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Covington, Louisiana
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On Friday night, January 27th, I realized I did not have an ironing board, and I had already changed into my pajamas. It was 9:30 pm. I called the front desk from my room, and then started calling from my room phone and my cell phone, and could never get an answer. I tried from 9:30 until almost 11 pm...

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

Dear Harvardparent: Thank you for your review. We value your comments and as the business owner here since 2005 I will follow up with my staff. I apologize that the front desk did not answer the telephone and that the ironing board top was not in good condition. Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Owner

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stayed at Harvard Square Hotel for 3 nights. Convenient location (5 mins walk to Harvard T-line station), proximate to many shops/restaurants/places of interest. We booked into a standard room with one king-size bed and we realised our room is not as small as some reviews seem to have suggested. We are however not sure if it is because we were...

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was nice to meet you during your stay and we are happy that our location and services met your expectation. We have a very nice staff and with our city center location close to Harvard University and the cafes and shops...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The room was cozy and very clean. And just by being so close to the best stores, restaurants, coffee shops and Harvard University it worth every dime. The staff is cordial and friendly. What else could I ask for. Next time I'm gonna bring my family with me. =D

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

Dear Valued Guest: Wow Thank you for the wonderful Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your comments describe our hotel location and amenities perfectly. We pride ourselves on Location, Friendly customer service and clean comfortable modern guest rooms. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Washington
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I checked one of the bigger, fancier hotels in Harvard Square, which was 400 per night. For less than half that, I got a hotel that was friendly, super-convenient, and very accommodating. I arrived way early (9:00), asked if I could get in my room, and they said they had one for me. They had a parking space 10 feet...

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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 we had a guest room ready for you at 9am. We will always check our guests in early if we have a room available, Our city center location and friendly staff are our best attributes. We hope to serve you again. Thank you! Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner

Boston
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The place was great. We were super late for checkin, but that wasn't an issue at all. Amazing staff and great room for a last min booking. Friendly check in and when we left we were offered all the good stuff to make the day better. Again thank you!

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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 5 Star Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I will share your comments with my staff. It means a lot to us to receive reviews like your and we thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We try to differentiate our hotel with friendly responsive customer service...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Not Bad. Small Rooms but clean. No Harsh Chemicals have been sprayed in the rooms. Sheets were washed and changed. You can crack one of the windows open to let in fresh air. Front Desk was respectful and courteous. We paid $145 per night and $35 for overnight parking. Lobby is very small but usable. Location is very nice -...

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

Dear Neenah G: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your review was very detailed and I am happy that you enjoyed our location and courteous staff. We hope that you will return again in the future. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Statesboro, Georgia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The hotel is really conveniently located at Harvard Square. It was clean. The bed was very comfortable. The people work there were very friendly. it is a bit strangely furnished - it had a fridge but no coffee maker in the room. Twenty-four hour coffee and tea provided in the lobby. I had run a few trips down stairs to...

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

Dear Valued Guest 790lil: Thank you for your detailed review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your comments are really appreciated and mean a lot to us to improve our guest services. I apologize that your taxi cab was late for your departure. The flat fee charge to Logan Airport is $45 from Harvard Square and the car/livery service should have...

Philadlephia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is at best a 2-star hotel that can charge a lot because of the fantastic location. There are very few amenities and the rooms are small and sparse. There is nice complementary coffee and tea 24 h at the lobby. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The phones in the hotel didn't work at all - tried...

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I do apologize that your guest room telephone was not working. I was told about this from my overnight manager Vil and I will follow up. I am happy that you did enjoy our city center Harvard Square location. We do pride ourselves on our guest service....

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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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 18 January 2017

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $335 - $582 (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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“Don't know what you mean by 'Room tip'.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewJMM, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for back side, away from the square if you want quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LaJollaJoe, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to put the DO NOT DISTURB sign up the night before! ”
 of 5 bubbles harvardtravelerx, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the main street. You can see the sunrise each morning, and these rooms get a lot of light. Can be noisy on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles treetops1234, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the end of the corridor - no harm to ask!”
  • Standard room, 1 king-bed
 of 5 bubbles aphk407, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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