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Harvard Square Hotel

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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 Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! Stay tuned for updates as we plan out our hotel renovations scheduled for late 2018 !!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
131Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
25Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Easy to find, parking was convenient and close. Staff was super friendly and helpful, let me park my car there the whole day that I was scheduled to check in which was a great perk. The hotel is close to everything and I could walk to my meeting which was the point of staying
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your detailed review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We are currently going thru a complete 73 guest room and lobby renovation and we look forward to serving you again on a future visit with a brand new hotel product. We reopen February 2019. Thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel. Out city center location and friendly efficient housekeeping staff is our number one asset. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner since 2005
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a clean hotel with a good location for an extremely high price, taken into a account the missing facilities, no breakfast, no room service, no gym etc. with a pathetic reveiw systems requiring at least 200 characters costing $ 330.
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review. We price our hotel in the middle of the Harvard Square marketplace. Our city center location in the heart of Harvard Square within walking distance of all of the cafes and shops as well as Harvard University is our top asset along with our friendly staff. My hotel is currently going thru a complete 73 guest room and lobby renovation and we hope you will try us again in 2019 with a brand new hotel product. We reopen in February 2019. Thank you again for your review, I apologize that you did not find our price value proposition acceptable. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner since 2005.
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A most pleasant stay. Many fine establishments within walking distance. Will definitely come back. My room had a great view. M an eye doctor from cape cod that has to come up once a month. Staying here makes the trip much easier
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square Hotel
Responded Nov 28, 2018
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your kind review. It was great to speak to you during your stay. Please contact me directly to make future reservations. We are going to renovate the hotel between December 10th , 2018 and reopen in early February 2019. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner
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This very urban and modest hotel does not put on airs, and you have to come down for the free coffee in the mornings. But the coffee is good, the rooms are clean, and the location is superb. The staff were helpful and friendly at all hours and the umbrellas by the door were very
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square Hotel
Responded Nov 15, 2018
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your accurate and candid review of my hotel. I have been the business owner her and operator of the hotel since 1995. I agree with all of your comments above. Thank you for your honesty. I hope we can serve you again after we do our full hotel renovation of all 73 Guest Rooms and main hotel lobby. We will have a nice new look and all new furniture. Thank you!! Richard Carbone Business Owner
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I came back this month for a workshop in Cambridge. Stayed here a few years back. Glad the same people are running this hotel. ALSO glad that Harvard and the management are going to do a renovation. So the few inconveniences were all understandable. What counts is the
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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square Hotel
Responded Nov 8, 2018
Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We pride our service on visitors to Harvard University and I am happy that you enjoyed our city center location. We are renovating the hotel in January 2019 all 73 guest rooms and our hotel lobby. We look forward to serving you again on a return visit. Thank you again for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Sincerely, Business Owner Richard Carbone
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The Standard Double Room at the Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge
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I have not ever had odor issues. Last time I visited, elevator was broken, but no construction. Agree with other reply: just call and ask!
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Dear mwhite321: The Harvard Square Hotel is a city center hotel located in Harvard Square Cambridge. We are close to all of the shops and cafes as well as the Harvard University campus is within walking distance of our hotel. The subway to Boston the Red Line T stop is also next to our hotel. I hope this helps answer your question. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager
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Is there an age requirement for booking a room here?
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"replace your outdated furnishind"
"Very pleasant stay. Manager Richard Carbone was most accommodating!"
"I could not get changes in the room temperature control, but the windows open and that fixed the too-warm-for-this-old-lady problem."
"Great Location and Great Service."
"Towels were like sandpaper. TV was smaller than my computer. "
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PRICE RANGE
$248 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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