We recently stayed at the Wellesley College Club while visiting a daughter at Wellesley. We wanted to be close by, and on that score, the College Club is perfect. The campus is beautiful, too. Also on the good side, the place was very clean, ,and we had plenty of closet space. I also liked the old photos from Wellesley's past that decorate all the hallways. And the free breakfast was just fine.
Now the bad--it didn't seem like anyone on the staff was a full-time front desk person. We waited quite a while before anyone showed up at the desk, which leads me to believe someone just "covers" it. Also, the whole place closes down at 9:30 pm--you need a separate key to get in after that time. Our room was small (though perfectly adequate and clean) but it just left me with a nursing home feel. The walls were painted what could only be described as pepto pink, and the whole place was quiet. I don't mean nice quiet. I mean dead quiet. Even at breakfast, with half a dozen people in the breakfast room, no one spoke above a whisper, as if we were in a library. If that's what you're looking for, this is your place. But it felt a little old for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best kept secret! Located on over 500 wooded lakefront acres, our quaint setting is perfect for your special event. A superb setting, elegant facility, pristine grounds, excellent food, attentive service and a professional staff accompanied by cozy overnight accommodations. The Wellesley College Club combines a private, peaceful setting with renowned service and attention to detail. Our main dining area has three sections to accommodate the size of your group and a beautiful terrace which can be tented for your event. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while overlooking the waterfront. Continue your celebration in the exquisite fire placed dining room that comfortably seats up to 140 guests. Offering private overnight accommodations and unparalleled cuisine, The Wellesley College Club is the ideal location for any social event. Popular special events include: Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, High School and College Reunions, and Family Reunions - just to name a few. The Wellesley College Club also offers the latest in meeting room technology combined with an ideal setting for meetings and training sessions. We feature all the necessary technology and luxuries required of today's meetings, combined with a distraction free environment and all the conveniences of home, in an ideal waterfront setting. Our meeting rooms feature natural light, audio visual, and comfortably designed chairs for maximum comfort. In addition, some of our meeting rooms have working fireplaces. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Wellesley College Club Hotel Wellesley