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Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge

2.0 of 5 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Cambridge for a meeting, and this was both a convenient and cost-effective option. They have done a great job of renovating what was a standard motel--space is used very well; nice clean lines and contemporary design. We were not planning to spend much time at the hotel so the lack of restaurant, lounge, etc. was not a problem. Couldn't... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Marilouand john: Thank you for your recent post review on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you found our hotel convenient and cost effective. We hope you will return in the future. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Serviceminded and very kind staff. Good with complimentary coffee. It's a no frills hotel in the sense that there's no breakfast and no gym. Lots of places around to get food. Good beds, Good bathroom and great location. Wifi is a little bit slow (No netflix), but works great for email.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Nilswirell: Thank you very much for your 5 Star Review. We are going to upgrade our WiFi in 2015 for more broadband reception. Safe travels and hope to see you again at the hotel. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More 

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in Aug for a course at Harvard. A bit expensive even with deal because of attending course. Plus point has it's own en-suite and is clean They have a free Tea/Coffee bar in reception for hot/cold drinks tea coffee water e.t.c and have foods such as cereal and fruit it's O.K but for the price your paying is... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear MisseySLondon: Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. I am happy you commented on how clean our hotel is and also our great city center location. We appreciate you taking the time to also comment that you felt safe in our hotel. Our front desk staff tries to help with directions and security is a #1 concern for our visiting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- noisy rooms facing a busy street - no coffee machine in the rooms - unsupportive staff when I asked about tax reimbursement for my NGO - small rooms - although small, the rooms were decently designed - at close to $300/night, this hotel is utterly overpriced

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Peter R. Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. I apologize that your guest room was noisy and also that the front desk did not assist you on your tax exemption question. We do have complimentary coffee in the lobby of the hotel. I hope you will consider us again in the future. the Mass. rules on tax... More 

Virginia Beach, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This vintage "motor inn" has gone through a very nice restoration and provides excellent service in a location that absolutely cannot be beat. Room sizes are what you would expect from an older property (the renovation gutted but did not reconfigure the rooms), but the furnishings are very nice, the bathrooms have been completely modernized with walk-in showers, and there... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Alan A. Thank you for your great review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I really appreciate you taking the time to rate our property. I hope to have you back as a guest in the future. Thank you again for your review Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More 

Eugene, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others have commented, yes, the location is really great. There are numerous small restaurants and shops just a minute's walk away. I was kindly given a room on the third floor, facing the back, away from the street. It was very quiet (the double-gazed windows are very well constructed), which would presumably make the street-side rooms very quiet as... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Professor: Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to review the hotel. We are working on increasing the bandwidth of our wi-fi system. I really appreciate your comments as we have just repainted all of our public areas and guest room bathrooms as part of our year end maintenance program. I hope to serve you again... More 

DFW
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the best possible location in Harvard Square, an easy walk to everything. Staff is so friendly, kind and helpful and there is excellent free coffee, tea and wifi. Rates fabulous for the area. Room simple but attractive and spotless with all you could need, including a little fridge. Oh, and the bed is super comfortable. Maybe a little noise... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Alden Thank you very much for your terrific review of our newly renovated Harvard Square Hotel. As you described we do have a wonderful location close to Harvard University and the shops and restaurants in Harvard Square. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More 

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Only stayed one night in November. Staff were really friendly and attentive. Room was clean and warm. Kind of small but I was alone for one night so I could care less, some others may though. Would stay again.

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Dear Soocon: Thank you for the 5 Star TripAdvisor review. We appreciate your comments about our great city center location and nice hospitality from our employees. Thank you again. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More 

Holbrook, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I am from the Boston area and was looking for a place I could share a nice night with my boyfriend. Everyone at the hotel was so nice and welcoming upon our arrival. The price was also fantastic considering it was within walking distance of so many great restaurants, shops, and entertainment! I went to dinner but couldn't wait to... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Kristin: Thank you for your 5 star review. Much appreciated. I hope you can stay longer on your next visit. Thank you Richard Carbone More 

Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I stayed here with my son in October. I was very pleased with the hotel, its staff and its location. The hotel, though, I feel is overpriced and prices need to come down a bit to make it a better value. There are many bakeries and places to eat nearby and Harvard is a short walk away. I would recommend... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Sevillian: Thank you for your 5 Star Review. We do have a great location and we hope to serve you again in the future. Sincerely Richard Carbone More 

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Address: 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge

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