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Amherst Massachusetts Accommodations

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The Amherst center point is approximately the area of Amherst College and the area of Amherst Amtrak Station.

Welcome to Amherst, Massachusetts, the most populous town in Hampshire County. Amherst serves as the intellectual county hub thanks to its three prestigious colleges: Hampshire College, Amherst College, and UMass Amherst. As such, many visitors flock to Amherst for campus tours, family visits, and graduations, which has increased demand for comfortable accommodations both in and around town. More from this guide...

Amherst Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

The Lord Jeffery Inn : 30 Boltwood Ave.
+1-888-690-5247
30 Boltwood Ave., Amherst, MA 01002
  • 3 star property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$90
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University Lodge : 345 North Pleasant St.
+1-888-305-3366
345 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
  • Inexpensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Excellent location
From$75
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hotel Umass
+1-800-881-1523
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Hotel has 116 rooms
  • Good Hotel
  • Parking free
From$129
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Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst - Hadley
+1-888-283-3404
423 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~1.36 miles southwest of Amherst
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$109
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Howard Johnson Express Inn Amherst Hadley
+1-866-221-8581
401 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~1.66 miles southwest of Amherst
  • Economy Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Homewood Suites Hadley Amherst : 340 Russell St.
+1-866-429-5787
340 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~2.15 miles southwest of Amherst
  • Affordable hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Econo Lodge Hadley - Hadley
+1-888-690-5281
329 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~2.28 miles southwest of Amherst
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Breakfast is mediocre
  • Professional service
Rodeway Inn Hadley Amherst : 237 Russell St.
+1-888-690-5247
237 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~2.82 miles west of Amherst
  • Low priced Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Knights Inn Hadley : 208 Russell St.
+1-888-305-3366
208 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035 ~3.66 miles southwest of Amherst
  • 2-star hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Old Mill Inn
+1-800-881-1523
87 School St., Hatfield, MA 01038 ~4.56 miles west of Amherst
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in: 15:00
Hampton Inn Hadley in Hadley
+1-888-283-3404
24 Bay Rd., Hadley, MA 01035 ~5.08 miles southwest of Amherst
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Regular internet service
  • Internet is average
From$109
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton / Amherst - Northampton
+1-866-221-8581
115a Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060 ~7.01 miles southwest of Amherst
  • Three Star hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
From$80
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Quality Inn & Suites Northampton Amherst : 117 Conz St.
+1-866-429-5787
117 Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060 ~7.02 miles southwest of Amherst
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Most guests thought the shower was ok
Autumn Inn in Northampton
+1-888-690-5281
259 Elm St., Northampton, MA 01060 ~7.39 miles west of Amherst
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Professional service
  • Not very clean
From$89
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D. Hotel & Suites
+1-888-690-5247
1 Country Club Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040 ~8.27 miles southwest of Amherst
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 27 suites
  • Professional service
  • Most guests were happy with the room service
From$89
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Red Roof Inn South Deerfield - South Deerfield
+1-888-305-3366
9 Greenfield Rd., South Deerfield, MA 01373 ~8.34 miles northwest of Amherst
  • Low priced Highway property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Approx. half of guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 67%
Americas Best Value Inn Holyoke / Springfield - Holyoke
+1-800-881-1523
671 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA 01040 ~12.48 miles south of Amherst
  • 2-star property
  • Check-in time: 14:00
Days Inn in Holyoke
+1-888-283-3404
1515 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA 01040 ~12.63 miles southwest of Amherst
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Hampton Inn Chicopee / Springfield
+1-866-221-8581
600 Memorial Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.16 miles south of Amherst
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 6 suites in property
  • Very quiet
  • Fantastic service
From$109
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Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee
+1-866-429-5787
500 Memorial Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.34 miles south of Amherst
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Quality Inn Chicopee / Springfield - Chicopee
+1-888-690-5281
463 Memorial Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.46 miles south of Amherst
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3;00 pm
TRU by Hilton Chicopee : 440 Memorial Dr.
+1-888-690-5247
440 Memorial Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.48 miles south of Amherst
  • 3-star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$90
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Days Inn Chicopee in Chicopee
+1-888-305-3366
450 Memoral Dr., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.49 miles south of Amherst
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Free breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Ludlow Chicopee Area
+1-800-881-1523
321 Center St., Ludlow, MA 01056 ~14.63 miles south of Amherst
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
From$89
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Motel 6 Springfield Chicopee in Chicopee
+1-888-283-3404
36 Johnny Cake Hollow Rd., Chicopee, MA 01020 ~14.69 miles south of Amherst
  • Cheap property
  • Hotel has 88 rooms
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Amherst, MA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Amherst hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Located in the Connecticut River Valley, Amherst is a bustling college town with late-night pizza joints, a lively nightclub scene, world-class museums, gardens, art galleries, and historical architecture. The area now known as Amherst got its start in December 1658 when John Pynchon purchased land from the native people. The first permanent settlement was established in 1727 with the community gaining township in 1759. Amherst takes its name from Jeffery Amherst, a hero of the French and Indian War.

Getting around Amherst is easy thanks to the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority that provides public transportation to the area. Services run when school is in session and students attending any of the institutions in the Five Colleges Consortium enjoy prepaid bus fare. Amtrak is available in nearby Northampton, and Bradley International Airport is approximately one hour away by car.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Amherst, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to explore everything this bustling college town has to offer.

Whats the best time to visit Amherst, MA?

Unless you're a college student or family member of a local student, the best time to visit Amherst is in the summer when most classes are out of session. The academic school year results in more traffic throughout town, and summers offer a nice lull that allows tourists to explore area attractions without contending with the college-age crowds. Best of all, average highs hover around 80 degrees from June to August, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the outdoors.

To enjoy rock-bottom hotel rates, visit Amherst in the winter. Most students have gone home for winter break and the holiday season quiets down across town. Try to avoid wintertime graduation events as hotel rates tend to go up, depending on the academic schedule, in anticipation of families visiting. If you are visiting Amherst for a college event, try to plan your trip several weeks in advance to get a good deal.

Although classes are in session, spring and fall in Amherst are lovely. If you prefer the college town vibe, visiting during the academic year is worth it because you'll get to experience the diverse restaurants, dance clubs, the lively downtown, and the town common — all at the town's peak. Just be mindful of any campus move-in and move-out dates as local hotels tend to fill up fast.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Amherst, MA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Amherst

Amherst, MA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Amherst, MA. Browse these charts to determine the most cost effective seasons to stay in Amherst during the year.

What are the luxury hotel options in the Amherst area?

4 Star Average Prices: $147.71

If you prefer accommodations with more upscale amenities, Amherst has several options.

Located in the heart of Amherst within walking distance of Emily Dickinson Museum, Inn on Boltwood (formerly known as Lord Jeffery Inn) provides an unforgettable guest experience. The property features event facilities, laundry services, the 30Boltwood restaurant, a bar, complimentary newspapers, and ample parking. Enjoy a full breakfast each morning for an additional fee and take advantage of the hotel's concierge services, fitness center, and rooftop terrace. The beautiful guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs, cable programming, wired and wireless internet access, work desks, ironing facilities, hair dryers, and toiletries.

Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst is another luxurious option close to all Amherst's attractions. Enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, a spa tub, a bar, wedding services, a fireplace in the lobby, a business center, an outdoor gazebo, and an on-site cafe. Buffet breakfasts are served daily for an additional fee. Guest room amenities include LCD TVs with premium channels, microwaves, desks, hair dryers, and toiletries. Some rooms feature sofa beds.

Located 5 miles from the center of Amherst, Hampton Inn Hadley has a stunning reputation for excellence. Experience Hadley's historic district while enjoying an indoor heated pool, an inviting lobby fireplace, fitness facilities, a 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and express check-out. The comfortable guest rooms feature LCD TVs, pillowtop beds, wired and wireless internet access, shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries.

Does Amherst, MA have budget hotels?

3 Star Average Prices: $112.69

If you're looking for affordable lodging near Amherst, you don't have to look far.

University Lodge is a budget-friendly hotel near UMass Amherst. The pet-friendly property features a business center, ample parking, and coffee and tea in the common area. The guest rooms are standard but feature everything you need to enjoy your stay, including complimentary wireless internet access, mini refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs with cable, hair dryers, coffee makers, and work desks.

If you don't mind staying a little further out, consider Americas Best Value Inn Holyoke/Springfield. Amenities are limited as the property only offers free parking and designated smoking areas, but you can't beat the budget-friendly rates. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, desks, ironing facilities, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TVs with cable, and phones with free local calls.

Another option within driving distance of Amherst is Motel 6 Springfield Chicopee. This pet-friendly hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, free coffee in the lobby, and ample parking. Guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable and modern decor. Upgraded rooms feature microwaves and mini fridges. Wi-Fi is also available for an additional fee.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Amherst

2 Star Average Prices: $88.35

2 Star Hotel Prices in Amherst

What are the best hotels in Amherst, MA with discounts?

If you qualify for a special rate and know where to stay, you can save even more money on your trip to Amherst.

Military service members and government employees can book special rates at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Amherst Hadley. Enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, a gift shop, a 24-hour business center, free newspapers in the lobby, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. The comfortable guest rooms feature 32-inch LCD TVs with cable programming, mini fridges, microwaves, wired and wireless internet access, toiletries, and hair dryers.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton/Amherst extends special rates to AAA members, helping you save an average of 15% off regular rates. The hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, a business center, laundry and dry-cleaning services, free newspapers, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. In-room amenities include 32-inch LCD TVs, cable programming, mini fridges, microwaves, work desks, coffee makers, phones with free local calls, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

If you're a AAA member planning an extended stay, consider Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee, which is located about 14 miles from central Amherst. The property features state-of-the-art fitness facilities, an indoor pool, a picnic area, a snack bar, ticket assistance, complimentary Wi-Fi access, free newspapers in the lobby, and event space. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet and an evening reception with other guests. Featured room amenities include kitchens with full-sized stovetops, refrigerators, and microwaves, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, well-lit desks, and phones with free local calls.

Are there best value options in Amherst, MA?

Looking for the right combination of amenities and value in the Amherst area? There are a few mid-range hotels worth considering.

Econo Lodge in neighboring Hadley places you close to Amherst College and Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum. Featured amenities include an on-site gift shop, free Wi-Fi, a public computer station, express check-out, ample parking, a vending machine, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, hair dryers, and washers and dryers.

Rodeway Inn Hadley Amherst offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, event facilities, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Guest rooms are simple but comfortable, offering coffee makers, hair dryers, cable programming, and phones with free local calls.

Knights Inn Hadley is a small property with old-fashioned charm, but this no-frills accommodation places you just off Route 9 with easy access to the Pioneer Valley. Enjoy a seasonal outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi access, free parking, and a complimentary continental breakfast. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, ironing facilities, shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, complimentary toiletries, and flat-screen TVs with cable. Pet-friendly rooms are available.

What attractions in Amherst should you experience?

When visiting Amherst, there are a few attractions you won't want to miss, including the Emily Dickinson Museum. This historic homestead was the birthplace of famed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson. In fact, her poems were discovered in her bedroom at the home after her death. The museum preserves the Dickinson home and presents seasonal art installations relevant to the poet's life.

Another great museum in Amherst is The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This unique museum strives to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. Exhibits include the artwork of children's books, graphic novels, and other forms of picture books, making it a great experience for the whole family.

Other must-see attractions in and around Amherst include Mount Holyoke Range State Park, the Norwottuck Rail Trail, the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst, and Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College.

Whether you prefer an upscale hotel with all the amenities or a roadside lodging to keep your budget in check, you can find the ideal accommodation near Amherst to meet your travel needs.

FAQs about hotels in Amherst

What are the best rated hotels in Amherst?

Homewood Suites Hadley Amherst, The Lord Jeffery Inn and Hotel Umass are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Amherst?

Tower Square Hotel Springfield, MGM Springfield and Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Amherst city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Amherst?

The Lord Jeffery Inn, University Lodge, and Hotel Umass are the properties closest to Amherst city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Amherst cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Amherst can be as cheap as $88.35 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Amherst cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Amherst has been $112.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in Amherst cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Amherst has been $147.71 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Amherst?

The Lord Jeffery Inn, Hotel Umass and Old Mill Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Amherst?

Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst, Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield Northampton and Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Amherst?

Econo Lodge Hadley, Rodeway Inn Hadley Amherst and Quality Inn & Suites Northampton Amherst are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Amherst?

Holiday Inn Express Ludlow Chicopee Area and Candlewood Suites West Springfield are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler reviews of Amherst, MA

Below are reviews of the city of Amherst, MA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Very Interesting History"
Score 5.0 / 5

We visited the Springfield Armory. It is a free national park. It was commissioned by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The staff and rangers were super nice and the exhibits amazing.

Tony S., from 27-Oct-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Amherst, MA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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