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Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham

385 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451-8714
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#4 of 14 hotels in Waltham
Travellers' Choice
The Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham is located along Route 128, America's technology highway. We offer 108 newly-renovated guest rooms with our famous complimentary Express Start Breakfast and coffee to help start your morning right. Just minutes to historic Lexington/Concord and only 20 minutes from downtown Boston, Waltham is ideally located. Surrounded by prestigious local universities, we are 3 miles from Bentley and Brandeis and only 8 miles to Boston College and Tufts University. We offer business travelers complimentary shuttle service within a 3 mile radius to local offices. High Speed Wireless Internet is available for those busy nights at work and our business center will help you stay productive while you stay smart! Waltham's history, attractions, and convenient location make us an excellent place to visit. Experience the best value in Waltham and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 50 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 1 km
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boris104752019 wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
That property looks very new. Staff and the guests all wore masks Staff is very good. When issue came up with A/C in my room, Frond Desk employee Jay quickly resolved it by providing even better replacement room. .Kuddos to her!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Allenclusive wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri17 contributions4 helpful votes
Very nice staff, great rooms, great rates and decent breakfast. But finding this place is really difficult! Located in a confusing intersection in Waltham hotel/business district, it really needs some much better signage to be able to find this place. Google Maps almost got me killed by sending me around illegal left turns and confusing parking lots. Nice place once you find it, though!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Judith F wrote a review Mar 2020
Clinton, New Jersey411 contributions67 helpful votes
We stayed here mid-week in March. The room was clean and neat but small. We were on the front side of the building (room 119) and had hardly any space to walk in front of the bed and there was only a desk chair!! Our adult son had a room on the back side of the hotel (across the hall from us- RM 120) and had much more space and a lounge chair on the side!! Size was an issue for us. But we choose this hotel as we were traveling with our 9 pound dog and they are 'pet friendly' (well, at a cost of $50). The bathroom was large and I was glad to see that they had a tub/shower (I like tubs!). Everything was spotless. I did appreciate that they have a printed TV channel listing and large tv (I find it hard to believe not every hotel has this!). I did enjoy their breakfast too. The selection was great- fresh oatmeal, pancakes, eggs w/ veggies, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, yogurt, fruit, danish, muffins, toast, hard boiled eggs, etc etc! The breakfast staff kept the meal stocked and the area clean. I also love having my USA Today to read at breakfast! The location was good and easy to get to and easy to get to places we needed to go in town. The hotel has a gym, store for candy/food/personal needs and business center too. The room had a Kuerig, fridge, and safe. The only reason for 4 stars is the size of our room. The king size bed just took up all the space!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a bigger room!
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travelmlg wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California22 contributions45 helpful votes
Staff ready to please. Very accommodating. Good location. Good restaurants nearby. Good breakfast. Gym was small but good equipment and everything worked. Close to downtown Waltham (taxi ride) which is a nice downtown area with lots of restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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benmarinelli92 wrote a review Feb 2020
Harvard, Massachusetts12 contributions9 helpful votes
I chose this hotel for my girlfriend and I as I will be heading to Denver, Colorado soon for a 6 month internship. As a hotel management student, I can honestly say I am very impressed with the service received at this property. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with smiling faces at the front desk. The check in process was easy and smooth. I’m not sure what gentleman checked me in, but he was very kind and very professional. The room was clean and very comfortable. When I checked out, the young lady was very friendly and pleasant. Overall, I had a terrific stay at the Holiday Inn. Also, thank you the to the general manager Kaitlyn for responding to my emails in regards to my questions about paying in cash. Will definitely stay here again when given the chance to.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$84 - US$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Nearby attractions include Prospect Hill Park (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Posto, Copper House Tavern, and Green Papaya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Waltham?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hancock-Clarke House (6.6 km), Buckman Tavern (6.2 km), and Lexington Green (6.4 km).