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Cambridge Gateway Inn

211 Concord Turnpike, Rt. 2 East, Cambridge, MA 02140
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't stay here, most disgusting place we've ever stayed. Only reason we gave it 1 star is because you have to rate it. Dirty, carpets loose and filthy, hallways 100 plus degrees and smell. lawn at back of build 2 feet high. sheetrock in lobby missing, water stains on ceilings, should be condemned. Owner should b e embarrassed by reviews.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a concert, and wanted to avoid paying high Boston prices. Location near a crusty bowling alley and highway were far from scenic, but could walk to train to get into town. Front desk staff pretty much flatlined in enthusiasm, but continued onto our room. Gross pulled up rug with tons of cigarette burns....Old wallpaper, burned and stained... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old in disrepair. The staff was very nice but the facilities were in dire need of maintenance! The carpet was coming up, the floor sunk in areas and there were depressions in the bathroom walls from prior water damage. Bathroom fixtures and tub must be original to the 1970 construction! I don't want to stay here again.

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Bordeaux, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Terrible really only stayed because it was getting late and Boston hotels are very expensive . We had a room with two double beds and I'm starting to itch just thinking about it. Seriously if you can go elsewhere don't stay here. it's dirty very dirty!!

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Ithaca, New York
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not the best place to stay, but okay if you can't find anything else. An old building that needs a lot of work. You're hit with the odor of smoke as you enter the lobby. There is no elevator and the stairs are narrow and winding. Odor of bleach fills the corridors. Free wi-fi is advertised but I couldn't get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have stayed hundreds of hotels in my life in locations all over the world. For a hotel located in the vicinity of Boston, the management should be ashamed of themselves. It was dirty, smokey, terrifying clientele and over priced for what we received. The rooms were filthy, cigarette stains in the bathroom, a giant hole in the side of... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped here as other places had no vacancy due to college graduations. We also had a discount coupon. Your first clue is a handwritten notice at check in desk that states any loud noise, behavior issues, etc. you would be evicted. We got our key and the outside building door lock only works sometime to gain entrance to the building.... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a very old and not well-maintained hotel. Running a blow dryer and the microwave at the same time tripped the electrical service to the room and the agent on duty had no idea how to re-set it. Yes, its the lowest price I could find in the Boston area, but as they say--you get what you pay for.... More 

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Saco, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a discount coupon that was accepted by clerk with no argument. It was a monday eve. The walk down the hall way was a gas attack of old ciggarette smoke seeped into every surface. needs new rugs and sealant on the walls to cover the smoke. Room 121 was clean but very dated. Nice view out the window of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Do yourself a favor and stay anywhere but here! I am essential medical personnel and needed to get to work during blizzard conditions the following morning. I checked in Saturday night at 9 pm and requested a 7:30 am cab ride. I was asleep by 10 pm and at just before midnight, the room phone rang to confirm the time... More 

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