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All reviews nespresso machine harvard square across the street rooms are small complimentary coffee bottled water smaller side charming hotel valet parking massachusetts avenue within walking distance location is great visiting harvard front desk staff fitness center bed was very comfortable charles hotel
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stayed three nights, a queen with balcony for us and a double for our teenage boys. The boys room was small and faced the back, but had a little balcony, comfy beds and they were happy with it. Our room was on the 4th floor with a large balcony and plenty of sky. The bed was very clean and very comfortable, the bathroom great, good shower, good amount of room in there. The room itself was a bit small, but that goes with the territory on the east coast in an authentic building. The ambiance was great. No fuss efficient front desk with all the water, OJ, coffee, tea you want all day. Was easy to come in, grab a refreshment and bring it up to your room, or take bottles of water with you on your way to explore the city. The valet parking was excellent with all the in and out we did, we never had to wait and the front desk people were helpful, friendly and willing. We even hung out a bit on two occasions in the front lobby, our room was too small to meet visitors in there, so we sat in the posh lobby and felt quite at ease.
It's time for them to refresh some of the rugs, in our room at least, and while the furniture looked great (not my husbands style), the dressers were cheap functionally, but just fine for us. We liked it and agreed that we would stay there again should we make our way back to Cambridge in the future.

Room Tip: 401 nice with a large balcony. Would like to try one of the balconies facing Mass Ave on a high floor.
Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
Thank abigailo505
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This hotel is perfect in terms of location to both Harvard University and downtown Boston. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Rooms as very clean with an abundance of towels, guest supplies etc. The availability of complimentary soft drinks from reception is a very nice touch. Yes, there is the noise from the subway to consider however, this is counteracted by the convenience of location and a very comfortable hotel. Would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: Rooms may be more quiet at the back of the hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debra K
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Everything was great! Front desk and room service were all friendly and attentive, the bedrooms are small but that was not issue for us ! Clean bathroom and clean sheets... carpet a bit stained but didn’t ruin our visit !

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Mariu T
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful hotel located in walking distance to Harvard and Harvard square. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms ( although small) are beautifully furnished. Very clean and tidy. Nice touch with the free bottled water, juices and soft drinks and coffee.

Would definitely recommend.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
Thank Rosalba C
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Location excellent just a 5 min walk from Harvard and the Charles River. Bed comfortable and plenty of pillows, but noise from subway line under the road by the hotel was awful, and there was no desk to work at in room.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Thank djdjdj2018
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