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Hotel Umass - Amherst - Building
Hotel Umass
3 Poor
Free Wi-Fi
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley - Amherst - Living room
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Inn on Boltwood
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Comfort Inn & Suites
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Inn on Boltwood
8.5 Very good
Free Wi-Fi

How much is a Amherst hotel?

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When to book a hotel in Amherst

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Top tips for finding Amherst hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Amherst, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Amherst in December and March.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Amherst if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 0 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Amherst hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Amherst found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $201, while the most expensive was $481.
  • If you enjoy spending time at museums, try to book a hotel that is in North Amherst, such as the charming Hotel Umass. This area is home to many popular museums, including the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Mead Art Museum, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Those that like to hike or ride bikes may wish to book lodging in the southwest part of the city near the Mount Holyoke Range State Park, which is known for its many scenic trails. The Knights Inn Hadley is a stylish option that is just a short drive from here.
  • Visitors that are interested in going wine tasting during their stay in Amherst will want to choose a hotel that is close to Black Birch Vineyard, which is in the northwest region of the city. The Old Mill Inn is a cozy option that can be found just near here.
  • To partake in some recreational activities like boating or water skiing, stay at a hotel that is just a short drive from Oxbow, such as the Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst Area. The Oxbow is an extension of the Connecticut River and is also popular for its fishing opportunities.
  • Travelers that want to practice their swing while visiting the area can book a room at a hotel that is not far from the Amherst Golf Club, a public 18-hole course. The Inn on Boltwood is less than a 10min drive from this course and also has a private garden for guests to relax in.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Amherst

  • What part of Amherst should I stay in if I would like to be in a scenic area?

    If you want to stay in an area that is particularly scenic, look for hotels in the southeast region of the city, as this will put you near lush greenspaces known as the Brickyard Conservation Area and the Harkness Conservation Area. The Etinde House is in this region and is within walking distance of both parks. 

  • Where should I look for hotels in Amherst if I will be traveling with children?

    Those that will be traveling with children may want to stay somewhere in the southern part of the city, such as the Homewood Suites by Hilton Hadley Amherst. There are several kid-friendly attractions in this area, including the famous Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

  • What is the best neighborhood for me to stay in if I will be visiting a student at the University of Amherst?

    When you visit a student at the University of Amherst, try to find lodging that is near the campus in the northwest part of town. The Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley is a budget-friendly option that is less than a 5min drive from the school.

  • Where should I be if I would like to be within walking distance of several different dining options?

    South Amherst is known for having many different dining options, including cuisine choices like American, Italian, and Mexican. To be within walking distance of these different restaurants, consider booking a room at the Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst. 

  • How much does a hotel cost in Amherst?

    The average price of a double room in Amherst is $305 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $124 per night.

  • Are hotels in Amherst safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Amherst. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Amherst?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Amherst with free breakfast. Hotels with free breakfast in Amherst include Howard Johnson by Wyndham Amherst Hadley.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Amherst?

    The most sought-after amenity KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Amherst is: pet friendly.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Amherst?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Amherst districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Amherst city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Amherst hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Amherst that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Inn on Boltwood, Comfort Inn & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst.

Where to stay in Amherst?

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