New England - Hotels near Gardner,MA
Aug 27, 10, 8:55 am
I will be working in Gardner, Ma during the week of Sept 27th and am looking for a decent place to stay. I'm Marriott Plat so I was looking at the CY in Fitchburg but there were a lot of online reviews that really flamed the place. Has anybody stayed at that hotel recently who could give me a current review. And if it is as bad as I've heard does anyone have any other suggestions for a decent place to stay near gardner?
Aug 28, 10, 11:06 am
There is really not much out that way. I would suggest the Four Points in Leominster, but, that of course is Starwood. It is about 15 minutes from Gardner on Rt 2. It is in an office park type area with a BJ's at the end of the road. I have been inside the hotel multiple times but have not stayed. It is clean and well kept.
I looked at the reviews on Tripadvisor for CY and they seem to be tied to the water park and being overrun with kids, although the reviews suggest the staff is not very attentive either. In late September, the kids should be gone back to school but the early leaf peepers will be out. Might make for a slightly different experience. There is not much near the hotel either, but hey, you will be in Gardner/Fitchburg/Leominster, not exactly the tourist mecca of MA (said by a guy from Worcester) although Mt. Wachusett is a short distance away.
Aug 28, 10, 11:03 pm
Thanks for the info. I looked at the Four Points, but I'm a govt contractor limited to govt per deim and the Four Points doesn't come close to that rate. Just have to try the CY and hope for the best.
Aug 29, 10, 8:09 pm
There was a hotel in Athol, MA that was affiliated with Choice a few years ago, though I can't remember the name of it. The hotel was fine, the attached restaurant was bad.
Athol is about 20 minutes out, might I suggest you call the L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol and see where they send people who visit the plant?
Who will you be working with/for? What do they say/suggest?
Sep 2, 10, 11:19 am
There is a small hotel right in Gardner, the Colonial Hotel. I've never been there, but one of my partners has stayed there occasionally when a snowstorm makes her reluctant to drive home. She's hardly a seasoned traveler, but she is a seasoned complainer, and I've never heard her complain about the place. Reviews on tripadvisor are all over the place.