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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Claen and well appointed hotel. Centrally located and easy to get around Harvard by foot. The duty managers were very helpful in suggestions for dining and getting from A to B. There are tea and coffee provisions in the hotel foyer. My only complaint was my room was very small - bathroom was fine.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very unimpressive and the room smelled. At 249 per night, this is one of the worst values for your dollar that I have ever seen, and I do quite a bit of business travel. I would not stay here again if it was the only vacancy in town.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two big problems - the shower water pressure was directly related to water temperature - meaning that if you wanted good water pressure the water was scalding hot, but the only way to reduce the temperature was to lower the pressure and then the water barely dribbled out of the shower head. Very very unfortunate. Also had trouble controlling the...

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

Dear AndrewJMM: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I apologize that your shower pressure and hot water mixing valve was not working properly. I will personally check your guest room. Also I apologize that your guest room temperature was difficult to regulate. With the fluctuations in weather from 20 degrees to...

La Jolla, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up at the Harvard Square Hotel after a reservation mixup at the Le Meridien. It worked out well, I'm pleased to say. The hotel is located in the heart of Harvard Square just minutes to the T station and near dozens of shops and restaurants. There is parking onsite, as well. The hotel, while small, is well appointed,...

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

Dear LaJollaJoe: Thank you for taking the time to review the Harvard Square Hotel. I noticed that you have posted many Tripadvisor reviews and I really appreciate your comments about our hotel. We are going to do a full guest room renovation starting in December 2017. We are going to work on adding bathroom storage space and we are looking...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The front desk was wonderful and helpful. We were quite struck though to have what turned out to be the maid banging on the door like a police raid at 8:30 in the morning. Although I was up, it still scared the #%^& out of me, but my son was asleep. As it turned out, the maid was banging on...

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

Dear Valued Guest: I apologize that my housekeeping staff disturbed you at 8:30am and I promise to follow up with some training to avoid this in the future. Thank you for bringing this constructive comment to my attention. I am happy that you enjoyed our location and helpful front desk staff. Thank you very much for taking the time to...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This hotel has a very good location. It is tidy and clean. The room and bed comfortable. If you have noisy neighbourgrs you will definitly bear them due to thin walls and untight doors. The personel is frienly and helpfull. There is no breakfast available, but coffe and tee is complimentary 24/7.

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

Dear International Traveler: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Location to Harvard University and a nice friendly helpful staff is our number one attribute. We all enjoy serving international travelers and try to assist you as you discover the cafes and shops in Harvard Square, Cambridge. I see that you have posted many reviews and we...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a small hotel located right next to the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Sq and the the metro station. The location is excellent. This is a basic facilities, clean hotel. There are numerous eating places close by besides several breakfast places and bars!! The rooms are small, neat and clean. They do not have a coffee maker, but do...

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

Dear Valued International Guest and Family: Thank you taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Harvard Square Hotel. It was great to meet you and your family during your stay. Your comments are most appreciated. We value our international guests and we hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Harvard...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed February 8, 2017

good service cooperative front desk, convenient to Harvard University where I had my business., I traveled to Harvard University once or twice each school year and this is a convenient hotel and it is moderately priced

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

Dear Marshall: Thank you very much for your thoughtful review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I is great to receive wonderful kind reviews like yours on Tripadvisor. As you commented we have a wonderful city center location in Harvard Square. Our housekeepers really work to keep our guest rooms clean and in tip top condition. Thank you again and we...

Hong Kong
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Frankly, I choose this place on my annual trips to Cambridge because of its convenient location right next to Harvard Square with access to the T and the decent value. Other area hotels are much more expensive without providing extra charm or service.

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We value serving international travelers and we appreciate your repeat business and guest loyalty. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. I am happy that you choose our hotel because of our convenient location in the center of Harvard Square. Sincerely,...

Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

The AC does not work well in the 3rd floor, the hotel is not as clean, and customer service was ok but not excellent. The owner tried to fix the AC problem but he was not successful. They were giving funs to the guests. The only good thing about this hotel is proximity and convenience.

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

Dear Zandy: Thank you for your review. I apologize that your AC was not working properly on the 3rd floor. I will also work on the customer service that we offer. Thank you for your constructive comments. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

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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
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  • 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
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: $250 - $435 (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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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Don't know what you mean by 'Room tip'.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewJMM, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for back side, away from the square if you want quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LaJollaJoe, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Be sure to put the DO NOT DISTURB sign up the night before! ”
 of 5 bubbles harvardtravelerx, Feb 15, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the main street. You can see the sunrise each morning, and these rooms get a lot of light. Can be noisy on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles treetops1234, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the end of the corridor - no harm to ask!”
  • Standard room, 1 king-bed
 of 5 bubbles aphk407, Jan 28, 2017 | Read review
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