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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great location, first rate staff, clean comfortable rooms”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Very convenient to public transportation (10 minute walk to T which takes you anywhere in Boston).

We've stayed here several times and always find the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. Property is clean and well run. Rooms are large and comfortable.

Room Tip: If you prefer quiet, request a room away from Mass Ave.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
We appreciate your business and the opportunity to be of service, as well as your kind review of your stay. Thank you!
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in July 2012 for three nights on a long weekend break to Boston before heading to Florida. This hotel was very good value for money. It was clean and the same as other homewood suites, but they do not serve alcohol unlike others we have stayed in.

The location was great. We got a taxi from the airport for $30, not bad for 4 of us and lots of luggage. We then used the T public transport the next day for exploring the city, which was cheap and easy to use. There is a bus stop just outside the hotel which drops you off and to get a bus into town just cross the road and walk a short way. The bus goes to Harvard square (which was great as our daughter wanted to look at Harvard) and we walked from there to M.I.T too. You can also get on the subway at Harvard square very easily on the same T ticket as the bus and this takes you all over Boston.

It was also very handy to have CVS right next door!

I would say this is a great value hotel if you don't want to pay the downtown hotel prices, but yet easy to get into town and to Harvard.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, it sure pointed out all the key reasons this is a great spot for families on college tours to stay and we appreciate your choosing us and letting your fellow travelers know how well the stay went. Thank you again!
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed 1 night and were given a room facing Mass Ave because nothing else was available. Of course we had street noise, but worse than that was the noises from the room next door - every time they turned on the shower it felt like we were right next to a fire hose.

Too bad - the last time we stayed here we had a much better experience!

On the positive side the staff was very friendly & breakfast is terrific.

Room Tip: make sure not to stay on the Mass Ave side of the hotel
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your review of your recent stay. My apologies that it wasn't as good as your previous stay and hope you will give as another opportunity when your travels bring you back this way. Meanwhile, we will take your comments and use them to improve on those areas you found lacking.
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Right on Mass Ave...not very far from Harvard...the suite we stayed in was very clean, even to the point that housekeeping left a note to say the dishes had been washed and dated it. Very nice free hot breakfast, and I saw that on some nights they even had a free hot supper for the guests. Cambridge is a nightmare to park in...and if you can find a place to park it is very expensive, but this hotel had free parking in a garage under the hotel with an elevator to the lobby.

Room Tip: Check out is NOON which we found to be great.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
It's great to see by your review that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your pointing out some of the key valuable amenities we include that make a stay here so cost-effective. The point you made about parking is very true, and although it's fun to think about "pahking one's cah in Hahvahd Yahd" (in a New England accent )the reality is, if it's possible to park it's generally very expensive plus our location next to public transportation offers even more convenience. Thank you again!
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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Homewood Suites in Cambridge has a great home-like feel. All of the rooms are spacious suites featuring a full size fridge and microwave as well as a cook top, so they are great for longer term stays. The hotel also offers breakfast daily, and dinner 4 nights a week.

The hotel’s style is slightly dated and there are some signs of wear, but never is anything dirty or un-kept. My favorite part of the hotel is the staff. Everyone who works here is incredibly friendly and goes out of their way to make guests feel at home. It’s a great place to return to time and time again if you are doing business in the area.

The hotel is walking distance from shops, restaurants, and a little river walk. It’s also right on a bus stop and a not too far walk to Davis Square.

I would not here if you are looking for a luxury get-a-way or a romantic weekend, but if you are in the area on business, it’s a great place to feel welcomed and at home, while you are away.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us ( and the traveling public) know about your stay with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to count you among those who will return to stay with us in the future. Thank you again!
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Rochester, New York
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Finding nice affordable logding around Cambridge can be a real challenge, so this hotel was a great surprise. It's right on the T bus line, with busses running down Mass Ave every 10 minutes right into Harvard Square for $1.50. Parking is free, another bonus. The hotel is clean, quiet, and well-managed, with a great breakfast included with the room. Just across the street is a pathway leading to miles and miles of greenway running / biking path. It's a perfect place to stay, and a place I have every intention of returning to in the future.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Many thanks for the review of our Homewood Suites, we note that you pointed out many of the reasons that travelers find us to be one of the best values in the area and the reason we have many return guests, it's wonderful to hear that your stay went so well and we hope to have you stay with us again!
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

I reserved a room for my father who came to visit. For some reason he was charged twice and received two confirmation e-mails before his stay. He gave the hotel a call and they assured him that it was a mistake, that he would not be charged twice and that they are not keeping two sets of rooms for him. However, when the bill came, he was charged twice and the hotel refused to refund the money even after telling him that this exact thing would not happen. I tried calling the manager and left 5 messages but the manager has refused to take my calls, reply to me or contact me in any way. This is absolutely unbelievable!

This hotel may be ok to stay in, but if you have any problems, don't expect anyone to help you out or even talk to you. Terrible experience.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Thank you for your review and my apologies for those items you found not up to your expectations. I will look into this and contact you personally to make this right. Thank you again.
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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Address: 1 Massachusetts Ave, Rte 16 Mass Ave Intersect-20' From Cambridge, MA, Arlington, MA 02474-8602
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COMPLETELY RENOVATED AS OF JUNE 2017! -ALL SUITES- NOW featuring 121 spacious SUITES! BRAND NEW -JUST ADDED- 21 QUEEN/QUEEN STUDIO SUITES,Closest Homewood Suites By Hilton to Cambridge, Tufts, Harvard Univ. & Harvard Sq./20' from Cambridge,MA line Also, all new king 1 bedroom suites, or our standard accommodation 1 queen studio suites with added foldout double sofabed, all with kitchenettes including full-sized refrigerators. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet every day, Complimentary Light Dinner Mon-Thu nights 5PM-7PM, free WiFi and business ctr. FREE COVERED PARKING in underground garage.Guest Laundry Room. Located on MBTA/Metro bus line, 1/2 mile to Subway/Tube Station.Menotomy Grill and Tavern next door.COLLEGE TOUR HEADQUARTERS!2 Miles to Harvard Sq./Univ., 1 Mile to Tufts Univ.,4 Miles to MIT, Kendall Square, 5 miles to Boston Univ./Northeastern,5 miles to BOSTON.5 Miles to MLB'S FENWAY PARK -Go Sox!. CVS Pharmacy on site. No pool at hotel. Swim at Walden Pond (seasonal)only 5 miles away. Lexington is next town over, MINUTEMAN Bikeway path/ bike rentals nearby. Take a ride back in history thru Historic Lexington, Concord & Arlington-formerly "Menotomy" a revolutionary village. ... more   less 
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