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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 #12 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff at the Harvard Square hotel are exceptionally good. They are polite, friendly and willing to help with anything. The CEO, Richard, helped me go to the post office himself to arrange for some things of mine to be shipped back to Hong Kong. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

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

Dear ShaIMG: Thank you for your Tripadvisor review this week!! It was very nice to meet you during your stay and on behalf of the entire staff thank you for taking the time to write a positive guest review on our hotel!! Your comments mean a lot to all of the staff here!! Thank you!! Sincerely, Richard Carbone, General Manager... More

Pasco, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel is perfect for business and classes at Harvard University. Wonderful shops and restaurants very nearby; public transportation right outside the door; great walking neighborhood. The rooms are smallish (but I was grateful for two beds), closets would be improved if they took out the horizontal divider so we could hang longer garments. The bathroom was small but... More

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

Dear Sharon E V: Wow!! Thank you for the inspiring review of the Harvard Square Hotel, especially the description of our Guest Services!! We all do pride ourselves and trying to make our hotel guests feel welcome and comfortable while visiting Harvard University and attending different executive education programs!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review... More

McLean, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hotel based on the great reviews, and was disappointed overall. The best part was the friendly, welcoming and very helpful staff, which gets 5 stars. And the location is terrific. But The room was quite small, in fact lacking a closet to save space. The water in the bathroom sink trickled out. My assistant had requested a... More

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that you found our service staff friendly. I apologize about your room view!! Our staff, hotel location in Harvard Square and our newly renovated rooms are the best parts of our hotel. On your next visit we will assign a room facing Harvard University.... More

Warsaw, Poland
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Another favourite City of Zabojad Boston, USA. Harvard Square is one its favourite stop as the Hotel is very close to the Campus and Libraries. Harvard Square Hotel allows to be very close to the Harvard Univeristy and facilitates to take Courses at a very decent price and high Quality Services.

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

Zabojad!! Thank you for your fine review!! The Harvard Square Hotel is in the center of Harvard Square and very close to many of the graduate schools at Harvard University as well as Harvard College!! Thank you for taking the time to write your opinion about our hotel in the heart of Harvard Square Cambridge!! Thank you!! Very Much Appreciated... More

Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is super convenient to Harvard, the Metro and associated businesses. The rooms were very clean and functional but on the small side and consistent with the price which was quite reasonable for the area.. It had very good sound insulation and the staff were generally helpful and accommodating. However, for a business hotel the internet connections were painfully slow... More

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

Dear George B. Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. As General Manager here I really appreciate your constructive feedback. I will work on the complimentary wireless internet connection. I am sorry that it was slow for your use. Also after we completed the guest room renovation we decided to offer Starbucks coffee and tea in the... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I am reviewing the Harvard Square Hotel, Cambridge, MA. It is adorable. I know that is an odd description for a hotel. Sounds more like a kitten. I'm an urban dweller and I love proper use of space. This hotel is perfect not only for location but amenities. Clean, safe updated decor: simplistic and trendy. Very chic. Also everything I... More

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

Dear Piaxlou: Thank you very much for your review.We are very happy that you found our newly renovated Harvard Square Hotel adorable. We did try to use the space in the guest room efficiently. I hope you liked our brand new bathrooms. Thank you again for your fantastic review. We have a great location in the center of Harvard Square.... More

Washington DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent location, and decor clearly has been recently modernized: contemporary European styling made my room feel elegant. Nice toiletries, extra-soft bed and cozy duvet, free WiFi. I was on the fourth (top?) floor and enjoyed a great view down the streets of Cambridge. Staff were helpful and gracious. No coffee in the room and no restaurant on site (only a... More

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review. I will follow up with the housekeepers. Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager More

Canton, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Harvard Square Hotel is a quaint hotel within walking distance to Harvard University campus, restaurants, shopping, and more! The hotel is clean and safe. The rooms are spacious and decorated beautifully! My favorite thing about the hotel is the staff!!! ALL of the staff are wonderful, accommodating, and above all nice and professional! Traits that are difficult to find... More

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

Dear Valued Guest!! Thank you very much for writing a Tripadvisor Review!! It rally means a lot to our staff to have you post your comments. Thank you very much!! Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager More

Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The location if you are to visit Harvard Square is the best. The hotel is clean and modern, and the staff is very friendly and pro active. The rooms are small but modern, although a bit noisy. Hot water presure was weak. No amenities.

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

Dear Valued Guest!! Thank you for your review!! We are fortunate with our Center of Harvard Square Location!! We hope to serve you again soon!! Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager More

Hadley, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

New, clean and modern. The Harvard Square Hotel staff was extremely accommodating for my group. Rooms were small, but clean and functional, and the beds were especially comfortable! The price was excellent for the location!

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

Dear Valued Guest!! Thank you for your review!! We are fortunate with our Center of Harvard Square Location!! We hope to serve you again soon!! Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager More

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Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge

Also Known As:
Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
Address: 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#14 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 73 room property is located in the heart of Harvard Square steps away from the subway T-Station, Harvard Yard and the many options the Square has to offer. Enjoy some of the lowest rates in Harvard Square, great location and the option to order in from various Harvard Square restaurants. Our heart-of-the-square location puts you at the center of everything that puts Harvard Square on the map…… ... more   less 
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