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Harvard Square Hotel

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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“harvard square”(229 reviews)
“great location”(155 reviews)
“kennedy school”(10 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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All reviewsharvard squaregreat locationkennedy schoolfree coffeecan't beat the locationsmall hotelfront desk staffshort staywalking distancemini fridgeacross the streetbed was comfortablebusiness triplobbycarboneparkinguniversity
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great little local hotel - very convenient for Harvard square. Rooms quite small but clean and comfy - really nice walk in shower. Location is the reason to stay in this hotel - it’s expensive but so close to Harvard and this really fun area...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your very nice review. I will show my staff. We hope to serve you again. We are happy that you enjoyed our city center location. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harvard Square hotel is an overpriced hotel badly need in renovation. The only thing going for it is its proximity to Harvard Square. I also had a terrible experience making my reservation -- the women I spoke to could barely speak or understand English,...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Valued guest: Thank you for your review. I wil;l follow up on your comments with my front desk staff. We are also doing a full 73 room hotel renovation this year in December. Thank you for your comments. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located perfectly. Near great restaurants, Harvard, near the Charles River, etc. Staff is so friendly. Whoever does the hiring here should get a medal! My room could have been cleaner. I complained about a housekeeping issue. However, the manager contacted me personally....More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bradfern: Thank you for your honest review of my hotel. I will follow up with our housekeeping staff and work on the issues that you communicated in your review. We hope to serve you again soon. sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner since 2005

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in Harvard Square provides easy access to great river-walking, restaurants, breakfast places, Harvard itself, and downtown Boston. Staying at the Harvard Square Hotel is affordable and minimalist. Clean. Comfortable. No fitness room. No restaurant. Affordable.More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your honest and accurate review. On behalf of my entire staff we appreciate your comments. Our city center location and friendly staff are our number one attribute. Thank you again and we hope to serve you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for both my daughters' graduations from Harvard; one from the Business School and one from the College. Given its great location and pleasant rooms, it made our hectic time in Cambridge much more pleasant.More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest Conway2018: Thank you for your kindness in reviewing the Harvard Square Hotel on Tripadvisor. Location and friendly services are our number 1 benefits at the Harvard Square Hotel. Congratulations on both of your daughters graduation from Harvard. My oldest daughter was just...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
$210 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$210 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Helen W
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure what your question is, but, no we didn't have the opportunity to research it in advance. The stay in Boston was unexpected.
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milu
May 25, 2017|
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Response from AldenDfw | Reviewed this property |
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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"Bathroom, and especially the shower, was very poorly designed."
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"Ask for lower floor. Single elevatorb is very slow."
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"Size was okay for king room; bathroom is a bit dated & small."
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"I was tardy with my reservations and got the last room available. Even that small room was perfectly fine."
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