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Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown

570 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472-2850
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Watertown
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The Residence Inn by Marriott - Boston/Watertown is Watertown’s first all-suite hotel, across from Arsenal Yards and the Charles River where Boston meets Cambridge. Our hotel boasts spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Guests enjoy free internet and free breakfast is provided daily to start mornings off right. Our on-site, 24-hour fitness center will keep your routine in check. Our hotel is minutes from Cambridge’s Harvard Square and Harvard University, Perkins School for the Blind, Commander’s Mansion, MIT, Arsenal Yards, athenahealth campus, Bright Horizons and downtown Boston. We are conveniently located only 9 miles to Boston's Logan Airport and offer discounted parking available for $20 per day, per vehicle (valued as a $30 savings per day). Located within walking distance of a Target with full grocery, the hotel is also minutes from a variety of restaurants; City Works, Shake Shack, Article 24, Not Your Average Joe's, Branch Line and many more!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Highchairs available
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jbui1018 wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington60 contributions23 helpful votes
Overall the property is good. The suites are roomy and the kitchen is great to keep food/snacks around for the kids. The morning free breakfast was pretty good with a variety of different options. The location is a very short drive from downtown and right next to Arsenal yards, which has a grocery store, trendy restaurants and other shops. Only reason I didn't give this property 5 stars is because the pool was out of service half the stay and when you have kids and its 95 plus degrees out, a pool is necessary and it wasn't available most of the time.
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Date of stay: August 2021
JFG0180 wrote a review Sep 2021
Eastlake, Ohio202 contributions166 helpful votes
stayed here labor day weekend with my family for a trip to fenway park for a red sox game. Arrived late at night and it was a lot of turns to get there off the freeway. if you want good freeway access, this might not be the best option. Checkin was quick. Room was a little small for we thought we were getting but was fine. We loved the bath products but there was no lotion in the room and we had to ask for more towels. Pillows were pretty thin. Breakfast was pretty small. eggs, sausage and potatoes for hot food and basically cereal and danish for cold options. it was adequate but nothing special compared to others. One of the bif reasons we booked here was the parking fee was much cheaper than other hotels. The drive downtown was 15-20 minutes. We would stay here again when in Boston.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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ziggyziggy wrote a review Jul 2021
Plainview, New York83 contributions42 helpful votes
My family just had a wonderful stay at the Residence Inn in Watertown, MA. The hotel was constructed about two years ago and everything still looks brand new inside and out with a stylish lobby. The exterior is one of the most interesting RIs I have ever seen. Apologies for not including an exterior photo. The two bedroom suite is similar to other RIs with the living and dining areas in the middle and bedrooms on either side. The breakfast is a full buffet with self service. The only negative was that some of the lamps and a phone were unplugged from the wall but otherwise a smooth stay. The parking lot is always full at night so make sure you don’t come back too late but they do have overflow spots which could not be seen from your room even when facing the back. Across the street is a shopping center with a Target and a metro bus stop to take you into Cambridge where you could transfer to the subway into Boston for a total of about 20 mins. I highly recommend staying here if you rather not deal with the hotels in the middle of Boston but close enough to drive in or via public transit easily.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
DR wrote a review Apr 2021
Monterrey, Mexico1 contribution1 helpful vote
Can't believe I actually took the time for this. Background: Stayed with my wife for two weeks while we waited to move into our new apartment. Where to start? The room was nice and clean at first glance. It has enough space for two to live. I did home office almost every day while here and paid for the enhanced internet. I never really new if the request went in. The website never gives feedback, then I realized I was charged 27 times for the internet, had I not been meticulous with this and that would have slipped. Internet keeps disconnecting, even in the enhanced version. Front desk service is good, they try their best to keep help out. Parking situation is average, there is usually enough space, but slots are pretty narrow. Location is great. Easy access to main avenues and a lot of places to shop around. Rooms are quiet, at the expense of heavy ass doors impossible to open if your hands are busy. Bathrooms are nice and clean, shower is nice. Kitchen appliances are great. Here's what I hated: They use COVID as an excuse to everything: Cheap breakfast, no room service, very (VERY) limited housekeeping, no lift service. Speaking of housekeeping, It can only be done in the mornings, one time I was ahving a meeting when the lady knoked and I kindly asked to come later or tomorrow. It was too late for her to come in later. I asked front desk to have the room cleaned the next day since It couldn't be cleaned that day. To my surprise the next day when I came back it had not been cleaned. (I was pissed because that was the only chance that week to clean the room). Trash acumulates because most people cook in their rooms and there is no good place to toss it. Only 2 people at the gym at the time. Only 1 family (I think) at the pool at the time. (Hate public pools anyways) They "provide coffee in yoiur room" but it's so pathetic I ended up buying a coffe machine and my own coffee. Laundry self-service is 8 bucks a load, I think it's excessive. You can tell they are cutting on expenses to bouce back from last year. I think they could have done better, so a solid 3.5 stars is he tbest I can give.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Pearlie Aviles, Guest Services / Front Office at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown
Responded 6 Apr 2021
Dear DiegoR1144, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Residence Inn Boston Watertown. These are challenging times as we work our way through the pandemic and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. We try to increase awareness through our website noting the changes in services. We have made these changes for the safety of our guests and staff to limit possible exposure to COVID-19. Our hope is that we will be back to normalcy by the summer months so we can deliver the service that our guests deserve and expect. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us during these unusual times.
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J P S wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
“DUE TO COVID” they CANCELLED some of the MOST important amenities. I chose this hotel because it was supposed to have “COMPLEMENTARY hot american breakfast” which was CANCELLED and replaced by a bag with a bread, banana and a juice. It was REALLY disappointing. Then, the housekeeping “due to covid” cleans the room just ONCE per week. AND the shuttle that was supposed to take you anywhere within 2 miles from the hotel is ON HOLD too because of covid. I really think they just use covid as an excuse to cancel things, they should at least CHANGE the description of the hotel to the REAL amenities and LOWER the price. It was been really a disappointment. The room is good, and the service is really good.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pearlie Aviles, Guest Services / Front Office at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown
Responded 25 Mar 2021
Hi JPS1994, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our room and service as well! Due to the pandemic, our property has had to temporarily modify operations. One of the top priorities we pride ourselves on is your satisfaction. After some research, we noticed not all of our booking sites streamlined with the updated information and for that we sincerely apologize. We hope that some time in the near future, we are running back to normal again! Thank you again for your valuable feedback, we truly look forward to seeing you again. Best regards,
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US$123 - US$390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsWatertown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown
Which popular attractions are close to Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Nearby attractions include New Balance Factory Store (0.8 km), The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts! (0.8 km), and New Repertory Theatre (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Lentil, Stockyard Restaurant, and Deluxe Town Diner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Watertown offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.