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Hyatt Place Medford
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 Riverside Drive, Medford, MA 02155 (Formerly AmeriSuites Boston Medford)   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This was our second stay at a very nice hotel near downtown Boston. The rooms are large with a nearly separate guest area. The large flat panel TV serves both the guest area and the adjoining sleeping area.

Our only complaint was that although the rooms are quiet, outdoor street noises are transmitted through the through-wall air conditioning units. For a property of this quality, this is a problem.

Breakfast was included in our rate - and was quite good. For a nominal extra charge a hot breakfast is available, as are snacks and refreshments at a bar / cafe in the lounge area.

The "T" is close by and very convenient to Boston.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We chose Hyatt Place in Medford for a two-night stay so that we could enjoy a full day excursion into historic Boston. Our criteria was a hotel near the subway line with a shuttle service. This was one of very few hotels that fit the bill. For more dollars we could have stayed in Boston. For fewer dollars, we could have stayed further out of town and driven to the subway station or train station. For us, Hyatt Place in Medford was a great choice.

We booked a king room and requested a quiet room away from road noise and elevator noise. The room was clean, attractive, and comfortable -- very nice. Although the view was uninspiring, we were not bothered with a lot of road noise, and we slept comfortably. The room was fresh and not at all worn; the colors are relaxing. The bed was very comfortable. A lounging/sitting area was good for evenings in the room watching the flat panel TV positioned on a wall between the bed and sitting areas; it was easy to watch TV from either space. The spacious feel of the room makes it a good place to stay for a few nights.

A nice vanity area is outside the tub/shower/toilet bath. We like this particular setup since it's easier for two people getting ready for the day at the same time. The closet door has a full-length mirror.

A wetbar area with mini-refrigerator, sink, and coffee maker was handy for chilling soft drinks and small items and for making coffee and tea in the room. The work desk was in the same area of the room with a decent chair.

The complimentary breakfast each morning gave us a good start to the day with no additional expense. The variety was good, quality good, and although busy, we found a table both mornings. Other items can be ordered at the window to the kitchen, but the budget-minded guest can certainly find enough to eat without a special order.

The business center is basic and functional. Three PCs were all in working order, and we were always able to get the use of one for a few minutes to check email or Boston attraction details. Hotel guests were generally considerate of the time spent on the computers.

The only real negative for us was the one-way streets in the area. We decided to move the car from the lot out back to the underground garage. Unfortunately, the one-way street beside the hotel prevented us from the shortest route to the front of the hotel where the entrance to the garage is located. We didn't realize this, and it caused a short trip wandering the local streets in the dark. Fortunately, we had our GPS which directed us back to the hotel. If you're arriving with a car and want to park in the garage, this is a good fact to know: it's on the Right side as you face the Front of the hotel. Once parked there, we didn't use our car again until we left. Parking is free at this Hyatt Place -- a real plus when price comparing with downtown hotels!

We used the free shuttle service to the subway station for our day in historic Boston. The only negative here is that the hotel has only one shuttle that serves two subway stations. The morning wait was not bad. We probably waited out front for about 15 minutes for the van to arrive from its previous run. The evening wait was much longer. As we departed the subway, we called the hotel front desk (be sure to get their card with phone number at the front desk). The shuttle was on a run to the other subway station. By the time the shuttle returned to the hotel and then drove to the station to pick us up, we had had quite a long wait. The early October afternoon had turned breezy, the sun was setting, and it was cold. Of course, we could have driven ourselves to the station that morning and would not have had the wait, but we were so much more glad not to drive in the traffic to get there and back. It's a trade-off that must be considered individually. We were there on a weekday, so there weren't tons of people all trying to use the shuttle at the same time.

Hyatt Place in Medford was a good choice for us. We recommend it to the budget-minded traveler for a convenient stay near Boston. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Our stay at the Hyatt Place was precipitated by the wonderful Halloween Blizzard of 2011 we had here in New England. No power for 6 days and 20* temps left little choice for us other than staying in a hotel until the utilities could be restored.

After being bounced from hotel to hotel (each time we made a reservation, the hotel lost power and had to close…) we ended up getting the last room available at the Hyatt Place, Medford.

I arrived there mid-afternoon on a Monday to find a very calm, relaxed atmosphere-not something I was expecting from a hotel on the outskirts of Boston and within spitting distance of I-93. The front desk staff member on–duty was Erin, and she was great. Check in was a breeze. Erin gave me a tour of the facility including the unique “bistro” area for the complimentary breakfast and lunch/dinner ordering area, the pool and fitness area, and how to access the underground garage. We were given a room on the 3rd floor that was also away from the highway (I-93) so it was quite quiet. The room itself was a big surprise. Although I was hoping for a king sized bed, it had two full sized beds, but that is where my disappointment ended. The room was styled as a suite with a living room that included an area with a mini-kitchenette (no stove, but coffee maker, fridge, and sink), and a nice desk area. The sleeping area had the two beds, a very large closet, and a partially separate bath area with a double sink. The shower/tub and toilet were in their own separate room. The room was quiet, comfortable, clean and nicely appointed.

For those of you that might be traveling to the Boston area, I would suggest this hotel as a great choice if you wanted to stay outside the city. It is surprisingly close to Boston itself (depending on the time of day, +/_ 20min. by car), is close to mass transit, has underground secure parking, is close to I-93 so you can head north up to NH and Maine or south to the Cape and Islands. There is also a great sushi/asian restaurant within a 5min. walk (see my review of Blue Fuji).

Overall, this was a great hotel experience that made the unfortunate circumstances of the blizzard much more tolerable.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

I recently took a group of 23 high school students to Boston to attend a training seminar at Harvard. Because I was traveling with a large number of people, I booked our stay with the group reservation department. Meghan Kelley who was in charge of group travel at the Hyatt was fabulous. She was able to work within our budget, helped with transportation advice and was fantastic throughout the entire process. When we arrived at the hotel our rooms were ready, and within 5 minutes all of the kids were settled into their rooms. The complimentary breakfast was a great way to start the day. You are within walking distance of public transportation or can opt to take the complimentary shuttle to two of the subway stations. The staff was great with looking up bus schedules, giving directions/suggestions of places to go and were incredibly friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

My daughter and I just went on a trip to see several colleges in the New England area. The hotel choices in the Boston area were expensive and usually didn't include either breakfast or parking. This was a beautiful, clean, suite style hotel that included both parking and breakfast at a very reasonable price. We even got a special discount because we were visiting Tufts. The room was spacious with a separate roomy living area with a big sectional sofa and ottoman plus separate sink, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The room was very clean, modern and looked like it had been recently updated. It was only minutes away from both Boston and Cambridge. My only complaint would be that they said breakfast was included. However, if you wanted eggs, bacon, pancakes or waffles it was extra and was expensive. The breakfast should have been included and of course the free breakfast was not much to speak of. Still in all, I would definitely stay here again when in the area as it is probably the best bang for the buck in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Location is nice as its near Tuft University and freeway. We stay 2 nights there for business purpose and its 10mins drive to reach east cambridge. Its good location for us.

We pay around $130 per nites, considering the location proximity to cambridge and free parking, I think its quite fair. Other hotel in surrounding areas charge higher.

We were given room at 8th floor near the lift. Room is quite big as it has 1 sofa bed and 1 queen size bd. The bed cushion is not firm But its clean.

The room has 42' inch screen LCD screen and it has good selection of channel.
There are assorted of coffee and tea packs but doesn't come with tea maker but coffee maker only.

The bathroom provided with clean towels but the bath tub is kind of dirty and the shower leaks.

The breakfast selection is limited to bread, fruits, cereal, coffee, tea, yogurt. For scrambled egg, bacon, sausage must be purchased. In my opinion they should give it for free as other hotel does for example holiday inn express in times square. However, the breakfast room is large enough as we dont encountered problem in getting table. I was there around 8:30am which is peak time.

Business room has 3 computers and a printer which all works .
In addition, the hotel provides ampe parking space at the basement which I think its good for safety and its convenient as it has lift to go to the lobby and other floor as well.

As a conclusion, though the hotel is quite old, the staffs are friendly, good location(near cambridge &Tuft) average breakfast, spacious bed room, free parking. Well its quite reasonable for a usd130 per nites.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Quick overnight stay to visit Tufts University. This hotel is quite convenient to the school. We checked in after 11pm and the clerk was very friendly and attentive. Parking is underneath the building. Room was quite large, nicely appointed and very clean. Would be great for an extended stay with the separate sitting area, large sectional sofa and kitchenette arrangement. Beds were quite comfy. Complimentary breakfast in the morning is fine, the usual fare. You can pat extra and order eggs, etc... but we didn't have time.
Overall quite adequate and would recommend if you want something close to Tufts.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 116 Riverside Drive, Medford, MA 02155 (Formerly AmeriSuites Boston Medford)
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