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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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125 reviews
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“True to the brand”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Homewood is a brand that we trust, we know what to expect. Spacious room, great cable selections and fantastic breakfast. Just one block away from Cambridge, in a residential part of town this was a great location. Front desk was helpful in securing menus for our takeout dinner. Delivery directly to the room, so it was very convenient. Fire place room with jacuzzi...nice touch. Wonderful lounge area with huge flat screens. Living room effect made it comfortable to watch TV as we decided to watch the Super Bowl outside our room. Snacks from CVS...all of the comforts of home.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
We really appreciate your staying with us and also pointing out the ways we met and/or exceeded your expectations as well as noting that we held up the Homewood Suites Brand - Home-away-from-home standards. Thank you so much!
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here only one night - Saturday night to Sunday morning, and we wished we could have stayed longer!

Our room was ultra comfy. It had a great kitchenette wth full refrigerator and stove, and living area, with a separate bedroom. There were two quality, flat-screen TV's, one in the living area and one in bedroom.

The lobby and lounge area were very pleasantly appointment. The included full breakfast was delicious and offered several options, so you're certain to find something to such your appetite!

The location is great. You are only a few minutes from the Main (Red Line) Subway station which can get you into Cambridge and Boston in just a few minutes. A couple of bus lines run right down Massachusetts Avenue, and there's a bus stop right near the Hotel. Of course, cabs are nearby as well. If you want to see a movie, the great ol' Capitol Theatre is only a few blocks down the street. There are a number of restaurants a short walk or drive away. There are several take out places that also deliver right to your room.

There staff and service here were exceptional and very pleasant and welcoming.

Room Tip: A room on the upper floors will be somewhat quieter (as far as Street Noise)and a bit more of a view...
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  • Stayed December 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, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for staying at the Homewood Suites and taking the time to let us know how your stay went. We are happy to hear that all went well and thank you for pointing out to your fellow travelers those items which make our hotel an excellent choice for their stays. Hope to have you with us again!
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

clean room, breakfast, some nights dinner, friendly staff.....nice. I was there for over a week for a school residency, but would stay with my family as well. The fireplaces were a nice touch and the kitchen was very helpful. There is a CVS next door for snacks, it all worked out great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you very kindly for taking the time to tell us ( and the traveling public) about your stay with us! We appreciate your pointing out all the extra touches and amenities that made your stay comfortable and worthwhile. We hope you will be back again soon!
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I was staying at "Homewood suites" for 5 days, had a very pleasant experience.

In terms of location there isn't really anything to do near the hotel but it's really easy to get by via bus or subway in a couple of minutes ride.

The room was great though I got a room which is to the road side that had some mild cars noise but it didn't bother me much so had no complaints.

the staff was very friendly and helpful and the complimentary breakfast, supper and WiFi access made things a lot easier as you can just crash into the hotel after a busy day and feel right at home.

Would definitely return and stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! The Home away from home title was especially nice to see since that's often a tagline we use when describing the hotel. When you come and stay with us again please note that there are shopping and recreational options ( Minuteman Bikeway / Pedestrian path) in Cambridge and Arlington within walking distance. Also we are 2 miles from Harvard Sq. accessible via public transportation both buses that pick-up across the street from the hotel and a subway 1/2 mile away. Please contact me if you wouldl like more information for your next stay. Thank you again for your review!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

A four night stay for us recently.... Hotel was clean and very nicely furnished. Staff very helpful. Parking on-site under the building very handy and kept one out of the elements. No complaints, but a couple of quirks:

a) I had to have my key re-programmed FOUR times. (No, wasn't carrying next to cell phone).
b) Please re-do the keys so that they're like every other HHonors property. The picture/writing leads you to almost invariably put it in wrong.
c) This is much too large a hotel for only ONE elevator. The odd thing is is that there is a second elevator from the lobby to the parking garage. Not sure why a second elevator to ALL floors couldn't have been put in since the initial cost is mostly in having an elevator at all.

  • Stayed November 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, December 17, 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We appreciate your business! I apologize for the keys needing to be reprogrammed. The second elevator only goes to /from the parking garage for security reasons, it requires each person entering the hotel from the parking lot area to switch in the lobby to the elevator that goes to the guest floors so that the Guest Service Staff is aware of anyone entering the hotel. On future renovations we will look at whether addtional elevators would be possible. We hope you will stay with us again!
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed four nights at Homewood Suites in Arlington at the end of October. We chose this hotel because it was the only one that was affordable at the time we wanted to visit. Not knowing the Homewood branch, we were pleasantly suprised by our choice.

We chose a basic suite, which includes a small living room connected to a fully equipped kitchen, a room with a comfy bed and a bathroom. There's a TV in the living room and one in the bedroom. It's like a small home!

There are shops near the hotel where you can buy food, and also different types of restaurants. There is a pharmacy right across the street.

Homewood Suites is located at the far north end of Cambridge, but Boston's center is easily accesible by public transportation from the hotel. A bus that takes you to the red line of the subway stops right in front of the hotel. You'll need approximately 25 min to go downtown. Harvard is about 10-15 min away, by public transportation, and it can also make a pleasant walk. The hotel is located near the highway, making day trips to Lexington, Salem or Concord easy if you have a car.

We actually appreciated the fact that the hotel was not located downtown, because it allowed us to discover Arlington, which is very charming, and it gave us the feeling to come back home after a day of sightseeing.

Besides a good location and a good price, Homewood offers you free parking and free breakfast. The parking is safe, and the breakfast buffet, offering plenty of different choices, is good. There is also a small gym, but the area is great for a jog! The staff is professionnal and friendly. The room was very quiet, we didn't hear anything from outside, but you can sometimes hear what's going on in the corridor or in the next room.

I hope I'll have the chance to visit Boston again and, if I do, I'll stay at Homewood again without hesitating. It's a great value!

  • Stayed October 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, November 28, 2012
Thank you so much for the rave review! We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay and appreciated all of the amenities we offer and the value therein! We hope to see have you with us again soon.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Took our daughter to Cambridge to move her into her college dorm. Stayed 8/17/12 through 8/28/12. Location next to the T bus stop was great. Buses came by every five minutes. CVS conveniently located next door. Lots of good places to eat in the area. Breakfast was good but dinner was just so-so. Having a coin laundry at the hotel was helpful. It was worth the savings to stay 4 miles from campus. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for staying with us on your daughter's moving to college trip! We are glad to hear the location was convenient and that you had a good stay with us. Thank you for highlighting all of the great added amenities that our guests enjoy. We are always working to improve and I will pass your comments about dinner to our staff. We look forward to staying with us 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):
Closest Homewood Suites By Hilton to Cambridge & Boston/20' from Cambridge,MA line -ALL SUITES- featuring 100 spacious king or queen-bedded 1 bedroom or studio suites with added foldout double sofabed,all with kitchenettes and 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.2 Miles to Harvard Sq./Univ., 1 Mile to Tufts Univ., 4 Miles to Kendall Square,5 miles to Boston.5 Miles to Fenway Park. CVS Pharmacy on site. No pool. ... more   less 
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