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Dfw
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this hotel and have stayed here for the holiday for several years. This visit, the elevator was broken...while this was not an inconvenience in my particular case, I was amazed to not receive a call in advance as room access is impossible without taking stairs when elevator out of order. Many folks with mobility issues do not request... More 

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Madison CT
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was disappointed with the hotel room. Dated decor and poor water pressure in the shower. The staff was helpful and assisted with my bag considering the elevator was not working. If I had not pre paid I would have moved across the street to the Charles hotel.

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

Dear Valued Guest: I sincerely apologize that our elevator was not working during your recent stay. This was a very unfortunate situation for both our guests and staff at the hotel. We did try to help our guests as much as we could under the circumstances. If you contact me directly on a future stay I would be happy to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I like the modern and simple look of the rooms. Very clean. The Wi-Fi works well and the staff is nice. walking distance from shops, restaurants and the train. Each time I come to Cambridge, I stay in this hotel.

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

Dear Valued Repeat Guest. Thank you very much for your second review of the Harvard Square Hotel and your loyalty to us. We value our repeat regular guests and always want to fulfill our promise of a quality experience while staying in Harvard Square. Thank you and we look forward to your return. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General... More 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the staff very professional, pleasant and extremely helpful. The hotel has a very welcoming atmosphere and my room was very comfortable. Location is excellent. An easy walk to most things. Will stay at the Harvard Square Hotel again without hesitation and will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Cambridge.

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

Dear cwashing: Thank you very much for your kind and considerate review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I will share your comments with our entire staff. Our number one attribute is our city center location and we try to deliver a clean comfortable guest room and our friendly brand of hospitality at the front desk. Thank you for taking the... More 

Hockessin
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well appointed room, modern, clean and with all amenities - albeit a little smaller, but everything is modern, and good qualities. I spent 4 nights during the past July 4 weekends. Close to T (Subway) - Red line, Harvard Sq. (as the name suggests) - very walk-able and lively scenes of people and activities. The lounge is modern. You can... More 

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

Dear Rumee Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. As you commented our city center location in Harvard Square is a wonderful asset as we are close to shops, cafes, the T to Boston and also Harvard University. We are happy that you enjoyed our compact and clean guest rooms. Our staff strives... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always stay at the Harvard Square Hotel when whenever I'm back on campus. I can't speak highly enough about the great staff and service. I'm always made to feel at home each and every time I stay. In fact, I look forward to staying again in January. I highly recommend this hotel when going to campus and Cambridge both... More 

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

Dear TroyM1: Valued Guest Thank You very much for your loyalty as a regular repeat guest of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your review and kind comments mean a lot to our staff as we finish up 2016! We also look forward to your return and thank you very much for your business. We will continue to strive and meet you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service at this hotel was excellent! My flight arrived early and regular check in time was supposed to be 3pm. The staff was very flexible and they allowed me to check in 5 hours early. They were very accomodating. The room was clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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

Dear Sandpm89: Thank you very much for your very kind review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We always try to check our guests in early if we have clean guest rooms ready to go! Thank you also for your comment about our clean rooms. I will share with our hardest working staff the Housekeepers!! Your comments are very much appreciated... More 

Greenwich
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a problem with loud noises from the wall or ceiling which started in the middle of the night and continued on and off all night. Front desk was skeptical. They did offer us another room but moving at night would not have been easy to do.

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

Dear Valued Guest: It was nice to meet you and your son during your stay. As we discussed I apoligize for the noise problem that you experienced in your guest room. After you checked out I did find the problem it was a water drain on the roof that had become clogged and was causing the rattle type noise and... More 

Macungie, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came to Cambridge for a weekend to see a couple of shows. We wanted to stay in Harvard Square because one of the venues was within walking distance. Parking was the first issue, and it was a nightmare. The hotel lot was full, and we harassed by police just trying to find a place to temporarily... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest: I apologize for the parking and elevator problems that you experienced. Thank you for sharing your concerns with me as the Business Owner. It was the Harvard / Yale weekend and our parking area was usually busy. Also over night on Saturday evening our elevator had a problem that could not be avoided and for that I... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling to Cambridge to visit our son. We wanted to stay near Harvard Square. This hotel was perfect. Comfortable rooms. Friendly staff. Very clean. I also really liked that you could open the windows for fresh air!

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your considerate review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed our location. I will also share your comments about our clean guest rooms with our housekeeping staff. Thank you very much. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager 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
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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: $145 - $373 (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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“A lot of restaurants around the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Rumee, 5 days ago | Read review
“Even-numbered rooms face Eliot St., which can be noisy when the window is open and/or on a low floor.”
 of 5 bubbles safari_qn, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms looking East.”
 of 5 bubbles daleh158, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room that's near the end, and looks out over Harvard Square.”
 of 5 bubbles Nitin878, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“There is no coffee maker in the room. King room is very small with little closet space. Double is a bit roomier. Small bathroom . No place in bathroom to put cosmetic/hygiene products.”
 of 5 bubbles scottel656, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
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