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HYATT house Boston/Waltham
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Waltham
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Made me a convert”
Reviewed 1 March 2009

My first stay at a Summerfield Suites and now certainly not my last.

Check In/Front Desk: Friendly, efficient.
Rooms: Exceptional value -- my room had a fully equipped kitchen, livingroom, truly separate bedroom, two flat screens, complimentary wireless, excellent selection of channels, and was very clean. The finishes are not the highend of a boutique hotel, but were more than acceptable for my stay. The bed was very comfortable, as was the livingroom furniture. Provided amenities were fine and the towels were thick.
Food: Breakfast is included. It was a very nice spread, which I did not expect after reading reviews here. This is not an Embassy Suites with made to order items. However, there were scrambled eggs, cheese omlettes, a nice assortment of breads, lots of fresh fruit, good assortment of beverages, yogart, etc. It was all I needed. During the week, the hotel has a manager's reception, which essentially provides dinner.
I arrived late and really did not want to seek a restaurant. Another great surprise -- a super assortment of organic and healthy meals, beverages and snacks available for purchase that could be made in the kitchen. Prices were very reasonable. BTW, a large container of apples is set up on a side table and make great snacks as well.
Location: Excellent location in Waltham. Directions to hotel were good.

Given the excellent price paid -- $89 -- I would stay here again if in this area.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 February 2009

We travel to the Boston area with the family -- including kids under 6 -- a few times each year. The Summerfield Suites in Waltham is the perfect combination of value and functionality.

Having a suite with the family is great... getting that suite over the weekend for under $130 is heaven. A two bedroom suite with the living room and a kitchenette gives the perfect gift at the end of a long and fun day in town -- SPACE. Let the kids burn off steam. If one needs to sleep, let 'em. Need some milk from the fridge? No sweat. Want to watch the news while the kids are getting some Elmo time? There are three TVs (plus a DVD player).

Breakfast in the morning is convenient, free, and not that bad. It has everything the family really needs. And it beats dropping another $50 on a breakfast buffet like you will at most of the other hotels in the area that have full-service restaurants.

Will you miss a restaurant and room service? Not really. There are plenty of places around the corner. Many deliver. And you can bring in some food with that little kitchenette.

And for those of you who can't help but bring that work laptop along -- the wireless is free, fast, easy, and reliable.

Two words of caution about noise...
Try to avoid a room that faces the front of the hotel, especially if it is a windy day. The hotel is at the top of a hill and there are some flagpoles in the front. It's not a very tall building, so you can really hear those flags flapping in the wind against the pole on a windy night.
Also the HVAC can be noisy if you are trying to use the sleeper sofa in the living room. It's quiet in the bedrooms, but it blows a little loud out there. I had two kids sleeping out there overnight and they didn't wake up after a long day (but I probably would have).

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2009

This is a pretty standard corporate "suites" hotel. I've stayed at this property several times on business and each time I was unimpressed. When you find a previous guest's hair behind the bathroom door (every time I stayed there), you start to wonder what else did the cleaning crew miss. My only other comment is that every time I dealt with the front desk staff, I found them to be grumpy (I'll refrain from using profanity). So, I have decided to stay at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Boston/Burlington (which is right down the road anyway) where I had a better experience.

  • Liked — Free internet access, decent free breakfast.
  • Disliked — The staff and lack of cleanliness in guest rooms.
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Santa Clara, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2008

I was in Boston for 4 days for a wedding and reunion. There were 4 to 5 of us on different days of the trip. It was a little difficult to find a vacation home which we could all hang out, had some privacy but still within a reasonable price range since our stay was short.

Found this suite/hotel on Kayak and booked it thru the hotel directly. The 2-bedroom suite only cost $250-260 a night. Since there were 4-5 of us sharing, it's a very cheap alternative than a vacation home. Their 2-bedroom suite has a living room with full size sofa bed. Kitchen appliances were all full size, not the tiny little table cook top and even come with dishwasher! Each bedroom has its own private full size bathroom and TV in each room!

The quality of amenities and the room weren't exceptional. I could feel the oldness from the amenities, e.g. none of the inside door could close perfectly without forcing it, the vanity did not drain at first but it’s fixed the same day. However, it is absolutely above average given the low cost per person. The hotel allows up to 8 people to stay in one 2-bedroom suite! Very low cost sharing. The hotel even provided free hot breakfast!

Even most guests came in family or group but it's very quiet overall. I highly recommend this if you're travelling to Boston area in a group.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2008

Stayed for one night on graduation weekend...would have liked to stay the second night, but hotel was full, so we had to move to Courtyard (which was also very nice).

Suite was clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable.

Complimentary breakfast was nothing to write home about, but it was certainly adequate and it was a nice touch that it was included.

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2008

The Suites are very clean, staff friendly and courteous. Good location off 95, quiet too. The breakfasts were very disappointing. I realize it's continental but that's no reason why it couldn't have been better. We ate around 9:15, about 15 minutes prior to the continental service ending. There were many other guests still eating or just coming down to dine as well. The omlettes with cheese were little rubber yucky triangles .. so I decided to have some healthy cereal, the milk was "warm", so I passed on that and decided to have some fresh (or so I thought) honeydew & cantaloupe) ... the honeydew was old, had a funny taste like fish so I didn't eat it. I am certified by the Board of Health, so I do know what I'm talking about. Didn't see any healthy muffins or even pancakes on the buffet ... I might go back, but would bring my own breakfast or there are many other hotels in the area, I might try one of them next time.

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  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2008

Spent a weekend in a 2 bedroom suite. Lots of space, clean, and quiet. Beds were very comfortable. We had 3 tvs and 2 full bathrooms, a complete kitchen, and comfy sofas. The included breakfast was adequate and convenient. We will certainly return when we are in the Boston area. It is so much better than just staying in a regular hotel room.

  • Liked — lots of space
  • Disliked — slippery tub
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Property: HYATT house Boston/Waltham
Address: 54 Fourth Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451-7507 (Formerly Hyatt Summerfield Suites Boston/Waltham)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Waltham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Waltham
#6 Business Hotel in Waltham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — HYATT house Boston/Waltham 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just seconds off of Interstate-95/Route128. The Hyatt House – Boston/Waltham is conveniently located near many attractions, companies, and educational institutes. Located just 2.5 miles away from Bentley University and 3.6 miles away from Brandeis University, the property is very conducive for those students/families visiting and attending these major colleges. Our property is also convenient for those traveling to/attending Lasell College, Regis College, Boston College, Boston University, Wellesley College, MIT, Tufts University, Babson College and Harvard University. In addition, the Hyatt House – Boston/Waltham is located only 2.5 miles away from Moody Street in Waltham, MA; a tourist/local favorite. Moody Street (“Restaurant City”) is Waltham's historically well-known town center and is lined with a variety of restaurants, bars/pubs and local attractions. Situated in the heart of the Massachusetts Route 128 technology belt, only 15 minutes from downtown Boston the Hyatt House is an excellent option for business travelers. It is centrally located to the corporate offices of Dassault Systemes, Deloitte & Touche, IBM, Microsoft, Raytheon, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Siemens, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Verizon. All Hyatt House hotels are smoke-free. ... more   less 
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