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Harvard Square Hotel

110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my overall stay at the Harvard Square Hotel. The front desk was very accommodating with my transportation needs. The bathroom has limited counter space, which made it a bit tricky to get ready and the showerhead lacks water pressure. I would stay again, though, because of the great location.

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

Dear Jena: Thank you very much for your Tripadvisor review. I will share your kind comments with our Front Desk staff. We appreciate that you pointed out that we were helpful with your transportation needs and that you enjoyed our city center location. We are planning for our next guest room renovation in one year and we are looking at... More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small hotel in a busy area (Harvard Square) in Cambridge. The access to Harvard and public transportation into Boston is great. We had a double and the room was small, but adequate. The carpet was a bit dirty and overall the place was a bit warn, although remodeled. There is no fitness center or perks, so for... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review. I apologize that my front desk staff was not very helpful in finding you a grocery store. I will follow up today with training. Harvard Square does not have a grocery store in the Square. The closest grocery store in Porter Square and in Central Square which is a T stop away.... More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location great staff but our room had little or no AC when it was in the mid 90's out side our room was 83 when we checked in and after 5 hrs of AC it was 81 .The staff gave us a fan which helped but was super loud bad night.

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

Dear Bill: Thank you for your review. I sincerely apologize that your AC was not working to properly cool off your guest room. We are working on this problem. I noticed that you have posted many reviews on Tripadvisor and that you are a seasoned traveler. Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location if you're visiting Harvard. The room was clean and modern but a bit small, as was the bathroom. The hotel has no amenities, but is in Harvard Square, so practically any food or stores you might want are only steps away.

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

Dear Suzanne B: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit to Harvard. Your comments are very much appreciated. Our location and friendly staff is our #1 Attribute. Thank you Richard Carbone Business Owner More 

South Padre Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On the positive side the people at the front desk were amazing. Congrats. The area is perfect for anything to do with Harvard. Great restaurants and night life. On the not so positive side: 1: very expensive for that hotel. Maybe just the area brings up the price but it's not worth that price. 2: AC in room not good.... More 

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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 review. The hotel is priced in the middle of the marketplace. The AC does have a tough time when it is over 90 degrees and the humidity does cause the guest room door to stick a little I do apologize as I did check and try to adjust the door hinge.... More 

atlanta
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly and they did allow us a late check out which was very helpful. The location in Harvard Square was perfect. We didn't love the fact that the halls were filled with all of the cleaning staff's carts and dirty linen baskets. These items never moved from the hall over the two days we were there. The... More 

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

Dear Sarah: Thank you for your review. I am happy we gave you a late check out. I will work on the hallway housekeeping carts. You are right this needs to be corrected and we are working on it. Thank you Sincerely, Richard Carbone More 

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Harvard Sq Hotel has a great Harvard-Cambridge location, a friendly and competent staff, and woefully inadequate systems. The 4th floor King bedded room I'd reserved was just too hot for occupancy (July 2016) because of grossly inadequate climate control. The 3rd floor double bedded room I wound up in had weak shower water pressure, and little more than a trickle... More 

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

Dear Douglas: Thank you for your comments. I am glad that you liked the friendly and competent staff at the front desk. I will work on the AC on the 4th floor with all of the glass windows it make it tough to cool off when it is over 90 and humid outside.. Your comments are very much appreciated. Sincerely... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean; small but comfortable; good deal; great location within walking distance of great ice cream, food, etc.; definitely recommend! We had a two-double room, which was very nice. Coffee was available 24/7 in lobby.

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

Dear Susie: Thank you very much for your kind 5 Star Review. Very much appreciated. All the best!! We hope to serve you again in the future. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner More 

Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff were courteous and the hotel is conveniently located to a lot of restaurants and public transit. Room was small but I thought the bed was comfy. The room overall was clean though there was an empty shopping bag left behind from a previous occupant and a stain on the comforter of one of the beds. My main complaint is... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review. I will follow up with our housekeeping department. Also thank you for your recommendations to improve our guest room bathrooms. We appreciate your comments very much. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff-accommodating and very friendly . Reception - a real welcome back. Rooms -small but neat & clean with everything I need. Mattresses & Pillows - the best! Coffee - excellent. Location - excellent.

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

Dear Valued Frequent Repeat Customer: Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments very much. It is good to know that you felt welcome back in a genuine heart felt way. We hope to serve you again soon. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner Thank you! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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 Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $214 - $441 (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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