The Best Hotels in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester is the second-biggest city in Massachusetts
Worcester is the second-biggest city in Massachusetts | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 December 2020

Just an hour west of Boston, Worcester is the second-biggest city in Massachusetts, and is known for its friendly personality. There’s a student fee to the city, too, thanks to the dozens of colleges skirting its edges. There are a variety of lodging choices in the Worcester area: from bed and breakfasts to boutique hotels, the city is home to great hospitality, if you know where to look. Here are the best hotels in Worcester, MA.

Beechwood Hotel

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Beechwood Hotel
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The Beechwood Hotel is Worcester’s only luxury boutique hotel, offering top-notch service and some of the finest amenities in town. Located next to Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park, this hotel is tucked away in a neighborhood of trees, historical buildings and greenery. The hotel restaurant, Sonoma, is a great place to retire to with a glass of wine. It’s also pet-friendly, so you can bring your dog along with you.

Residence Inn Worcester

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Residence Inn by Marriott
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For those looking for a comfy stay at a standardized hotel, the Residence Inn Worcester is one of the best options in the city. Its amenities include a free breakfast buffet, a fully equipped kitchen in all rooms, an indoor pool and a weekly barbecue, plus a grocery shopping service for extended-stay customers. Residence Inn Worcester is perfect for business travelers or families looking to make their transition from the road to the hotel as smooth as possible.

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Worcester

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    The Hilton Garden Inn Worcester is in the heart of downtown Worcester, making it an ideal place to stay to enjoy the city. With comfortable beds, a heated pool and a full-service breakfast, this hotel delivers on all the essentials. Its close proximity to Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts makes it a great spot for drama lovers. Dine at the nearby Deadhorse Hill on craft ale and sautéed pork chops.

    Homewood Suites By Hilton Worcester

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    Homeward Suites by Hilton
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    Savor the vibrant culture of downtown Worcester during your convenient stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton. You’ll receive a complimentary breakfast in your room rate, but the culinary cornucopia that is Shrewsbury Street will tempt you to eat your way through One Eleven Chop House, Volturno and Leo’s Ristorante from sunup to sundown. In between meals and naps in your king suite, you can immerse yourself in local art and culture at the Worcester Art Museum and Hanover Theatre.

    Great Wolf Lodge Boston / Fitchburg

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    Give your kids an unforgettable vacation at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg. Close to Worcester and Boston, Great Wolf Lodge is the ultimate getaway for children, with an indoor water park. When they’re wrinklier than a couple of prunes, your gang can dry off with a round of minigolf, a few frames of bowling or a show at the theater. Are they up for more fun? From climbing rock walls and mining for gems to tackling a ropes course and gaming in the arcade, your kids will love every minute at Great Wolf Lodge, and you’ll love every (fleeting) minute of shut-eye you get in your log cabin-themed king suite.

    Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on December 9, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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