Hotels in Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst overview

Amherst is a friendly locale distinct for its art and natural features, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and dining options, along with outdoor areas for hiking and walking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Volleyball Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Springfield Armory. A family-friendly area, Amherst also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Amherst

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Amherst has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Amherst with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Amherst hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Amherst hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Amherst

Fly in to Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), 31.9 mi (51.4 km) from downtown Amherst. Worcester, MA (ORH-Worcester Regional) is the next closest major airport, 34 mi (54.7 km) away. Amherst Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Amherst

Fun activities like ice skating and sporting events are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Mullins Center
  • • Central Rock Climbing Center
The area's art scene and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Mead Art Museum
  • • UMass Fine Arts Center
  • • Don Muller Gallery
  • • Holyoke Heritage State Park
It's recognized for its natural features, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • War Memorial
  • • East Village Historic District
  • • Athletic Fields North
  • • Amethyst Conservation Area
  • • Mount Norwottuck
Take some time to explore campus or the area surrounding:
  • • Amherst College
  • • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • • Hampshire College
  • • Smith College
  • • Mount Holyoke College
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Springfield Armory
  • • Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

When to visit Amherst

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 18°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 35°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 48°F night
  • October-December: 67°F day, 21°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 9.57 inches
  • April-June: 11.97 inches
  • July-September: 11.61 inches
  • October-December: 11.61 inches