I had to stay here after the motel I typically stay at in Amherst was completely booked due to Parents' Weekend at a local university. While I am generally a fan of Comfort Inns and find this chain to be reliable but still affordable, I would not choose to come back to this location. Unfortunately, reasonable accommodations in the area are scarce, so one has a pretty limited set of choices for lodgings.
The rooms are clean and furnishings and linens are in excellent condition. Front desk staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast offerings were not gourmet, but I was happy with my eggs, sausage and coffee to sustain me through a morning meeting. I did not try the pool, but it certainly looked enticing!
Unfortunately, the building's structure seems rather flimsy. My room was on the ground floor and I could hear every footstep above me. My upstairs neighbor may have been one of those "heavy walkers" as each footstep seemed to shake the walls. I live in an apartment building, so I know that good construction and insulation can neutralize vibrations between floors.
Also, this motel accepts pets, which I guess is good if you are traveling with pet, but not so enjoyable for fellow motel occupants who have to listen to a barking dog at 10 pm. I felt like I was in an episode of the Beverly Hillbillies. The noise factor really detracted from my stay, and for $125/night with my discount, just isn't worth it.
One positive aspect is that it is just down the street from an excellent Vietnamese restaurant. There are a few decent restaurants in the area, but Russell Street is not pedestrian friendly and I felt like I was taking my life into my hands to simply cross the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located on Route 9, the hotel is within minutes of the Five Colleges area, which includes the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Hampshire College, Smith College, Amherst College and Mt. Holyoke College. The hotel offers Comfort Sunshine Breakfast, Heated Indoor Pool and wireless internet access in all guest rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Hadley
- Quality Inn Hadley
- Comfort Inn Hadley
- Hadley Quality Inn