We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 17 Cambridge hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge to your Saves list
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
77%
Ranked #8 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
CZLai Mississauga, Canada
  • Reviews (316)
  • Photos (124)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (43)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

316 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    95
    141
    52
    24
    4
See reviews for
108
74
23
55
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Springs, Ca
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Aurora, IL
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our last night in Boston, we wanted to "splurge" so we took a chance on Hotwire and landed at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge. Even though we got a "deal" on Hotwire, it was still close to $200/night. For what we paid, I was expecting very nice accommodations. Our room, while updated, was very tiny. I love staying... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay. Many of our guests feel that we are a value for them when they make a reservation and while our rates are sometimes higher, we are far below many of the other hotels in both Cambridge and Downtown Boston. We are happy that you enjoy our brand and hope to... More

Antibes, France
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The holiday inn is relatively well situated, not far from several points of interest such as MIT, malls, or the museum of science. The breakfast is rather good though a bit limited, and the rooms are functional and comfortable. The only drawback, which is common to many places in Boston, is the rather steep price.

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

Dear ThierryDelahaye - We realize that you had a choice when choosing a hotel to stay at when visiting the Boston area and we appreciate and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to our area. More

POTOMAC FALLS
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, walking distance to: T station (5 minutes), Galleria Mall (10 minutes), MIT (15 minutes), Museum of Science (10 minutes), Boston (30 minutes). Modern clean rooms, parking (limited) no charge, fridge, hairdryer & iron in room. Good free buffet breakfast. Grocery store (Shaws) right next door. Traffic on Monsignor Hwy can get busy, especially at rush hour on Fridays.

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

Dear Randall W - We think you said it best - we offer a great deal considering we are located minutes from Downtown Boston. Our location just three blocks from the T is ideal for travelers who want to get into the city without having to rent a car, drive in Boston traffic and without having to pay to park.... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge

Address: 250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, IHG, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, TripOnline SA, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Otel, Agoda and Venere so you can book your Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge Hotel Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Boston - Cambridge
Holiday Inn Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge

124 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (89)
Viewed
Room/suite (34)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (12)

Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge #11 Family Hotel in Cambridge #13 Business Hotel in Cambridge
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
112

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer