Marlborough

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center

181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough 01752

508-460-0700

Located off Routes I-495 and I-90, we provide the ultimate customer
service, with 22,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Near shopping and golf, we are the perfect venue for your next meeting or social event.

Courtyard by Marriott/Marlborough

Courtyard by Marriott/Marlborough

75 Felton Street, Marlborough 01752

508-480-0015

In the heart of Central Massachusetts between Worcester and Boston, with easy access to routes I-495, 20, and I-90, you will find a variety of area attractions. Our modern, spacious guestrooms provide a tranquil retreat after a long day.

Embassy Suites Boston - Marlborough

Embassy Suites Boston - Marlborough

123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough 01752

508-485-5900 

Stretch out in an all-suite, full-service hotel less than 45 minutes from Logan Airport and just off I-495. Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and end the day with sizzling steaks and American favorites at Corcoran’s Restaurant.

Extended Stay America Marlborough

Extended Stay America Marlborough

19 Northborough Road East, Marlborough 01752

508-490-9911

Our recently renovated hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studio suite rooms featuring a fully-equipped kitchen…something you won’t find in a typical hotel.

Hampton Inn Marlborough

Hampton Inn Marlborough

277 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough 01752

508-787-9888 

Central to more than 30 businesses, our hotel invites guests in our rooms and suites to  savor free, hot breakfast in our dining room. Or, on weekdays, simply grab a free, healthy Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bag.

Hilton Garden Inn Marlborough

Hilton Garden Inn Marlborough

Opening in May 2016, the Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Marlborough is nestled in Forest Hills, close to many popular restaurants, shops and conveniences.  Complimentary shuttle service, all-day dining at BLVD Kitchen & Bar, room service and more.

Holiday Inn Marlborough

Holiday Inn Marlborough

265 Lakeside Avenue, Marlborough 01752

508-481-3000 

We are ideally situated in the heart of New England, just 28 miles from Boston. The four-story, 100% smoke-free Inn offers the finest facilities, the ultimate in comfort, and the best service, amounting to great value.

Quality Inn Express Marlborough

Quality Inn Express Marlborough

880 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752

508-460-1000

The Quality Inn® is 15 minutes from Worcester and 45 minutes from Boston.

Residence Inn Boston Marlborough

Residence Inn Boston Marlborough

112 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough 01752

508-481-1500 

Marlborough’s newest hotel, we’ve perfected the extended-stay experience by combining the home comforts with a passion for making guests feel welcome. Our all-suite hotel is across from N.E. Sports Center and close to Solomon Pond Mall and Worcester.

Accommodations

Community Spotlight: Framingham

America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.

Higher Education

Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops

Recreation
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do! 

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

For a list of public beaches in town, go here.

Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences. 

Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.

The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point. 

In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.

Visual and Performing Arts


Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center. 

For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Fountain Street Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.

Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.