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Local Food and Lodging Information

The below list of hotels is intended to help you find accommodations near us. We do not specifically recommend any property on the list, but all options are an easy drive from campus. During certain times of the year, hotels and visitor housing options fill up quickly, so we recommend booking early.

Local Boston and Newton area hotels

Residence Inn Boston Needham
(781) 444-5750
80 B Street, Needham, MA 02494
1.8 miles from campus

Sheraton Needham Hotel 
(781) 444-1110
100 Cabot St
Needham, MA 02494
3.1 miles from campus

Crowne Plaza Boston Newton 
(866) 257-7857
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458
5.4 miles from campus

Holiday Inn Dedham
(781) 329-1000
55 Ariadne Road
Dedham, MA 02026
6.1 miles from campus

Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham
(781) 326-6700
235 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026
6.3 miles from campus

Marriott Residence Inn Dedham
(781) 407-0999
259 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026
6.4 miles from campus

Hilton Boston/Dedham
(781) 329-7900
25 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
7.2 miles from campus

Boston Marriott Newton
(617) 969-1000
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
7.5 miles from campus


Local Dining Options

Mount Ida College Dining 

Mount Ida College offers a full service dining hall, located in the Carlson Campus Center at the front entrance of the campus. This all-you-can eat buffet style dining hall features hot entree stations, a salad and sandwich bar, fresh fruit and hot and cold beverages. It is located on the second floor of the Carlson Campus Center.

The bottom floor of Carlson also features a grill where you can purchase freshly made hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and pizza, as well as a variety of drinks, fruit and grocery items. 


Needham Street, Newton: (2-3 miles) 

At the end of campus road, turn L. at traffic light onto Dedham St. Take L. at next traffic light onto Nahanton St. Follow Nahanton St. to Winchester St. Turn R. onto Winchester St. and proceed approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Needham St. (at traffic light). Take a L. onto Needham St.:


            McDonald’s   (on right)                                    617-527-3570

            Skipjack’s (Seafood) (on right)                        617-964-4244

            Papa Gino’s (on right)                                      617-527-3233

            D’Angelo’s (on right)                                       781-444-0794                       

            Dunkin’ Donuts (on left)                                  781-449-2825

            Fresh City (on right)                                         617-244-7071

            Panera Bread (on left)                                      781-453-4005

            Mighty Subs (on left)                                       781-444-9610

            Chipotle Mexican Grill                                     617-244-5011


Route 1 South/VFW Parkway: (2-3 miles)

At end of campus road, turn R. onto Dedham St. Follow Dedham St. for 1 mile to Route 1 (VFW Parkway) Take R. onto Route 1 South. Route 1S will intersect Routes 95/128 N and S in approximately 5 miles.


            McDonald’s (on left)                                        781-551-0250

            Pizzeria Uno (on left)                                       781-320-0356

            Burger King (on left)                                        617-323-2479

            Panera Bread (on right)                                    781-493-6543

            Chili’s (on left)                                                 781-329-0200

            Joe’s Bar and Grill (on right)                            781-329-0800

            Chipotle Mexican Grill (on left)                       781-329-2332

            Five Guys Burgers (on left)                              781-326-1158


Newton Centre: (3 miles)

At end of campus road, turn L. onto Dedham St. and proceed to Parker St. (across from the Gambles condominiums). Turn R. onto Parker St. and proceed to Newton Centre (busy intersection). At traffic light take a sharp R. onto Union St. or continue straight and take a R onto langley Rd. (parking lot on right).

Union Street Restaurants: Union Street (American), Sol Azteca (Mexican), Sabra (Middle Eastern), Starbucks, India Paradise, Big Sky Bread Company

Langley Road Restaurants: Johnny’s Luncheonette, JP Licks Ice Cream, Jumbo Seafood (Chinese)

Beacon Street Restaurants: Appetito (Italian), Sandwich Works, Bill’s House of Pizza, Newton Centre Town Pizza, China City, Dunkin’ Donuts