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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a no-frills hotel is in a perfect location. The elevator is slow, few amenities are in the room, the halls always seem cluttered with cleaning and laundry carts and the beds -- well, quite firm with floppy pillows. It is a challenge to sit on the commode and shut the door. If you don't plan on spending much... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel definitely met my criteria for being in the proximity of Harvard square. I think by having 2 elevators the wait time can be reduced for the elevator. Also, the control for Hvac unit is not visible for customers to cobtrol

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Thank cheruvur
Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cheruvur: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that our hotels city center location fit your criteria for being close to your meetings and cafes in Harvard Square. I will follow up on on your comments about the heating and air conditioner. Thank you and we hope to serve you again... More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location. Nice people working there. Very clean very nice. Wonderful place I will go back. Also the people help me with directions they were very nice and wonderfull. I strongly recomend it. Near Harvard University a lot of restaurants and places.

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Thank AdaRedondo
Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ada: Thank you for your review of our hotel. It was very nice to meet you and your family while you were visiting Harvard University and also touring Boston. We really appreciate serving our International Guests. See you on your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager. PS It was wonderful to meet your daughter/grandaughter All... More 

Florence, Italy
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right across front the fancier Charles Hotel, you can sleep for less and still enjoy the fancy restaurants in the area. It has a Euro Chic feel and a parking garage for those who are bringing a car (its practically impossible to park in Boston). Park there and use the T (public transport) that is a block away.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mirna G. Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We enjoy serving our international visitors. I see that you have 25 posts on Tripadvisor and that you are an experienced traveler. Thank you for taking the time to provide comments about our hotels city center location and medium price range in our market. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently attended the invocation ceremony of this year's freshman class at Harvard College. I needed to zip in and out of town and wanted to stay close by Harvard Yard. The HSH is a stone’s throw from Harvard’s ivied walls and vibrant Harvard Square. It is surrounded by bustling eateries, shops, and nightlife. The front desk staff is exceptional,... More 

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear George: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We try to provide our Harvard University guests a pleasant comfortable stay while visiting the University. I will share your posts with our Housekeeping staff and Front Desk. Your comments mean a lot to us!! Thank you and we hope to serve you again on a... More 

Rochester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Local shops and restaurants are in walking distance. Nice to have parking on site and well lit for safety. Wish they had a restaurant on site, the little snack nook was appreciated.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donna: Thank you very much for posting a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. Your comments are appreciated. Our front desk and housekeeping staff strive to make our guests feel comfortable while visiting Harvard Square. Also your comment about parking on site and guest safety are very important to me. Thank you. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General... More 

Pensacola, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a good stay! My friends & I stayed for our friend's wedding. The front desk staff were great & very friendly. The rooms were clean & decorated nicely. I would definitely stay here again!!!!

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest! Thank you for your very kind review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to comment and I am happy that you had a nice wedding weekend. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location right next to Harvard Square, very easy parking. Our room was particularly clean. A very pleasant place to stay. The woman at the desk when we checked in was extremely helpful and they have tea, coffee, hot chocolate available 24/7 down in reception. We will stay there again.

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Thank 27LRI
Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review and thank you for your comments about our clean guest rooms and city center location. I will share with our Housekeeping staff!! Safe travels and we hope to serve you again. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager since 1993. More 

Morgan Hill, California
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14 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient and clean Hotel in the hear of Cambridge, across the street from Harvard, and walking distance to Harvard Square. Very limited services, no restaurant, food options, bar or other typical hotel services. They do have basic coffee in the lobby, and some fruit juice, water and yogurt/snacks to buy. Rooms are newly renovated, modern design, clean and comfortable. Good... More 

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Thank Downey177
Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Downey 177: Thank you very much for your review. As you described our city center location, friendly staff and clean guest rooms are our number one attribute. We do try to price our hotel in the mid level of the marketplace. Our location does drive up our prices. Thank you for taking the time out to post a review.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy staff and accommodating in our requirements Rooms were clean and well furnished All day coffee was more than welcome before leaving and when we returned Great for location to Harvard University and the trains to Boston

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark: Thank you very much for posting a review on Tripadvisor. It means a lot to get kind reviews such as yours. Our location and friendly staff does make our hotel a cheerful place to stay while visiting Harvard Square. Thank you. sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager since 1993 More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Harvard Square Hotel contemporary in decor is centrally located in the heart of Harvard Square. Just steps away from all that Harvard Square has to offer including the Harvard University Campus, Harvard T-Station, Charles River and the many eclectic stores and restaurants found in the Square. We are also only a few miles to downtown Boston. Our on the go Starbucks Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! We would like to thank our recent guests for their patience as we installed a brand new elevator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5774
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $212 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#13 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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