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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambri

1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474, United States Access

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambri

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Arlington Massachusetts hotel is centrally located on the border of Cambridge and Arlington, MA and in the heart of the business and higher education area. We are conveniently located on Massachusetts Avenue, and our hotel is accessible by all means of transportation and major routes including Route 2, Massachusetts Avenue, I-93, I-90 (Mass Turnpike) and I-95. We are just four miles from Downtown Boston. We offer an ideal location just 20 feet from the Cambridge, MA border, and 5 miles from Boston proper. We are on three bus lines, 20 feet from the Cambridge line, 4 miles from Boston and near Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Kendall Square and Alewife Subway Station. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Arlington Massachusetts is an all-suite upscale extended stay hotel that offers the choice of suites with studio (one large room) or 1-bedroom suites, offering separate bedrooms from the living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Our 121 all-new suites with kitchens were completely renovated as of July 2017 with an addition of 21 Queen/Queen Studio Suites. All suites include a parlor area with sofa that folds out to a double bed. Enjoy complimentary internet access, barbeque grills on the patio, complimentary covered parking, a business center and books from the library to read. Start each morning with the daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast and end the day with the Welcome Home Reception featuring a complimentary light meal with beverages Monday through Thursday evenings (subject to state and local laws). Make Yourself At Home!

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cambridge/Arlington Hotel is centrally located on the border of Cambridge and Arlington, Massachusetts, to Logan International Airport, Tufts University, Harvard Square and Harvard University. Conveniently located on Massachusetts Avenue, the hotel is easily accessible by all means of transportation and just five miles from Downtown Boston, making it a great alternative to Boston hotels. Minutes to the Red Line T Train/ Subway Station, you can see all the sights and sounds around town including Fenway Park, Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, Freedom Trail, Boston Waterfront, TD Garden, the New England Aquarium, Copley Place, and the Museum of Science.

Accessibility

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambri
1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474, United States

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Parking lot
  • Secured parking
  • Transportation - local area
  • Transportation - local office
  • Front desk
    Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Late check-out available
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Outlets
    Barber shop
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Gift/News stand
  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Travelling with others
    Children's play area
  • Pets welcome
  • Playground
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Evening reception
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    Local community involvement

Rooms

  • Communication
    High speed Internet
  • Multi-line phone
  • Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Cribs
  • Sofa bed
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hairdryer
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Full kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    All news channel
  • Cable television
  • CNN availaible
  • DVD player
  • FREE movies/video
  • Newspaper
  • Business
    Copier
  • Data port
  • Desk
  • Desk with lamp
  • Spare electrical outlet available
  • Telephones with message light
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Alarm clock
  • Fire alarm
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Self-controlled heating/cooling
  • Smoke detectors

Recreation

  • Wellness
    Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness
    24-hour fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sport
    Golf
  • Hiking trail
  • Jogging track
  • Jogging trail
  • Snow skiing
  • Snow sports
  • Tennis court
  • Games / movies
    Game room

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Buffet breakfast
  • FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE full american breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE cocktails
  • FREE coffee in lobby
  • FREE evening reception
  • FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Lobby coffee service
  • Welcome drink
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Cocktail lounge

Breakfast

  • FREE buffet breakfast
  • FREE full american breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
See rate rules for cancellation requirements.

Travel with others

Children policy
Children 17 years of age and younger stay free in their parent*s room when using existing bedding

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

Stop by our dining room Monday through Thursday evening to indulge in our Complimentary Evening Social. Socialize with friends, family and even the Homewood Suites staff while enjoying beverages and "small plate" offerings - they are just the right size as an appetizer or a small, satisfying meal.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 121
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 216 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 10

Parking

  • FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Parking lot
  • Secured parking

Amenities

  • Host social function

Environment

Property's Green Action

Environmental challenges have an impact on the wellbeing of people and ecosystems around the world. We strive to operate as efficiently as possible across our entire value chain. For a low carbon future, we reduce and monitor energy and water use. As part of our commitment to reducing our waste to landfill, we created a comprehensive waste strategy and we collaborate with WWF to reduce food waste in our operations and supply chain. Responsible sourcing makes a difference: we source goods and services locally as possible.


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Local community involvement

Certifications

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities, such as:

• Improve their environmental performance constantly
• Comply with local and national regulations and other requirements subscribed
• Prevent water, air and ground pollution hazards
• Control and optimise water and energy consumption
• Promote waste recycling and recovery
• Raise environmental awareness among employees and train them to adopt good practices in their activity
• Use eco-label housekeeping products
• Use sustainable forestry certified paper

ISO 50001

ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.

ISO 50001 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:
- Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
- Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
- Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
- Measure the results
- Review how well the policy works, and
- Continually improve energy management.

Most helpful reviews 9 24 reviews

keith sumner
2 years ago – Google

7

Good hotel and location for touring Boston. Right next to 77 bus route to take you to Harvard and the T. Got 7 day passes for bus and subway, and kids 11 and under are free, so we didn't have to drive in Boston. Good breakfast also to fill everyone up before a long day.

Nate Jackson
2 years ago – Google

10

Very friendly staff, updated clean rooms with comfortable beds. Water pressure in the shower was outstanding. Walking trails around the property. Decent restaurant and a CVS in the same parking lot. $15-20 Uber ride into Boston. Would definitely stay here again as a more cost effective option vs staying right in the city.

Samuel Phillips
2 years ago – Google

9

Excellent hotel. Very good pricing. Awesome breakfast. Staff are very courteous and friendly. I would definitely recommend anyone to visit here.

Caitlin Allen
2 years ago – Google

9

Very spacious suites. Great service. Breakfast was full. A little pricey, but a good experience overall.

Samantha McCarthy
2 years ago – Google

8

Overall a fine experience. The location is awesome - close to Alewife and Davis T stations. Many restaurants band bars within walking distance. Rooms are nice, as long as you don't look too closely at the details. My rooms had a full fridge, freezer, and 2 burner cooktop and included a small kitchen table and 2 chairs. Unfortunately this hotel is under construction so there was construction dust and maintenance ongoing throughout our stay. The service was very good and all staff were pleasant and attentive. There is an underground parking garage that seems pretty safe. Some hallways had a strange smell. Decent breakfast and standard Hilton coffee. Nice looking fitness center and laundry room is a great plus!

Juan Fabian
2 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful, modern rooms and clean, very clean rooms and hotel in general. Cute kitchen and living room. Staff are very courteous and very helpful. Hot buffet breakfast is great! I highly recommend it especially if you are visiting the Boston area.

Patrick Faner
2 years ago – Google

9

Very welcoming. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. I really enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was also very good!

Mark Kelley
2 years ago – Google

8

Good location. Not too much traffic. Free breakfast is always a plus. The internet was decent and the staff friendly and helpful.

Anum Roberts
2 years ago – Google

9

The hotel is located 4 miles from downtown. Our rooms are spacious and clean. Along with the complimentary breakfast they also have complimentary light dinner and tons of places in the walking distance to eat. Driving to downtown can be hard because of traffic it can take more than 30 minutes to drive 4 miles but without traffic it only takes 15 minutes.

Mini Rag
2 years ago – Google

10

A great place to stay with your family! Good sized rooms, free Wi-Fi, a great free breakfast, surprisingly a free light dinner with one entrée, salad, fresh lemonade and fruit, and finally free parking right under the hotel. That is a lot of free for the price (they also had free cookies at check-in). The rooms have two temperature controls to keep bedroom and living area warm. Also a full kitchen.

Lori Castillo
2 years ago – Google

9

This is one of the best hotels I have been to. Great breakfast, wonderful attention. Totally recommended.

Linda Ead
2 years ago – Google

9

The staff was extremely accommodating. Common areas were more than adequate for out of town guests to gather the night before my son's wedding. I had the best night's sleep I've had in a really long time! The bed and pillows were incredibly comfortable. I highly recommend Homewood Suites in Arlington to anyone coming to town.

David Andrus
2 years ago – Google

9

For me? Perfect hotel. Spacious room with all the amenities. Air works, space to set up dual monitors, free weights and restaurants nearby

Kathy Hoskins
2 years ago – Google

10

I've stayed here several times and will stay here in future. Very comfortable suite. Heating is weird and showers are not comfortable, the shower bar is in the way and the water temperature is not consisted.

Jarid Barthold-Robinson
2 years ago – Google

8

Nice location. There is a bar and grill in the same parking lot. Rooms are nice and affordable for the area. My only complaint would be inconsistant water temperature.

Mike Przewoznik
2 years ago – Google

10

The hotel accommodations are excellent. The hotel staff is above superior. Being a frequent traveler, this is one of the best hotel experiences I have had.

Dylan Gearinger
2 years ago – Google

9

Great hotel, beautiful rooms and great breakfast. Overall very enjoyable

Lillian Pearsall
2 years ago – Google

8

Roomy accommodations - suite set-up: bedroom with bath, kitchen with living area. Bed and pillows very comfortable, sofa a bit stiff. Free WiFi which is great. Free breakfast daily - and a nice surprise was free light dinner if you are there Monday through Thursday. Best of all - free parking (a huge plus in the Boston area). Although not a big issue, sink and tub drained slowly. Location - easy access since it is on Massachusetts Avenue. Nice restaurant/bar right next door. On the whole, loved my stay and will return if I need to come to this area of the state.

Chidube Ezeozue
2 years ago – Google

10

We booked a one bedroom suite whose (pullout) couch was very useful for a third guest. The complimentary breakfast was unusually open to all three of us unlike many other hotels I've visited. One night, a member of our party couldn't get in because we forgot the deadbolt on and the hotel put him up in a room for free that night. All staff members we met were very kind and polite. Other top-notch amenties: - A kitchen with utensils and eatware. - Underground parking useful for Boston winter's - A CVS next door

Brian Roberts
2 years ago – Google

7

Location is great, lots of good food and fun shops around. Staff was very helpful and amenities were nice

Katie Van Dyke
2 years ago – Google

7

Convenient to transportation making it a great place to stay when visiting Boston Getting in and out of city is very easy. Close to a couple good restaurants and convenience stores. Clean rooms

Jim Aldridge
2 years ago – Google

4

Hotel seems to have hot water management issues. My shower (rm 232) was lukewarm, but not bad enough to complain. My colleague had cold water in his room, notified the desk, and it still wasn't fixed. Heard other people in the breakfast area also complaining about cool water.

Grace Young
2 years ago – Google

8

Perfectly acceptable hotel. The rooms were nice and the beds were comfortable. The toiletries were pretty basic though and the lobby was nice, clean and basic. There's parking underneath which is super convenient and tons of stores restaurants, and t stops near by! Saying its a Boston hotel is a bit of a stretch though!

Fe Tan
2 years ago – Google

9

Very spacious room. Breakfast was excellent and the dinner socials was fantastic. Employees user friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay again.

Kelle Link
2 years ago – Google

8

Really like it. Big clean rooms with kitchen and eating area, sizeable bathroom. Lots of fun places to eat in walking distance.

Cheli Rosa
2 years ago – Google

9

We had a little problem at check-in, but the staff very efficiently handled it. We had a great stay. An ice machine on the 1st floor would be nice.

Chris Rosa
2 years ago – Google

7

Nice place. They gave our room to someone else. But they fixed it and made it right. The employee told us breakfast ended at 9. So we thought we missed it. It was open til 10 so we were able to get some grub. Nice place.

Aaron Metzger
2 years ago – Google

7

Nice location and nice rooms

Victor Band
2 years ago – Google

9

2 tvs a fireplace a fully stocked kitchen and 2 thermostats, the rooms have everything you need. Girls will like the Neutrogena brand soap and shampoo. Good service as well. Didn't try the breakfast but there was a great diner within walking distance.

Casey Murphy
2 years ago – Google

5

The hotel is nice enough and the location is good but the parking is tight and the front desk staff is hard to like. I had to report a strange issue with my room multiple times before it was even looked at.

Neko Mimi
3 years ago – Google

7

Really nice room, cosy and clean. One downfall is lack of mirrors but as long as it's not a room for 6 woman it's fine

Tom McDonough
3 years ago – Google

10

Huge suites. All the amenities. Friendly staff.

Jessica Brooks
3 years ago – Google

9

Very new and clean. Staff very helpful. Wonderful stay.

Nick Engle
3 years ago – Google

7

Great Room, good service, free meals. Fine hotel for the price.

Ruth Brown
3 years ago – Google

9

Great service. Very helpful staff. My suite was very comfortable. Just overall very good experience

Collin McCabe
3 years ago – Google

10

Just had one suite for two nights, great set up for staying with a toddler, very accommodating and conveniently close to the 77 bus route

Vikas Kumar
3 years ago – Google

8

Rooms are well kept but heater has weird position in the room. It heats the bed area a lot but mildly in the seating area. Liked the studio style setup with amenities like microwave, refrigerator, sink etc.

William Richardson
3 years ago – Google

7

Was very nice other then when we arrived. We were told there was only a double bed suit available. When we had booked a king. Would visit again.

Shea Martin
3 years ago – Google

7

The staff was very friendly, the location is beautiful, and the amenities are quite nice. My only gripe is that rather than having two proper beds to a room, seemingly all rooms have one queen sized bed and a pull-out. The pull-out was (reportedly) not uncomfortable, but parties needing multiple beds may find this less than ideal.

John Bach
3 years ago – Google

5

Natural gas fills the rooms and hallways of this hotel, and they don't have a method to completely shut off the fireplaces in guest rooms which burn and release natural gas all the time though the heat is mostly made by air conditioning units. They have rooms without fireplaces but those rooms still have natural gas because the whole building is immersed in natural gas, you may smell the gas outside and nearby the building. So the housekeepers are generally having tired and sick faces not only because they mostly work six days per week, but also possibly because their red blood cells ( hemoglobin ) are being disabled gradually by the CO from natural gas. They provide just-so-so foods in which some items like fruits are totally missing in random whole mornings, and they don't have non-fat yogurt, only low-fat and whole fat ones. The good thing about this hotel is it has wide corridors.

Andy Martin
3 years ago – Google

9

Nice place at a great price. Nice restaurant next door. Almost a perfect 5/7. Would stay again.

Greg DeCristofaro
3 years ago – Google

8

Nice clean large rooms, parking garage, friendly front desk attendant. I even got a great deal on the room rate. A little hard to get to from 93 but otherwise, very good.

Joy Baker
3 years ago – Google

5

Location great. Customer service has been hit or miss. Room is in need of update. Broken dresser handles, drain and the heater sounds like a freight train. The worst: they are completely out of caffeinated coffee packs for in room coffee. They were nice enough to adjust my reservation for me prior to check in though. But, I'm having a hard time accepting the coffee situation....

Lee Baker
3 years ago – Google

5

Pro: Able to make last minute change to dates without fee, great location. Con: Lacking in some of the amenities I have had at many other Homewood suites. Broken/noisy heater.

Lisa Burke
3 years ago – Google

7

Very nice staff. Good sized queen suite with kitchen. Decent breakfast assortment and light dinner from 5-7. No pool :/ but easy, safe walk to some good restaurants.

Thomas Pinello
3 years ago – Google

10

Big rooms, right in Arlington, in walking distance to Tuff's and free breakfast and dinner.

Whitney Jones
4 years ago – Google

5

Overall a nice accommodation for a reasonable price. Biggest drawback is location. Traffic in the area is horrendous, and public transportation options are limited. Would only recommend if your activities are based in the Cambridge area.

Robert Dunn
4 years ago – Google

10

Friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms. Reasonable rates. Great location. Overall excellent experience.

David Pfeffer
4 years ago – Google

5

Rooms were comfortable and clean. Plenty of fresh towels and responsive service. Well stocked gym across the parking lot is much better than the tiny in-hotel gym. Continental breakfast was very sub-par with sparse healthy offerings.

Kevin Byrne
4 years ago – Google

10

Our first time at a homewood suite; very quiet location and well furnished throughout.All staff very helpful and friendly too; it was a treat to use the jacuzzi after being shown how!location was ideal for buses and the T and the

Philip Mumford
5 years ago – Google

6

The location is great, and the hotel is easy to see from the street. The first thing you notice when you walk into the lobby is the friendly desk clerk who will help you find anything you're looking for. We were able to get instructions for the Boston Transit, and being from up north, we don't travel on the T often. It's too bad that you have to park in a garage and not a parking lot which is much easier to get to, but I guess it's what you get when you're "in the city". When you step into the elevator, you may find that there's a strong stench of cleaners in there, which can or cannot be a problem. It's the guestrooms that are the highlight of this hotel. The television has as so many channels, which if you have cable, is pretty good. The mattresses are very comfortable, and the linens were always clean. Only, we were hoping to get a better hotel room for the price we paid for it. But again, it is in the city. The big THUMBS DOWN for us was that there was no pool, but it is in the city. The in-room kitchen is good, if you're staying for a week. I wish that there was a room that didn't have one for guests that are staying for two nights, and it would be a little cheaper. The interesting surprise we had when we were there is that the hotel staff sent out a notice saying, "We will be testing our fire alarm system from 8 am tomorrow till the afternoon". IF you have young kids, it's not exactly the most humble, non-surprising wake up call. Overall, our experience was great. We enjoyed the free dinner and breakfast, and were glad to find a place to stay that was outside of Boston. If we ever needed to get into the city again, we would definitely consider this place. Good job, Homewood!

Beth Osborne
6 years ago – Google

9

My husband and I went here for a small vacation and I loved the hotel!! I am really picky about where and what I sleep in. No worries here. Things were very clean and comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone but make sure you book a month or two in advance to get a good rate. When checking in we found out the rate had went up $150 from when we booked!!! It was truly a great find!

Uttaran Sarmah
8 years ago – Google

10

Good location, many eateries around on Mass ave and subway station is just a 10 min walk away. The complimentary breakfast is good but kind of repetitive (if you are staying more than week). They also serve a welcome home dinner on Mon-Thu between 5-7 pm. Staff is also quite nice and very helpful. Other amenities include a small but decently equipped gym, guest laundry and the room (or suite) has a kitchenette. Only thing lacking is a pool, but I am not sure how many hotels around Boston have one. Complimentary internet access is however slow at 512 kbps; I would expect at least 1 mbps per guest as it's pretty standard everywhere.