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Harvard Square Hotel
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Cambridge
Reviewed March 23, 2013

A great gem of a hotel and conveniently located. This property is clean, contemporary and highly reasonably priced. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and totally customer focused. Much nicer than almost anything else like it. Go for it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Boston/Cambridge hotels tend to be either very pricey or in locations a bit away from where you really want to be. So the Harvard Square Hotel is a refreshing option - a great location and clean modern rooms at a reasonable price. No frills - modest reception, no restaurant or room service. On the other hand free wi-fi in the rooms, and a small empty fridge which we really appreciated so that we could organise our own simple breakfasts before going out. Staff are courteous - thanks David for setting up our taxi to the airport. What could be improved?.....complimentary coffee and tea in the reception rather than charging for it (OK its only $2) would be a nice touch. A kettle or coffee-maker in the rooms would be good. Our Room 212 had 2 Queen beds.....an option with one Queen and a couple of comfortable chairs would have been great for our 5 night stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The HSH is in a perfect location for visiting Harvard. It is a small hotel with contemporary rooms... the rooms with two beds are a bit cramped, one bed gives you more room space. No frills, but perfect for a trip where you aren't spending a lot of time in the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nice staff. Great location. Very accommodating. Centrally located. Reasonable rates. Safe, clean and definitely worth the money. I would absolutely book my stay again.they have rent cars available, wifi and taxis available upon request

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

In January, I was taking a weekly class at Harvard and the manager, Dave, was able to book me into the same room for a month -- and I did not even have to ask for it! Coming back week after week to a familiar room makes traveling less stressful and much more comfortable. It's great to have service from people who can almost read my mind! That's outstanding service!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel is nicely located close to Harvard University and Harvard Square.

Recently renovated, the Harvard Square Hotel is very clean, modern, comfortable and well maintained. Staff at the hotel are very friendly and very caring - always willing and attentive to your needs. The level of service provided is the best I have seen in my travels.

There are lots of restaurants and food places within a few minutes walking distance, including a grocery store and other shopping.

Staff at the Harvard Square Hotel are a fine team. If I am in Cambridge again, I will most certainly be staying here.

I highly recommend the Harvard Square Hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Harvard Square Hotel while attending an event at Harvard. The location cannot be beat. It is right in the middle of all the shops and restaurants in Harvard Square. The rooms were a bit tiny, but quite modern and clean. There weren't any extra hotel services -- no restaurant and no bar. However, the hotel was a good price for a great location. The hotel is just a block from the subway, but there is a rental car office below the hotel if you should need a car. We would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5774
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range: $164 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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 Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! Stay tuned for updates as we plan out our hotel renovations scheduled for late 2018 !! ... more   less 
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