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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139   |  
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“Great location ... if you have a car”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Otherwise it's 15-20 min walk to nearest subway. If you are sensitive to noises, stay at high floor (>10th) and avoid facing the streets (river view). Room is nice and in-room amenties feel new, except the coffee maker feels cheap and the coffee taste bad. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is good. However the annex Japanese restaurant is so-so but there isn't much dining option in walking distance.

Room Tip: Got a car unless you don't mind walking 20m to subway or paying for cab
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hello backspin18, thank you for the review! As General Manager, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us. I am truly glad you enjoyed your visit in a high floor room with a view of the historic Charles River! While we are indeed a 15 minute walk to the T, we offer a shuttle to the local station as well as to many other restaurants and popular parts of Cambridge. I am sorry to see that you did not like the in-room coffee machine. We are currently in the process of upgrading all our rooms to brand new stainless steel single cup brewers. We provide Barista Bold by Royal Cup, the Marriott standard chosen for quality. In addition, we offer complimentary coffee in the lobby from 5a - 11a daily and we are within close walking distance to both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Thank you again for the review and we look forward to having the opportunity to accomodate you the next time your travels bring you the greater Boston area!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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South Windsor, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pros: Location is convenient to Memorial Drive and the MassPike. Staff is friendly and efficient. The attached Japanese restaurant is very good.
Cons: Not particularly convenient to Cambridge nightlife, Harvard, or MIT. Hotel charges for parking, but you might be able to find free on-street parking. Just be careful to watch out for resident only parking.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hello Golden Retriever Lover, thank you for the wonderful review of the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge! As General Manager, I am genuinely glad that you found our staff to be friendly and efficient and that you had a great dining experience as well! As you mentioned, we are right off the Mass Pike on Memorial Drive. Our location along the historic Charles River is something we are quite proud of. As for our location to local nightlife, we are a 15 minute walk to Central Square and the Red Line T station. As an added amenity, we also offer a hotel shuttle service until 11pm. Thank you so much for staying with us and we would be grateful for the opportunity to accomodate you again should your travels bring you back to the Boston/Cambridge area!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed for three nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Marriott Courtyard is about a fifteen minute walk to the Central Square T so we never had to drive anywhere. The staff was helpful and our room was clean and comfortable. Had breakfast at the hotel one morning and besides having to pay, it was great. And can't complain about the price too!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hello TravelFish9, thank you for the excellent review! As General Manager, I am genuinely thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your experienece the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge. We look forward to the opportunity to accomodate you the next time your travels bring you back to the area!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Marriott is conveniently located on Memorial Drive in Cambridge just off the Mass Pike. The hotel has been well-maintained, staff are friendly, rooms are clean and comfortable and parking is available.The neighborhood is a mix of residential and offices along the river, between Harvard and MIT. There's a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Starbucks within a block. A taxi stand is at the hotel and it's about a mile walk to Central Square where there are many shops, restaurants and subway station.
Overall, it was a very convenient and pleasant stay that met our needs.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hello Roch06,
Thank you so much for the great review! As the General Manager I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for staying with us. We are glad to hear you found the hotel to be clean and comfortable and that the staff were friendly. As you mentioned we are located within walking distance to Central Square and have plenty of stores and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Should your travels bring you back to the Boston Cambridge area, we would be grateful for the opportunity to accomodate you again. Best regards, Rob R.
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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. Great Staff. Room was clean and they are updating the hotel. Good location. I just wish they had "Real Coffee" in the lobby. We did not eat breakfast there so I can not comment on that, but the Sushi restaurant was good for a couple of drinks and apps. There is a T stop about a mile + away. It's near the Doubletree (Scullers Jazz Club) so it was cheaper to stay here and then just walk over to the show.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you Musicluver1, for the nice review of our hotel. As the General Manager, I am very glad you enjoyed your experience with us! I appreciate you taking the time to mention our clean rooms and convenient location. Beginning soon we will be undergoing a top to bottom reinvention of the hotel to provide the most up to date hotel accomodations in all of Cambridge! We are very excited and look forward to having the opportunity to serve you the next time your travels bring you back to the greater Boston area!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This hotel is located just across from the Charles River. The staff is very friendly. The hotel itself is fairly old and in need of an update. Room was a bit dingy, due to age not cleanliness. There's a Starbuck's and Trader Joe's next door, which was convenient. They also have a sushi restaurant in house that will deliver to your room. If you are going into the downtown Cambridge area, it's not close. But, there are cabs out front to take you where you need to go.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor facing the river if you want to watch the rowers and scullers.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you cemckeon, for your terrific review of the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge. As the General Manager, I am truly glad you enjoyed your stay with us! As you mentioned, we are conveniently located on the banks of the historic Charles River with establishments like Starbucks, Trader Joes, Dunkin Donuts, and Whole Foods within steps of the hotel. In addition to our friendly guest service and great location, we will be undergoing a top to bottom reinvention of the hotel this winter and can't wait for you to see the finished product on your next visit. Thank you again for staying with us!
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Plainville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Located in Cambridge near MIT the Cambridge Courtyard is a great place to stay while visiting Boston. About half the cost of the hotels around Long Warf, with train service a baseball throw away from the entrance which will get you anywhere in the city for under 3 bucks. Nice sports bar set up inside with tvs everywhere and plenty of rooom. Trolly tours are also available with pick up outside of the hotel which drop you off all over the city or you can just stay on for about a 90 minute tour.....Just hang on!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rob R, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you, Tropguy, for another fantastic review! As the General Manager, I am truly glad you enjoyed your stay. From our great location close to Harvard and MIT, to our breathtaking views of the historic Charles River, the Courtyard Cambridge strives to be your home away from home when visiting the greater Boston area. Thank you for choosing the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge and for allowing us to have the pleasure of accomodationg you.
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Address: 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#12 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge 3*
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