Many people travel through this Massachusetts city on the way to the sea, Boston, New Hampshire or the rural beauty of New England’s backwaters. However, there are a variety of hotels for the discerning traveler here in Lowell, be it a bed and breakfast or a well-known brand. Here’s our pick of the best accommodation options in the area.
The UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in the heart of Lowell’s historic downtown is a popular stop for families and those traveling on business. With more than 200 rooms and suites, this hotel can host small and large groups. It’s close to the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell National Historical Park, shops and restaurants.
This Courtyard by Marriott is ideal for the business traveler. With a host of amenities to decompress after a long day of meetings, including the outdoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, this hotel is ready for whatever you might need. Families may also prefer the trusted service of the Courtyard, as it has two-room suites with a kitchenette and plenty of space to spread out. Cribs are also available.
The Best Western Plus Chelmsford Inn is a great place to come for a quick stay before hitting the road the next morning. Its proximity to the highway makes it ideal for travelers, although the hotel provides many opportunities to enjoy yourself while you’re here. The outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast buffet are good reasons to stay until checkout, which is bumped back until noon.
The Fletcher Tavern Bed and Breakfast is an 18th-century gem owned and run by the same family for several generations. All three rooms maintain their Victorian British and American sensibilities, although each one has been updated with modern amenities, such as free wifi and an ensuite with a jetted tub.