The Best Hotels to Book in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts, is a great destination for a city break
Worcester, Massachusetts, is a great destination for a city break | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Benjamin M. Smith

Just an hour west of Boston, Worcester is the second-largest city in Massachusetts and is well-known for its friendly nature. There’s a student feel to the city, too, thanks to the dozens of colleges skirting its edges. There are a variety of lodging choices in the area – from bed and breakfasts to boutique hotels – and the city is home to great hospitality if you know where to look. Here are the best places to stay in Worcester – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Beechwood Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A red-brick outdoor dining area at Beechwood Hotel, with candlelit tables and parasols beside a greenery-lined wall
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The Beechwood Hotel is the only luxury boutique hotel in Worcester, offering top-notch service and some of the finest amenities in town. 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.

2. Residence Inn by Marriott Worcester

Hotel

A living area in shades of brown between two bedrooms in a Residence Inn by Marriott Worcester suite
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For those looking for a comfy stay at a standardized hotel in Worcester, the Residence Inn is one of the best options. Amenities include a free breakfast buffet, a fully equipped kitchen in each room, an indoor pool, and a weekly barbecue, plus a grocery shopping service for extended-stay customers. It’s perfect for business travelers or families looking to make their transition from the road to the hotel as smooth as possible.

3. Hilton Garden Inn Worcester

Inn, Hotel

The red brick exterior of the Hilton Garden Inn Worcester overlooking a wide, empty city road
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The Hilton Garden Inn Worcester is in the heart of downtown, 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 on sautéed pork chops and craft ale at the nearby Deadhorse Hill.

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Worcester

Chain Hotel

A double bed against a gray accent wall, a dark gray couch and light beige wooden furnishings including a dresser, night stands, a coffee table, a writing desk and a mini kitchenette in a suite at 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, 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. 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.

5. Great Wolf Lodge Boston – Fitchburg

Resort

The sprawling indoor water park with orange and blue tube slides and other water playground features at Great Wolf Lodge Boston / Fitchburg
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Boston / Fitchburg / Expedia

Give your kids an unforgettable vacation at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg. Close to Worcester and Boston, it’s 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 rope 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.

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