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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, United States
2 reviews
“Can not ask for more”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Had wonderful experience with this hotel. Courteous staff, breakfast with different variety and comfortable beds. The hotel is located not too far from Harvard and MIT, with bus stop right in front of the building. It is one of the best Homewood Suites that I have stayed before. Please keep up with the good work!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
What can I say but thank you for your stay with us and all the nice comments on this review, we share them with our staff and they are so happy to hear them!
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This was my first stay at a Homewood Suites property - I selected this hotel as it was the cheapest option offered by Hilton close to Boston. Room was comfortable and clean although I had no need for the suite facilities. Would be worth considering for longer stays and in my opinion preferable to the Embassy Suites option offered by Hilton. Menotony restaurant opposite was a good local restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay and for choosing Homewood Suites! I hope we get an opportunity to have you with us again.
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Georgetown, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We enjoyed our weekend stay at this well managed and very clean hotel. Normally we stay in the BackBay part of downtown but the Homewood offered that best prices and we really wanted to experience the small commuter town (40K citizens). You can walk to the hotel from the Alewife T station (walk out to the passenger pickup stand to the street, turn right and go through the underpass trail. Once past the underpass, take the right wooden walkway over the wetlands and then keep walking to Massachusetts Ave and the Hotel -approximately 3/4 of a mile total distance), the 350 and/or 79 metro bus drops you off right in front of the hotel on Massachusetts Ave after the five to ten minute ride depending on traffic.

The staff is very helpful, maid service provides very clean rooms, breakfast is adequate, if there is a problem with the room, the maintenance staff jumps right on the problem (our air conditioner was not producing cold air so they tested it and actually replaced the wall unit immediately [room 335 now has a new air conditioner]), and there are plenty of restaurants close by and more within a 10 minute walk for a couple of minute bus ride (350, 79 or 77 routes).

St Agnes is a five minute bus ride or 15 minute walk (51 Medford Street, phone 781-648-0220) and the parish offers a 4pm and 5:15pm Saturday schedule along with 7am, 10:30am, Noon, and 5pm Sunday schedule. Our 4pm Palm Sunday Mass was well attended and the sermon was OK but the priest needs to show more passion for our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you like to run or walk, don't pass up the opportunity to run/walk/bike the Minuteman Trail that appears to start at the Alewife T (metro)Station and ends up ten miles to the north. There are a few street crossings but for the most part you can cover a great deal of distance without worrying about traffic.

It took about one-hour to travel to Alewife by metro due to the two required line changes (Blue to Orange to Red line) and the fact that Government Station is now under repair for two-years and you must change at State. From Logan Airport to Alewife I found the Blue Line to State Orange Line, to Downtown Crossing/Park Street Red Line, to Alewife (end of the line). Even though the hotel said there is taxi service at the Alewife station, we would beg to differ with that comment. Arlington appears to be right out of a Norman Rockwell painting and safety doesn't appear to be much or a worry.

There were plenty of families with high school aged kids staying at the hotel while visiting the numerous college campuses in the area. The 77 bus route is right in front of the hotel and it heads to Harvard T Station.

Room Tip: Room 335 now has a new air conditioner and that will be a welcomed addition with the hot and humid t...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
You had us at "well managed and very clean"! And we appreciate your taking the time to point out not only what worked for you at the hotel but to provide so much detailed information for our future guests - and the feedback on taxi availability at Alelwife. Thank you very much!
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Darien, United States
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This hotel is near Cambridge and provides an excellent escape from the City- even though you're still close by. I believe the room was one of the best Homewood Suites I've ever had and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is Menotomy Restaurant nearby which was great also. Watched part of the Final Four games!

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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Love your review - you demonstrated the same excitement I feel for what this hotel's location represents as far as the best of both worlds - close enough to all the excitement of Cambridge and Boston but in a quiet suburb very near by. Thank you!
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Enfield, United States
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Homewood Suite we stayed in was large (2 rooms) and comfortable with new furnishings and a great kitchen. Free parking or across the street is a public bus into Cambridge and the T. Hot breakfast included in price and a dinner selection 4 nights a week. Decent value.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thanks for your succinct hitting of the highlights in your review about what a great value we provide and how families would enjoy the same. Also, thank you for choosing Homewood Suites!
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Syracuse, NY, United States
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Great place to stay, everyone are very friendly & helpful. Close to the T, for getting around Boston (1 mile by bus to Harvard or 1.5 to Alewife Parking). If you don't like the food at the Homewood, great restaurant's with in walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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LRisemanDOS, Director of Sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Since a good percentage of our guests stay on a long term basis we are always thrilled when we hear a great review from someone who did just that, thank you for staying with us and telling your fellow travelers.
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San Francisco, United States
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We were extremely happy with the location of the hotel (close enough to the colleges that we'd like to visit). The small sitting room & kitchenette give us a lot more room to work with. Breakfast is included thought the quality of the food wasn't very good. The hotel staff are all very friendly and helpful.

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Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington
Address: 1 Massachusetts Ave, Rte 16 Mass Ave Intersect-20' From Cambridge, MA, Arlington, MA 02474-8602
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COMPLETELY RENOVATED AS OF JUNE 2017! -ALL SUITES- NOW featuring 121 spacious SUITES! BRAND NEW -JUST ADDED- 21 QUEEN/QUEEN STUDIO SUITES,Closest Homewood Suites By Hilton to Cambridge, Tufts, Harvard Univ. & Harvard Sq./20' from Cambridge,MA line Also, all new king 1 bedroom suites, or our standard accommodation 1 queen studio suites with added foldout double sofabed, all with kitchenettes including full-sized refrigerators. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet every day, Complimentary Light Dinner Mon-Thu nights 5PM-7PM, free WiFi and business ctr. FREE COVERED PARKING in underground garage.Guest Laundry Room. Located on MBTA/Metro bus line, 1/2 mile to Subway/Tube Station.Menotomy Grill and Tavern next door.COLLEGE TOUR HEADQUARTERS!2 Miles to Harvard Sq./Univ., 1 Mile to Tufts Univ.,4 Miles to MIT, Kendall Square, 5 miles to Boston Univ./Northeastern,5 miles to BOSTON.5 Miles to MLB'S FENWAY PARK -Go Sox!. CVS Pharmacy on site. No pool at hotel. Swim at Walden Pond (seasonal)only 5 miles away. Lexington is next town over, MINUTEMAN Bikeway path/ bike rentals nearby. Take a ride back in history thru Historic Lexington, Concord & Arlington-formerly "Menotomy" a revolutionary village. ... more   less 
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