I stayed here for one weekend night using Marriott Reward points. Overall, the stay met expectations and I felt like I got good value for my points given the ridiculously high hotel prices in Boston.
I was in town to see a concert at the House of Blues and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. While I could have found a closer place to stay, the hotel is an easy 2 mile walk away, and worked out well, as I also wanted to access to the more historic sites and harbor area.
I took the T from Logan Airport, riding the Silver Line bus to South Station, then taking the Red Line subway to Kendall Station, which is right outside the hotel. You do not need a ticket for that entire trip, which is great. The hotel is just off the Charles River and the MIT campus.
I used mobile check-in earlier in the day, so when I arrived, my keys were ready to go. Service was friendly and efficient. I was very grateful that to be able to check in around 11am. I was assigned a very nice room on the 21st floor with a great view - just not of the river. The room was a good size and clean. There are lots of easily accessible electrical plugs for charging. The room had a safe and refrigerator (empty). I experienced no issues with hallway noise, even though I was close to the elevator. The bed was comfortable, but not quite as nice as the Renaissance bed from my stay last weekend in ATL.
Wifi was $12.95 / day. The signal was strong - no issues. Wifi is free in the lobby, where there is also a business center with PCs to print boarding passes.
There is a Starbucks in the lobby, a Chipotle right next to the hotel, and an Au Bon Pain across the street.
I'm a runner, and the location was great for it. I ran down along the river into Boston to Bunker Hill, along the Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall, then to Copley Place and Boylston St where the marathon ends, before crossing the rive at Mass Ave and coming back to the hotel. It was also very easy to walk over to the Fenway Park area. If you don't want to walk, the easy T access makes getting around easy.
Just 2 minor complaints: 1) the showerhead is positioned very low. I'm 6'3 and had to do a lot of stooping. 2) There are just 3 elevators, and it seemed like I was always waiting for one, and often longer than I would have liked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a top choice among Cambridge hotels, the Boston Marriott Cambridge is situated across the Charles River from downtown Boston and is the perfect location for your next visit to the city. This Cambridge hotel is positioned in Kendall Square near popular Boston area attractions. Top universities such as MIT, Harvard, and Boston University are just minutes away, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital & the Children's Hospital. Guests of this hotel in Cambridge will enjoy the close proximity to Harvard Square, Fenway Park, TD Banknorth Garden, the North End and the Museum of Science. Enjoy casual American fare at our Cambridge, MA hotel’s new restaurant, Champions. The Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel is also an ideal event and meeting facility. With ten breakout rooms and 12,000 sq ft of event space, this hotel can accommodate groups of any size. With easy access to Logan Airport, I-93 and the subway, the Boston Marriott Cambridge is the ideal lodging choice for business trips and vacations in Boston, MA. ... more less
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