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“What you expect from a Holiday Inn Express plus a good reception” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham

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Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   385 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Waltham
Brooklyn, New York
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25 hotel reviews
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“What you expect from a Holiday Inn Express plus a good reception”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I decided to try a hotel in Waltham for my visit to the Cambridge area. Hotels in Cambridge and Boston are much more expensive. This Holiday Inn express is much like all others which is a good thing.

We were greeted by reception and they had noted and planned for our request for a quiet room. Unfortunately, there were a group of partiers that kept us up anyway.

The breakfast at all Hol Inn Exp are really poor in quality---processed vs real food but that's what you get for the price.

My one complaint is that the breakfast room TV was set on Fox "News" which I find very objectionable; a politically neutral, real news station would be a better choice.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, our hotel stay was just wonderful. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast was great. I will be staying here next year again when we travel to Boston to watch our son wrestle again. It was a great hotel, so if you are in this area, be sure to stay here. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Waltham in February following a large snow storm and then experienced a snowfall while there. We felt safe and comfortable and were able easily to call out for delivery for food one night. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful; we especially want to thank Charli for her warm hospitality. The hotel was clean and room was attractive. The breakfast measured up to our expectations for a delicious, variety of breakfast choices. We had paid high prices for lodging when our family members lived in Cambridge and are glad that excellent, more economical lodging is available near them now that they are in Lexington.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Stayed for business so location was perfect, but if you're here for the city (and don't have a car) you'll be a bit stuck.
Staff were really friendly and helpful, room and bathroom both clean, big flat screen tv, good coffee machine in room, and heating that you can change. Breakfast room is functional, and included breakfast buffet is basic but has lots of choice.
Worth signing up for free to their priority club at reception when you arrive as you then get the better rooms I think (I got the end room with big windows and had a note saying welcome to priority customers....)
If you're looking for somewhere outside Boston (perfect for Waltham businesses), that is clean, quiet and comfortable (and a great price compared to similar options nearby), then go for it!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Typical Holiday Inn Express quality and service. Came in late at night for a one night stay on business, the front desk was polite and the room was already available. The room itself was very small, I was on the first floor with cars directly outside the window. The king sized bed took up most of the room but it was serviceable. Only negative was quite a few stray hairs were found in the bathroom. Heating worked fine. Breakfast buffet was your typical "hot breakfast". Probably the best value in the immediate area if you're in Waltham.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the best value on the I-95/128 corridor. Rooms are above average, staff is professional and helpful. The included breakfast is very good,breakfast staff excellant. For the money spent it is a great place to stay! Will book again when staying in Boston area

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

nice property great experience
charlie and michelle at the front desk very nice and kind girls
highly recomended
room was very nice and clean
location is very convinient
i would stay here anytime
no doubt
do not hesitate to stay here

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham

Address: 385 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Waltham
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 Business Hotel in Waltham
#4 Family Hotel in Waltham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Boston / Waltham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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 
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