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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Reno, Nevada
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92 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It seems remote at first, but then you settle in...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

My only complaint is that the price seemed high, but I think most of Boston hotels double their prices in May when tens of thousands of students are graduating all over the greatest Boston area. I was there for my daughter's Tufts graduation and Homewood Suites was just a bit more than 1 mile away. Parking is not fun in Boston, so I mainly went everywhere by foot, bus, and subway, though I did take advantage of the hotels' FREE ample parking (unusual!), where I left my rental car almost the entire time. Davis Square, a great area with many restaurants, bars, movie theater, etc. is a very pleasant (maybe half-mile?) walk away. Downtown Boston is a bus ride and subway ride away.

The hotel itself had everything I needed. The suite had a small sitting room/kitchen area, and the bedroom. The sitting room had a fold-out couch. Two TVs. Both a pretty good, varied daily breakfast, and a so-so dinner (Monday through Thursday) are included in the room rate. There is a laundry room and an exercise room. I would definitely stay at Homewood again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

For nearly 400$ per night this hotel delivers little value. The location is far out of town, the rooms and the decor are decorated in your grandmother's style from the 80s, the breakfast is served in plastic glasses and sometimes cardboard plates with plastic cutlery. At nearly $400 per night this is just not good enough. The room was made up late afternoon. There is only one elevator for the whole hotel. The building is very loud: the people upsators took a bath at 5 am and it sounded like a jumbo taking off. That night the new people moved in near midnight and the noise was incredible. The beds are queen, not king and move around like a waterbed. This place is cheaply built and cheaply run, only the rates aren't cheap.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. I apologize that we did not meet up to your rightfully high expectations during your stay. I will pass your comments on to our staff for follow-up. Please let me know if you plan to travel here again.
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great neck, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We could have driven past this place for 4 years of visits and never knew it existed. it is a classic Homewood Suites - spacious room with kitchen, sitting area, nice bedroom. We had a heating/cooling issue, the unit didn't do anything except cool, but I turned it off and all was fine, luckily

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Greenwich, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The suite was spacious, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. I was on a business trip and it was great to be home-like, ie to be able to watch TV while eating dinner and not sitting on the bed! Much less expensive than hotels closer to downtown but easy access to the T.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and rated the hotel excellent! As you pointed out, when traveling it's so much more civilized to have your own suite with the comforts that allows! Thank you for your review.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very nice accommodations for weekly business. Easy access, clean, pleasant. Breakfast cooked items were just so-so, but good selection of yogurt, fresh fruit, and juices. Fairly quiet. Convenient to CVS (quick, safe walk across parking lot). Good restaurants within walking distance.

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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your pointing out that restaurants are nearby for your fellow travelers. Good News! Now we have a restaurant even closer - next door - The Menotomy Grill and Tavern opened just this week and is just across the driveway from the hotel. Please come see us again!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

It's a relatively new building and rooms and fittings are nice. The restaurant area is comfortable w/ fire place.

Food quality is good base on my limited Homewood experiences.

The hotel is located just (across the road) outside Cambridge. Local buses stop right outside the hotel. Commuting to Havard Common is ~10min.

Get a weekly pass which covers both metro & bus, & one can tour Boston downtown, Havard & MIT. Can take you to airport as well.

Room Tip: Usual Queen's suite has no door between sitting room and bedroom.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and pointing out those key details other travelers will also appreciate including the proximity to Harvard Common, and that the queen studio suites have two rooms with no door while the King 1 Bedroom has a door between the parlor area and bedroom. Hope you will return!
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Boston Area, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Thought I reserved at least a queen room, seems it was a double. Coffee pot only a 4 cup one. Bathroom very small for two people to put their toiletries down. All staff very friendly and accommodating. Some missing items in the kitchen like 4 place settings, but only three knives and forks. No big deal this time, but could have been if one depended on it. And, the web site is very unclear as to what to expect from the kitchenette experience. I don't want to have to call just to find out what is available in the kitchenette. Also, this time there was no door between the sitting area and the bedroom. That was also not clear to me. I use Hilton on business so I would like to know these things. Basically a great place to stay if you visit the Cambridge area and want to do some cooking on your own.

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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for helping us to improve with the areas you pointed out, we appreciate that very much and will review with the staff for follow-up. We will better explain the kitchenette experience on our site, that's a great idea! We do have two types of accommodations the King 1 Bedroom Suites have a door in between the two rooms and are larger than the the Queen Studio Suites. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay overall. 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
Hotel Style:
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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