The instructor was very pleasant, not intimidating at all (which I was afraid of). He spent time with each student, and was very clear about the steps required.
Metalwerx is located in Waltham, about 20 minutes west of Boston. We have easy access to major highways and have free parking in front of our building.
If you are flying to Boston Logan airport, you might consider renting a car. There is an Enterprise branch at the airport and in downtown Waltham. There are also taxis available at the airport as well as a local car service, Smurfs Transportation.
If you are taking public transportation, we suggest using the MBTA trip planner feature on their home page. The Fitchburg/South Acton Commuter Rail Line stops in Waltham, about a mile from Metalwerx. There are also several busses servicing the Waltham area including the 70, 70a, 170, 553, 554, and 556.
Waltham is a city rich with history and offers plenty to do and see. It features world class restaurants along the Moody Street corridor, and museums such as the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The city has many art galleries, music venues, theaters, parks, outdoor farmers markets, and concerts on the Town Common, walking and bike paths, and much more. Learn about our city on the Waltham Tourism website.
These hotels are approximately 1 1/2 - 2 miles from Metalwerx and offer special rates for our students as indicated. Waltham has plenty of other accommodations nearby. Many are listed on the Waltham Tourism website and Tripadvisor. Please contact us if you have any questions about travel. We're happy to help.
Crescent Suites Hotel: When you say you're coming to Metalwerx you’re eligible for a special rate of $159/night (plus tax). This hotel is just minutes from downtown Waltham. Guests can enjoy an espresso in the lobby cafe or take a short walk to the shops, restaurants and theaters along Moody Street. Suites have a full kitchen. At 287 Crescent Street, Waltham, MA 02453 | Tel: 781-314-7900.
Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham: Special Metalwerx rate: 15% off the best available rate - Use Corporate Code: N3069643. The Hilton Garden Inn has a shuttle available upon request to and from Metalwerx on weekdays. At 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451 | Tel: 781-890-0100
Marriott Courtyard Boston Waltham: The Marriott Courtyard has a shuttle available upon request to and from Metalwerx weekdays from 7-10:45 in the morning and from 3-6:45 in the afternoon. At 387 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451 | Telephone: 866-419-0999
1888 Guest Home: The 1888 Guest Home is a comfortable, clean, friendly, quiet, nice place to stay. The rooms are well appointed and it is nice to walk around the property or sit on the porch for a while. No pool, fitness center, or internet. The bathroom is shared. At 326 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452 | No on-line booking, so you'll have to call. (781-647-1888)