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The Westin Waltham-Boston

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8.5

Good (1,153 ratings)

Waltham, United States - 

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2.5 km Moody Street Historic District

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3 km Brandeis University

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3 km Boston Children's at Waltham

Hotel Overview

The Westin Waltham-Boston, a hotel favored by many for its comfortable accommodations and attentive service, reflects a mixed sentiment among its guests. Drawing from user reviews, this establishment has garnered praise for certain aspects of its services and facilities, while also facing criticism in other areas.

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Hotel highlights

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Atmosphere

Location

  1. Comfortable Rooms: Guests frequently commend the comfortable and spacious rooms, providing a restful night's sleep.
  2. Attentive Staff: Many reviews highlight the friendly and helpful nature of the hotel staff, enhancing the guest experience.
  3. Amenities: The hotel's range of amenities, including a fitness center and pool, is often praised for its quality and maintenance.
  4. Location: Its convenient location, accessible to local attractions and business centers, is a significant plus for travelers.
  5. Cleanliness: High standards of cleanliness throughout the hotel have been consistently mentioned by guests.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Kitchen

Entertainment

  1. Parking Issues: Difficulty finding parking and the cost associated with parking have been noted as drawbacks.
  2. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Some guests have faced challenges with the Wi-Fi service, mentioning poor connectivity and speed.
  3. Food Quality: While some appreciate the dining options, others have expressed dissatisfaction with the food quality and variety.
  4. Room Maintenance: A few reviews mention issues with room maintenance, such as malfunctioning appliances and wear and tear.
  5. Noise: Noise from both inside and outside the hotel has disturbed some guests, affecting their overall comfort.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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Total 1,153 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.1

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8.6

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booking

246 Reviews

8.1 / 10

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expedia

907 Reviews

8.6 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Cleanliness was mentioned 205 times

18% Negative77% Positive

Reviews based on Cleanliness

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Jacob Eidsmoe3 months ago
5/5Google icon

My sons and I had a weekend staycation here as the impending snowstorm was looming. My eldest wanted to swim, while my youngest wanted to play in the snowfall. This Westin allowed for both quite easily! We stayed in a Jr Suite and were very comfortable with the extra fold-out sofa. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The temperature of the pool was pretty cold to start. Eventually, a maintenance person came and turned up the heat (likely kept it lower temp during the week of less use), and although it was a tad warmer the next day, it still was a bit cold for my taste (my kids said it was great). The gym and pool areas were all very clean and well-maintained. The only true downside was the breakfast at their restaurant, Relish. Their breakfast buffet costs $26 per person! It's the same spread I can get at other nearby hotels and would be included with my stay. Kids eat the same at half that, $13 each. Instead, I got an omelette off the menu, and my sons split the pancakes. One glass of orange juice was $6, and milk $4. In the end, we still paid over $50 for one small meal. Knowing there's a Dunkin' Donuts across the street and plenty of restaurants around, I'd highly recommend seeking your foods elsewhere. Overall, we had a wonderful stay.

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Can N5 months ago
3/5Google icon

Rooms are pretty standard in comfort level. Our room (and the hotel overall) was clean. The beds were comfortable but they are double beds and NOT queen size. The window in our room was getting a lot of cold draft. I saw some duct tape marks around the window frame which tells me it's been a known issue, and at some point someone tried to remedy it via a duct tape. However, it wasn't fixed properly and whomever sleeps closest to the window freezes. The bathroom had one of those tiny hand soaps (most hotels include at least two), but more can be requested as long as you don't mind tipping the staff when they deliver it to your room. And yes, you do have to tip... For Marriott Gold Elite (or higher tier) members: We were not offered a room upgrade or a late checkout option. We rarely get offered and we do note on our review when we do.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 351

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Number of floors 8

WiFi Quality

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Idle

14

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142

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158

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Moody Street Historic District

2.5 km

Brandeis University

3 km

Boston Children's at Waltham

3 km

Bentley College

4 km

Harvard University

7 km

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Getting around

Weston Kendal Green Station

2.5 km

Riverside Station

4.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Logan International Airport (BOS)

15.5 km

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Restaurants

Copper House Tavern

560 m

Panera Bread

3 km

Atrium Lounge

980 m

Pizzi Farm Market & Deli

2 km

Starbucks

2.5 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $4.6

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Coffee

$3.7 - $7.4

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$13.8 - $32.3

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.2 - $2.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $3.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$64.5 - $184.4

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.2 - $27.7

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.2 - $12.9

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $3.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$83 - $92.2

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$27.7 - $73.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.7 - $170.6

Weather In Waltham

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Precipitation In Waltham

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1014

30

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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