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Magnuson Hotel Framingham
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Framingham
The Villages, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“location. location. location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Easy access to Boston, Mass Pike, Rte. 495 and 95. Near commuter rail to Boston. Across the street from many restuarants and an excellent mall. Staff knows the area well and gives clear directions. Family safe.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were on business travel. Stayed there overnight. No elevators. Room was reeking of tobacco smell and had a hard time. Room was non smoking. Opened the balcony door to let some fresh air in and found a beer bottle filled with cigarette butts.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Phila Area
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104 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is sort of the tale of 2 hotel, so make sure you read the whole review!
I had a one night stay booked here while traveling on business. As soon as I pulled up, I could see that this was a very dated hotel. It looks like one of the 50s-60s era Howard Johnson's with the separate office with a triangle shaped room. Next to this was a newer (not new) building, 4 stories or so.

I was given a room in the older section of the hotel (old building) and it was pretty bad. Dark hallways, dirty carpet, and a musty smokey smell that just seemed to perpetuate the building. After about an hour, it really started to bother me and I went to the front desk and asked about the smoke smell. I was concerned that I was in a smoking room. The person at the front desk said they are all non smoking, but people sometimes smoke on balcony not realizing the smell gets in the room. Regardless, they offered to move me to a room in the new building.

What a difference. The room in the new building was what you typically expect these days for a modern hotel room. Nothing fancy, but clean, modern spacious and no funky smell. That move saved the trip.

Since they moved me, I have to say the service was good.They were friendly and accommodating. They also offer free internet. I had issues getting a good bandwidth. I called the help number and they were able to correct the issue right away. That was better than expected support!

Price was reasonable. I didn't stay for breakfast, so I can't comment on that. The location is ok. it is on a somewhat busy road, but close to several dining options, etc.

If you choose to stay here, do not stay in the older building. I believe they all have 3 digit room numbers and the new building has 4 digit room numbers...so you can tell.

Room Tip: do not stay in the older building. I believe they all have 3 digit room numbers and the new building...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The good, the gentleman at the check in desk was very nice. That's about where it ends. The hotel is tired, really dated and dreary. Ancient room, toilet barely functioned. The breakfast was absolutely terrible. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

All staff we encountered were very welcoming, professional and helpful. The room was pleasant and comparable to others in this price range. The price was very reasonable for the greater Boston area and convenient to the Mass Pike.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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99 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The room was surprisingly nice once you got past the dated building and dark hallways. The staff at check in were very nice and we only used the room for sleeping as we were attending my son's wedding. We did have the breakfast on one morning and skipped the second morning as we were having brunch with my son and his new bride. Breakfast was good with a good and varied selection of fruit, cereal and hot eggs, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. While hard to spot, there were even breakfast sandwiches that you could nuke in the microwave. Overall it was a pleasant stay with no large drawbacks. The British Beer Company is on the premises, but we did not go there as we went to another one in Franklin where we met our kids prior to the wedding. We like the British Beer Company restaurants.

Room Tip: We were on the 6th floor of the high rise building. We can't speak to any others.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Karl Z
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I I was here for only 2 Nights and the Staff make you feel at home-There is a Irish Pub, with great Food next door...I would stay here....The location was near my business appointment.I was also near the Logan Express so easy to get back and forth from the airport...overall a great place to stay...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Framingham

Property: Magnuson Hotel Framingham
Address: 130 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702-5371 (Formerly Framingham Hotel)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Framingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Framingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Framingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 184
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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