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Review of University Lodge in Amherst

University Lodge in Amherst
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University Lodge in Amherst
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Amherst
Mountain View, California, United States
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean and great value”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Clean rooms and a great price. Susan at the front-desk mentioned all the rooms will be getting an upgrade to full screen TV. The Wifi signal wasn't that strong, but usable for email (no video streaming). Clean and friendly staff.
No breakfast, but plenty of options downtown.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Paul M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed there when we attended Family Weekend at UMass. Proximity to the University is the only positive thing about it. Because it was family weekend, we ended up paying $170 after taxes and fees! It is not clean, musty smell, stained furniture, etc. I don't think the rooms have been updated since the 70's. Would not recommend it!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank momumass
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Basic, bare bones room. Carpets and furniture are from the Richard Nixon era, or earlier.
But it's under $100 and you can walk to downtown.

Nothing here to attract rock stars or put you in any type of romantic mood.

First room we were assigned to had not been cleaned by housekeeping!

Remember to lock the door!

Room Tip: Upper level is said to have better internet service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of nights as needed to be near the university for start of term. The rooms are okay - bit basic but perfectly good for what we needed for a couple of nights sleep. We were on the upper level - which seemed better. Didn't realise they had the internet until reading the other reviews after. Great location for the university and for walking down the road to main town Amherst, where there is wifi in abundance and a fine range of bars and places to eat. Did find the blankets a little thread bare.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Looking at the reviews, I see a large price difference, which makes sense, between the on-season and the off-season.

There is one gotcha, the office closes at 9pm and the lights go out. But you can check in at 10PM, as we found out, by doing it. We had no idea the office closed at 9 until we arrived.

Room and building are older, but they are comfortable and I didn't have any problems with the housekeeping. Internet is slow, but not impossible, don't bother to try to stream, they haven't the bandwidth.

So I can't say anything about the school year status, but it was fine and rather inexpensive for the summer season. Really no complaints,nothing great, gets +1 for economy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Moving my son into a new house, I needed a quiet night's sleep. The University Lodge was perfect. Quiet, clean and, at $80, a bargain! A couple things to be aware of. First, the office closes at 9 PM, so you need to check in before that. Second, the internet is slow, very slow. If you want to get work done that requires internet, you'll need to pay another $40 or $50. Ice machine is a little obscure, but keep looking. It is there!

Room Tip: Rooms in back are first floor, but more open and airy.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jim P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

This motel is in walking distance to the University of Massachusetts, and that is probably the only reason why one would stay in this somewhat old place. It looks like it hasn't been refurbished for more than 20 years or so. It is a rather basic accommodation, complimentary wifi is available, but no breakfast or any kind of room service, just a bed. Given their central location, I wonder why they are not trying to make the place a bit more attractive.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor are better
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Valrit
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Additional Information about University Lodge in Amherst

Property: University Lodge in Amherst
Address: 345 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002-1709
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Amherst
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Amherst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — University Lodge in Amherst 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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