The Westin Hotel Waltham Boston

, Waltham, United States
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The Westin Hotel Waltham Boston

4 star

Rooms: 346

70 Third Ave. - Waltham - Massachusetts - 2451 - United States Hotel Website | 781-290-5600
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best for priceline price

from bostonberry
Having grown up in the area and now as a occasional visitor, I can say that this hotel is the only 4 star in the priceline listing for Waltham and subsequently can be had rather cheaply.
I would also add that, after recent Hotel personel changes, everything is back to the highest Westin standards.

Pretty good

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I enjoyed staying at the Westin. The hotel was clean, affordable, and comfortable. The bed was extremely comfortable. The lobbies and restaurant were kept well.

However, I should not that this is not a typical Westin Hotel, as I've come to expect from their chain. The bathrooms were standard and nothing special. They were clean but very basic.

The decorations in the room were ok but nothing spectacular either.

OVerall, we enjoyed our stay and would return.

Shabby crappy hotel

from Fosssil
I was given a room that I was told had been newly renovated and was "lovely." It certainly didn't look like it had been renovated in the past decade. Was missing a soap by the sink. Had uncleaned food crumbs on the floor from previous guest. I was given a mini-bar key ... but the room had no mini-bar!

Wound up switching rooms after my first room filled up with someone else's marijuana smoke. The second room looked just like the first, but this one had a mini-bar. But the bar was about the worst-stocked I've ever seen.

This place looks nice from the outside but barely rates 2/5 in my book. I won't stay here again.

The Bad Reviews are TRUE!!! Stay somewhere else!

from cancercaregiver
I just returned home today from an abominable stay at this Westin property last night. Just to give a little history, my husband and I travel to Boston about twice a month to the Lahey Clinic - we normally stay at the Marriott Burlington but wanted to try something different. Here's a brief summary of the problems we encountered:

1)The hotel was not that clean. Outside was littered with cigarette butts and garbage. There was hair in our bathtub, and the room carpet seemed dirty.

2)Heavenly Bed,my toe! This was the single most uncomfortable night sleep that we have had since our sons were newborns. NO kidding! The bed is as hard as a rock. Sure, the comforter is great, but the bed feels like the floor. Heavenly Bath - a nice shower head but with the hair on the tub floor, I would not take a bath in this tub. Only had one bathrobe and one bath towel in the room.

3)Room service messed up our order TWICE! We ordered one of their westin clubs and it arrived missing the Turkey - just lettuce, tomato, and 2 slices of bacon. They did bring us another, but it was later on. VERY expensive and not worth the money. The cheeseburger was decent though.

4)Staff was rude and unhelpful. The girl at check-in was nice, but other than that, they need to get new help.

5)This hotel had constant construction going on during the day - ask before you reserve. I realize that we can't expect complete silence during the day. But the mind-numbing hammering was like chinese water torture - we just kept waiting for it to start again. So noisy we could not watch TV! Called down to the front desk to inquire and were told "Construction will be going on all day." No sorry, can we get you some earplugs, nothing. If you are heading to the clinic for treatment, you are going to want to go back and rest. This will not be possible at this hotel.

So, in summary, we will not be back. It was definitely not worth the money and the Marriott is a much better deal. The beds are more comfortable and the people are nicer. Hopefully, the Starwood corporation will get on this hotel to change things as it does not live up to the name.

Not up to Westin Par

from Travelingperformer
This hotel lacks the cleanliness and charm to be a four-star hotel. Compared to other Westin's this hotel is in a rather run-down condition. The views from the hotel either overlook the parking structure or the back of the hotel--rather unsightly. Throughout the hotel there were a number of things that needed to be repaired. Insulation in the lobby windows was hanging down, the pool area had a pile of tiles and tools just sitting there throughout the stay and the walls throughout the hotel could have stood a good painting. We were highly disappointed with our stay here. Not to mention the fact this hotel seems to be geared towards businessmen and conferences which ususally filled up the parking deck in the evenings and kept a constant crowd in the lobby area.


from A TripAdvisor Member
This is the worst Westin, and one of the worst hotels, I have visited. The facility was careworn and not especially clean. Our suite had a scary, dirty, window-less sitting room connected to a scary, dirty bedroom. The bathroom sink had a huge crack in it. The bathtub did not drain (corrected on request). The air conditioner cooled to only about 75 degrees (not corrected). The restaurant was in a strange lobby location and seemed only half-opened. There were many empty tables when we tried to have lunch, but we were seated at a two-top just at the entrance. When we declined that location, we were offered nothing better (one of the many unoccupied four-tops?) and left. This hotel advertises that is it "near Boston," but, unless you want to drive in or pay $60+ for a cab, you must get back on Rte. 128 and drive a few miles on a major and busy commuter route to a t-stop, then take a 45 minute (if you're lucky) "subway (mostly elevated)" ride into the city.
We usually stay at the Westin Copley Place while in Boston. We stayed here because of a wedding nearby. I spent the whole weekend wishing we had stayed at the Courtyard across the street.

s pot luck with this place...

from ejmr
Once again I followed the reviews, but for the first time... It failed to live-up to them.

Perhaps the best in the area, but if you can, think twice.

a). Received smoking room despite specific request - response was 'hey, what can you do?'. I refrained from answering that one.

b). Shoe Shine service clearly couldn't tell the difference between black and brown polish - I now have a nice pair of brown Ferragamos with black streaks.

c). Phoned-in breakfast never arrived, room service dinner lacked half the ingredients in the description

d). Keys stopped working and no explanation was offered when we replaced them.

I love Starwood properties, but this has to be the black sheep of the family. Excellent doormen/bellmen managed to keep the mood in mid range, good location helps, average property is forgivable, but appalling service ruined it...

Hope they'll improve.

Nice Place

from Genevax
I stayed at this Westin for a conference. Very nice accomodations and food. The beds are extremely comfortable.

One drawback...there is a charge for internet access. $5.00 for 15 minutes. There are two computers available. One in the gift shop and one is near the registration desk. The station near registration is entertaining in the fact that guests assume that who ever is using this station is a the concierge. Kinda funny, but awkward.

The room service was quite good and the lunch served for the conference was very good as well.

I was fortunate to have a room with a view of a lake.

Traffic is a little confusing, but manageable.

Airport access is about 20-25 min. without traffic. Access to Harvard 10-15 min.

Very Nice Waltham Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have stayed at most of the Hotels in this area for business and I prefer the Westin. The rooms are good size and have a subtle decor. There is a very nice and usually empty mid-week pool with a hot tub and exercise room. The bar is comfortable and inviting. You can also get a good deal for weekends via Priceline and have stayed once with my family. From ths location you can go to dinner in Cambridge via Route 2 and be in Hardvrad Squre or Inman Sq in a short time (10-15 minutes) or try the Moody St. area in Waltham. Parking is free and easy (parking garage adjacent). All in all a nice Westin in a good business location. Also a weekend possibility for driving into Boston or hitting the Decordova Museum.

Definitely up to the high Westin Standard

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here a couple months back, and the staff was excellent as well as the rooms. It is not downtown Boston, but you don't get that wild craziness you get in Boston. The hotel is very upscale and modern, like most other Westins. For the price, this place lives up to the Westin reputation.

Top Local Tips for Waltham

In the suburbs... In case you are wondering, this hotel is in the burbs. It is easily accessible via I-90, I-93 and especially I-95, but if you want to be closer to the Boston, or nightlife, you need to stay somewhere else. The only people that come here to stay for longer periods of time are golfers, business travelers, or leisure travelers - NOT tourists. Unless... unless you want to see the suburbs....

Internet Access I didn't pay for internet access as there seemed to be wi-fi access available for free

Parking Parking cost $9.00 per night for self parking (very convenient) or pay $14.00 per night for valet parking.


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  • Address: 70 Third Ave. - Waltham - Massachusetts - 2451 - United States
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