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1 Bennett Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA02138, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 284 reviews)
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 38 per day.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 40 per day.
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Located one mile from Harvard University, this Cambridge hotel is 4 blocks from the Central Square subway station. It features a 24-hour gym and guest rooms with cable TV.
Score from 394 reviews Very good
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge features rooms with Charles River or Boston skyline views and free Wi-Fi. This Massachusetts hotel has an indoor pool and is 3 miles from the Old State House.
Score from 259 reviews Very good
The Harvard Square Hotel is the centerpiece hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts' lively Harvard Square.
Score from 235 reviews Very good
This Cambridge hotel is across the Charles River from downtown Boston. The hotel has 2 on-site restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Score from 229 reviews Very good
May 16, 2015
I requested a quiet room since we were there for an important meeting but the room we got was facing the street and there were two bars right under us and although we were on the 8th floor I could only sleep with ear plugs since the noise went on until 2 pm. This was very disappointing because the hotel should either have provided us with a quiet room or should have told us that they don´t have a quiet room availiable and in that case we could have booked a room in another hotel. I did mention it to the hotel staff at reception and also wrote it in their online questionaire but no reaction so far.
The location was perfect for us, the room was very clean, nicely decorated and the beds were excellent. The bathroom was very clean and spacious and the shower/bathtub were very nice. The staff was friendly and helpful.
May 10, 2015
REALLY irritating wifi requiring new acceptance of terms and conditions and re-log-in every few minutes. Also, not such good vlaue for money given how expensive the room was.
Central location, comfy bed, nice sized room, good facilities and above-average gym.
April 26, 2015
199 dollars extra for a 3 hour extended check out time
April 23, 2015
too old interior and bumpy bed
April 21, 2015
Friendly staff and location and ambience of hotel. Very comfortable.
April 21, 2015
The mattress was quite uncomfortable. Very high taxes, (Convention taxes???) which added to the already high price.
Great location, courteous staff, The room well lit and comfortable, good view of Cambridge, good wifi. Didn't have a chance to enjoy the restaurants in the Hotel, however there are plenty of options around the area as well. Great location.
April 21, 2015
Luxury price of hotel but rooms and hotel are not luxurious
The location is great. The staff is pleasant and helpful
April 7, 2015
Wish you had coffee in room. That's it!
Best bed EVER in a hotel. Great room. Quiet. Everything we could want...but for one...
April 7, 2015
No microwave or coffee machine or space in mini bar
Comfortable rooms, great health club, fab restaurants within the complex. Cozy yet sophisticated fare and ambiance
April 2, 2015
kind of expensive for staying here when the bathroom looks like a regular hotel bathroom and the rooms are like any other hotel. Food was amazing but the portions were so small.
By far one of the best places I have stayed. They have great food. Comfy beds. Beautiful rooms and bathrooms. Super clean. Parking downstairs even tho it's not free but makes parking so much easier. Close by to shopping and restaurants and bars and fast food places. Perfect location and place.
March 31, 2015
Great location at Harvard. Excellent restaurants. Pleasant rooms.
March 24, 2015
The food: Henrietta's Table for the best breakfast in Cambridge, and Rialto for a splendid dinner.
March 23, 2015
Expected ALOT more for $400 per night. Basic Courtyard by Marriott accommodations. Don't mind that, but not at this price.
Location is great.
March 19, 2015
still expensive. wifi slow
relatively good value in a very expensive area. gym is good. didnt eat at the hotel. rooms ample, beds comfortable and service good tho we didnt need much.
March 15, 2015
The room was clean and spacious. Free WI-FI is a plus.The restaurant was convenient and the food was very good.
March 14, 2015
Wifi was inconsistent, could hear hum of the elevators through the night
March 11, 2015
Nice to get coffee at Henrietta's Table.
February 27, 2015
Small room Small bathroom Not great value for money
February 19, 2015
February 5, 2015
excellent in-house restaurant (Rialto)
January 28, 2015
Restaurant was excellent.Wish they had told me about hotel program at check-in. I would have signed up!
January 27, 2015
Proximity to restaurants and harvard
January 27, 2015
Parking prices $58 for 14 hours...wow!
Loved everything about our visit! We were able to check in early, the spa was excellent and did a couples massage and loved the 2 wonderful ladies who took care of us. The gym and pool were also very clean and the staff was very helpful. The room was perfect, bed super comfy and the food was excellent.
January 11, 2015
I would like a flatter pillow
We have been staying at the Charles for the last 20 years whenever we come into town. It really has it all, great restaurants, great location, great service, sweet and comfortable room, nice amenities
January 6, 2015
slightly chilly desk staff
comfortable bed, good-sized room, wi-fi, much better art on the walls than in most hotels, very good in-house restaurant (henrietta's), amazingly fast rocket elevators (never any wait)
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