$157 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 22, 2014 Check-out: Nov 25, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

3 stars
220 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-1102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
60 reviews
very good value

friendly and efficient staff ; great location and very clean breakfast was good See full review

  • Bobby Charles
  • May 17, 2014
Great location

We spent most of our time in downtown Boston. The hotel was right off the T and their schuttle... See full review

  • wild man
  • Jul 23, 2013
Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria! From students and their families to visiting professors and vacationers, staying at our Cambridge hotel puts guests close to the nearby academic giants. If youre in town for Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University or Lesley College, youll feel right at home at our Cambridge hotel. Whether you need an extended stay in a spacious guestroom or youre just here for the weekend, count on us to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Dont forget to check out the Head of the Charles Regatta® while youre here. Our pet friendly hotel has meeting facilities for your convenience, and a bar and lounge so you dont have to go far for happy hour. Start each morning with a full, free hot breakfast that includes favorites like waffles and fruits, pastries, cereal and 100% Arabica coffee or chilled juices. With a free shuttle to Harvard Square, were committed to making your stay as seamless as possible. Its not just Harvard Square thats near our Cambridge hotel. Historic Boston surrounds you, and were on the MBTA Redline to make things even easier when it comes to zipping around the area. With shuttle service to local schools and businesses, parking available, Starbucks® at the hotel and the best breakfast in town, traveling has never been simpler. Business travelers with the universities and colleges, Raytheon, Pfizer and other companies regularly rely on us to make traveling for work a little less stressful. Enjoy the best service in town at our Cambridge hotel. A warm welcome and extremely fast check-out means youll feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. If theres anything that will make your stay even better, just ask. Book your next stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria for the best location in town!

Hotel Map

42.3907 -71.1415
Area served
Watertown, Charlestown, Bedford, Brookline, Lawrence, Newton, Medford, Somerville, Burlington, Smithfield, Marlborough, Boston, Newburyport, Waltham
Nearby airports
(BOS), 7.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria Rooms

2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,WIRELESS HI SPEED NET,WORK DESK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,SMOK,WIRELESS HI SPEED NET,WORK DESK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,WIRELESS HI SPEED NET,WORK DESK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,WIRELESS HI SPEED NET,WORK DESK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,FLAT TV,MINIFRIG,IRON,COFMKR,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,FULL BREAKFAST

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Harvard University: 1.5 mi
  • Bright Hockey Center: 1.7 mi
  • Lavietes Pavilion: 1.8 mi
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 3.4 mi

Dining

Ma Magoos
Across the street from Ma Magoos, Deli, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, family owned Pizzaria has been a fixture in Fresh Pond for over 30 years
Cheddar's
Across the street from Cheddar's, Deli, Greek, Open for: lunch, pizza
Whole Foods Market
Adjacent to Whole Foods Market, Buffet, International, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Wide selection of offerings are available at Whole Foods Market. Dining in options or take out available.
Summer Shack
0.2 mile(s) from Summer Shack, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, American and seafood
Harvard Square
1.5 mile(s) from Harvard Square, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Home to some of the finest restaurants in the Greater Boston Area. Choose from casual dining like Cambridge One Pizza to the best Indian cuisine at Bombay
Bertucci's
0.2 mile(s) from Bertucci's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, pastas, pizza and steaks. Delivery to the hotel without minimum order requirement.
Starbucks
Starbucks, on premises, Coffee Shop, Continental, Open for: breakfast,

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (60)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Annoyed1234
Business
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 22, 2011

Horrible Hotel

I had a horrible experience at the hotel. I booked a non-smoking room but my room absolutely reeked of smoke. When I asked for a room change, they refused. The staff at the front desk were rude and unaccomodating. And the price was way way too high for the quality of hotel. Do not stay here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
constant-traveller
Business
Hartford, Ct.
Mar 5, 2011

boutique style?

We were in Cambridge for some college interviews. We've generally had good experiences with Boston hotels and felt optimistic that this Best Western would be suitable. How wrong I was! First off, the was not situated in a place that was at all easy for taxi drivers to find. The arrival there was nightmarish, as the taxi driver drove round and round, looking for it. The rooms were shabby, the bathroom in need of repair, and upon opening the closet the next morning, I realized that a very foul odor that was coming from it, was the bathroom next door! The shuttle bus that supposedly left every half hour, really turned out to leave every 50 minutes or so. When I asked the front desk about this, as we had a tight schedule, was told that the shuttle often gets stuck in traffic and takes more than half an hour to return from Harvard Square! We ended up taking taxis. On the one morning that we did manage to catch the hotel shuttle, there were approx. 14 seats in it. A woman got on and took a seat, but her husband standing outside it, was left with none. He asked the driver what he should do, to which the driver replied: "Wait for the next one", which meant another hour wait. The hotel was pretty full on most days, and a sixteen seat shuttle bus was not nearly enough transportation for the guests, and definitely didn't offer frequent enough trips to Harvard Square. When my son went down to the snack bar one night, the elderly man running it, tried to double charge him for his snacks. Obviously, the man did not realize that 17 year olds can count, and question prices. The prices were very high as they were...$3.00 for a small bag of M&M's. The people at the front desk were very nice, but the place is run down, poorly run and need offer more convenient transportation to the trains and to the center of Cambridge. Would never stay there again, and have stayed in Best Westerns all over the U.S. and in Europe which are usually pretty good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Long walk to the train from this hotel. At night, where the train lets you off is pretty deserted and no taxis around, either.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Providence, RI
Jun 7, 2009

DIngy and under constructions

Neither the hotel nor the booking site indicated that the hotel was under major renovation. What hadn't been re-done was dingy and worn, and the rest was literally a work site. If I had known, I would not have booked - I paid far, far more than the experience was worth, as for $20 more/night, I could have stayed at a 4-star hotel that was just a little bit farther away. The pool was closed, the restaurant was closed - basically, you got a room to sleep in, and not a very new or clean-feeling one, at that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bowman Systems
Business
Shreveport, LA
Jun 29, 2009

Work in progress

This hotel was two blocks form my business destination and the hotel shuttle to the "T" and Harvard Square made travel to and from nightly dining easy and convenient. Travel via the "T" to the airport was about 45 min with only one transfer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Taking the public transit or "T" makes getting around Boston easy and inexpensive compared to the taxi fares.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Saminator
Business
Dallas, TX
Jun 22, 2010

Not Living Up to Full Potential

The first night we stayed in an older room. The AC didn't work and it was very noisy. The beds were uncomfortable and the breakfast is weak.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
The no sleep hotel
Business
Cambridge, MA
Nov 9, 2010

Lack of Sleep

Parking lot was cleaned at 1:00 AM with a leaf blower. Why would they clean the parking lot at 1:00 AM with a leaf blower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Harvard girl
Business
New York
Jun 13, 2014

The stuff needs to be mire cordial

Although, The room was nice and clean and the location was convenient. The attention to the guests was almost non existent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Venezuela food at Orinoco.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Minnesotan in Winnipeg
Business
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jan 19, 2014

Just Average

This hotel appears to be trying to make it seem more modern, but it's just an old hotel that had a minor facelift. Perhaps this is just an expensive area, but I thought it was a little overpriced for what you were getting. The shuttle to Harvard Square and other local stops was very convenient though!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
steveo2010
Business
Andover, MA
Feb 1, 2014

Nice people, location ok

Really nice staff, clean rooms, etc. But, it's a bit of a walk to the subway, and there aren't that many other places around it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Tria

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kenny H
Business
Providence, RI, USA
Oct 17, 2011

Nothing Special

The location of the hotel wasn't desirable, it was outside the main area of Cambridge with very little options for restaurants close by had to go back into the city to find a nice restaurant. The room was clean and had the basic necessities. For being outside of the city the price for the room should have been lower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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