BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord

740 Elm Street, Concord, MA 01742-2101
Phone: 978/369-6100   |   Fax: 978/371-1656   |   105 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Experience it all - the excitement of Boston nearby, historic sites, national parks and generous amenities - at this newly renovated Concord, MA hotel.

You'll feel right at home at the BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord. Delight in the many amenities provided in each of the spacious, clean rooms, including cable and HBO® on a flat screen television, a coffee maker and free wireless Internet. Wake up after a great night's sleep and dig into a complimentary full breakfast buffet.

Just 25 miles from Boston and only 12 miles from Cambridge, guests can easily explore the big city without having to pay for a room that's too pricey. Explore the area with Walden Pond, Old North Bridge, Orchard House, the Concord Museum, Minuteman National Park and Lexington Green all nearby. Retail therapy at Burlington Mall is just minutes away.

Those traveling on business are ensured a productive trip with Welches, Tom Tom, Polaroid, Phoenix Controls, Stratus and Monster.com all located within six miles or less of this Concord, MA hotel. Hanscom Air Force Base, FEMA, Tufts University, Boston University and Harvard University are also nearby.

The relaxation and excitement continues on the property with our outdoor seasonal pool and fitness center - we're the only hotel in Concord that offers both. Get even more value out of your stay with access to an on-site restaurant and lounge, free parking, guest laundry and fax and photocopying services. We also serve freshly baked cookies each day - a delicious treat to help you unwind after sightseeing or working in the area.

Our kind, helpful staff is ready to make your stay at this pet friendly Massachusetts hotel a wonderful experience. Make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord today and save!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Outdoor pool, seasonal, available Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, deluxe hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Fax services
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Free parking
  • Interior corridor
  • Fax machine
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Free bus parking
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Exercise facility open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. treadmill, elliptical, bikes, weight station
  • Universal Gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Guest laundry, nominal fee

BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord

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BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord

Conveniently located, the best western at historic concord in Concord, Massachusetts is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 42.465175  /  Latitude: -71.387755

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord is conveniently located off Route 2 at the Elm Street turnoff, seven miles off Interstate 95 West on Route 2 or Interstate 495 going east on Route 2.

From: West. Take the Interstate 90 East (Massachusetts Pike) and take Exit 11A (Interstate 495 North). Drive approximately 20 miles, then take Route 2 East Exit 29A (Acton-Boston Exit). Drive approximately seven miles east to the rotary. Turn left at first traffic light past the rotary onto Elm Street and the BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord is on the left.

From: East Boston. Take the Interstate 90 West(Massachusetts Pike) and take Exit 14 (Interstate 95/128 North). Drive approximately 10 miles on Interstate 95 and exit on Route 2 West Exit 29B (Acton-Fitchburg). Drive approximately seven miles on Route 2 West to the Elm Street turnoff. Turn right onto Elm Street, then left to the BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord.

From: Logan Intl Airport Take Sumner Tunnel/Boston and go through Tunnel to Interstate 93 North. Drive approximately 11 miles on Interstate 93 and take Exit 37B-Interstate 95/128 South. Drive approximately 11 miles on Interstate 95 take the Route 2 West Exit 29B-Acton-Fitchburg. Drive approximately seven miles on Route 2 West to the Elm Street turnoff. Turn right onto Elm Street and the BEST WESTERN PLUS at Historic Concord is on the left.

From: Hanscom Airfield. Exit Airport and turn right on Route 2A. Take Route 2 West four miles to the Elm Street turn-off. Turn right on Elm Street. The BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord is on the left.

BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Concord Museum

Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum is an ideal destination for those who enjoy the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau – both noted authors area highly featured at the museum. Also among the displayed artifacts are powder horns, muskets, fifes, and cannonballs from the American Revolution. The Concord Museum is open on a daily basis, minus any major holiday, and a small admission fee is charged.

Massachusetts is a hot bed when it comes to American Revolution and early American history – there are a slew of landmarks, memorials, and parks celebrating or commemorating that time in history. Many visitors who travel to Concord also enjoy a drive across the Old North Bridge, touring the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House, or summer recreation at the Walden Pond. Enjoy your time in MA and visit the Concord Museum.

Fruitlands Museum

Visit the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard – a short, scenic drive from Concord and Chelmsford. The Fruitlands Museum is a collection of historic buildings and structures – once a site of a proposed utopian community, led by Amos Bronson Alcott. Be sure to tour the Fruitlands Farmhouse, fully restored to resemble how it looked in the 1840s. Any visit into Massachusetts should be met with some time at the Fruitlands Museum.

In 1910, the property was purchased by Clara Endicott Sears. She would later, in 1914, open the farmhouse as a museum for public viewing. Comprising nearly 90 acres, the Fruitlands is named, almost ironically, because of a small batch of apple trees on the grounds. You'll have a wide range of historic landmarks to check out on your next trip into MA – be sure to visit the Fruitlands Museum.

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

Plan out your next trip to Massachusetts and head for the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House. A popular attraction in Concord, the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House is well known as the setting for the classic novel, Little Women. Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, is said to have written the novel in the orchard house.

Your tour of Massachusetts won't be complete until you enjoy some time at the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House. Tours are guided and available almost year round – not counting Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day. Drive in from nearby Chelmsford for an exciting day trip and tour – an ideal destination for fans of Little Women.

Minute Man National Historical Park

Massachusetts and iconic cities like Concord, Boston, and Plymouth are home to an array of impressive and noted historic monuments. When you visit Concord, be sure to explore the Minute Man National Historical Park. Not far north from the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House – two more historic sites – the Minute Man National Historical Park commemorates the opening of the American Revolutionary War.

The Old North Bridge is a popular destination for American History buffs and is a part of the Minute Man National Historical Park. Be sure to find the Minute Man statue, which is adjacent to the North Bridge. Another highlight of the Minute Man National Historical Park is the Memorial obelisk, also adjacent to the North Bridge. You can also tour The Wayside, a historic house on the park grounds.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Bundle Up and Visit Nashoba Valley Ski Area

Since 1964, skiers in northeast Massachusetts have enjoyed winter-time fun in Westford, at a wonderful ski area. The Nashoba Valley Ski Area, located northwest of Concord, offers fun not only in the winter, but the summer too. During the winter, the resort features seventeen trails accessible by three triple chairs, one double chair, two conveyers and three tow ropes. The terrain park includes rails, jumps and boxes, ready for snowboarding action. The resort's snowtubing park is the largest in the New England area, with more than 600 snowtubes flying down sixteen lanes.

The resort provides private and group lessons, in addition to a variety of programs. Take a break and satisfy your appetite in The Outlook Restaurant, at the base of the resort. Summer-time fun includes day camps, festivals and delicious drinks and food at the Sunset Tiki Bar. Nighttime fun includes the Nightmare Mansion, Castle Morbid and Witch's Woods Haunted Hayrides. Get ready for a howling good time. At the end of a great day, check into a nearby Best Western and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Old North Bridge

There are many historic and iconic landmarks all across Massachusetts, each unique and impressive in their own way. When you visit Concord, be sure to check out the Old North Bridge. Found at the Concord Battleground, just north of downtown Concord, the Old North Bridge played a role in the American War of Independence.

In 1793, the bridge was dismantled. New versions of the bridge were constructed in 1875, 1889, and 1909. As it stands today, the bridge is a replica of the original built in 1956 and restored in 2005. The Old North Bridge crosses the Concord River near the confluence of the Sudbury River and the Assabet River.

Ralph Waldo Emerson House

Adjacent to the Concord Museum, the Ralph Waldo Emerson House operates as a museum from April through October, closing for the winter months. The Ralph Waldo Emerson House is a National Historic Landmark, making it an ideal destination on your next visit to Massachusetts and Concord. The house is two stories, with a classic four-square design.

Built in 1828 and nicknamed "Coolidge Castle," Emerson moved into the house in 1935 when he married Lydia Jackson. On your tour of the Ralph Waldo Emerson House, you'll have the privilege of seeing the furnishing as they were when Emerson, himself, lived in the house. However, much of his personal book collection is now on display at the Concord Museum.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Head for Bedford Street close to the center of Concord and check out the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Not to be confused with the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York, Concord, MA's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is home to "Author's Ridge," a location within the cemetery featuring the burial site of a long list of legendary and iconic American authors. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was established in 1855.

While cemeteries aren't typically a major tourism draw, it's interesting to note at Sleepy Hollow's dedication in 1855, the dedication speech was given by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who would find himself buried at the very same cemetery years later. Other notable Concordians to call Sleepy Hollow their final resting place are Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, and Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.

The Wayside

Built in the Colonial style, The Wayside is a historic house in Concord. On your next visit to Massachusetts, plan some time to visit The Wayside and enjoy a self-guided tour. The Wayside has the distinction of housing, at separate times, Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) and her family, Nathaniel Hawthorne (author of The Scarlet Letter) and his family, and Margaret Sidney, noted children's book author.

Dating back to as far as 1717 when Minuteman Samuel Whitney was living in the house, the history of The Wayside is vast and rich. In 1962 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark, and in 1980 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. There's a wide breadth of historic and iconic landmarks to visit while in Concord – make sure The Wayside is one of them.

Walden Pond State Reservation

Make plans to visit Massachusetts and head for Concord, home of the popular Walden Pond. Somewhat famously, Walden Pond's northern shore was the home of writer Henry David Thoreau from 1845-1847 – his experiences were converted into a book titled, "Walden; or, Life in the Woods." The publishing of that book seemingly placed Walden on the figurative map.

With a surface area of 61 acres, Walden Pond is a popular summer destination for aquatic adventures in MA – locals from nearby Waltham and Chelmsford make frequent trips. A visit to the Concord Museum yields access to some select furnishings from the cabin where Thoreau lived. You can visit the Thoreau cabin replica on your visit to Walden Pond.

More Area Attractions & Services

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 4 mile(s) from Acton
  • 4 mile(s) from Maynard
  • 6 mile(s) from Bedford
  • 7 mile(s) from Lexington
  • 12 mile(s) from Waltham
  • 12 mile(s) from Burlington
  • 12 mile(s) from Cambridge
  • 15 mile(s) from Lowell
  • 16 mile(s) from Marlboro
  • 25 mile(s) from Boston
  • 35 mile(s) from Salem
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Tom Tom
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Phoenix Controls
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Hanscom Air Force Base
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Stratus
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Monster.com, located in Clock Tower Place in Maynard, Ma

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BEST WESTERN at Historic Concord

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Concord. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

May 2014

May 25 - December 28, 2014
2theXtreme: MathAlive! Experience the math behind video games, sports, robots, and more at the Museum of Science. Exhibit times vary per day.
The Second Saturday of the Month
May 10 - October 11, 2014

Behind the Scenes Auto Tour Enjoy this tour as you go behind the scenes at the Heritage Museums and Gardens and hear rare facts and stories. Tours begin at 11 a.m.

October 2014

October 19, 2014
Baystate Marathon

The Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon kicks off near Chelmsford and Haverhill. Register now to participate in the best Boston Marathon Qualifier in Massachusetts.

October 2014

October 11 - 12, 2014
Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Known as one of the top annual events in North America, this festival near Plymouth includes bogside demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, pond boat-rides, music, food, and more.

December 2014

December 5, 2014
Worcester Festival of Lights

These festivities near Marlborough include the annual lighting of the tree and the official opening of the public ice skating rink.

February 2015

February 21 - 22, 2014
Winterfest

Held near Chelmsford, the Lowell Winterfest features the Human Dog Sled Competition, hot food, live music, ice skating, a snowman building contest, and much more.

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