We booked this hotel for two nights to attend a dance competition nearby. The check in was efficient - don't be fooled by the reception area - the hotel is quite large. The room, I believe, was on the third floor (a non-smoking floor anyway), and when I checked the mattress and boxspring, as I do in EVERY hotel I stay in, there were live bedbug crawling on the boxspring, and telltale black spots around the head of the mattress. I called the front desk and they sent up a young guy to have a look - he took one look (and looked pretty grossed out), and then helped us move to another room, on the fifth floor. The young guy and I stripped the beds and checked and the room looked find. I stayed two nights and there was no evidence of bedbugs in that room during the stay.
The rooms are larger than average for similar priced and ratings. A room fridge would have been nice, but the room overall was quite nice. It looked fairly recently updated, more recently than the buggy room. Breakfast is included and is better than similarly rated hotels. There are hot items, including pancakes and breakfast sandwiches, various things to toast and top, fresh fruit, yoghurt, etc.
The halls are dark, but the floor we were on was very quiet. Once inside the room we didn't ever hear noise from the halls. There is free wifi in the rooms which is great, the rooms are very well cleaned each day and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Other than the original buggy room (which is hard to avoid these days, more important is that hotels are vigilant in constantly treating rooms on a rotating basis, which this hotel seemed to be doing), I would recommend this hotel. I stay in hotels between 30 - 45 nights a year and I judge them by how well I sleep (as a result of feeling comfortable that the place is clean and safe, and that the hotel is quiet), and if it is a good value. This one met my expectations, which is why I stayed the second night too.
We used the hotel pool, which was very nice. There is a life guard on duty and the pool area is well maintained.
It is very central to many areas, including downtown Boston and Hartford. It is easy to get to from the Mass. Turnpike.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to join us in our new journey as a new brand under new management, Magnuson Hotel Framingham. Located only 15 miles from Logan International Airport, 19 miles from Concord, the Magnuson Hotel Framingham has easy access to I-90, located on Worcester Road, surrounded by shopping and dining venues. Boston is 35 miles, Providence Rhode Island is 53 miles, and Hartford, CT, is 82 miles from this hotel. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, all of our guests will enjoy sensational dining and shopping within walking distance from the Hotel. Our location makes it easy to step out and explore all that Historical Boston has to offer without the higher city prices. Great shopping and restaurants at the Shopping World Mall are a short two minute walk from the Magnuson Hotel Framingham. If you are in the area visiting local colleges and universities, we are within 35 miles of Harvard, Wellesley, Boston University, and Babson College. Framingham State University is two miles. Family fun at the Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center is two blocks from the Magnuson Hotel Framingham. Along with a great location, guests can enjoy a free breakfast and use the on-site fitness center during their stay. Other hotel amenities include a business center, guest laundry facilities, free parking, coffee service in the lobby. Standard room amenities include a hair dryer, alarm clock radio, cable TV with extra stations, free local calls, electronic door locks, and individually controlled air conditioning and heater. Corporate travelers will find all the amenities they expect including business center, High Speed Wireless Internet and a complimentary USA Today newspaper. We should be up and running completely on-line with Magnuson by November 1, 2015. Important Info : You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Cash is not an accepted form of payment without a valid credit card available to pre-authorization for the full amount of your stay. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply. Guests under the age of 21 are only allowed to check in with a parent or official guardian. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Framingham Hotel Framingham
- Framingham Best Western