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110 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 170 reviews)
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Food & Drink
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 35 per day.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
French, Spanish, English, Arabic
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 5 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Harvard Square Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 170 reviews
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Set in the heart of Harvard Square, this luxurious Cambridge hotel combines classic New England style with award-winning dining, elegant guestrooms and 24-hour personalized concierge services.
Score from 228 reviews Very good
This hotel is 2 miles from downtown Boston and features an on-site restaurant and a daily continental breakfast. Free shuttle services to Logan International Airport are available.
Score from 315 reviews Good
Originally built in 1894, this historic Victorian-style boutique hotel is next to the MIT Campus in Cambridge, and features a unique and cozy atmosphere, complete with many modern conveniences.
Score from 369 reviews Wonderful
In Cambridge and close to Harvard University, this luxury hotel features free Wi-Fi and rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station.
Score from 160 reviews Wonderful
No breakfast Entrance hidden
Location, very clean, excellent coffee
We were there to drop our kid for college, elevators were not working, we couldn't carry anything upstairs so we had to leave stuff in the lobby and most of the things in the car. Had to come down in the morning to get clothes and shoes.
Great location in the heart of Harvard Square! Very helpful and accommodating staff. Hotel has a clean, urban, contemporary feeling. It was an ideal place to stay for dropping off a student at Harvard and for using the subway.
The elevator was under repair, but the staff was very accommodating with luggage. The repairs are estimated to be completed by early September.
Elevator was out of order-staying on the 2nd Floor it was horrible. Also 2nd Floor might not sound bad for lugging everything to room but it really was as there were four long flights of stairs not counting the stairs in the lobby to street. Something should be done to compensate for this.
elevator in renovation
Location (near the Harvard T-station). Free wifi.
Overpriced, given no breakfast and a relatively basic room design.
Location to the center of Harvard's campus life and the surrounding area.
Poor recommendations by staff for dinner.
Great location in the heart of Harvard Square
We travelled with two teenage children. Room with two double beds was tiny. One bed was practically up against the wall so impossible to exit bed from one side. Bathroom had no room for toiletries. Parking was convenient but expensive. Elevator not working most of the day we were there and staircase was stifling.
Right in Harvard Square, close to everything, including a T stop a block away. A great base to explore Cambridge and the entire Boston area. Although not overly large, the room was clean, comfortable and very quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
I have no complaints.
Location was the best aspect of the hotel. Despite the mediocre quality of the building and rooms, the staff/service was great, going so far as to place a birthday note and candy in the room for my girlfriend. The large window allowed for good daylight, and a nice view.
I chose the hotel due to the recent "renovations" touted on the website. The renovations, however, were bare minimum, surface only, and poor quality. Once past the shiny, yet cheesy, lobby with friendly staff, it was all downhill. The elevator was tiny, old, and seemed to struggle getting to the fourth floor, becoming progressively slower. Once off the elevator, I felt I was back in the seventies, as the carpet, wall surfaces, and lighting, had clearly not been updated. The room itself was cramped, and the air conditioner was unable to bring the temperature any lower than 74 degrees, despite the tiny size of the room. All the furniture was very modern and very cheap. The bathroom wasn't terrible, but had similar low-end modern surface updates, and pieces of the previous door hardware were blatantly sticking out of the door, as newer hardware had been installed slightly adjacent to it. The vanity mirror had clearly not been upgraded, as pieces of Formica were peeling off the side, and it was spaced off the wall with layers of double sided tape.
Location,parking,staff, room design,cleanliness all perfect.
What's not to like?
the staff are great, Maher and others
Location, location, location. Great bang for your buck and the staff is great.
The wifi was horrible. There is a free "Harvard Guest" option that is a tiny bit better.
Excellent location, close to Harvard Square, 200 m from the subway station, great for exploring the city. Breakfast is not available at the hotel, but there are several places in close proximity.
Very spacious rooms (I think bigger than the standard rooms I have seen in Charles hotel). Facilities inside the room are new and good.
The location is perfect for tourist
The hotel has been renovated in the last year, so it's worth trying again if you didn't like it in the past.
Everything in Cambridge is amazingly expensive. If I was a tourist rather than a business traveler with meetings at Harvard, I would have stayed somewhere less expensive.
authentic, location, cozy
Nice clean room with great location.
VERY small room and bathroom. Too small for 4 people to maneuver suitcases etc. Sized better for 2 people.
The location, and helpfulness of the staff, except for one man who was over-helpful!
I had trouble with the fan/heating system - never did get it to work.
very nice room, helpful staff, good location
The staff was amazingly accommodating. There was confusion with my reservation so they had four room options ready for me. Everyone I spoke with throughout my stay was welcoming and helpful.
Parking was a bit confusing. I was expecting a valet but there was not one. Since we were unfamiliar with the poroporty we didn't know to just park anywhere. Since there was a thrifty car rental right next to the entrance of the hotel weren't sure if it parking was for that or the hotel.
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