I've been to Boston many times, Wellesley in particular. I usually stay at the Crown Plaza in Newton, but this time I wanted to stay near the shopping area in Natick.
About a 30-40 minute drive from the airport (without traffic) you are in Natick. Another 15 minutes are you are in Wellesley Hills. Natick is the heart of the suburban shopping surrounded by a number of hotels such as the Crown Plaza, Red Roof, and Hampton Inn.
The Crown plaza hotel is centrally located within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. The hotel offers ample parking and is easily accessible by highway/freeway.
The decor of the hotel is beautiful, very contemporary and modern, something out of a magazine. I was staying as a preferred member so I got a room on the club floor.
The room was a decent size equipped with a coffee machine, hair dryer and free wifi connection. The bed was comfortable and had a good sized flat screen TV. My phone didn't seem to work when I tried to call for room service.
The overall room was good,however at times the walls seemed to be a bit thin. I couldn't hear people talking, but running water and I think the heater would kick in the middle of the night of my neighbours rooms. It seemed a bit awkward.
The club floor didn't seem to offer anything that other club floors would have. Looked nice but no place for snacks, coffee or drinks. Not sure what was so different from the other rooms.
I did order food from the Pantry restaurant. The service was fairly quick and the food was average. There is also a semi bar in the hotel but it didn't seem to be busy. Outside the hotel across the street is Natick Mall and also Olive Garden, PF Changs as well as The Cheesecake Factory. Lots of great restaurant choices close by.
One small thing I noticed the room was cleaned okay, coffee and sugar didn't seem to be replaced when it was used. The ironing board and Iron wasn't put back or tucked away in the corner it was left where it was.
A good hotel for a short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the finest hotel in MetroWest Boston, The Verve Crowne Plaza Hotel Boston-Natick. The hotel offers luxurious, comfortable surroundings with attentive, courteous service. All guestrooms offer complimentary high-speed Internet and our club floor features exceptional accommodations and personalized services for the more discerning guest. For those who are traveling from Logan Airport, the Logan Express Framingham bus service stop is conveniently located a mile away from the hotel. Strategically located 17 miles west of Boston, this hotel is conveniently located near visitor attractions such as The Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, USS Constitution, Back Bay, and the North End and baseball can be enjoyed at the famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The Verve Crowne Plaza is located within one mile of five shopping malls, a wide variety of restaurants and two movie cinema complexes. The popular Natick Collection is located across the street from The Verve Crowne Plaza and has expanded to include Massachusetts' first-ever Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and a hundred specialty stores, luxury boutiques and dining options. When making your traveling plans to the Boston-Natick area, consider The Verve Crowne Plaza and check out our room packages such as our Boston Weekend Package, our Natick Collection Shopping Package. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Natick
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Boston