Room was clean and comfortable and large with two flatscreen tvs and a fireplace. It was a little bit noisy when a family with children were next door, but the hotel can't control crying babies. I guess the walls are thin. Really good free internet (wifi and wired) and good covered free parking. Staff were friendly and helpful. There was no problem extending my stay when a blizzard snowed everything in. The entire hotel was nonsmoking when I was there. Free breakfast and light supper were perfectly nice and there was ample, frequently replenished, fresh food. I agree with an earlier review that the driveway is a little challenging, especially when the view is blocked by snowbanks. However, the driveway from the garage is connected to the parking lot of the CVS next door which has a more expansive driveway, so I found it easier to drive out that way. The hotel cannot do anything about the traffic on Mass. Ave. -- traffic comes with the central location.
For family reasons, I will likely stay there again, and if I could change anything I would wish that they had a room service menu/service and/or a restaurant so I could eat meals at off hours. That said, there are plenty of restaurants near the hotel and there is a whole kitchen in the suite.
I was most impressed with how calm and pleasant it was at the hotel even once everyone was snowed in by the blizzard and they were shortstaffed.
- 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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- Arlington Homewood Suites
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