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Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I have stayed at this hotel consistently for the last 2.5 years for at least one week per month. I cannot say enough about the attentiveness of the front desk staff, attention to detail and the warmth and friendliness of all hotel personnel. Every time I step through the front door, I feel like I'm home. The rooms are well...

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OnyxGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU for your loyalty and choosing us for the past 2.5 years, we love road warriors! If I can be of any assistance during your travels, please let me know. Thanks for the great review! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@hotelmarlowe.com

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I am so glad we discovered this brand of hotel. The Hotel Marlowe didn't disappoint. We don't usually drive but couldn't avoid driving in for this trip. I can't tell you how nice it was to drive into the Hotel Marlowe courtyard to the warm hospitality of the employees. At every step, the doorman, the bellman, the woman serving wine...

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OnyxGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you discovered us! You hit on the essence of the hotel, the staff. They are all great and love what they do and really do treat people like they are coming home. Thanks for pointing that out! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@hotelmarlowe.com

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We are loyal Kimpton members and try to stay in Kimpton hotels when we can. The Marlowe has some great pluses, but also some minuses. I'm not comfortable giving an "excellent" rating. Pros: Beautiful décor! Central location to MIT, Harvard, Science center, etc. without being in congested city. Free bike and kayak rentals (which we took advantage of and loved!)....

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OnyxGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

First off, thank you for candid feedback. It is very helpful for us to improve and I will definitely take a look at that mattress, we can't have the situation you described! It is my first week here at the Marlowe, so I will make sure to personally address your concerns and thank you again for brining them to our...

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I jumped at the chance to stay in a Kimpton hotel in Boston having discovered the quality of Kimptons in Chicago and chose this hotel despite it being farther from Harvard Square than I wanted initially. I was disappointed to find the brand did not translate to this city. The vanity in the bathroom was cracked, the bathroom lacked a...

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OnyxGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

This one hurts, but I promise to address your concerns. Thanks for brining them to our attention. Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@onyxhotel.com

Reviewed 6 August 2013

We spent 4 nights here with family. Our daughter has 2 little boys, and the hotel brought in a goldfish as a pet for them. The staff is wonderful, very helpful. We had hoped to use the free bikes and kayaks, but had no time. The location was perfect and we walked everywhere. There are two subway lines very close,...

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Michal P, Hotel Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Florida Gma! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with your family! I'm sorry you weren't able to enjoy the bikes and kayaks, but please come join us again and take a ride! We look forward to seeing you again soon! -Michal

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This was a great location for exploring Cambridge & Boston. The staff was extra friendly and the elegant yet cozy lobby area is gorgeous.. enjoy their nightly FREE Happy Hour from 5-6P on one of the comfy sofas or chairs. Kristen at front desk was especially helpful and the housekeeping staff were lovely, as well. Rooms were nice and beds...

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Michal P, Hotel Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Diane! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Marlowe! I will be more than happy to relay the awesome message to Kristen and the housekeeping department! We greatly appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Enjoy the remainder of your summer! -Michal

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2013

If you enjoy boutique hotels, this one is a bit larger than most, but the decor is nice and service is great. The beds are comfy, the benefits of their loyalty program include free wi-fi, amenities include free bicycles and kayaks. The location has the drawback of being crosstown from MIT and Harvard, but is convenient for leaving Cambridge and...

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Michal P, Hotel Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul! Thank you for joining our loyalty program! They do have some great benefits! We love to hear that you were able to enjoy wine hour and connect with other guests at the hotel! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! -Michal

Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

This hotel is just super nice: big rooms, very nicely decorated. Hotel is quite close to the lechmere T station, so getting to downtown is easy. Also running trails along the river is just across the street. There is even a recommended running route map in the room. A tip for parking; the hotel has valet, but self parking at...

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Michal P, Hotel Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Soren! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the running trail along the river and had easy access to the T station to head into town! We hope you stay with us on your next trip to the Boston/Cambridge area! -Michal

Laurel, Maryland
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I got to stay in the Hotel Marlow for a conference in July, 2013. Before the conference I had a chance to walk around Cambridge and Boston. The location was great, since it was a short walk into Boston. Also, the trolley green line was right around the corner, so it was easy to hop on and travel around Boston...

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Michal P, Hotel Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Samuel, Although you were traveling on business, I'm happy to hear that you were able to see the city on your own time with easy access to the T station! Maybe you'll be able to travel to Boston/Cambridge for a vacation and stay with us and use our complimentary bikes and kayaks! They are super fun! We hope to...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We checked in 30minutes ago and already have had service issues. We booked a room for our anniversary and we're put in a room with separate beds. A reasonable mistake had we not emailed the manager 1 month ago advising we would be coming for such an occasion, and he not replying to advise everything will be sorted. When we...

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OnyxGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

We will turn it around because this is not typical for our hotel. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and service and I can promise you it will be addressed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@hotelmarlowe.com

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The wonderfully eclectic and luxurious Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is perfectly situated minutes from Harvard Square and the MIT campus in Cambridge. The waterfront location offers guestroom views of the park-lined Charles River and Boston skyline. This unique boutique hotel further sets itself apart with unsurpassed service, superb amenities and educational and cultural programs. It celebrates and reflects the vibrant sense of discovery that is quintessential Cambridge. Adjacent is the award-winning Bambara restaurant. ... more   less 

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Address: 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $329 - $701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Marlowe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Hotel Marlowe Kimpton
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#1 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cambridge
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“Ask for a river view”
Hewitty15, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Corners and ask for a view of the Charles”
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“Rooms overlooking river have excellent views of the city.”
Baynet, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the river”
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