn't have any... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paris
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Don't expect a romantic cocoon, or a luxurious experience. Room decoration is pretty standard, and breakfast is served in plastic plates and cups. But the team is nice, rooms are clean and large. That makes it an acceptable place to go for business trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington, D.C.
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We were going to stay at the Marriott Courtyard next door to the Holiday Inn, as we did last time we visited Waltham, but the Holiday Inn was almost $100 less expensive, so we decided to give it a try. For $139/night, we got a king-sized bed, free wi-fi, and breakfast. True, our room was on the first floor facing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham

Address: 385 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Waltham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Despegar.com and Tingo so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham Hotel Waltham
Holiday Inn Express Waltham
Holiday Inn Waltham
Waltham Holiday Inn

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (30)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#4 Family Hotel in Waltham #4 Business Hotel in Waltham #4 Romantic Hotel in Waltham
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Where business and history meet - the 'Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham'. Our Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham hotel is located along Route 128, America's technology highway. We offer 156 renovated guest rooms with our famous complimentary Stay Smart Cinnamon Roll and coffee to help start your morning right. Just minutes to Historic Lexington/Concord and only 20 minutes from Downtown Boston, Waltham is ideally located. We are surrounded by prestigious area Universities, we are 3 miles from Bentley College and Brandeis University and only 8 miles to Boston College and Tufts University. We offer business travelers complimentary shuttle service within a 3 mile radius to area companies: AstraZeneca, Fresenius Medical, Raytheon, Novell, SAP, Striderite, Thermo, Athenahealth, Unica and many more. High Speed Wireless Internet is available for those busy nights at work. Our business center will help you stay productive while you stay smart! Waltham's history, attractions, and convenient location make us an excellent place to visit. Experience the best value in Waltham and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Waltham. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
108

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer