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20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02128
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were privileged to be invited to dine at the Faculty Club by a friend who is a member. The dining room reminded me of those in fine old classical European hotels where both the food, the wine list and the service are impeccable. No tipping was allowed although I was strongly tempted.

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Savannah, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

If you have a HArvard affiliation (of pretty much any sort), give these folks a call to see if they can assist you for a lunch or dinner, or for an overnight room. There's no better location in Cambridge -- great food, comfortable rooms (elevator to all floors), very helpful staff.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Not the biggest fan of the Harvard ambience myself, but I always enjoy staying here. Over-stuffed rooms, hands-off help, an air of slighly hysterical respectability, but still very comfortable and you can always observe the natives.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

okay, this place is somewhat stuff in atmosphere of course. but it actually has an amazing lunch buffet every week day that is quite delicious and tasty (and affordable at $25/person). just need to show a Harvard ID to get in (unlike Harvard Club which requires a membership). its a nice place to meet a business colleague.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I hosted a state social for professors, deans, graduate students at the Harvard Faculty Club. It was AMAZING. You get silverware that's 100's of years old and the Reading Room is breath-taking. I was concerned I wouldn't get enough attendees to my event (since we were flying in from California and not everyone is familiar with Cambridge, MA). But, the... More

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Cardiff, UK
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The HFC was built in 1930 on the site of the former home of the family of William and Henry James which was demolished. So if you are an admirer of the novelist or want a "religious experience" (as it were) this association will add a little something extra. The present Club is a very elegant, grand old house open... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Came here as a treat after graduation for the Sunday Brunch.....food selection was excellent but one negative was that they didn't refill the shrimp after it was finished....great selection of food.....including all of the breakfast favourites...and the roast beef was excellent...try to leave some room for the desert...the flour-less chocolate cake was one of the best I have ever had... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Dinner was very elegant and wonderful. Service was great and food was wonderful. The white glove service was amazing. And the personal service was very attentive. The Club it self is very stylish and harvard ish

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Harvard Faculty Club is one place that is classic and "Harvard Perfection" at its best!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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318 reviews 318 reviews
27 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

One of the better perks of being Harvard faculty is having access to the Club. This restaurant still posseses turn of the century grandeur. The white glove service is amazing. The menu always has great choices and the wine list has wonderful selections. Great attention is placed in food presentation, texture and flavor. It is an ideal place for a... More

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Address: 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02128
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the edge of historic Harvard Yard, the Harvard Faculty Club offers an atmosphere of dignity, elegance and charm for members of the University community. Fine dining, decorative private dining rooms, comfortable overnight accommodations, reasonable prices, and personalized attention make it one of the most inviting establishments in the Boston area. As a Harvard faculty member, administrative/professional or long-service staff person, retiree, or alumnus/a, and reciprocal club members at any ACUC affiliated club, you and your guests are always welcome. ... more   less 

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