Williams Inn

Williams College - Williamstown, MA

Williams Inn Hospitality Design - CambridgeSeven

New England Farmhouse meets sustainable chic at new hotel for Williams College.

Williams Inn Hospitality Design - CambridgeSeven
Williams Inn Hospitality Design - CambridgeSeven
Williams Inn Hospitality Design - CambridgeSeven
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Williams Inn

The Project

For generations Williams College had maintained lodging to service the campus community and in recent years, was exploring how the inn could better meet the college’s needs. We saw an opportunity to relocate the Inn from the outskirts of town to the central commercial district in support of the College’s commitment to help reinvigorate Williamstown’s main street, creating a destination hotel to serve the entire community and draw tourists.

The Result

The hotel is configured as three sections with distinct, but complementary, architectural detailing using stone and barn-wood siding: the ‘main house’ features reception and guest rooms; the ‘bunkhouse’ features event space and guest rooms; and the ‘barn’ with the restaurant and bar. Guests approach the Inn across a stone curved bridge and may assume that it’s existed for centuries in its new idyllic setting.

guest rooms




event space


LEED Certification


total area


energy use reduction


2020 Pinnacle Award of Excellence

Natural Stone Institute

2020 Honorable Mention - Mountain Destination

LIV Hospitality Design Awards

2021 Hospitality Design Award

Boston Society for Architecture

Our hope is that the new Williams Inn serves as a welcoming spot for locals and visitors alike to gather and enjoy the scenic atmosphere.

Fred Puddester, VP for Finance and Administration, Williams College

Team Leaders

In The News

The Berkshire Eagle - August 15, 2019

Check-in time arrives for new Williams Inn

Feature story on the opening of the Williams Inn located on the Williams College campus in Williamstown, MA. The opening of the Berkshires' newest property marks the second project the firm has completed for the college, the first being the Williams College Bookstore, which opened in 2017.

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Banker & Tradesman - July 28, 2019

Hospitality Designs Influence Office and Academic Projects

Guest article penned by CambridgeSeven Principal, Stefanie Greenfield, on how hospitality design influences both office and academic projects.

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