Top Lodging From Hotels & Inns In Western Mass
Is there anything better than snuggling down into fresh, clean sheets after a long day of activity?
When you’re in Western Mass, there’s so much to see and do, a hotel room may not be your star attraction and sole consideration when planning your trip – although, honestly, we’ve considered booking one just to have a place to watch cooking shows and lounge all day. Some of the rooms and the beds at our favorite hotels are just THAT comfortable!
When you’re choosing the best place to stay in Western Mass, you should select an accommodation that will be your oasis after a long day of sightseeing, or networking, or outdoor adventure.
Depending on the purpose of your trip, our area offers a variety of places to stay; after all, business travelers have different needs from starry-eyed newlyweds and from frolicking families.
Which option is best for you? We certainly have a few special locations starred in our travel diaries, and we just know you’ll find a favorite to return to again and again during your visits to Western Mass.
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Historic Hotels in Western Mass
Western Mass is studded with cultural gems, from living history museums like Historic Deerfield to Revolutionary and Civil War sites and monuments.
Exploring the past can be richly rewarding for travelers visiting the area. Why not take it a step farther, though, and fully immerse yourself in the beauty and tradition of our historic communities? After exploring Old Sturbridge Village, for example, treat yourself to a stay at the on-site Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges or take part in an immersive overnight experience that truly allows you to see how people of the past spent their days and nights.
An added bonus: Just because the hotels have endured the test of time, that doesn’t mean they’re still living in the past. The lodging rooms at these historic spots are sumptuously appointed, with linens so fluffy you won’t want to budge from your bed. Unless, of course, you’ve planned a delectable dinner at The Publick House’s Historic Tap Room; in that case, you’ll want to make haste to enjoy the cut-it-with-a-fork tender pot roast and the crisp-crusted chicken pot pie.
Who says you can’t combine business and pleasure? If you’re traveling for work or planning a conference or event, Western Mass offers beautiful, convenient places to stay.
Some of our favorites really do allow you to multitask during your excursions. As an example, Hotel UMass offers conveniently located, comfortable conference spaces and hotel rooms, while also providing access to the beauty of the UMass Amherst campus and the Pioneer Valley. The same goes for Willits-Hallowell Conference Center and Hotel, which is nestled among the sugar maples and white pines of Mount Holyoke College.
Another added perk of staying at a college campus hotel can be the access to world-class fitness facilities, which you’ll certainly want to consider taking advantage of after indulging in some of Western Mass’s delightfully delectable restaurants.
If you’ve marked the calendar for some time away, you want to make sure you get the most relaxation and rejuvenation possible out of your excursion. Western Mass is home to plenty of full-service hotels that can give you a luxurious getaway experience while also keeping you close to the action.
Sheraton Springfield, or example, checks all these boxes. It’s close to many of Western Mass’s top tourist attractions, but it’s also the kind of spot where you could enjoy plenty of hotel time – in the on-site Starbucks, at the hotel pool, in the highly rated PICKS restaurant, just to name a few options.
The Tower Square Hotel is another favorite, and a great spot for an adults-only weekend; its close proximity to the Mass Mutual Center’s sporting events, as well as to MGM Springfield’s shopping, gaming and entertainment, means you’ll get the best of both comfort and fun out of your stay.
Traveling with kids can mean compromises, but you don’t have to compromise when it comes to a high-quality, yet affordable, place to stay in Western Mass. The area has so many hotel options, so you can choose an option that works for your family’s needs.
Some families traveling with small children prefer to stay near the airport to make arrival and departure a little less hectic, while others want to be right next to their favorite sights and activities. Western Mass can accommodate both, with pet-friendly, family-friendly options like the Hartford-Windsor Marriott at Bradley Airport, and with easily walkable options like Springfield’s Hilton Garden Inn just around the corner from a whole bevy of family-focused attractions, including the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.
And, you can also start your vacation off with a splash as just a small portion of the family fun Western Mass has to offer.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Western Mass that will help you burn off plenty of your kids’ energy and make it a trip to remember, hotels like the Clarion West Springfield check boxes on both kids and parents’ lists. It’s affordable, easily accessible, and did we mention it has a huge indoor waterpark featuring waterslides, splash pads and more?
Romance flourishes in Western Mass, and we can think of dozens of ways to enjoy time with someone special as part of your visit to the area. Leaf peeping, exploring local culinary trails, spending an evening at the orchestra – all these activities and more can make a romantic getaway even more special.
When you’re planning a weekend that’s distinctive (maybe even one that includes a ring and getting down on one knee!), the perfect place to stay can enhance your memories and experiences. Western Mass offers an abundance of cozy, quaint and charming accommodations.
Some tried-and-true favorites include Deerfield Inn, which has been warmly welcoming visitors since 1884, and Naomi’s Inn, which features comfortable rooms designed to perfectly complement the personalities and tastes of its guests.
If you haven’t packed your bags and booked your rooms yet, what are you waiting for? If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of options in Western Mass, both when it comes to places to stay and things to do, let us help. Contact our team of Massachusetts-loving locals and let us give you the scoop on where to eat, stay, work and play around Western Mass.
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