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“Marvelous time in Cambridge at the Kimpton” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Cambridge
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Marvelous time in Cambridge at the Kimpton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

The Kimpton is amazing and centrally located. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. The rooms are carefully appointed and chic, as are the lounge and restaurant. But the staff really bring it to the next level. I have never encountered such a kind, competent group of people at a hotel. The main concierge literally worth his weight in diamonds...

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distributi0nManager, Manager at Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2009
Dear NYTravelGirl6,
We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at the Hotel Marlowe. I'm glad the location, amenities, and friendly staff helped bring your stay to the next level! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to our chief concierge, too! We hope to see you back at the Marlowe in the future.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bass Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

This is a very well-run hotel. The staff is friendly, the amenities are plentiful (daily newspapers, robes, morning coffee, afternoon wine, great fitness center), the location, although seemingly a bit off-the-beaten track at first, is actually decent. Parking is easy by Boston standards, and once parked one can walk or take the "T" into downtown Boston from the hotel. The decor is unusual but really fun and creates a stylish, slightly outrageous but surprisingly comfy effect. My husband and I are in the business, and hence we are especially attuned to the details of the lodging places we visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, so much so that we booked again for another stay earlier this month.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

A fantastic hotel in a lovely area, with the friendliest staff in the world. Nothing was too much trouble for the brilliant staff, anytime night or day, if they did not know the answer to a question they soon found out for you. An amazing place to stay and I can not recommend it highly enough. I do not know how anyone can find fault with such a beautiful place. For all you shopping lover out there it is attached to a 3 story shopping centre. Heaven

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distributi0nManager, Manager at Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2009
Dear triptakergal,
Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Hotel Marlowe. I can see you enjoyed your stay! I'm especially happy to see how highly you spoke of our staff. We pride ourselves on our personalized, friendly service. We hope to see you back at the Marlowe soon!
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Lafayette, CO
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

We scheduled a corporate training event here for 48 people who would be attending from various companies. The hotel sent us a contract, which we promptly signed. The hotel told us we had the conference room reserved but then did not send us a countersigned agreement and later told us that they were giving the conference room to another organization because that organization was holding a larger event. They completely violated the contracted we had signed with them. I will never again stay at another Kimpton.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mholz, Front Office Manager at Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2009
We completely understand the frustration and apologize for the inconvenience.

There were multiple issues and circumstances beyond our control which would not allow the Hotel Marlowe to host the event. The Hotel Marlowe has earned a
reputation for being one of the best luxury hotels in the Boston and Cambridge area and it prides itself on offering world class service and amenities.

Kind Regards,

Hotel Management
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

This is an upscale but not a snooty hotel. It was comfortable, super clean, safe, the staff was extremely friendly. We just don't have anything negative to say about this hotel. I wish it was a little closer to my daughter's school, but I'd probably stay here again anyway. Other reviewers cautioned about the abundance of animal prints in the uphoulstery, etc. They were defininitely everywhere, but the decor is tastefully done and not "weird" at all. Others has mentioned the free shuttle to the T, and the indoor route to the neighboring mall. We took advantage of both. I would recommend verifying the times of the shuttle. We didn't do so, so we walked from the T to the hotel each night, and I don't think the shuttle ran on Sunday at all.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distributi0nManager, Manager at Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2009
Dear NCMtnLady98,
We very much appreciate the review of your recent stay with us at the Hotel Marlowe! I'm glad you found the rooms comfortable and the staff friendly. I hope we can welcome you back to the Marlowe next time you're in Cambridge!
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162 hotel reviews
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

We stayed 3 nights at the Marlowe Hotel while visiting colleges in Boston. We loved the location next door to a nice shopping mall and a 5mn walk to the Lechmere T-station. The room was nice and very comfortable. We had a wonderful view over the Charles river and the museum of science and Boston. The mall has a Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen (plus a food court) and there are a couple of good restaurants within 5-10mn walk. We had great Thai food at Similans on 1st street, and there's also a popular Afghan restaurant next door. The staff at Marlowe was helpful and friendly. Note that it's a long walk to MIT (we took the cab as it was freezing).

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distributi0nManager, Manager at Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2009
Dear heiranig,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Hotel Marlowe! It looks like the location and the friendly staff helped to make your stay very enjoyable. We appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back!
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minalover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

I loved my stay at Hotel Marlowe. Pet friendly was key for me! A friend of mine recommended it, as she had stayed there with her dog and loved it. The guys at the front desk were so friendly and accomodating with us. They loved Mina, our French Bulldog, and made sure she was taken care of while I was at my meeting.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, especially anyone traveling with a pet!!! Also, the location is great...the Galleria is just around the corner and the river view is terrific.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Green Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The wonderfully eclectic and luxurious Hotel Marlowe is perfectly situated minutes from Harvard Square and the MIT campus in Cambridge. The waterfront location offers guestroom views of the park-lined Charles River and Boston skyline. This unique boutique hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, further sets itself apart with unsurpassed service, superb amenities and educational and cultural programs. It celebrates and reflects the vibrant sense of discovery that is quintessential Cambridge. Adjacent is the award-winning Bambara restaurant. ... more   less 
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