The Westin Waltham-Boston
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Oh dear looks grim out there today - 100% drizzle. My room faces the airport runway and the cruise liner docks so would be an interesting view from the 19th floor if you could see it clearly. Shame. Read the paper in the comfy lobby - sofas and a fire and listen to graham norton on the radio for an hour or so. Head out and it is cold. It's also the rerunning of the final mile of the marathon today so town is busy. That plus a festival at city hall. So ...
... and sleep. We boarded the plane and got in our seats ( I got a window seat) and settled down. The flight was great because each. Seat had its own entertainment system so you could watch movies or TV shows, play games, or listen to music. The flight was about eight hours ...
Last full day spent wandering the historic Beacon Hill area. Some old, historical residences, lovely doors and knockers and just an absorbing area. We then arrived in Charles St. The Woolahra of Boston. Lots of antique shops, upmarket boutiques and real ...
... check in; otherwise the room would be too expensive to share between 4. We spent the rest of the day shopping and seeing Harvard and MIT University. In the evening we met up with Amanda (Our boss' girlfriend) and Hillary (her friend) who show us around the local bars.
The next day Ben left early to New York which left 4 of us. After checking out and leaving our bags at the hotel we got food and met ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Waltham-Boston
I stayed at the Westin Waltham on a business trip for 4 nights. The room was big enough and also clean. My remote control was not working the first night but that problem was fixed within a few hours.
They have a nice breakfast buffet in the mornings which I would recommend. I had a problem checking out where the hotel debited my personal credit card instead of the company one. After a couple of phone calls...and non-returned voicemail messages..I finally spoke to a nice lady who assured me that the payment was reversed.
The hotel is okay but nothing special...I have stayed at the Guest Suites hotel in 2003 (right next to the Westin) and would always chose that one over the Westin.
Waltham Westin not up to Westin standard
We have stayed twice at Westin Waltham...at check in there was no one to be found ANYWHERE!!... however, had comfortable, clean king size room with heavenly bed...decor quite drab...late night noise due to an obnoxious crowd at a wedding...staff attentive to noise issue & placed us in different room which was equally as noisy due to balcony area on each floor which carries noise up...breakfast buffet fair, but staff attentive...best part is you are close to Boston & north shore area without a big price...
Waltham Westin pretentious, forgettable, deficient in areas
After a long day of driving I need hot water to relax my achey muscles so one basic amenity I require in any lodging is good, hot bath water. Discovering that the impressive looking Westin had tepid water morning and night was a major surprise and disappointment!
Their 'business center' was 'down' so there were no computers for guests to use except for one in the middle of the lobby, which meant that other guests were continually coming up to ask questions thinking I worked there. Access to the internet is free to guests in other hotels, but at the supposedly luxe Westin one must purchase a card for minutes of online usage. Tacky!!
Comfortable but unmemorable hotel
I stayed here for 1 night on a business trip in September 2003. The room was quite large and comfortable, but decorated in forgettable, bland, modern, cookie cutter fashion. There is a large lounge with oversized seats and overpriced drinks. Dinner seemed to be as overpriced; we went out for dinner, so I can't comment about the food. This is a perfectly nice, comfortable place to get a good night's sleep on a business trip, but there was nothing memorable about the hotel. The staff was helpful and professional, although not particularly warm or friendly.
Waltham, MA Westin
A fine hotel for business and for pleasure. We found nothing wrong and overall had a quiet and enjoyable stay. Very convenient location just off rt. 128 and close to Boston and all points north. Room was average size and somewhat drab. Doors needed painting and some hallway debris was left overnight. This property caters to mostly business travelers and although quite nice is somewhat bland. I did not find it to be as wonderful as others have mentioned . Just a solid hotel as one would expect from Westin.
I have been to Massachusetts before, but this is one of the most comfortable and relaxing hotels I've ever been to.
Best stay at a Starwood
We found the whole experience of staying at this hotel extremely relaxing , we were treated in an almost uniformly friendly and hospitable manner.
The food in the restaurant was always well presented and satisfying, especially the fish courses. My only criticism would be that the vegetables accompanying the main courses varied little during our ten day stay. The waiters in the restaurant went out of there way to make us feel welcome.
Maybe we were lucky
we stayed there 4/16 and 4/17/04 as part of a large wedding group, so maybe we received better treatment because of it. however, we really loved the room (be sure to join the starwood preferred guest program so you can get the "preferred" rooms) on the preferred guest floor (3rd floor). they told us at the front desk that those rooms have a little nicer amenities and free bottled water. that was nice. the smoke from the lobby bar drifts upward to all floors and the halls stink, but the room itself was smoke free and smelled very clean. facility seems very new and has a beautiful facade. free parking, too! we enjoyed the restaurant. only thing we thought was weird was the lobby convenience store opened at 5pm on saturday - closed during the day when we really needed it actually.
Our heater failed and it took them literally hours to move us to another room at 11 PM. Restaurant was mediocre and service worse. I expected much more in this special outing with my wife.
Some service "issues" at the westin
Date of Stay : 12/1/03 to 12/3/03: The rooms at the Westin are nice, but there were a number of service deficiencies; first of all, the front desk staff simply weren't very welcoming. The man that checked me in was quite stone-faced, and humorless. Second, I had issues with the cleanliness of the room. There were hairs in the bathtub, and the room had a smoking odor even though it was a non-smoking room. Not the best guest experience I've had, and I travel to Waltham frequently.
-Stacy Trenton, N.J.