Hotel at a Glance: Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham
Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham is located 20 minutes outside Boston in an industrial hub known for cutting-edge technology firms and pharmaceutical companies. Consequently, the hotel is a popular destination for business travelers. But there’s plenty for leisure travelers to see as well—the nearby towns of Lexington and Concord are home to famous Revolutionary War sites, and Cambridge offers upscale shops and century-old pubs 12 miles from the hotel. After a day of work or pleasure, you can relax in a two-room suite with a spacious living area.
- Classic New England seafood, including clam chowder with smoked bacon, Maine crab cakes, and charbroiled Atlantic salmon are all available at the onsite Grill at Hobbs Brook.
- Warm up with a swim in the heated indoor pool.
- Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast: includes bacon, potatoes, pastries, fruit, and build-your-own omelets
- Nightly Manager's Reception, including complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
- Burlington Mall features more than 185 specialty shops, including Anthropologie, Lululemon, and Burberry. It's 10 minutes from the hotel.
- Distance to Boston's Freedom Trail: 16 miles
- Onsite business amenities: 10,000 square feet of meeting space with WiFi and A/V equipment rentals
- Nearby public transportation, including Express Bus 170 and Bus 70A
Waltham, Massachusetts: Hub of Higher Education and Technology Just North of Boston
Dating back to the early 19th century, Waltham has been at the center of Greater Boston’s industry and labor movements. It earned the nickname “Watch City” after the Waltham Watch Company—the first business to make timepieces on an assembly line—opened its factory here in 1854. Today, however, this city on the Charles River is best known as a hotbed of research and higher education. Several technology companies, including Raytheon, are headquartered here, and it’s also home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. On the weekends, you’ll find scores of students packed into the breweries and restaurants on Moody Street downtown.