Like many, I'm sure, who stay here, I am a parent of a potential UMass student and stayed here while we were touring the campus. We chose the hotel for its convenience, which obviously could not be beat for our purposes. As others have written, accessibilty to the hotel is a bit strange. It cannot be viewed from any exterior location, rather it is located inside a building that houses the campus student union, bookstore, and a food court. The entrance through the confusing parking garage makes one skeptical as to what to expect once inside.
With that said, everything else was satisfactory. While the extent of the hotel lobby is nothing more than a front desk and a few couches near the elevator bank, the staff was accommodating. I believe that they are students who are employed as part of their work study program at the university, so they are anxious to help (although I perceived them, as a result, to be a bit unpolished.)
The room was clean and comfortable. It had modern amenities including a wall-mounted flatscreen tv, I-Pod dock, ethernet cable for our laptop, and a comtemporary bathroom. (no tub; rather a glass-enclosed shower)
The continental breakfast consisted of a nice assortment of baked goods, fruit, cereal, and coffee. My only complaint is that the eating area was quite small, only a handful of tables in a very tight space. As a result, I felt cramped, and like my every mouthful could be viewed by all.
All things considered,my two-night stay was enjoyable and I would stay here again if I were visiting campus. It is clean and modern and has all the basics covered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rated the best hotel in Amherst, and seated in the center of the picturesque UMass Amherst campus, Hotel UMass blends a tranquil countryside escape with the bustling energy of campus life, making it your ideal destination when staying in the area. During your stay at Hotel UMass, you will have access to the distinctive cultural atmosphere of one of the nation’s top universities, while remaining only minutes to historic downtown Amherst, allowing you to discover the magic of the Pioneer Valley. The breathtaking views from your guestroom alone will allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of scenic New England.During your stay, you will enjoy first-class accommodations and exceptional service. We offer university guests, conference attendees, parents, students, local and corporate travelers and alumni an exceptional Hotel UMass experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umass Hotel At The Campus Amherst
- Campus Center Amherst