Hotels in Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst overview

Amherst is a budget-friendly place unique for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and dining options, along with outdoor areas for running 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. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Amherst is for you.

Where to stay in Amherst

A welcoming city for all, Amherst has a variety of lodging options. There are 63 hotels in the Amherst area, some with discounts of up to 30%.
  • • 26 2-star hotels with an average price of $60 per night
  • • 29 3-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night
  • • 7 4-star hotels with an average price of $139 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 7782 user reviews of Amherst hotels:
  • • The Lord Jeffery Inn
  • • Hotel UMass
  • • University Lodge

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

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: 9.5 inches
  • • April-June: 12.0 inches
  • • July-September: 11.6 inches
  • • October-December: 11.6 inches