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Washington, DC
Reviewed 29 November 2014

The hotel's website gives an accurate (if naturally glass-half-full) characterization of the hotel: small with small rooms, quirky, congenial, in a convenient location, with helpful staff. One big plus that the website doesn't mention is that the heat is under-floor radiant heat. A lifesaver in the frigid New England winter! The bathroom floor is comfortable to stand on barefoot, and...

1Thank TheGayArchitects
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 November 2014

In summary Good: Helpful, friendly staff, conveniently located near parts of Harvard's campus, clean rooms, good on-site (valet) parking Bad: Oddly shaped rooms with quirky furnishing choices, some non-functioning lamps and phones, noise level of some rooms quite high. I've stayed twice at Hotel Veritas in recent weeks, as I have a student nearby. Seems to be a former apartment...

3Thank KMKenroute1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Ideally placed for Harvard Square, only 5 minutes from the T. Comfortable rooms, great showers (by UK standards). The service is excellent and ever present. The Veritas does not offer breakfast but there is a supply of fresh, sweet, crisp pastries to go with a plentiful supply of tea/coffee/water and orange juice which are available all day. Later on guests...

Thank Geoff E
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Like many other reviewers, we were impressed with the excellent location, helpful staff, and the appealing 24 hour availability of water, juice, and sodas. (In the morning, the hotel adds small breakfast pastries. These are not the typical American pastries, but Spanish sweet olive oil tortas. Delicious -- sweet and crispy like elephant ear pastries -- and just enough to...

1Thank PetNitNoy
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 26 October 2014

My husband and I stayed there in September for a Harvard reunion. The hotel is perfectly situated within walking distance to Harvard Square, the Yard and more. I agree with TravellarkFL, the noise is the only issue. Not from other guests, but outside noise. For those who normally live in the middle of big city will likely not notice, but...

1Thank Kathryn M
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The location is fabulous. The decor and comfort of the room is fabulous. The service staff we met couldn't have been any more helpful and charming. Hot tea and coffee by the check-in desk was a welcome touch. Only one complaint, which is no fault of the hotel: noise. But it's a good trade-off for the hotel's proximity to Harvard...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I already wrote a review somewhere else, but thought that I used Tripadvisor all the time and ought to put my comments here as well. We stayed in the hotel in October, and love the nights we were there. We were offered a upgrade even though we did not mention anything at all. The hotel staff went out of their...

1Thank KateInDallas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

This hotel has a lot to recommend it -- location, well designed, complimentary bottled water, juice, coffee, tea any time, radiant heat in bathroom floors, friendly and accommodating staff, lobby with gas fireplaces and comfy furniture -- but the rooms are SMALL and the closets TINY, especially for the price. If we had not had a balcony, it would have...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 10 October 2014

The hotel is well located for touring Cambridge. Most sites are within walking distance. Our room was small, but well appointed. The staff was knowledgable and friendly. They knew all the local restaurants. The hotel does not have a restaurant of its own, but there are a number of small places nearby for breakfast. We hope that the hotel will...

1Thank LeeWashington_DC
Orange, California
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I stayed in room 105, a small queen room on the first floor facing Massachusetts Ave. It was 15-20 feet from the curb. The close proximity to a major street with buses, early morning garbage trucks, and pedestrians outweighed the beautiful decor and high quality linens. Did I mention the red line tracks are right underground? Mild rumbling like a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Veritas is a 31-room independent upscale hotel located in Harvard Square offering intimate service in a hip Cantabrigian setting. The entire look and feel of the hotel is elegant and current, but with a respectful nod towards our traditional and historic neighborhood. The guest rooms are designed with the fine detailing of an old New England residence and furnishings that are interesting contemporary pieces with rich fabrics and textures. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Remington St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5202
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: €274 - €470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Veritas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“"Petite queens" are the least expensive and smallest yet have adequate room space & generous bath space. Some are in the back.”
safari_qn, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you need a room for two persons, book the larger spaces (225 sq feet)”
Carrboro-Haverford, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“choose higher floors”
TripEnthusiast2, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want to sleep late ask them for a room not on the side or main street, garbage trucks at 6am.”
bonnieg643, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“My room was on the second floor overlooking Massachusetts Avenue and there was quite a bit of street noise.”
phototod, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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