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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
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Ranked #7 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall rooms are great, some members of the staff are not as friendly and don't dress too professional but it was the weekend I am guessing they didn't want to be working right? One of the things I found very uncomfortable and needs to be addressed immediately is that parking is very limited once it gets full guests have to... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Millie - Thanks for you comments. As you saw, we are a smaller property in a city location and parking is an issue from time to time. On most nights, one, if not both of our lots, have available parking in them. In addition, the few employees of ours that do drive also use the same lot, as they... More

Longview, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in this hotel twice when visiting MIT and the hotel is a good solid choice and good value for money - rooms are clean and spacious, staff is friendly. The neighborhood the hotel is located in not visually nice looking with few trendy places to visit - that being said this neighborhood didn't look unsafe so I would not... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Denis L - Thank you for pointing out how great our location is to the T. We are sorry that you had a hard time with the trolleys but the T subway system is very easy to use and as you saw, gets you to anywhere in Boston. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and look forward... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to Boston and don't mind staying a bit on the edge of town, this hotel is for you! It's clean, modern and close to the Green Line T and buses. The breakfast, while crowded, was very good with both hot and cold options. The hotel is about 8 mins from Harvard Square by car, or 15 minutes... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear mythreechicas - We could not agree with you more - we are a better option than Downtown Boston and are located only three blocks from the T, making the city that much more accessible. As you mentioned, we are also very close to MIT, Harvard, and Tufts so we are a great choice if visiting colleges is on your... More

Mississauga, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen unfair review complaining about the neighborhood and the elevator service of this hotel. Here is the deal with those two factors: (1) just like many things in and around Boston, the immediate neighborhood is old, but not "shady" as some suggested. It is a safe neighborhood, and I walked through it a few times on the way... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear CZLai - We could not have said what you did any better - we are a great value for anyone who does not want to overspend while visiting Boston and Cambridge, yet wants to be close to all of the historical sites and universities that our area offers. Most guests save even more money and don't bring a car... More

Palm Springs, Ca
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, the neighborhood is a little busy as some have noted. The hotel is crammed on a tiny spot and there isn't enough parking in the lot. But the neighborhood isn't really unsafe...just a little urban. Now that we have that out of the way, once you walk in this hotel you will change your mind. It is spotless, welcoming... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Catherine N - We could not agree more with your comments about our hotel. Yes, we are in a city location but as you pointed out, our hotel is next to a residential neighborhood with restaurants and is just 3 blocks from the T into Downtown Boston. I think many guests are pleasantly surprised when they stay with us... More

Herndon, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My expectations were not high, but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was friendly and informative. When I requested a rollaway bed, it was in our room when we returned from touring. It is in walking distance to the T and the science museum. Yes it is on a major highway but that did not bother us. Parking was not... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear shermanrs1 - Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We agree that we offer a better value at our hotel and our location is a lot less expensive than staying in Boston. As we are so close to the T into Downtown Boston, guests have started coming without cars so that they can save... More

Gainesville, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed here for the past 2 nights and have been very pleased. It is clean, good customer service, and a nice breakfast. The beds are fairly comfortable and the hotel is located about 2 blocks from the T or metro station. It is an easy walk and I felt safe walking from there at night.

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear Ashleigh F - We apprecaite your great comments about our hotel and staff. We agree that we are very conveniently located just three blocks from the T, which can take anyone anywhere throughout Boston and Cambridge. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and please come back and visit us again. More

Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone was so nice and the room was perfect for my needs. The décor is so so but the place is clean. I had a living room and a separate but small bedroom. I stayed in a much more expensive hotel the night before because I was attending a business meeting there; I found the Holiday Inn Express a much... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear LWtravels20590 - You have highlighted everything that we strive for here at the hotel, and everything that many of our other guests have also said. We offer value for a location so close to Boston and the T, amenities that some hotels don't offer, and a friendly, outgoing staff that works hard to ensure all of our guest enjoy... More

Trumbull, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am going to start with the good because there is only one good thing to report, the staff was very friendly and helpful it ends there. We arrived around 12 and of course our room wasn't ready but we were able to park, first come first serve for the 30 cramped spaces that were there, I guess if you... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. As we are a very busy hotel, there are times when both of our elevators are in great demand and we appreciate your patience. Thank you for praising our hard working staff as they make every effort to make our guests feel as comfortable as possible. We... More

Syosset, NY
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient to both Boston and Cambridge. Lechmere Green Line terminal just up the street. Even had good crispy bacon at the complimentary breakfast. Had a large room with 2 Queens, fine mattresses, beddings, pillows, so all three of us slept easily. Got a very favorable price as compared to other less worthy properties. And...I arrived at noon and the... More

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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review

Dear SueSyo - Wow, thank you very much for praising our location and our staff. Every one of our team members strives to go above and beyond to make sure our guests are happy and comfortable while with us and we succeeded with you! I will pass your comments to my team and thank you for choosing to stay with... More

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Address: 250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge #12 Family Hotel in Cambridge #13 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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Welcome! Located minutes from downtown Boston on the Green Line of the 'T' Lechmere Station, close to MIT, Harvard University, Museum of Science, TD Banknorth Garden, Patni Corp., EF Foundation, Kendall Square, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilition Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and only 3 miles from Boston Logan Airport (BOS), our hotel is the perfect location for visiting the Boston/Cambridge area. We offer a complimentary American breakfast, featuring our famous cinnamon roll as well as a variety of hot foods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our Great Room, with 24-hour coffee, complimentary cookies at night, and high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the building. Our convenient location and commitment to service make us the best value in the Boston/Cambridge area, so book now and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. Contact the hotel directly for packages that'll save you money. ... more   less 
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