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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Harvard Square Hotel in my opinion is the best! From the minute I arrive I am greeted with staff that genuinely greet me with a smile. From the young boy curbside who helped me with my bags, to the front desk who welcomed me instantly as I approached the desk. The room was warm and inviting after a long...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anniebelmont: Thank you very much for your kind 5 Star review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was great to see you and your family again this year for your annual visit to Harvard Square, Cambridge. All the best to you, safe travels, and see you next year. Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I work for a Harvard affiliate and have used this hotel for over 7 years. Not only is the staff amazing, helpful, and friendly, the hotel is beautiful! It's conveniently located in the heart of Harvard Square, the new renovations are modern and chic, and the staff go out of their way to accommodate you. I know I can send...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review and your business over the past 7 years. It means a lot to us that you have been using the hotel many times over the years and that you find our staff friendly and helpful. I have been here managing the Harvard Square Hotel since 1995 and loyal repeat guests...

Hope Valley
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The hotel staff was very nice and accommodating. The hotel it self, not so much. Over priced for what you get. There are no amenities in the rooms. The rooms have miss matched pieces that look off. The bathrooms make no sense, the sinks are to shallow, the faucets hit the glass shelf above it, and the shower has no...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Thank you very much for complimenting our front desk staff. I apologize that you commented that the hotel is overpriced for what you get. We try to price the hotel in the middle of the market in Harvard Square. The...

Roanke, VA
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, for Harvard! Easy T access! Bring your running shoes it's easy to get to Memorial Drive. Rooms were clean, updated! Staff was very nice! Parking was easy! My suggestion since we were a family of four, this room was a tad small but understandably as to why, location. However I would recommend families to stay by the aquarium...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Dear former resident of Cambridge thank you for your very nice review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Our location in Harvard Square provides easy access to Harvard University, MIT and Boston on the T!! Thank you for staying with us. Richard Carbone Business Owner

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 August 2016

In the middle of everything. Easy through and through. Parking lot is a bonus and they were very generous allowing visitors to use lot at no charge. Having Thrifty car rental in the building is also a huge bonus.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Than you for your review. I am happy that my front desk staff did not charge for parking for your visitors. We hope that you stay with us again. Thank you Richard Carbone Business Owner

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My attorney was put in a room near the pool. He said the room smelled like chlorine. Also, there was construction noise starting early in the mornings. Other than those things he said it was a nice stay and was convenient to Harvard.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heather: I think your attorney must have stayed next door at The Charles Hotel. We do not have a swimming pool at the Harvard Square Hotel. Maybe the next time your attorney comes to Harvard give us a chance. We have a wonderful location for interviewing students. All the best Richard Carbone Business Owner

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We LOVE the Harvard Square Hotel! Staff always goes above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Rooms are modern with beautiful views of Cambridge below. My family wouldn't stay anywhere else! Give them a try. We promise you won't be disappointed!

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Courtney: Thank you so much for your review. It was great to see you during your stay!! Your son Liam is a true delight. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Southwestern Maine
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Would stay again in a heartbeat! The room was clean and cool - on a hot day it was wonderful to fall into those white linens and rest. The hotel is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of everything. Such an ideal location!

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed our crisp clean guest rooms and city center location. Thank you for your 5 Star Review!! Very much appreciated. Sincerely Richard Carbone

Hightstown, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great location. Easy parking. Rooms simple and clean, like some European hotels or hostels. People are friendly. Location is really the best reason to stay here: you're right in the middle of Harvard square.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra: Thank you for your concise review. Our location is the number one reason to stay with us and we try for a special friendly hospitality that is hard to find in a large corporate chain hotel. Appreciate your review! Sincerely Richard Carbone

Bloomfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It was a one night stay . The rooms were small but efficient and the beds were very comfortable! The staff was pleasant and were nice enough to give me a later check out when we overslept! I would come back again.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy: Thank you very much for your review. I am happy that we provided you a late check out. Thank you for taking the time to provide a nice review. Sincerely Richard Carbone

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 Starbucks Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! We would like to thank our recent guests for their patience as we installed a brand new elevator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5774
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $193 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#13 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“Like a dorm and over priced. Women at desk very helpful, though. Especially one from Ethiopia. ”
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“A lot of restaurants around the hotel.”
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“Even-numbered rooms face Eliot St., which can be noisy when the window is open and/or on a low floor.”
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“Rooms looking East.”
 of 5 bubbles daleh158, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that's near the end, and looks out over Harvard Square.”
 of 5 bubbles Nitin878, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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