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At the Wellsworth Hotel, our experienced staff and acclaimed property provide the ultimate retreat in Southbridge, MA. With sport courts, a pool and hot tub, an impressive conference center, upscale amenities and modern technology, we bridge the gap between work and leisure travel.

While the hotel has a contemporary look and feel, you’ll find traditional New England character and historical touches reflecting our building’s heritage. As the home of eyeglass manufacturer American Optical Company for 160 years, our spaces exude a sense of stately style. The interior of the hotel features grand, contemporary spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a firepit and a courtyard, which is bordered by the lobby, restaurant and lounge. Just off the lobby, find our conference wing with 24,000 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art meeting space. Our Focus Fitness Center and indoor pool area continue the expansive theme with large spaces and amenities ranging from a hot tub to racquetball and basketball courts.

Start your day with a jog at Focus Fitness Center, then reward yourself with a hearty breakfast at Visions Restaurant.

Evenings are a perfect time to stop in for a game of billiards or darts in Shades Lounge or a game of corn hole next to the firepit in The Courtyard. We serve delicious pub food, a great selection of wine and cocktails and a selection of craft beers from around New England.

Book a room today and see for yourself why the Wellsworth Hotel is considered one of the top hotels for business and leisure retreats in New England.

Our Name

The Wellsworth Hotel was chosen to highlight our historical connection to the American Optical Company.  Wellsworth was the name of American Optical’s lifestyle magazine in the 1900’s. The name originally comes from a type of lens, the Wellsworth Crookes.

Later,  AO made a frame called the Wellsworth Windsors, which was known as “the most beautiful spectacle in America” during it’s time.  The Wellsworth Hotel authentically and effortlessly embodies the defining features of an historic boutique hotel with the amenities of a luxury property and state-of-the-art conference center.


While modern in accommodations, amenities and conference and event spaces, our hotel comes with a story. Learn about the building’s architectural heritage and important place in the community for 160 years.

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About Us

Read about why our dedicated conference center is one of the best of its kind and the awards and designations we have achieved, as well as the myriad ways we give back to the Southbridge and Sturbridge region of Central Massachusetts.

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