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Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #15 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Warsaw, Poland
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't expect too much from the hotel itself. It's very clean and rooms are quite big, but is also of quite average standard. Still, location is perfect if you visit Harvard. University & Harvard Square are just 100 meters from the hotel so you practically live on campus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently stayed here for a conference at Harvard. The hotel had great staff that took care of all of my needs. The rooms were nice and newly remodeled. Their are only two negative points. The elevator was extremely slow and the room didn't come with a suitcase stand.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments about our guest service and nice view of Harvard University. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a very nice stay here. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. My room was spotless. A little fridge in the room almost makes up for no coffee maker, though coffee in lobby was excellent. Great location.

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

Thank you for your review. We are going to add Starbucks Verona coffee makers to our guest rooms. Thank you for posting on TripAdvisor Richard Carbone General Manager More

Picayune, Mississippi
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well located. But poor ambiance . I felt like I was staying in a dormitory. Very few amenities...soaps , lotions, etc. No coffee maker. The bathroom light switch was poorly located outside of the bathroom . Checkout was friendly. Location was wonderful for our needs.

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Dear Valued Guests Thank you for your TripAdvisor posting!! Your comments are valuable and very important to us!! Thank you Richard Carbone General Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved the location and the service, however, someone else's hairs were on the bathroom floor and there was an insect in my bed. I'm really particular about not having any evidence of the person before in the room.

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Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review. We value your comments and I will follow up with our Housekeepers on the areas that you pointed out! Thank you Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager More

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was small but nice. Good light, but little closet space. Bed was comfortable and the location was ideal for walking around Harvard Area. Elevator painfully slow, but hotel very clean. Had to go to lobby for coffee.

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Dear Long Term Stay: Thank you for posting a positive review on TripAdvisor! Thank you. Richard Carbone General Manager More

Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific location, terrific staff! It was close to Harvard Square with all of its trendy shops and restaurants. The room was small, but recenty renovated. The bathroom was spacious. If only they would place a coffee-maker in each room!

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Dear Robert W. Thank you for your review. I will look at putting coffee makers in each guest room. I am happy that you enjoyed our location in the heart of Harvard Square. Richard Carbone General Manager More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was well located near the Harvard subway, which is convenient to move all over Boston. The room was well furnished and clean (no noise, very comfortable beds). It was ready very early so it was very convenient for early arrivals after a long over-night travel. The free wifi was not working perfectly, but it was ok. Free coffee... More

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Dear Melany: Thank you for your review of the hotel. I am working on improving the WiFi signal. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More

Mundelein, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location. The rooms are VERY small, there are no closets, the bathroom had no tub and there was no hairdryer in the room. It was very cramped. I guess I didn't do my homework, but I didn't realize that the hotel didn't have a restaurant until I got there. There are millions... More

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Dear Valued guest: Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I value your comments and constructive feedback. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager More

Los Angeles, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of us stayed here for a family event and we all thought it was perfect. Everyone that works here is polite as well as friendly. The two men who greeted me when I got in after taking a red eye made me laugh - a feat after a long flight. The cleaning crew greets guests with a good morning... More

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Dear Valued Guest: A very big thank you for your wonderful review. On behalf of the entire staff thank you for your kind comments. We hope to have you stay again in the future. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Harvard Square Hotel contemporary in décor is centrally located in the heart of Harvard Square. Just steps away from all that Harvard Square has to offer including the Harvard University Campus, Harvard T-Station, Charles River and the many eclectic stores and restaurants found in the Square. We are also only a few miles to downtown Boston. Since the closing of The Inn at Harvard last year we have welcomed many of our guests to The Harvard Square Hotel due mainly to our personalized service and fantastic location. Our on the go Starbucks Café is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! ... more   less 
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