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Crescent Suites Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
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“A lifesaver”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I was desperate to find a last minute room that wasn't $400+. I happened to check hotels.com at just the right time and found this gem - booked it immediately after reading reviews. I got here really early (11am) and even though check-in isn't until 3, Michael got me checked in and into my room with a smile and a warm welcome. The room is clean and comfortable - everything I could have wanted and more. It's raining and they even have an underground garage to park in so I could get in without getting soaked! May not be in the middle of Cambridge but free parking, a quiet street, and excellent service from the owner of the establishment is well worth the (short) distance for me.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We usually stay in downtown Boston but because we wanted access to the highways for touring around, we stayed here. Great choice! Free parking - easy to get to the major routes and the Riverside Station isn't far (about 10 min by car) when you do want to go into Boston. The people are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a decent size, comfortable and very clean! There is a good size kitchenette - furnished and with a full size refrigerator. Breakfast in the morning has a lot of nice choices - you can even take your coffee out to the small front terrace with a newspaper in hand. There is a nice "lounging area" (complete with tables and a grill) in the back near the path to the Charles River. People go jogging, bike riding or just walking by. This is a keeper!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Billings, Montana
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This little gem is tucked away in Waltham, MA and is perfectly located for families visiting one of the many colleges and universities in the area. The double rooms are large and have a full kitchen included, the staff is friendly and more than willing to help out in any way. There is a good continental breakfast and free coffee and/or lattes are available all day long (a real bonus to a coffee person like myself!). The rooms are clean and well appointed and far below the price of downtown Boston. There is free bottled water available daylong in the lobby as well as apples and other fruit. Both the USA Today and Boston Herald are available at the front desk. The only downside is that there is little for dining in the area, so plan to cab it if you want to get around. We found the Waltham Taxi service to be prompt, have new cabs and offer great customer service. I would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Washington, DC
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I found this hotel on Tripadvisor and was a bit skeptical as we drove up - seeing that it was far off the beaten path (as far as I could tell - or maybe there just isn't much to Waltham.) We stayed one night, traveling by car from Logan on our way to NH, with a stop for a day visit to Boston. We didn't want to stay downtown (and pay the high prices, especially with a car, which adds $40 for parking downtown.) The Crescent Suites is reasonably priced, quite clean and the staff is super nice. Plus the breakfast (at no add'l charge) is pretty decent. Great place for a family - our room had kitchen facilities which we didn't use. My only complaint was that bed seemed to have a plastic mattress cover, but I still slept fine.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

have a kid going to brandeis? have to be in boston but having sticker shock? traveling with a dog? this is such a great find!

as i understand it, the owner, michael, used to be an airtraffic controller, so sunday brunch for 30 is a snap. individual cappichinos, no problem. really impressive. and katie, the front desk, manager, all around fabulous human being is just a pleasure.

rooms are big and clean; beds are lovely; and the windows actually open. a fully functioning kitchen, work table, nice view of the back patio that backs onto the charles river. i mean, you could really hang out here for a while and not feel trapped. oh, and free parking.

the owner plans to open a restaurant near by, and plans to allow guests to order meals a la room service. stay here, you will be happy.

Room Tip: dog on the the 1st floor rooms only corner rooms have more windows; room 38 is particularly nice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Penfield
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here on business last week, and I was thoroughly impressed. It looks old on the outside, but it's brand new with all of the amenities. Staff was very pleasant and if ever in town again, I'll definitely book with them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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New Jersey
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126 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I was researching Boston accommodations when planning a weekend get-away and choked over how expensive staying in the city is. Asked a friend familiar with the Boston area to recommend nearby towns and discovered the reviews for Crescent Suites. We arrived on a Thursday evening after a 4.5 hour drive and at first pulled in the wrong driveway. It's not a big place and doesn't look like a typical hotel. Once inside we were warmly greeted and given a wealth of information about the area and the best way to get to Boston (more on that later). Our room was a small suite with a kitchenette complete with full size fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and range. The bed was in a separate room with a large flatscreen TV. A smaller TV is mounted out near the kitchen area. It was very clean. The price includes breakfast which each morning consisted of some type of eggs, delicious potatoes, sausage, bacon, pastries, waffles, cereals, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Very filling and tasty. Staying here you also don't have to deal with Boston traffic and parking fees, which are over $30/day. Instead, drive five minutes to the T (subway) station in Riverside, pay $5 to park and $2.50 to ride the T. The T is so easy to navigate a first grader could do it, with convenient stations all over Boston. The trains run about ever 10 minutes from early morning to the wee hours and even on weekdays there is plenty of parking (unless the Red Sox have a home game we were told, which they didn't when we were there). Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Crescent Suites Hotel
Address: 287 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453-3816
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Waltham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Waltham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Crescent Suites Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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