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Hotels and inns near colleges and universities in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, particularly the area around Boston, is chock full of world-class colleges and universities. Many Massachusetts hotels and inns offer campus lodgings, and welcome students, parents, faculty, alumni, and other campus visitors. Mass. campus lodgings range from large hotels in the cities with swimming pools, restaurants, and other amenities to small inns and bed and breakfasts. All are close to historic sites, dining, shopping, entertainment, and other attractions that make Massachusetts a home to famous universities and colleges of all sizes.

372 Main Street Great Barrington, MA, 01230 Phone: 413-528-3150

Comfort and amenities to fit a unique mountain vacation

Nestled is a good word if you’re thinking comfort and ease. Here you can relax in the rolling mountains of southwestern Massachusetts sometimes called “Berkshires central.” This is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, celebrated historic and cultural sites and attractions. Out your door you’re within walking distance of downtown with its cool shops, restaurants and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. In winter, ski at nearby Catamount and Butternut Basin. In warmer weather visit nearby Lime Rock Park, go hiking or fishing, and there’s always great food and nightlife. Enjoy lodging deals and the convenience of this location in the leisure of non-smoking rooms with cable television, free internet access and complimentary continental breakfast.

30 Washington Street Somerville, MA, 02143 Phone: 617-628-1000

A historic setting for your campus visit lodging

Just two blocks from Boston’s celebrated 'T' line of trolleys and subway cars, this full service hotel is less than ten minutes to many Boston-area colleges and universities including Tufts, Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and Northeastern. 184 tastefully appointed guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, a restaurant and nightclub, large indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary parking - a true value for Boston hotels. A scheduled shuttle service is also available. While you are here checking out schools and colleges take some time to visit Fenway Park, Fanueil Hall or the Museum of Science. Historic landmarks including Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution Museum are nearby. Harvard Square, with its shops and great eateries is two miles and another world away.

30 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA, 01002 Phone: 413-256-8200 Toll-Free: 800-742-0358

A treasured landmark in the five college community.

A transformation is underway in the heart of New England, where the lush, maple-lined lawn of Amherst Common meets the campus of Amherst College. The historic Lord Jeffery Inn, a treasured landmark in the Five Colleges community since 1926, is the ideal location for students and families to stay while visiting the prestigious colleges and universities in the area. The historic Inn offers 49 unique and well appointed guest rooms with modern amenities including free wireless Internet and fully equipped fitness center. Each room includes LCD HD TV’s and private baths. Local farm to table cuisine is featured at our full service restaurant 30Boltwood. The Library, Rooftop Terrace and exterior gardens offer unique settings for relaxing, socializing or getting caught up with your favorite student.

16 Garden Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 Phone: 617-547-4800

Boston’s college and university campuses are a step from your door

Located in Harvard Square, the Sheraton Commander is the ideal place to stay while visiting your homesick freshman or when attending to academic business. A subway station is just minutes away, providing quick access to many Boston-area colleges and universities. Treat the family to lunch at Nubar Restaurant, where meals are made with vegetables and herbs harvested from the hotel's own garden. Relax and rejuvenate in our fitness center, open 24 hours a day and equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and free weights. The hotel's 174 rooms are all recently renovated, and feature Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM beds to ensure an extra comfortable night's rest.  There's plenty to see and do in nearby neighborhoods. Browse Harvard Square bookstores, cheer the Harvard football team, or visit the university's art museums.

1090 Main Street Williamstown, MA, 01267 Phone: 413-458-9371

Guests enjoy comfort and culture in a collegial setting

Williams College the town of Williamstown in Western Massachusetts lives up, in appearance, to its pedigree: founded in 1793, it is a private, residential, liberal arts place of learning housed in stone or clapboard buildings scattered among sloping green lawns. Students, parents, and visiting scholars from far and wide have reason for staying near the college, and Williamstown Inn fits perfectly with their expectations. Classical columns at the entrance welcome guests to inner comforts: a lobby fireplace, heated pool, hot tub and sauna, and two dining facilities serving hearty American fare and a continental breakfast. The Inn is literally on the campus property, and an easy walk from campus buildings. Guests can enjoy nearby museums and performance centers, the summertime Berkshire Theatre Festival, and drives to the pinnacle of beautiful Mount Greylock.