"We arrived at the hotel an hour after check-in, but our room wasn't ready. After waiting another 15 minutes, the clerk said it still wasn't ready and gave us a different room type. I wasn't impressed with the room; it was smaller than I wanted and right by the highway. On a positive note, the bartender was nice. Don't stay here.2020-02-16"
"Nice hotel, but it was difficult to find. It was new, simple, and elegant. Located next to the Alewife Greenway Trail.2017-09-07"
"This hotel had a simple elegance, though I had some trouble finding it.2017-09-05"
"Right next to Alewife Station, so it was easy to get into town. The hotel was super-modern, with clean rooms and comfortable beds. The breakfast buffet cost $16, but the food was good.2017-09-05"
"A clean, beautiful hotel. I had a good view even the the hotel was right off the highway. My only complaint was the rude and unaccommodating front desk clerks; they made me feel like I was bothering them every time I needed something or had a question.2017-05-30"
"Beautiful hotel in an awesome location. The room was small but nicely decorated. There was nowhere to put my suitcase. The large TV and mirror were nice, and I liked the luxurious bathroom. Excellent personnel.2018-05-30"
"Great location. The hotel was clean and updated. Easy check-in and checkout and awesome complimentary breakfast. Free, convenient parking. Great sports bar and restaurant called Miller's just across the street.2018-11-27"
"Not much to do within walking distance. The hotel was a little pricey, but the room was awesome and the staff was friendly. I recommend staying here.2018-05-29"
"The hotel manager was unprofessional and rude, and I didn't like how she treated the clerk.2018-05-25"
"A good, clean hotel with excellent service.2017-07-25"
"Good value. The hotel was clean, and the room was nice. Pleasant employees. The full breakfast was tasty.2017-04-30"
"A horrible experience. The hotel room needed a deep cleaning. The AC didn't work well, and the WiFi didn't work for hours. The $16 breakfast was worse than fast-food. Parking cost $30 per night. Don't stay here.2022-08-11"
"The hotel entrance was hard to find. The key card didn't work, but the room was nice. There were plenty of charging ports, but few electrical outlets. There was only one plastic cup and a few disposable coffee cups. Not enough garbage cans. The heating and cooling unit was noisy, but other than that, the room was quiet. The staff was pleasant enough, but wouldn't recommend any restaurant except the one on-site.2021-09-19"
"The AC fan in our hotel room was very loud, and we couldn't turn it off. It was so loud that we couldn't even watch TV.2020-08-04"
"Good breakfast buffet. I had no problems during my hotel stay. Stay on a higher floor to avoid traffic noise.2016-10-09"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.