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Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

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 4 January 2017

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

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 4 January 2017

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

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 4 January 2017

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

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....

Harrison, New York
Reviewed 16 December 2016

this hotel is smack in the middle of cambridge. FANTASTIC location. Room was clean but compact. Don't expect a lot of space but it did have everything you would need. My only complaint was that the heat was not functioning properly. It was 78 degrees in our room even after I turned the heat off for the night. Once they...

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

Dear Mela914: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I apologize that your guest room was so warm. I am following up on this and I am sure that it will be addressed by the time you return in the future. I am happy that you did enjoy our city center location. We also strive to offer...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Have stayed here many times over several years. Always lived up to expectations. Great staff. Excellent service upon check in. Always clean. Great mattresses. Superb fresh coffee in a lobby alcove. No restaurant or room service but many excellent eating places a few steps away. I dislike the impersonal nature of big hotels. This suits me. Free wi fi. If...

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

Dear m0rrd: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I always check Tripadvisor first thing in the morning to check for new posts and to receive your review this Friday morning when it is 5 degrees outside here in Cambridge brightened up my day. Thank you for your loyalty and your wonderful description of my...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The staff was really caring and welcoming. The manager was of great help to help us deal with our car problem. We would recommend that hotel to our friends. Hoping to have the opportunity to stay there again. Lucie and Andre, from Montreal, Canada

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Dear Lucie and Andre: Thank you for your very kind Tripadvisor Review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was great to meet you the morning of your departure and I was happy to help you with AAA. I have been the business owner and general manager here since 2005 and I hope to see you again on a future stay....

Kent, Ohio
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I stayed here for two nights while attending a Harvard one-day session. The location was convenient and overall a good value. Definitely not all the frills of the big chains but the bed was comfy, the room was VERY clean, and the staff were very friendly. It's also close to the river, if you're a runner. Lots of restaurant choices...

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

Dear suesthelma: Valued hotel guest. Thank you for your Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We really appreciate our Harvard University Guests posting a knd review. I will share your comments with our housekeeping staff about your clean rooms. They are a very proud hard working team of housekeepers. Also I am happy that you enjoyed our location near...

Schererville, Indiana
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great price for the weekend rates. The location couldn't be more convenient to the T and walking to everyplace Harvard has to offer. I wish I had known it was a micro hotel. Rooms are modern, lots of drawer storage, decent closet space, lumpy pillows tho. Very nice staff!!

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Dear Melissa L: Thank you for your review this week of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that you liked our hotels city center location. I will follow up on the lumpy pillows and replace them with new ones! Thank you for the constructive feedback. Happy Holidays and thank you. Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager since 2005

Hanover, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Staff members were polite and helpful and the room was clean and orderly. We liked the smaller sized room. We had easy access to Harvard Square shops and restaurants, and places to walk. Accommodations were a little on the pricey side, but staying at the Harvard Square Hotel gave us plenty of options for walks, etc. We visited Cambridge for...

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Dear Valued Guest: Your comments mean a lot to us and we thank you for posting a kind review of your experience at the Harvard Square Hotel. As you pointed out our number one attribute is our city center location close to Harvard University and the T Train subway to Boston. Our staff tries to provide our guests with a...

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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: €195 - €411 (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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“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
“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
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