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“Good, neat, carpet smells nasty, use febreze” 3 of 5 stars
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Northside Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   45 North Street (Rte 7), Williamstown, MA 01267 (Formerly Northside Motel at Williams College)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 13 hotels in Williamstown
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good, neat, carpet smells nasty, use febreze”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Well the location is splendid, the rooms are quite nice maybe a little bit dated, but that doesn't matter. The bed is good! The carpet stinks. So we've bought febreze and sprayed it over the carpet, gone bad smell! The town is very nice. And its on a walking distance from several restaurants.
I don'nt understand the bad reviews because its a cheap motel, you can not expect the best. The people at the frontdest were very nice.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Columbia, Missouri
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18 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Any hotel that has a half-opened bottle of Coke and 4 boxes of opened baking soda under the bed; along with a Glade Plug-In is best avoided. Add to this: Holes in sheets, a velour blanket so rotted that the velour is falling off, spiders and cobwebs, broken switch plates. Not even Norman Bates would run this Northside version of Hotel Hell. Avoid unless you are desperate, but for the cost you could purchase a tent.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Place was in a great location right near the college and walking distance to town and museums. Check was easy and service was quite friendly and helpful.The room we had with 2 queen beds was fine as far as size but needs much too be improved as far as cleanliness. We found cobwebs and dirt in the corners and under the bed. Bathroom and furniture needs serious updating. The breakfast that was included was not impressive at all but adequate enough for me since all i eat for breakfast is cereal or toast and coffee.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alameda, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed here while visiting Williams College. Our room was clean and quiet, and the beds were adequate. The furnishings were pretty old, and the rooms felt a little stuffy. The breakfast was cereal and toast, but that suited us fine. The location was great, we could just walk to the college. If you want luxury, this is not the place, but if you want a reasonable place to spend the night while visiting the college, this may be the place for you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Dated rooms, minimal staff, meagre breakfast selection. Free internet. Easy to eat at the Williamstown Inn next door.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Clean, very basic and lots of value for the price. If your student is visiting Williams it's great place to stay. Within walking distance from the campus.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We have stayed at the Northside for many, many years and this was our worst experience ever since it changed hands a few years ago and prices went up. Although our room was musty but clean, there was a huge camper in the parking lot which was left running all day, every day for the three weekend days we were there. Spewing diesel fuel fumes and incredible noise into the air right outside our room - the motel owner told us it would stop but it never did. We were informed that no one else was bothered by this. Don't stay here without a gas mask and earplugs. Oh, yes, and internet only in the dining room. A decent breakfast comes with the room

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 45 North Street (Rte 7), Williamstown, MA 01267 (Formerly Northside Motel at Williams College)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 hotels in Williamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Northside Motel 2*
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