My husband and two teens (13 and 16) stayed at Hotel Veritas to kick off our New England road trip in August 2010. I found it using Trip Advisor and was glad I did. I love small hotels—like a B&B with the personal touch, but with privacy. The Hotel Veritas was exactly that. Because the hotel is newly opened, our cabbie couldn’t find it so you might come prepared with the cross streets—Remington and Massachusetts. The hotel is elegant, yet modern without feeling stuffy. It’s got a classic vibe with a modern twist. The front desk is to the right of the front door, near the pull out cabinet refrigerator of complimentary sodas, juice, and water. A very nice touch. We had a double double, room 204, at the back of the hotel. The room was small as others have mentioned, but ours had a tiny rooftop patio that we could see through the glass-windowed door, making the room seem bigger. The walls and bedding were in luscious neutrals. Very luxurious and comfortable. We slept very well. The windows have wooden shutters, and there was nice recessed lighting over the beds. We learned from the staff that there is a shared patio lounge on the 3rd floor that all guests can use until a certain time in the evening. It was great to have six towels for four people. There were fresh orchids in the room and chilled water when we arrived. The carpeting was very soft underfoot. Our welcome letter mentioned that “The Simple Truth Lounge” was open until 11, but there weren’t any signs to indicate the lounge. The lobby and the outside patio, which has interesting looking metal chairs and nice understated landscaping, double as the Lounge. The front desk staff provides menus and are your servers. We enjoyed our glasses of wine on the patio on a warm August evening watching the bustle of Massachusetts Avenue pass us by. In the morning, I headed down to the lobby for complimentary coffee and some yummy cinnamon crisps. If I’d had more time, I would have tried out the pass to the Gym at Karma Yoga across the street. Instead, I relaxed again on the patio while watching the treadmill walkers from afar. The staff was especially helpful providing local maps, dining recommendations, and transportation information for Cambridge and Boston. It's a convenient couple of blocks to anything in Harvard Square. The staff is attentive without being intrusive, just the right balance for us. The Hotel Veritas exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it.
- 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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