You can see the ersatz Tudor style of the Sheraton Framingham from the Massachusetts Turnpike as you drive towards Boston. The attempt to replicate some kind of Elizabethan Castle is the most interesting aspect of this hotel. For the price that they charge for their rooms, you can do better.
Check in was smooth and efficient. The staff was almost unnaturally cheery, but perhaps I was tired from my drive. The lobby is large and had gas flames everywhere, in what was probably once pretty cool, but now looks a little dated. The different styles of rock and roll that were piped through the sound system were interesting but detracted from any potential for sophistication. The bar off of the lobby felt 80’s – like something out of "Saturday Night Fever.” Perhaps they were trying to be retro, but it just came off as out of step. At least they had a local beer.
The room itself was very large, but the décor was uninspired and the extra space just made the room feel cavernous. In addition, although the lighting may have been adequate in a smaller room, it was lost in this room. The television, a medium-sized flat screen, seemed tiny, but perhaps it was in relation to the size of room.
In contrast to the main room, the bathroom was tiny – it was one of those bathrooms where you have to close the door, not for privacy but because an open door takes up too much space. And yet, despite its size, the bathroom was still badly lit. The soaps and amenities were third-class, and the water pressure from the shower was anemic. It did seem clean, however.
In short, for the price they charged me, next time I will be inclined to keep going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located 18 miles from Boston, the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center is a great choice for business and leisure travelers.Over 10,000 square feet of event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Framingham Hotel And Conference Center
- Sheraton Framingham Hotel Framingham
- Framingham Sheraton
- Sheraton Tara Framingham