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Westfield
Reviewed 9 November 2016

You can't beat the location of the Harvard Square Hotel. The room was spacious and clean and parking was very convenient too. The exterior of the hotel is misleading because the inside is very modern and bright.

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

Dear Lisa B: Thank you very much for your Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed our city center location and I will also share your comments with our housekeepers that you enjoyed your guest room. We hope to serve you again on a future visit to Harvard Square. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager...

Camden, Maine
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Location is perfect; rooms are fresh, attractive and comfortable (although not spacious). The lobby decor is also fresh and attractive. There are no extras such as dining, gym, spacious check-in and lobby. (There is parking.) The single elevator is tiny (3 people can squeeze in). The Charles Hotel, however, which is across the street, has a very nice restaurant, and...

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

Dear Safari_gn: Thank you very much for your constructive review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I noticed that you have posted many reviews and that you are an experienced traveler. All of your comments were accurate and well received. I hope we can see you again in the future. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager for the past...

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had been expecting basic. The website makes it clear that it has no gym, for example. But it's even more basic than one would expect for $300+ per night. It has no coffee maker in the room, barely enough room to hang 3-4 pieces of clothing, and a small bathroom. On the positive side, it has serviceable Internet. The...

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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. I apologize that your guest room was to warm during your stay. I see that you have posted many Tripadvisor reviews and your comments are important to us. Thank you for your review. sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner

Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Harvard Square hotel for my 50th law school reunion. The location was perfect for attending reunion events and wandering around Harvard and Harvard Square. The room was comfortable and well maintained. Having coffee and tea available in the lobby 24/7 was very nice.

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

Dear Dr. Kanti: Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Harvard Square Hotel. We are all happy that you enjoyed your 50th Harvard Law School Reunion. Congratulations and see you next year!! Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner.

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Ownership has made great efforts to welcome their Harvard guests with a cost-effective alternative to a few of the newer hotels. They emphasize providing a comfortable high-end design and wonderful service. The owner personally greeted me upon my arrival and although there had been a reservation glitch, he assured me that any problem was his to fix - - which...

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

Dear Robert: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was very nice to meet you during your stay as we have Bethesda MD in common. Your kind remarks means a lot to me and the hospitality team at the hotel. See you next year. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner

Hendersonville
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a rocky start to our stay, owing to an HV/AC malfunction and two overly-tired guests. Long story short, Mr. Carbone and his staff got us moved and treated us royally for the rest of our stay. Great coffee available early AM too!

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

Dear Yeswecan!! Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I really appreciate that you contacted me directly with your guest room problem so that as owner I could respond quickly. It was great to meet you and hope to see you soon again at the hotel as our valued guest. All the best. Sincerely Richard...

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I recently stayed here while attending a Harvard class reunion. Harvard Square Hotel has been updated and has a very modern feel to it from the furniture to the colors of the hotel walls. Check in was easy and the staff was helpful. Our room was some what roomy. The closet space was limited, but there was...

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

Dear Dale H: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We value our Harvard University guests and strive to offer a friendly brand of hospitality. I am happy that you enjoyed our location close to all of your reunion activities. We hope to be able to serve you again in a future visit to Harvard. Thank you...

Wyoming, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This hotel was very nice! The room was exceptionally clean as was the bathroom. Since it is located near Harvard where hotel space is limited it is expensive but that is not a surprise. I would recommend the hotel but there is one thing to be aware of: the rooms are small The hallways were narrow, the room with two...

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

Dear Maryrosel708: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I met you during your stay and when you checked out. It was great to meet you and your family. Thank you for your detailed review and I noticed that you have posted many Tripadvisor comments so that it means a lot to us to see your observations....

Washington, DC
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This hotel is the middle of Harvard Square -- close to all the university's main buildings. and just a hop and a skip from the Kennedy School. The hotel was newly renovated, clean and the staff were personable, even though several people descended on them at the same time. My room was clean and comfortable. The only drawback to the...

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Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I noticed that you have many Tripadvisor posted reviews and that you are a seasoned traveler. Your comments about our wonderful location across the street from the Harvard Kennedy School and the friendly front desk staff means a lot to us. I will also share...

Dayton, OH
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This hotel is in a fantastic location for Harvard University and all the shops and dining around it. You are literally in Harvard Square. There is construction going on around the hotel, but we were not bothered by it. We stayed 2 nights, did not have a car and didn't need it. The front desk is very accommodating and the...

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Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your kind review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We are all happy that you enjoyed our city center location. Walking out our door you are in the middle of the action in Harvard Square. We hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a...

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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: $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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