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“The Great Staff Makes this a Four Star” 4 of 5 stars
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Boston Marriott Newton
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Newton
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334 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“The Great Staff Makes this a Four Star”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed here in January when temps were at 12 degrees in the AM first thing. The staff is the plus here. Robert at reception was dynamite. He had a lot of energy and enthusiasm at 9pm. Also the young woman who staffed the coffee kiosk on Sunday at 630am was very good, polite. My fourth star is entirely based on the staff's great attitude.

The hotel is like a large cruise ship: Set up for conventions from 1988. Dated appearance. Very long hallways.

The upside is that the view of the Charles River is very good.

One drag: We asked for soft pillows. This Marriott has no soft pillows. Very odd. That's one reason why Marriott is generally a "get it done" hotel for busines travelers and the Kimpton, Westin, and often Hyatt -- are generally head and shoulders better.

Second drag: The restaurant. For dinner it was overwhelmed and the servers were terrible. We were given two different photocopied menus. Ordered chicken tenders/strips -- but clearly just frozen. Really bad dinner.

Breakfast buffet on Sunday morning was much better. The nice guy staffing the omelet maker is a wizard. Again, great staff.

If you are looking for a romantic weekend, I'd look elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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MarkJ007, General Manager at Boston Marriott Newton, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank You for sharing the experience of your recent stay with us. I appreciate your observations about our service centric associates. We certainly pride ourselves in providing the highest service levels. I was disappointed to here that the restaurant was not prepared to handle the volume of guests that evening and will address opportunities to improve with the restaurant team.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed here for business and will stay in future as it's close to my company's headquarters.

The hotel itself is quite dated (would've been great in the 80's and 90's), but its the staff that make this hotel worth staying at. Always friendly and very helpful, they made my 13 night stay very easy and enjoyable.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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MarkJ007, General Manager at Boston Marriott Newton, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank You for your comments relative to your most recent stay at the Newton Marriott. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very nice hotel with great river views. The health club is large and well equipped. Wish they had a hot tub though. Very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable beds and pillows. Conveniently located less than a mile from the highway. I didn't try the restaurant but the bar had good food and atmosphere.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JJackstraw
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MarkJ007, General Manager at Boston Marriott Newton, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments regarding your most recent stay at the Newton Marriott. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Marriott Newton is great for business. Their rooms have a great work area, wi-fi and great room service. If you need anything from the concierge, they are very quick and will do their best to help. The hotel met my expectations.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank romyrozen
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MarkJ007, General Manager at Boston Marriott Newton, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your comments relative to your most recent stay. All of our associates pride themselves with our service to our guests. We appreciate you recognizing their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back....hopefully soon.
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Right on the Charles River, but not close enough to Boston to avoid catching hotel shuttle (and returning before 8 pm) To the public rail into Boston. If you want to see Boston without a car, this is too inconvenient.

Room Tip: Face the river on the ground and you get your own terrace, table, and lounge chairs. Go higher and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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Cape Cod, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I attend a conference every year at this location, and it is a very good conference facility. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean. Rooms on the west side have a nice view of the Charles river. A fridge is included. Wifi was free because of the conference, but usually there is a charge. This time, all meals were provided at the conference; they were OK, but not great. I have eaten in the restaurant onsite in the past and found it quite good. The hotel is located right at the intersection of the Mass Pike and route 95 (aka 128), making access by car easy. We had a great rate thanks to the conference.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the river. Floor numbering is a bit odd. The lobby is on the 4th floor. Ask...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 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 Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

The room was fine, just what you would expect from the Marriott. Not very many Holiday decorations. I went to a party also at the Marriott and the only Holiday decoration was a small poinsettia on each table. I paid through a discount company and got a nice room...the one I expected. My friend booked through the Newton Marriott directly and received an upgrade to a suite at no extra charge. He made his reservation 2days prior to the party. Perhaps going through the hotel directly is the way to go

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Boston Marriott Newton
Address: 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Newton
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boston Marriott Newton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 430
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