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Hotel Veritas
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had to stay in Cambridge because we were visiting our son who is studying, and chose the hotel Veritas based on the information in trip
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It has only 30 rooms so don't expect a dining room all meals on site or a bellboy but the staff, even though they are few, were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

We'll certainly use it again when we return next year.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Possibly one of the best hotel experiences we've had.

The hotel is a stunning contemporary New England style property, located centrally in Cambridge. Just 5 minutes walk to the centre of Cambridge, it was quiet but close enough to the hustle and bustle.

Laurie on reception couldn't have been any nicer and more helpful, recommending various places to visit and explore, as well as eat (food was amazing around Boston). A lot of extras were included, such as complimentary tea, coffee, juice, as well as free wifi, pc access and printing facilities. Access to the local gym across the road is included too, should you be feeling energetic.

The rooms was small - as the hotel said - but beautifully done. Very modern but neutral decor, with lovely bathrooms and products. Again bath robes standard, i pod dock for music, personalised phone set up and free water in the room.

The hotel offered the option for wine and cheese/meats in the lounge area if you liked, which was a nice touch (but obviously you paid for this!). It was great to have the option without rushing out to other bars etc - although there was plenty of options nearby!

Cambridge is a magical area and I preferred this over Boston, although Back Bay was a lovely area to wander around too. Cambridge had lots of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, large shops, arts/crafts, and of course he wonderful Harvard Campus to explore. I recommend Creme Cafe, Grafton Street (lobster mac and cheese - yum!), Peet's Cafe, Zoe's Diner (across the road - makes legendary brekkies), etc. We did nothing but eat, but it was good to off-set all the walking and exploring we did too.

Boston is worth a trip on the Tube, which is just 5 mins walk,and you can get a 7 day pass for $18 (or less for 4 or 1 days). This took you quickly to various areas to explore, and I recommend the Park (off Park Stop), Downtown Crossing (Washington Street), as well as the area left of the park (Back By - all the posh shops and boutiques). Church Street, just off the Park, is very quaint and worth a look too.

Wonderful city, great people and we'll definitely be back! Hotel Veritas wins top marks for us as one of the best small boutique hotels to stay in.....

Room Tip: Recommend you upgrade to the larger room option, as it's worth the money. We didn't see the...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Overall it's stylish, well located, clean and comfy with very attentive and professional staff. My only criticism would be that whilst the rooms are beautifully furnished, they are very small and lack the usual in room facilities such as fridge/minibar and tea/coffee making facilities - these are available from reception but not exactly convenient. There's no room service either. There is a very tastefully designed seating area in the lobby where you can have a drink, a small office should you need to use a computer and printer and complimentary membership to Karma Yoga studio and gym just across the street. From what I saw, and I did request a room change from the one originally allocated, the best rooms are the ones that face Mass Ave. If you want style and comfort but you don't want the corporate hotel blueprint and standard facilities offered by larger hotels, this is probably the best hotel in Cambridge.

Room Tip: Request a room facing Mass Ave or Remington, rooms on the opposite side face the side of the buildin...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights here while in Boston on business. We've stayed at many other Boston-area hotels, but Hotel Veritas will now be our 1st choice. It's a great location just a few blocks from Harvard Square. The front desk staff made us feel welcome and cared for the moment we walked in the door. Cozy, immaculate, and well-appointed rooms with very comfortable beds. Plus, they have a Nespresso machine!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

After staying in all the usual spots in Cambridge, I tried the Hotel Veritas, and have found my "go-to" hotel from now on. This charming, luxurious hotel offers a personal touch from the moment you walk through the door into the small, but stylishly decorated lobby which houses the Simple Truth Lounge. It is a most welcoming place to stay. Feels like home, only nicer, thanks to the service! The reception desk is staffed with pleasant, courteous people. I appreciated Laurie, in particular, who took the time to recommend places to eat within walking distance, and shared her thoughts on Cambridge and the Hotel Veritas. There is bottled water, juice and an amazing espresso machine to make high end coffees 24/7. The rooms are beautifully decorated. Classic elegance with a touch of high end whimsy. The lights are adjustable from both sides of the bed, so a night owl won't keep anyone awake. Though small in square footage, the Petite Queen I stayed in was more than adequate in space. Large flat screen tv was in perfect sight from the bed. The bathroom was appointed in marble with clean lines and a great shower. Plenty of mirror space and Etro bath products. The location is just off Mass Ave., and a few short blocks down the road from Harvard Square. Pedestrian traffic is a little less than places closer to the Square. Guests have complimentary access to the Yoga studio and Gym across the street. Though there is no restaurant on site, breakfast, lunch and dinner options begin across the street. Since Cambridge is such a great city to walk in, plenty of choices are within a 5-10 minute stroll from the hotel. The hotel Lounge has a nice drinks menu, and some appetizers available before you head out for dinner. There's not a thing to complain about. Guaranteed I'll be returning to the Hotel Veritas soon.

Room Tip: The hotel is so small, don't worry about room location. They're all overlooking a Cambridge...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

My wife and I live in Boston, but stayed here on a mini-honeymoon last year. The hotel itself is gorgeous, and the staff were all extremely friendly. I am personally not a fan of coffeemakers in hotel rooms (who knows what the last guest put in there), but the Veritas had a great Nepresso/Keurig machine in the lobby available for use at any time and a refrigerator drawer full of complimentary waters and juices, great for grabbing a drink to go on your way out. The hotel is perfectly situated if you want to stay near Harvard Square.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I spent four nights at the Hotel Veritas and was delighted by the wonderful staff, fine amenities and intimate, yet very gracious rooms. I stayed in a Queen Room, not a Petite Queen, and yes, it was small, but so beautifully appointed that it was cozy rather than cramped. I will definitely return to this beautiful, charming hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

We are so happy that you chose to stay with us at Hotel Veritas and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Benson Willis
General Manager
Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square

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Address: 1 Remington St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5202
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range: $211 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Veritas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Veritas is a 31-room independent upscale hotel located in Harvard Square offering intimate service in a hip Cantabrigian setting. The entire look and feel of the hotel is elegant and current, but with a respectful nod towards our traditional and historic neighborhood. The guest rooms are designed with the fine detailing of an old New England residence and furnishings that are interesting contemporary pieces with rich fabrics and textures. ... more   less 
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