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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge
Ranked #15 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Clifton Park, New York
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214 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Stayed here on business in June 2013. There's not much to say about the neighborhood but the hotel is very comfortable, immaculate, and offers free parking (very unusual in the metro area) and a free breakfast. They also have fruit, cookies, coffee, and tea throughout the day. I don't know if all rooms have them but I had a refrigerator and a microwave which would have come in very handy if I was there more than 2 nights. My room was lovely and very quiet. Jimmy at the front desk takes really good care of his customers! There is a little strip mall about a half block away with a grocery store but I didn't see any restaurants very close by and the hotel does not have a restaurant. Didn't bother me, but thought you should know.

Room Tip: The hotel is on MA28 so could be a little noisy if your room doesn't face the back.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about our hotel, location and our front desk staff. We take great pride in making sure all of our guests are well taken care of during their stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at the Holiday Inn over the last weekend. I was amazed at the rooms it was clean and nicely decorated. It looks like they were recently done. The desk clerks were unbelievably helpful. It’s a great property and almost half the price of the Boston Hotels. It’s also located right on the T line. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
We are very happy that you enjoyed your weekend with us. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you thought of our hotel, our staff and our convenient location to the T and downtown Boston. We look forward to seeing you when you visit our area again.
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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

My wife and I and our 1-year-old stayed here on a family vacation. The room appeared new and was spotless, with a very comfortable king-size bed. The staff was very kind and helpful, and the breakfast was decent, with hot and cold options. We did not rent a car, but this hotel did have free parking, rare in Boston. It's about a 10-minute walk to the nearest T station, a 15-minute walk to the Museum of Science, and about an hour's walk all the way to the Aquarium. (Boston is quite compact, especially compared to Manhattan, and we found we could walk all over the city easily.) We walked back around 9 PM each night and were clearly perfectly safe, despite some closed-up buildings with graffiti on the other side of the highway. (The surrounding neighborhoods on the hotel's side of the highway looked clean and charming.) Really the only downside was the price, but all Boston hotels are ridiculously expensive, as I found through lots of kayak.com research!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank mathpoet87
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your comments about your visit. You have perfectly illustrated Boston and Cambridge by indicating that you do not need a car to visit our wonderful city. With the subway only three blocks from us, it is by far the easiest and most affordable way to see Boston. Please come back and visit when your travels have you back in our area.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The family was only there for a night - extending a weekend visit from outside of Boston. From the time we checked in, it was a lovely visit. I can't say that I have had a nicer manager anywhere. We checked in at 10:30 and breakfast was still being served. He offered it to us, but we had already eaten. The room was nicely appointed and the beds were comfortable. It had a nice size refrigerator and a microwave (which came in handy for lunch the next day). Apples were always available in the lobby. The hotel is blocks from the T and the Science Museum. They were very helpful in getting a cab to the airport. The view from the hotel is nothing to write about, but it was fairly convenient and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sally S
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us last weekend and that you found our location, staff and newly-renovated hotel to your liking. Please come back and visit soon.
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Botucatu, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed there for 5 nights with my husband and my 2y old child. We were so impressed with the location, great breakfast, comfortable room and very helpful staff. Special thanks to Jimmy, Semir and Joe. Next time I go to Boston, I will stay there for sure!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mirela D
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments about our friendly and dedicated team. We strive to make sure that all of our guests feel like they have come to their "home away from home" when they are our guests. Please come back and visit us again on your next trip to the area.
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room. Delicious hot cinnamon rolls were one item offered at complimentary breakfast. Close to Lechmere stop on the MBTA. Only snag in our stay was a plumbing problem that was quickly fixed.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay with us. We are glad that we were able to fix the problem you experienced and that you found our location close to the T so that you did not need a car while you were here. We look forward to your next visit.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The location of this property and great value alone make it an excellent choice for a stay in Boston. It's right next to the green line and the Cambridgeside Galleria mall.
What really sets it apart though is the amazing staff!!! Among them Ralph, Matthew and Renee--Thank you!! We stayed for several days in advance of my wedding (at MIT on 4/20) and they were incredibly helpful and responsive, despite the disturbances from the marathon bombings and the manhunt that followed. They remained friendly and there for us the entire time. Thank you!! Can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Some rooms face Boston, but even on higher floors hard to see too far out.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank cherie r
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MarkWoodmanGM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
We are so sorry that your special weekend was disturbed by the acts of a couple of individuals. We appreciate your comments about our wonderful dedicated staff and that you felt at home while here. The entire staff wishes you all the happiness for your lives together and hope you will visit us again when you are in the area.
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge
Address: 250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! Located minutes from downtown Boston on the Green Line of the 'T' Lechmere Station, close to MIT, Harvard University, Museum of Science, TD Banknorth Garden, Patni Corp., EF Foundation, Kendall Square, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilition Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and only 3 miles from Boston Logan Airport (BOS), our hotel is the perfect location for visiting the Boston/Cambridge area. We offer a complimentary American breakfast, featuring our famous cinnamon roll as well as a variety of hot foods. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our Great Room, with 24-hour coffee, complimentary cookies at night, and high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the building. Our convenient location and commitment to service make us the best value in the Boston/Cambridge area, so book now and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express. Contact the hotel directly for packages that'll save you money. ... more   less 
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