BEST WESTERN Plus New Englander,  Woburn

3.5/5  - based on 469 guest reviews.
1 Rainin Road, 01801-4627, Woburn, United States - See map
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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS New Englander! Our hotel provides a superior location, and has it all with plenty of free parking and an indoor pool for relaxing. Enjoy a free, full hot breakfast each morning that includes a buffet of hot waffles, fresh fruits and yogurt, a cereal bar, 100% Arabica coffee and juices. The Waxy O'Connors Irish Restaurant and Pub is onsite, so there's no need to travel far for great Irish fare. Hotels in Woburn, MA are known for great hospitality, but we go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable the moment you arrive. Hotels near TD Garden have everything guests need for a great stay. Harvard Square and Fenway are just minutes away, and the excitement of downtown Boston is a short drive away. Hotels near Cambridge, MA are perfect for students, their visiting families, and professors and faculty members in town for an extended stay. You'll be close to the campus when staying at our welcoming Woburn hotel. Hotels in Woburn, MA are exactly what travelers need who want to be close to it all, but outside the hustle and bustle of downtown. Business travelers with Analog Devices, Textron, Agilent Technologies and General Electric® all depend on our Woburn hotel to give them the space, quiet and comfort they need to take care of business. Rooms are large and commutes are quick from our property. Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications and Skyworks® also often bring travelers to our Woburn hotel. A quick check-in and check-out means there's more time to relax, prep for that big meeting or plan the agenda for the day. If our friendly staff can help make your stay even better, tell us how. We always go the extra mile to ensure our guests are as happy and comfortable as possible. How can we improve your stay? Start with our great location, value and service and tell us what else will make your trip as stress-free as it can be. Reserve a room at BEST WESTERN PLUS New Englander right now! Management reserves the right to refuse to provide accommodation to persons less than 21 years of age unless accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be required at check-in. Security credit card deposit of 50 dollars will be required at check-in. Management reserves the right to refuse accommodations to persons of age less than 21 yrs. Check in only with a valid credit card. min $50 deposit will be authorized.

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BEST WESTERN Plus New Englander,Woburn
  • 4
    « my stay at Best Wester Plus New Englander »

    A very pleasant stay with helpful staff and very nice room. Breakfast very nice with many choices. Does have a swimming pool too, a restaurant attached and gas stations very nearby. Offers free parking too and handicap parking very near entrance to hotel. Large parking areas. Many things to do and near Boston area.

    3
    « Will be great, once renovations are done »

    Staff was great, room was larger than expected and recently updated. Breakfast included and great variety, including true protein (bacon or sausage and eggs). Elevator was horrible, however staff was very apologetic and called for service.

    3
    « Good stay if everything was working »

    Would have given this hotel a higher rating had there not been so many issues surrounding their revovations process. Elevators was their major issue. Not working and we were on the 5th floor. The exit out of the hotel was VERY difficult to make into the highway. So many cars coming both directions.

    2
    « Check All Amenities Are Working Before Booking »

    Upon arrival we found out that the hotel was under construction with only 2 floors of rooms available, most of the parking lot was blocked (it was being redone), the elevators weren't working, the fitness center was closed and the pool was out of order. We were told the pool would be up and running that afternoon; unfortunately it still wasn't working upon check out.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Great hotel with all new rooms with walk in showers. New fitness room,and they are renovating the pool. Excellent staff.Free hot breakfast was good. Irish bar/ restaurant right next door I will /do go out of my way to stay here.

    5
    « Excellent Location, Comfortable, Renovated, Free WiFi and Parking »

    Great location off highway; 10 miles to Boston, 5 miles to Harvard. Renovated just one month ago; we had third floor corner unit. Spacious, new towels, linens, mattress. Well appointed room. New fixtures in bathroom. Wifi was free and fast. Parking was very convenient, just outside door. Full American breakfast was excellent. Coffee and tea all day. 2 computers and printer available for internet and business printing. Friendly courteous staff. Pool was a bit cool but clean and nice towels. AC was quiet.

    4
    « Very nice updates & friendly staff »

    Hotel is undergoing major renovations, which we were not aware of when we booked. The night we stayed the elevators were out, which meant hauling luggage up to the third floor via stairs. The room we had was newly renovated & pretty clean, minus some kibble-looking chunks on the floor by the window. The shower didn't have any slip guards, so it was really slippery upon entering. I couldn't find the hair dryer & there wasn't any towel racks in the bathroom. All of these things were small annoyances & wouldn't keep me from staying here again. The size of the fridge was nice & I really liked the reading lights above the bed. The staff was friendly & I would stay at this hotel again the next time I'm in Boston.

    3
    « Stayed to visit Salem »

    The hotel is clean and the rooms are nice but I think things are kind of in disarray since they are remodeling. Beds very comfy, water pressure sucked. TV remote didn't work. One elevator was out of order and the other elevator was touch n go. Bar attached was decent and convenient to have there. It is close to Salem, only about 15 miles but with traffic getting into Salem in October it was about 30 min drive. Not bad at all for the price. Cheaper than other hotels near Salem.

    3
    « No working phone »

    This hotel locate at the north of Boston is not a good choice for go early at the airport because the traffic is really bad in the morning. the service was not very good, the phone in the room was not working and they don't do nothing. The room was OK and the breakfast was OK too. I know they are in renovation but they need to take care more of their customers.

    1
    « No working elevator! »

    They are renovating the first and second floors of this hotel. The elevator does NOT work. We are handicapped and not supposed to use stairs. We were told the elevator would be working the next day. It never worked during our entire stay. Room had been renovated, but they did not bother to even clean the wallpaper paste off the walls or grout off of the shower walls! Hotel workers were very kind, but, we would have appreciated the truth about the elevators!

  • 5
    « good bang for your buck »

    We came to visit Salem which is roughly a 25 minute commute - all the hotels in Salem were booked. Stayed in room 312, was a king room, very nice & quiet for the most part. There were renovations going on but we didn't hear a thing, only saw supplies for it. Housekeeping seemed to make the most noise early in the morning with the doors slamming repeatedly, we turned the fan on to drown it out. The bed was super comfortable & the pillows were like clouds. The restaurant is very good, we went for dinner. Would stay here again if I was in the area.

    5
    « Great place to stay in Boston area »

    This hotel is just north of Boston. It is currently having some remodeling done, but the rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and was able to give us a lot of guidance on getting around the area. It was very quiet and comfortable.

    3
    « Work in progress »

    The hotel is being renovated so expect some mess. We had a newly renovated room so it was very nice. The shower was great! But there is not enough counter space or lighting in the bathroom. The breakfast was good. All the usuals, but with real oatmeal, not instant. There was a lot of confusion at the front desk. I might try this location again after the renovation is done. I hope their front desk staff gets their act together by then.

    3
    « Ok but need fine tuning »

    Stopped for the night. 1st and 2nd floors under construction. Stayed 3rd floor. Found ink pen, screw and women's panties on floor. Need more lighting in bathroom. Also hooks. Hair dryer only worked on high speed. Others complained of no hot water for showers. For us just took a long time.With time and extra effort can be a nice place to stay.

    4
    « Getting Kinks Out »

    Being remodeled and construction folks are in and out everywhere. We were on a remodeled room on 5th floor. Some new fangled drain cover in the shower that when water drips on it it pings like crazy, not a good idea. Also the shower does not have the new updated soap and shampoo dispenser used in all newer hotels. I hate those stupid shampoo and soap bottles. The staff was fine and the breakfast bar was way better than most.

    4
    « Don't Let the Construction Scare You »

    Stayed 5 nights including the weekend. While I was out of my room for most of the days during the week. For those time the construction work was not a bother while I was in my room. When you were on the ground floor and out in the parking lot you did need to have your head on a swivel as a lot of landscaping work was going on. My room was renovated the décor was nice and modern. My only comment is they should be following up on their punch list as there were a number of witness marks in the shower stall from the installation that was not cleaned off an some of the hardware was not tighten. These were the only detractors from the room I could see. Wireless internet in the room had a great signal strength and speed. Free Hot Breakfast, not fancy, but very adequate to get you going. Waxy's next door is a pretty good pub, and you get 10% discount by showing your room key. Location is close to freeway, but be careful, large trees obstruct the Hotel's sign and you won't see it until you are right in front. Staff is great, friendly, helpful, and the rooms was well made when serviced. Look Forward to staying again.

    2
    « Not up to Par »

    This hotel is under renovations which was not indicated to us prior to our booking/arrival. We drove for 10 hours to get there before a ball game and tried to rest but the jackhammer was going non-stop and we could not sleep. The exercise room was not in operation and that was not indicated prior to booking either. No hot water on Saturday morning. The food at the breakfast was poor quality ... bananas brown and very soft

    4
    « Very nice »

    We stayed here 2 nights and were very pleased with accommodations. It was newly updated and our room was very nice, clean, comfy beds, great tv, nice bathroom. Checkin was easy and breakfast provided. Pool area looked nice however we didn't use the pool. Staff was pleasant, we didn't try the attached restaurant. My only suggestion would be a safety bar in shower and a light over mirror in bathroom as it was alittle dark. Would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Great Stay At Newly Updated Motel »

    We checked in on Sunday, 9/25 and left Wednesday, 9/28. The Motel has 5 floors with the 1st and 2nd floors still being renovated. We had a 5th floor king room which was very nice. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom had the little niceties that we expected from the Best Western name including a good breakfast and business room. Parking spaces were ample. They had a free shuttle to the commuter rail into the city but not to the MBTA. We elected to drive to the subway system instead. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable and helped us navigate to the MBTA system to get into Boston. Although the room rates were a bit more than we are accustomed to paying in other parts of the country we have visited, we realized that the north east area would carry a higher price on most everything. We would definitely stay here again when in the Boston area

    3
    « Not bad for location »

    Hotel was being renovated - Smell of weed throughout entire floor. Room was updated and clean - beds were ok. I did not complain about the smell since I was only there for 1 night due to a wake/funeral. I would probably not recommend the restaurant because of the acoustics in the room. The food was good, but, we could not hear anything other than a VERY loud band

  • 5
    « Great Reasonable place to stay »

    Under construction-- redoing 3 floors-- but still very nice. Great price -- almost half the cost of anything close in the area Very nice people that are at the front desk. New remodeled rooms are as nice as any holiday inn or sheraton. Breakfast just ok but it is free --

    2
    « Too Many Problems »

    No hot water in the shower.... no hair dryer... did not receive the type of room reserved..... no thank you as we checked out. Even though this hotel is newly renovated, I would NOT recommend it to anyone. Go elsewhere. However, the restaurant connected to the hotel was excellent.

    1
    « Beyond Bad »

    Newly renovated room had amenities missing (alarm clock & ironing board). Dead bolt door lock was inoperable. Curtains were falling off rod. Had I not arrived late at night I would have looked for other accommodations. When staff was advised of the problems they could not have cared less. I wouldn't say there again if they paid me. Please note: I travel on business @ 200 days a year. This was my worst experience in 20 years.

    4
    « Ended up Here after Hilton sold my room »

    After being told my reserved room at the Hilton Woburn was given to someone else, I ended up here. At 1:30AM I arrived and the front desk lady was very nice and helpful. The hotel is under major renovation, but the newly renovated rooms are very nice. I believe I would stay there again.

    4
    « Single Night Stay »

    Didn't get a chance to utilize some of the hotel's accommodations like the pool, exercise room, etc. The hotel is in the middle of a remodel right now but our room had already been completed and was excellent. Modernized. Updated bathroom. Bed was comfortable. Room was quiet. Wifi was good. Staff was professional and pleasant. Basically, what I've expected to get from Best Westerns in the past.

    3
    « construction »

    we had stayed there 2 years ago and were very pleased..This time we were not happy to find out the hotel was being renovated when we arrived. . no gym available , public areas very dusty. We will not stay there again.

    2
    « What a disappointment.... »

    Heading on a trip to see family in New England. As a former resident of Reading, MA, I was sad I left a jacket in my room and it seems to have never made it to lost and found! Overall the hotel has a lot of pluses to the interior being updated, indoor pool and full breakfast. However, if something that was I remember leaving on a chair on the 15th anniversary of 9-11, you definitely wonder the character of the staff in the hotel. Stay there on your own risk. Guard your personal items, they may walk away.

    4
    « Newly renovated rooms »

    The room was beautiful. Everything was new, the plumbing fixtures, the lighting, the carpeting, the bedding, the window treatments, the furniture. The room was nicely appointed with technology accessories galore. Just a note on the property in total, it is under renovation construction. The rate was great.

    5
    « Awesome Employees, Great Customer Service, Beautiful Room ! »

    The staff of Kim Kelly, Allison, Karizma, Marqueurite, and Josh were absolutely fantastic! Although the Hotel was going through a construction remodeling, these employees made our stay terrific. There attitude and friendly personality was so refreshing. They deserve a lot of praise while working through adverse conditions. The rooms were incredibly nice and the breakfast awesome! Thank You everyone, You have a customer for life and I look forward to staying here soon! I highly recommend staying at this great hotel !!

    5
    « Perfect Location -Friendly Staff »

    Nice experience. Although under renovation they managed to find a way to balance providing great guest services with the work that was being done.Looking forward to seeing what the property is like when finished. We will be back!

  • 3
    « Touring musician »

    Good stay. They were under construction at the time we stayed, but they managed to accommodate pretty well. New renovations are pretty nice and it should be a really cool place to stay once it's all done. Breakfast was good quality and fresh. Staff was friendly. Good budget stay.

    4
    « A Decent Hotel in a Good Location »

    I agree with Steven, this hotel gets more bad reviews than it deserves. We have family in the area and chose it last year because of the location and the fact they allow dogs. Our stay was fine. Preparing to book this year I read all the mostly bad reviews, so when my husband called them he mentioned his concerns. The staff could not have been more helpful and when we checked in our room was changed to an even quieter floor. His credit card dropped on the floor and the desk called immediately to let us know they had it. Allison and Kim at the front desk were great. Yes, they're under renovation but under the circumstances it was a very comfortable stay. There were a few hiccups but nothing that wasn't made right. Breakfast there is a zoo, I will say, but there's a good restaurant across the street, Bickford's. We will be back again next year.

    4
    « Not bad with a great location »

    This hotel gets more bad reviews than it deserves and is a great deal so close to the city. I paid $80 for a room through Priceline express deals and for being 15 minutes from the city that's a superb deal. The hotel is undergoing renovation so the first floor isn't all that nice but the rooms are updated large and clean. The hotel also has nice features like a large pool, queen beds (a rarity in many hotels I have stayed), and a great breakfast selection. Of course there were small problems like being unable to find the hair dryer and an outdated first floor and elevator. Based on its great location and very low price however, I think these imperfections can be overlooked and would recommend this hotel to others!

    1
    « Better luck next time »

    Hotel was in process of remodeling, but even still only the room looked completed. Surrounding of hotel are kind of rough. Elevator horrible and vending and ice not on all floors, but no signs to tell you so.

    5
    « The removations are good »

    The bottom two floors are under renovation, the upper floors are complete, and the rooms are great, assuming they're as good as mine. All new furnishings, all new decor. It was like being in a new, pricier hotel. The adjoining Waxy O'Connors was a pretty good restaurant, as well.

    2
    « Dirty bathroom toilet upon arrival! Left note about it. Cleaners took tip... but did not clean it! »

    We arrived to a dirty bathroom. Not an exaggeration: a brown smudge and yellow-orange crust on the toilet seat from the previous guest. Told front desk, nothing could be done as we had arrived around midnight and no cleaners were available. Fine. Next morning I left a note for the cleaners specifically explaining the problem. They took the note, took the cash tip, and put new towels and soap in the bathroom... but did not clean the toilet! I had to clean it myself, completely disgusting (still better than having an upset wife though). If I wanted to stay at a dirty hotel, I would not have picked Best Western. It's a good location, room is nice, and the breakfast is good, but if bathroom cleanliness is important to you, DO NOT STAY HERE! They literally do not care! Even with a very specific note, the cleaners just ignored it and took the tip! I've never had a big complaint about a decent hotel before, so this was a first for me. Best Western New Englander Woburn... NEVER AGAIN. Also somewhat minor, but the cleaning crew is pretty loud in the morning. I'm not trying to be a complainer, but they play Spanish music VERY LOUDLY around 8:30 AM. If you're travelling for business and are already out the door early then I guess it's no problem, but if you're on vacation to Boston and plan to wake up say around 9:30 AM... well, no need for an alarm because the fiesta in the hallway will do it for you even earlier!

    3
    « Could have been better »

    Room needed lots of work. Even though we were told we were one of the first ones to use. Sloppy work done by contractor. Surprised BW didn't demand they touch up their mistakes. Duck tape on outlets where hole too large. Counter top in bathroom chipped when installing.

    1
    « chargeShould be called The WORST Western »

    This place is a bit above a flop house. It looked sleezy so we asked to see a room. Staff said they couldn't leave the desk to show us a room or give us a key. There was no way we could see a room. The place looked dirty and there were a lot of "undesirables" hanging around outside. Needless to say, we kept going.

    1
    « DO NOT GO THERE - WORST WESTERN »

    very poor hotel not maintain limit dirty amenities are worn and torn AC are very noisy and not performants the staff including manager are dressed as they are watching tv at home in refurbishing stage very disturbing to the guests should be called WORST WESTERN not Best WESTERN

    1
    « PLEASE DON'T BOTHER »

    This hotel should be closed by the Board of Health!!! It is under construction and actually stinks! The hallways are missing ceiling tiles, have open walls and a strong odor of gas/mildew. These are things that can be corrected only with the finishing of ALL construction, not by cutting your room rate. I have had breathing problems for 5 days....

  • 2
    « A family vacation »

    We in stood there a weekend from Friday to Sunday morning. The staff is nice but I complaint twice about the room being too hot. They s3nd in a maintenance guy he only clean the filter of the ac but still didn't work. It was too hot I had to go with my family to the pool to cool off a little and then go back. The lady in the front told me she didn't have no more rooms available to change my room. I made a reservation on the website of hotels guides it was a different price as what the website told me. There where giving me a the full price for a room when I'm suppose to get a discount because I'm a aaa member. I told the girl in the front desk why should I pay full price for a room that it was so hot in there.

    1
    « Rip Off! »

    Furious! When I booked this months ago, no one said they were renovating 3 of the 5 floors. We still paid full price for a hallway with exposed piping and electric partial covered wiring; toilet that sometimes flushed; bathtub that didn't drain (told front desk, which they didn't do anything about it), and a double bed that was so worn, it sank in the middle! The manager/owner needs to compensate and not just apologize! This was our once and only chance to tour Boston! Thanks for ruining or trip!

    4
    « Convenient, comfy, clean! »

    The Best Western Plus New Englander in Woburn, MA, is super convenient if you want access to Boston without the expense of rooms and parking (parking is a huge hidden fee of hotels within Boston and Cambridge proper). Yes, the hotel is currently under construction, however, the staff was very friendly and helpful in terms of expressing that our room would still be quiet ? and it was! I didn't see or hear any construction (we were there on a Saturday and Sunday night), and the housekeeping staff was very attentive in keeping things clean. Comfortable bed, desk chair, plus a fridge and microwave, flat screen with all the channels. There's a complimentary breakfast in the lobby, a pool, and a connected Irish pub. Thank you for the easy stay!

    2
    « Should not be open »

    I realize that it would mean jobs for some people, but, this place should not be open while it is undergoing renovations. Dirty, dusty and really not fit for customers. Stayed here only because we made reservations a month ago and knew there was no other place available near here.

    1
    « DISASTER - »

    This was the first stop to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and it was a total disaster. I did not shut up until I got a refund. The entire place was under revamping and they should not have allowed ANYONE to make a reservation. The neighborhood it was located in was "iffy" to say the least.

    3
    « under renovation »

    The hotel is under renovation; there is little or no hot water. Some of the desk staff are new and still working on their training. However, the hotel is doing a reasonable job managing the renovation (except for the lack of hot water). All things considering, they are keeping noise and dust levels to a minimum. If you have definite floor requirements (i.e, first floor OR not lower floors) make certain you call the hotel before making your reservations. I am certain this hotel will return to our usual expectations of a good stay once the renovations are finished. It is not "good value for the money" during this renovation time.

    2
    « Stay Away During Renovations! »

    The hotel was undergoing extensive renovations during our stay. We had no hot water, there was a strong natural gas smell in the hallway, there was dust everywhere and wallpaper was peeling off the walls in our hallway. It was NOT fit for anyone! We were supposed to stay for four nights but checked out after the first. I would give this hotel another chance AFTER the renovations are complete, if ever in the area again, but only because the front office staff was so helpful and understanding!

    3
    « Renovation created problems. Otherwise, nice place and very nice people. »

    My wife likes to do pool laps for exercise- pool closed. Hot water was difficult to come by. All the staff were extremely helpful. Room was nice and the bed was great. Travelling into Boston was not too difficult, but I would stay in the city in the future.

    1
    « Save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else »

    This is the second time this year that we stayed here for the weekend for a crop. In January there were some minor inconveniences because of the construction but nothing major. We were told it would be finished when we returned in June. Not so much. Two days before our arrival we were told that the pool was still closed and there was some construction going on but it shouldn't interfere. Where do I begin....there was no a/c in the ballroom. We were hot and sticky. They got us a fan to help but even the fan was broken the second day. The bathrooms were not kept clean and trash wasn't emptied. The room was gross. First you walk down the hall. Apparently there was some sort of water issue and the had to redo the pipes. I guess to keep it looking nice they peeled back the wallpaper and then were able to duct tape it back in place. The moldy mildew smell is everywhere. In the room our tub was rusty and didn't drain. The bed is well past its prime. They offered to let us change rooms but the other room smelled so musty and mildest I knew I'd end up having an asthma attack. To top it off I awakened at 7 am Saturday to hammering and construction. When I complained at the front desk they told me they didn't start until 9. I told her she was mistaken as you could see them from the front desk. I could go on. The front desk stuff was clueless and unempowered to do anything. The floors were dusty and slippery with dust and there is styrofoam insulation all over the place. We are booked to come back here in September and have been told that the work will be fine but they have a lot to do.. If u come back, I will stay at home at night. I'd rather drive than pay for a subpar hotel. So disappointing.

    2
    « I stay in hotels a lot, including a lot of Best Westerns and I have rarely been this disappointed »

    This is the second time I have stayed here in the past 6 months and I will probably not be staying here again. It is under construction, which they only warned us about a couple days before, not long enough to make alternate arrangements. It is dusty, the elevators are covered in construction dust, and the floors are slippery as a result of the dust, the windows in the rooms are all blocked and the hallways are all blown out, which is strange since several floors are closed for construction, and this is the shape the ones that are open are in. The pool is also closed. I can forgive most of these issues, but the tub in our room is sanded down and the fixtures are rusty and very unappealing. But, even this I can forgive, my real issue was the unsympathetic and somewhat rude response I got when I addressed the issue with the Sales Manager, Teri [--]. Also, the General Manager who happened to walk up while I was discussing my issue with the front desk did acknowledge that the response was not appropriate, however, she did not offer any additional resolution. After writing the first paragraph They did finally offer to move us (to the last open room, which had already been rejected by someone else), the smell of mold was overwhelming, so we also passed on that room. In the end they did give us a small discount and we stayed because our function and many of our friends are here for the weekend, but, we remain disappointed. Again, I understand and forgive that they are under construction, but, that is no excuse for the response we got and the condition of the bathroom. I do want to say that each time we have been here, the front desk staff has been friendly and helpful, even when I became slightly agitated (which is a big reaction for me). It was ultimately the front desk person who offered us a small discount, not enough, but, probably what was within her control, which I appreciate.

  • 1
    « Reconsider »

    Reconsider if you plan on staying at this hotel. The room was not the cleanest, the bath tub upon arrival was dirty with hair at the bottom of the tub. The tub would not drain, the AC did not work; which made it very uncomfortable to sleep.

    4
    « Very comfortable overnight stay. »

    We needed a place for an overnight stop on our way into New York. This spot fitted the bill perfectly! Large comfortable room, near restaurants, easy to find, quiet, spotlessly clean, excellent breakfast options, great parking! It was all we could have wished for!

    4
    « Decent hotel »

    They had construction going on that I was aware of just didn't think that it would be starting as early as 7 a.m. besides that everything else was fine. The breakfast was good the bed was comfy wallpaper was falling off the hallway of the second floor but then again they were doing construction so I imagine that will be fixed. Because of the construction I thought the room should be cheaper but all in all I was happy with my stay will stay again

    2
    « Get what you pay for »

    I was disappointed that the hotel was under construction and I was not about it at the time of registration. I opted not to stay at another hotel because you offered breakfast and I without a car thought that was great. Too bad the breakfast was horrible. Eggs and turkey sausage cold, stale muffins, all the fixing were out to make waffles except for batter, next day not saying waffle maker was broken.Coffee was not bad. Just a bad experience all around. No hot water, key card not working, elevator didn't work so had to take the stairs a couple of time. Draw in room stuck and couldn't get it opened. Friendly staff given the situation.

    4
    « Nice and Quiet »

    We visited the east coast for 2 weeks stayed in a lot of Best Westerns and had a great time. It was very nice to know when you get to a to were your going. Check in we got a good night sleep got up had a good pick me up breakfast and your on your way. Its just one less thing you have to think about when traveling is the bed clean, any bugs, the car in the parking lot, and so on. I will stay again I have family on the east coast, and love it there.

    5
    « Another great experience »

    I'm very happy with my experience when I stay at the Best Western New Englander in Woburn, MA. The staff is always great, the room is always in good order, and the value is very good. The only think I would say is that the breakfast doesn't look all that appealing to me, but it's less important than other things I think are important.

    4
    « April 2016 »

    We have stayed here for 5 years in a row so that says that we like it there. They were remodeling this year so it wasn't as nice but my room was clean and they made breakfast early the morning of the marathon and that was so nice. They always try to help us with any needs.

    5
    « Wonderful staff, location, and value. »

    We have had good luck with Best Western in the past but we will now seek them out as loyal customers. In spite of construction going on in the hotel the service was phenomenal, the hotel clean, the breakfast hot and varied, and the staff friendly and accommodating. Only downside is that the pool was closed, on this trip it didn't matter much but might for some. The value and ease of access to Boston made it ideal for our purposes, we would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « stay at BW »

    Great place. This is right of interstate 93. Restaurant good too. Good places to eat withing walking distance. I stay here often along with my co-workers. Will be much nicer once the renovations are completed.

    5
    « Amazing team at the BWNE »

    If you are looking for a great value with a friendly staff this hotel is for you. The free hot morning breakfast is a huge plus. The hotel is currently remodeling. I believe it will be completed shortly. I always look forward to staying here.

  • 3
    « Okay at best. »

    Hotel is a little run down and a little depressed . Room and facilities old and in need of refurbishment. Breakfast, although free, was poor and atmosphere in dining room was not great . Staff were helpful and courteous.

    4
    « nice hotel »

    friendly staff, good breakfast, nice restaurant attached, convenient to highway entrance. Construction , remodeling ongoing but quiet at evening. Swimming pool not available? Coffee was excellent and available 24 hours.

    4
    « Best Western New Englander improving »

    Best Western has finally paid some attention to this facility. Two years ago it was shabby and unpleasant. It is being upgraded significantly. This venue is now a good value and well located. We will stay there again.

    4
    « Nice Place. Would return. »

    Everything was excellent EXCEPT they are doing renovations and I was woken up at 7am Sunday morning by banging and clanging from the workers. Other than that it was a great stay. Nice restaurant in hotel and real close by. Very easy to get into Boston too. My wife is a housekeeper for a different hotel chain and this one passed her standards!!!!

    5
    « Complementary »

    This motel exceeded our expectations. From a wonderful breakfast - variety of egg speciialties and fresh fruit everything was perfect. My husband and I stayed at this motel because I had 3 surgeries on my eye - at different time from Dec. - Feb. The lounge, restaurant on premises, candy kisses and cookies in the lobby as well as hot chocolate available all day for the taking. 2 computers to work on in the lobby. HD television in every room which had closed captioning available.as well as comfortable beds, easy chair, refrigerator and microwave/. I would return here again.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Excellent place to stay room was spacious and clean. Hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful.they kept it quiet even though they were renovating and getting new furniture. I would recommend people to stay here.no complaints

    3
    « Once renovated! »

    The staff was friendly and efficient, the Lobby, breakfast area and restaurant were not heated properly, We went on valentines weekend, they had frigid temperatures, the heating system could not keep up. In all fairness this hotel is now being renovated so they will probably look into it. Will be giving it another chance in the future because it is a good value near Boston.

    5
    « Top Value for the Money »

    I cannot praise my experience more highly. The staff is friendly and accomodating, especially Nelly and Margarita who run the outstanding breakfast program. The room is comfortable and clean; equipped with fridge, wifi, & cable tv. Great car access to Boston.

    2
    « Not worth it »

    My girlfriend and I stayed here for the night of Valentine's Day. It was a total surprise and I made sure when making plans that the hotel had a pool. I found a good deal here and booked it. Unfortunately, the hotel fell FAR below my expectations. The pool area was closed due to the heat being broken, so no swimming. When we walked into our room, the blast of heat was so strong that we had to turn on the A/C - and this was mid-February and about 12 degrees F with a strong wind. While it finally got to a decent temperature, the cigarette smoke lingering in the room/coming through the door was, shall I say, unromantic. Looking for an outlet, I noticed empty bottles under the bed. We couldn't put our leftovers in the fridge because it was warm and smelled bad. The shower was for people with physical disabilities, which was fine, except the floor-level shower made water get everywhere and my girlfriend slipped and nearly fell. The only positive review I can give is the bed itself, which was pretty comfy. The staff was polite but not very helpful. (When I called the front desk about the heat issue, the staff argued that it was cold outside. Yes, we know, we were just out there, but it's 95 headache-inducing degrees in here.) Overall, this hotel stay was a bust.

    4
    « Great stay. »

    Stayed 4 nights to visit my daughter and new grandson. They are 5min away. So location is great. Stayed last month at th e Marriott at unicorn. For the price you can not beat best western. Breakfast was very good all of the staff also very good. Will stay here when I visit again and will tell all to do the same. Had a plumbing problem first day . It was fixed in a couple of hours? I was offered a new room but stayed there. Small amount of damage done to wife's makeup. They offered 50.00 or a free night with points. This place has made has made for a wonderful stay. I will be back in March. Don't like hotels but am looking forward to staying here again.

  • 4
    « Business trip »

    The hotel is next to the highway so very convenient. It is being totally refurbished and will be finished within the next 2 to 3 months. So will be a very good hotel to stay at. Having the pub restuarant attached to it is very good. The food is good and has a good range of beers. You get a voucher from the hotel which gives you 10% off the food bill.

    3
    « Will not return to this location »

    Unfriendly staff no guest laundry no full-size ironing board not please with the breakfast poor maid service Very hard to exit the hotel onto the main street Water pressure very low was not offer diamond reward package at check-in

    5
    « Nice and Clean »

    I found the management and staff to be very friendly and professional. The room was very clean and well maintained by housekeeping. The furnishings and electronics were modern and in working order. I would definitely return.

    4
    « Very pleasant, easy stay. »

    Friendly staff, good breakfast that goes until 10am for those who like to sleep in. They also have coffee, decaf, and hot chocolate with brownies and candy during the day. Clean, spacious rooms. AC was already set to a comfy temp when I got there. Good blinds to keep the room dark in the morning. My only complaint is the exercise room is a little lacking. No free weights and a very old treadmill.

    4
    « Nice Weekend with Friends »

    Room was spotless and very nice pillows are TOO hard! The staff was very accommodating and went overboard to make our stay just right. This is an older hotel but it is very clean. The staff is helpful. It is also just about a 10 minute ride to Boston without traffic. The restraunt service was not good. Very very slow.

    4
    « Worth considering »

    Hotel undergoing external work extending rooms. Inside the room was large and bed comfortable. We ate in the adjoining bar where the waitress very pleasant and helpful. Food and beers were very good. Easy to get to from Logan Airport.

    4
    « The best deal out of Boston »

    The hotel was under renovation so a little messy. The toilet did not flush. Breakfast was good. Great location off the freeway. Some good local restaurants in a cute little town. They have an indoor pool.

    4
    « Good location for Mass General »

    They are currently under renovation on exterior but you really don't notice that on inside. Easy access on and off highway. 12 miles from Massachusetts General Hospital but with rush hour this will take an hour... Gotta love cities. Reasonable pricing for visitors and free parking in safe lot. Breakfast is very good selection and included in room price.

    1
    « Steal my cash in the frontdesk »

    Unfortunately safe box if my room was broken and i was to leave my passport and money(in a big wallet) in the frontdesk , the person did not give tme any key, only put a piece of paper with my name and room number on the wallet. Next day I ask my wallet and money was not inside (around $2000), really amazing we call the police and did the report, hotel should become responsable for my money!! General manager will come next monday, i hope recover my money, my money was stolen!!!

    5
    « pleasant stay »

    Each time I stay at this hotel, it is always a pleasant experience. Breakfast is good, ample...clean....friendly...Staff gets to know you, is informative, the restaurant attached is nice with live band. A little loud for my taste, but talented.

  • 4
    « Comfortable business hotel »

    Mary is great, she makes you feel welcome. The lobby has cookies, a sure way to my heart. With the heat in my room was more reliable, but not a big deal. Easy to get to. I travel over 180 days a year, this is the kind of place I like.

    3
    « On business »

    Hotel was well priced and in a good location for my trip here on business. But I wouldn't stay for vacation. Free breakfast, WiFi, parking, the attached sports bar sold me during the booking process. But the pool is closed because they can't fix the heating issues. No hottub. The rooms are outdated. Bathrooms are very outdated! And it looks like they are remodeling, which is probably a good thing...so, maybe it will be better in 2 or 3 years from this post. Don't overpay for this hotel.

    2
    « Was probably a nice place...30 years ago »

    This hotel is VERY outdated. In fact , it was probably outdated 10 years ago and nothing has been done. The shower was disgusting. Not because the maid service did not do their job, but because it is old and totally worn. Original from when the hotel was built as a Howard Johnson's over 30 years ago. The staff was great. Don't think I would stay there again until the update the place.

    4
    « very nice stay »

    The staff was nice and friendly, the room was very nice and clean. We had a very good stay and the hotel was in a very good place for us not so far from the airport and easy to find. Thank you Magnus and Bjork

    4
    « Thanksgiving Family Get Together »

    The Hotel stay was wonderful. Just wish the Pool was operational. Chose this place because it was close to the children and grandchildren. Hoped to use the pool for swimming with kids. Was not advised about the problem till after we had checked in.

    3
    « New Englander »

    If I was made aware of the renovation in progress, I may have booked another location. Overall, the Staff was friendly and the room was adequate. The hotel location made it easy to get onto the highways.

    1
    « Get what you pay for! »

    Recently, we had to be with my daughter when she had surgery in Boston. Since we would be there several days, we wanted to save money. Well, the first night we couldn't get the door to the room open; the desk clerk said to push up on the handle, and that worked with a lot of pressure. Then while working out in the fitness center, the cleaning crew decided to spray ammonia based glass cleaner within feet of the elliptical where I was working out. that is not my favorite scent! Finally on the next day, the handle of the room's door broke off completely! They fixed it, but it was still difficult to open the door. This was a lousy stay! We are moving to another hotel for the next two days!

    4
    « Wow! »

    This hotel was really great. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and it was a quick easy ride into Boston from here. The room was very clean, modern, the staff was very friendly and accommodating to every aspect of my stay, I will definitely be returning here.

    2
    « Under Construction »

    The Hotel was undergoing renovation while we were there. This meant that there was a period of noise between 4 and 5 in the afternoon and between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning. Did not enjoy the beeping of construction vehicles. The outer ledge of our window had metal pieces around it. The bathroom was OK, though the toilet stopped working completely at the end of our stay. One thing to note: My credit card was charged $50 when I checked in (supposedly for damage caused if I smoked int he room). I was told that if the room was satisfactory when I checked out a credit would be issued. Three days later the charge was still pending.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    I had a fantastic stay. The staff that checked up in were accommodating and polite and I was checked in in no time. The room was very clean. Certainly up to the standards I'd expect from a best western. Breakfast was nice with a decent variety of things to choose from. I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Boston!

  • 4
    « Solid Best Western »

    I had an overall good experience at this hotel. The only problem incurred was the appearance and quality of the fitness center. The treadmill isn't in the best shape. Everything else was great. The staff and the hotel room were both exceptional.

    4
    « Great Location for visiting Boston »

    We stayed here before and after leaf peeping with the intent of visiting Boston. We were welcomed with warm cookies that had just been baked. The rooms were comfortable and very clean, but our traveling companions' bathtub looked very tacky due to chips and flaking, although quite serviceable. The breakfast was full of a variety of choices and hot, as was the every present coffee. We were there during the boating and tennis tournaments, and still received wonderful service. There were two minor issues though: one computer was not connected to the printer and there was no notice to that effect causing issues with my boarding passes; and we were charged for safety deposits boxes although they were never used. Again, it is perfect for catching the MTA - good old Charlie

    2
    « Staff was clearly overwhelmed,room wasn't vacummed and our door was open upon return!!!! »

    This is by far the worse place we have stayed in the Boston area,or anywhere else. We came on a bus trip (so we clearly did not book this ourselves) and when we arrived around 3pm... our rooms weren't ready. We were rudely informed, that check in was 4pm. So the lucky ones of the group were called by name to get their keys. The staff was clearly overwhelmed to say the least. They were flustered and rude. As the line formed for the one elevator available, everyone became irritated. EVERYONE !!! By the time we did get called, the line was down to the front desk. We chose to lug our suitcases up the stairway. When we did get to our room, it took forever to get in. The key card would not work. We tried the 2nd card a few times before it opened. There were others from the group that also had a hard time. The topper was the lucky one who did get their door open, to find a dirty beer can ridden room with people still in there. It turned out to be the crew that was renovating......but according to the desk, there wasn't suppose to be anyone in there. HMMMMMM.......... They were given another room with an upgrade. This room had a jacuzzi that was broken. When we opened our door, the room was clearly NOT vacuumed. The rooms are paper thin, and noise abounds. The next morning we left around 9:45am and returned after 8pm. My husband went to try to unlock the door again, but the door was open !!!! Literally OPEN !!!! It was not pulled closed or locked. I immediately called the desk and was told by the gentleman that answered that this couldn't be possible because we were the only one with the keys. HELLO...... it was open!! I must have said it a few times before he told me he just zipped out those keys and to come down to the desk for another set. I asked him to please send someone up. Someone did come up, hand my husband the new keys and left. They never came in, checked the door or did a follow up as to if anything was taken or we were ok. NOTHING!!!! After I did look around and check everything I did find something was not where it was previously. I was so unnerved that night. I have never been so uncomfortable anywhere like I was here. I did not feel safe or a valued guest. WOW !!!! The following morning we had gone down to a packed lobby and kitchen area, grabbed a few things and headed back to our room. We couldn't get in. Housekeeping had to let us in. I would never recommend this place for any reason at all. I will not ever stay here again..... and if I ever travel anywhere with a company who books the hotel, I will not go.

    2
    « Wouldn't stay here again »

    Door to room would not unlock. Had to have staff unlock every time we left the room. Pool was closed due to electrical issue. Most of the food prepared for the breakfast was terrible. On our last day we were awakened at 8:30 to see if we needed service.

    4
    « Decent place, a litte pricey »

    Check in person, Peirong Hao, was very friendly. Check in was quick. The room was big, very clean and had free wifi and coffee maker. They have a free shuttle that will take you to and pick you up from the T train station, where you catch a train that takes you to downtown Boston. about $12 round trip per adult. This was the best way to go sight seeing and getting into and out of Boston. The breakfast was very good, scrambled eggs and sausages, waffles, cereals, etc. Although a little pricey for the rooms, it was a nice place to stay. Rooms were quiet. indoor pool not heated well.

    5
    « Convenient for touring holiday »

    We picked this hotel as we were spending a few days in the Boston area before a leaf-peeping trip to Maine and Quebec. It's very conveniently located if you are travelling by car, close to the interstate but not to the point that noise was a problem. It's a base more than a destination, but very good if that's what you're looking for. It was an ideal base for visiting Salem, Lexington and Concord, which we had planned to do. We had previously been to Boston, so made just one trip to the city centre, using a convenient park and ride recommended by hotel staff on the Orange line which got us straight into the city centre. Just one slight downer: the swimming pool heating system was broken down, and remained so for our stay. Perhaps the owners should reinvest a little more, which is no less than the helpful staff deserve.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay »

    Front desk staff were friendly and very helpful! Shuttle to the commuter train station so we could go into Boston and then picked us up on return -both drivers so friendly! Breakfast had such variety. Rooms were clean and beds very comfy! Exercise room was also clean and well equipped. Had problems with our car while there and everyone was so helpful! Did not use the pool but it looked nice. Waxy pub attached -food was excellent! Many fast food places close. Would stay again!

    3
    « One night visit »

    The hotel was what you would expect from a Best Western. It was clean, efficient and provided all the necessities. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The location was convenient for access to Boston airport. There were restaurants very close to the hotel making it quick and easy to have dinner.

    4
    « Happy with this hotel »

    Not bad location, rooms were clean and tidy and bed comfy, staff very helpful, plenty of parking, free minibus to take to nearby Anderson/Woburn train station for using the Lowell train line to Boston North station.

    4
    « Worth ever penny »

    Best Western thinks about the needs of the people they serve. Needs from as small as cotton buds to needs as big as transportation. Friendly staff, comfortable hotel great price. Enjoy your stay. Thank You Best Western

  • 4
    « Great Breakfast »

    Hotel was very clean and rooms were roomy and comfortable. I think the air conditioning needed updated but it was fall and wasn't a problem for us. The breakfast was very good and had quite and assortment. The only problem we had was with our reservation and billing. One couple had reserved the room and the other couple actually paid for the room when we arrived and they charged both of our credit cards. It took about 4 days for one of the accounts to be credited. Would stay here again it was a good value for the money spent.

    3
    « A Disappointing Best Western »

    The rooms needed to be updated. The building was apparently somewhat older, and the rooms were showing some wear. Breakfast food was unsatisfactory. The scrambled eggs were like rubber, and sausage tasted bad. The fitness center needed new equipment; the treadmill did not have an emergency stop cord, and the belt was worn. Staff were helpful and friendly.

    5
    « Great getaway »

    Super staff, great location with free shuttle service to downtown Boston commuter train station make this an ideal place for anyone looking to visit Boston without the high cost of staying right in town. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    3
    « Dubious area, poor service »

    I stayed here for one night on business recently, and was rather disappointed. The area is definitely not the best, but the location is convenient. Breakfast was very sparse, and not up to the usual Best Western standards. The pool was inexplicably closed. The front desk staff were completely unable to use a Best Western travel card to partially pay for my stay, and it took me several hours to sort things out afterwards, including having to deal with further erroneous charges on my credit card, and resorting to email and fax to get their attention.

    5
    « Perfect place to stay if you are in Boston area »

    I am from Montreal and am in the third week of a four month trip to Boston. I should say each day I return from work at Cambridge area, I can't wait to get to the hotel. Very nice and professional staff, very clean rooms (actually I have stayed in two different rooms so far), nice and cozy lobby and very good breakfast. They have 24-hour coffee and tea, and sometimes in the evening they have cookies. They also have a nice pool and gym but I have not used them yet. They have a business center (a little one) which you can print or make photocopies. Whenever I need a ride (from the Anderson train station) I call them and they pick me up within minutes. The Sales Manager, also a very helpful lady, interacts with customers every now and then which is very much appreciated. I am a frequent traveler (usually staying in big hotels) and I should say this hotel is one of the best, given all of the above.

 

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·From: Interstate 93 South. Take Exit 36, Montvale Avenue. Take a right at the exit, the BEST WESTERN PLUS New Englander is located one half a block on your right. ·From: Interstate 93 North. Take Exit 36, Montvale Avenue. Take a left at the exit, the BEST WESTERN PLUS New Englander is located one block on the right. ·From: Interstate 95 South. Take Exit 37 A, to Interstate 93 South. Travel one exit to Exit 36, Montvale Avenue. Take a right at the exit, the BEST WESTERN PLUS New Englander is located immediately on the right. ·From: Interstate 95 North. Take Exit 37 A, to Interstate 93 South. Travel one exit to Exit 36, Montvale Avenue. Take a right at the exit, the BEST WESTERN PLUS New Engl...

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