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“Good Location, but not convenient” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge

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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139   |  
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Ranked #15 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Beijing, China
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42 hotel reviews
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“Good Location, but not convenient”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The hotel is just facing Charles River, which offers a pretty good view. But people staying here probably are either for conference, or for temporary relocation or moving in/out of the universities. If you are using public transportation with luggage, I highly suggest you reconsider, since there is about 15 mins walk to the Central station.
Speaking of service, honestly, I didn't see the hotel staff carrying on a standard courtyard spirit nor a marriott hospitality, maybe 'coz it's suited in a most intellectual and expensive place?
The good thing is that you could have a good morning run along Charles River.
There is a starbucks next door.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms were great, view was incredible, service was amazing! Would definitely go back! Highly recommend for all types of travelers. We took a Cab from downtown and the fare was super reasonable. If your a runner and like to run outside, there is a great path as well near by on the waterfront.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fair, clean and tidy Courtyard hotel. No more ,no less, and this is a good thing. We stayed for one night while visiting Cambridge. Check in was quick, our room was tidy, clean and had all the necessary amenities, including a nice gesture of one bottle of mineral water and some snacks for free.
Our king size bed was very comfortable, shower was clean and nice, and we had a good night sleep. The coffee machine in the room makes some terrible coffee, but there is a Starbucks just outside the hotel, so you can get a bit less terrible coffee there for few dollars. The only downside is the ridiculous $32 charge for 24 parking.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have travel to 32 different cities in the past six months and this will be the first time I will write a review. I writing this because of some of the negative comments about this hotel and I here to say they are all FALSE. If you looking for a 5 star hotel than maybe you should booked one but this people here really make you feel that you are truly welcome. The rooms are clean and location was prefect for my travels. I was traveling with my daughter for school and the manager on duty went out of his way to make us feel like we had known each other for a lifetime. He told me his name was Tony and that southern accent came with a southern hospitality. There is a parking fee but that is not usual for accommodation within city limits. Yes Cambridge is a city so why anyone would think it would not come with a parking charges is surprise all by itself. Leanne check us out in the morning and with that bubbly personality was what we needed to start our day. I took great care to remember theirs name because they took great care to remember mine. I just would to say to anyone who maybe considering this hotel it will recommend it and look forward to my next trip.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here during a business trip to Cambridge. Nice view & comfortable clean room. Besides Japanese steakhouse adjacent to hotel, nearest restaurants are a half mile away. Decent place to stay for business in Cambridge & would stay here again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive from the MIT campus. Convenient to running along the Charles. Usual standards of quality. Only downside (which may be true for a lot of Boston/Cambridge hotels: $32 for overnight self-parking in an open-air lot. Nearly every bit of street parking in the neighborhood requires a local-resident permit. It took me a few minutes, but I managed to find an 8am-6pm 2-hour-parking spot, which meant I could park for free on the street overnight.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so surprised by this hotel! I have never had friendlier service. There is something contagious in the air, all employees seem so happy to work there! My special thanks to Marcia Wong at the front desk, she went out of her way to please. The van is a nice commodity, it was always ready to take us to Harvard Square and back. The parking lot (paid parking) is covered and you can enter the hotel from the parking lot, so if it´s raining, as it was when I checked in, or snowing, you won´t get wet. The location is nice, right on the Charles, you can take a walk and it´s in a nice quiet area. Also, next door is Trader Joe´s and closeby is Whole Foods. Starbucks is also next door (literally), and there is a Japanese restaurant inside the hotel that is lively and serves hot and cold Japanese food. The rooms are ok, but I had no complaints, and the windows open, which is GREAT for people with allergies or those who simply don´t like air conditioning. The staff is excited about the renovation to begin soon, some of it is announced at the entrance and it is truly going to be astonishing once done! Coffe and tea are complimentary in the lobby, as well as apples and newspapers.
If you´re looking for a place to stay in Cambridge, you will be happy at this hotel.

Room Tip: Somo rooms face Harvard and have a river view, this is a plus, specially high floors.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
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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#10 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Business Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge 3*
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