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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time staying here for meetings in Cambridge. Staff is super professional and accommodating. Room is very adequate and the bed was wonderful. Only small thing was that the room smelled a bit of cigarette smoke.

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

Dear davonet: Thank you for staying at the Harvard Square Hotel for the second time. I will check the guest room that you stayed in as we are entirely non smoking and I will remedy the smoke smell. I apologize sometimes guests do smoke even though we are non smoking. Thank you for making me aware of this issue. I...

Marion, Iowa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My room was on the first floor next to a stairwell and across from the elevator, and I never heard a thing. Friendly and efficient staff. No restaurant, but many just steps away. Next door is Flour, a café with excellent breakfast and lunch fare. Good value for the cost.

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Dear Valued Guest: Than you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I appreciate your comments and noticed that you are an experienced traveler with over 15 Tripadvisor reviews. The Harvard Square Hotel has a wonderful city center location and the new Flour Cafe next to the hotel is a great new restaurant in Harvard Square as...

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Harvard Square Hotel continues to be a great spot to stay when visiting in Cambridge. Rooms and immaculate, but what really pleases is the service. The courteous, friendly and well trained staff are ready to assist the guests in every way. One truly feels at home at the HSH - I make items exclusive venue in Cambridge.

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Dear Peter M: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I noticed that you have over 85 reviews posted on Tripadvisor and it means a lot to me and my team for you to give us a 5 Star Review. It is always great to serve you and we all look forward to your return...

Waltham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. Check in was efficient and it was great there is parking onsite (for $35). The location is great and centrally located so many restaurants and shops are within a 10 minute walk. However, this was the loudest hotel I have ever stayed in. I could hear conversations and doors slamming in...

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

Dear Lindsays9: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I apologize that your guest room was loud outside your room. I am happy that you enjoyed our city center location near the shops and cafes in Harvard Square. Please contact me directly on a future visit so that I may personally make your guest room reservation. Sincerely,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was as advertised, which is always good. The staff were extremely helpful.The room was airy and clean and spacious.The location can't be beaten. One warning- the on site parking is $35.00 per night!!!

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Dear Tim: Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Harvard Square Hotel on Tripadvisor. I will share your nice comments with the front desk, housekeeping and hotel maintenance staff members. The overnight parking charges are comparable with the market rates here in Cambridge and I apologize if that was a surprise to you. On your next...

CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat the location if you plan to stay around Harvard Square. The room was attractive and comfortable, with a cheerful, modern decor. The staff, in particular, were a highlight of my stay, all very welcoming and helpful.

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

Dear Ratmir: Thank you for your review. The hotel location and friendly staff are our most valuable attributes as you describe in your review. I see that you are an experienced traveler and I really appreciate that you took your valuable time to review the Harvard Square Hotel! Thank you and we hope to serve you again on a future...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third year in a row over the holidays, and we love it more each time. Cozy, stylish rooms; modern bathroom with open glass shower; one-of-a-kind view of the Square; huge king bed, very comfy; friendly reception; free coffee; fair price; fantastic location and access to 73 bus right outside the door; airy, light-filled stairway; and the way the heat really...

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Dear Jacob C : Thank you very much for your kind review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that you enjoy our hotel and for the 3rd straight year. Thank you for your loyalty. Our city center location and friendly staff are our number one attributes. We hope to see you for the holidays next year. Thank you...

Ames, IA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a couple of nights here (Sunday, Monday) when I visited Harvard for a retirement ceremony. This is a good place to stay, which is to say that it is not great. The room (310) was a double bed, and very cramped. But if all you want is a place to sleep and shower, then it is hard to...

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Dear Elosofamoso: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I noticed that you have many hotel reviews posted and your experienced hotel comments mean a lot to me. As you described our city center location in the heart of Harvard Square is our number one attribute. Guests can walk out of our door and be in the...

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean and updated hotel. Courteous staff. Very nice, clean and well appointed room. Will stay again. Great location. Quiet yet accessible to the square. need to write more to get the review on-line - some crazy requirement for 200 words. nuts - haha

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Dear rmal2017: Thank you very much for your 5 Star Review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your comments about our location, clean guest rooms and courteous staff mean a lot to all of us. We hope to serve you again in the future. Safe Travles Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager

Redding, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this hotel. It has a small, boutique feel to it. Great location, 2 blocks from Harvard Square and lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Easy parking too (for an extra charge). Room was great and even had a fridge.

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Dear ACC917: Thank you for the 5 Star Review of the Harvard Square Hotel. WE appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel and describe our city center location close to shops, cafes and of course the Harvard University campus and T train to Boston. Thank you very much and we hope to serve you again in the future....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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 )
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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: $243 - $562 (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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“Higher and facing the Square is better.”
 of 5 bubbles 999jacobc, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A view facing east is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Elosofamoso, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the city side. The view is kind of European with a church steeple or two. Rooms are small but a few larger rooms are often available. Bathrooms are small but large enough & shiny clean. Large TVs in every room. A large desk table makes working in the room comfortable & relaxing”
 of 5 bubbles m0rrd, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Nice and excellent. The small fridge is very useful.”
 of 5 bubbles 621luciec, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Like a dorm and over priced. Women at desk very helpful, though. Especially one from Ethiopia. ”
 of 5 bubbles T6902ASkathym, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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