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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 285 reviews)
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Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Indoor Pool, Indoor Pool (all year), Bikes Available (free), Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge.
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.
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Filipino, Indonesian, French, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
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.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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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 285 reviews
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Score from 419 reviews Very good
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Score from 251 reviews Very good
The Harvard Square Hotel is the centerpiece hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts' lively Harvard Square.
Score from 237 reviews Very good
Featuring spacious suites and located along the Charles River, minutes from Boston's most popular sites, this hotel is in an ideal location for exploring the area.
Score from 437 reviews Very good
Friendly staff and location and ambience of hotel. Very comfortable.
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.
Luxury price of hotel but rooms and hotel are not luxurious
The location is great. The staff is pleasant and helpful
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...
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
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.
Great location at Harvard. Excellent restaurants. Pleasant rooms.
The food: Henrietta's Table for the best breakfast in Cambridge, and Rialto for a splendid dinner.
Expected ALOT more for $400 per night. Basic Courtyard by Marriott accommodations. Don't mind that, but not at this price.
Location is great.
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.
The room was clean and spacious. Free WI-FI is a plus.The restaurant was convenient and the food was very good.
Wifi was inconsistent, could hear hum of the elevators through the night
Nice to get coffee at Henrietta's Table.
Small room Small bathroom Not great value for money
excellent in-house restaurant (Rialto)
Restaurant was excellent.Wish they had told me about hotel program at check-in. I would have signed up!
Proximity to restaurants and harvard
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.
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
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)
Tea/coffee making facilities would have been welcomed.
Location, exercise facilities, comfortable beds, TV in the bathroom!
it was a great place to stay after going to the Sanders Theater for a show and then walking around Harvard Sq and then going to the Harvard Art museum the next day on Sat which is free 10-12 on every Sat morning. It all worked out tremendously...and have breakfast at Henrietta's right in the Charles in the morning...all perfect for us
Spare, dated, unimaginative furnishings, television remote did not work properly, only 1 of 3 elevators worked, the gym hours were inconvenient, restaurant menu sparse
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