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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 October 2016

good rooms, very clean & modern, very helpful efficient staff, extremely well located to Harvard, comfortable beds, security seems fine, bathroom modern and high quality...check the time when you visit as there are peak times like recruiting or Head of the Charles rowing regatta when it can be expensive

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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 during the Head of The Charles Regatta. I appreciate your comments and we do try to offer a middle market room rate for our hotel. October is the peak month in Cambridge and Boston. I am happy that you found our staff friendly and our guest rooms clean. We hope to...

Toulouse, France
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The room was perfectly correct, and the location is very convenient of course, but no specials to justifiy a very high price ($380 single). A very small bathroom, a lot of noise coming from the soda machine across the corridor, an absolutely icy air conditioning all over the hotel, and no breakfast!... Not impressed.

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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 constructive review of the hotel. I apologize about the soda machine and ice machine making noise across the hall from your room and I will follow up and check. Also the hallways were chilly with our AC making it uncomfortabley cool. We do try to price our hotel in the mid-market...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The rooms were cute and clean but it was the owner that made our stay amazing! He was so helpful and kind to us. We really appreciated the extra mile he went. Usually the cleanliness of the room is what I focus on, but this trip was all about the amazing staff.

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

Dear Sarah: Thank you very much for your kind review. It was wonderful to open up Tripadvisor this morning and find your comments. We strive to offer our valued guests a sincere and caring Brand of Hospitality along with our city center location. On behalf of my staff we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Harvard Square...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and daughter and I found this hotel perfectly comfortable and quiet on our recent 2-day trip to Cambridge. The first night we checked in, left our luggage, and went out for a late supper, but when we got back around 11 pm or later the door lock would not work, even with the manager's master keycard. It took...

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I again apologize for your guest room key problem that you encountered during your stay. I can assure you that we have followed up with our guest room key lock provider to avoid this from happening again in the future....

Glen Echo, Maryland
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hotel is located across the street from the Harvard Kennedy School. The people who work at the hotel are all bright and customer-oriented. Although there is no coffee on the room, a very good selection of coffee and tea downstairs with cream and milk makes a big difference. The bed was great with a duvet and plenty of pillows.

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

Dear Searcher59: Thank you very much for your complimentary review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Especially your comments about our clean rooms and the bright front desk staff. I will share your comments with our wonderful housekeepers many have been working at the hotel for 15 plus years. We strive to provide a friendly brand of hospitality to our Harvard...

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very expensive for a teeny tiny room with no other real amenities on the property. Upside is it was very clean and close to Harvard for visiting purposes. The sink in our room had barely a trickle of water so the simple act of brushing your teeth was a chore. The showers have no door so it is very cold...

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

Dear Karen S: Thank you for your review. I apologize that your sink faucet flow of water was not up to par. I also apologize that my front desk staff did not respond well when you told them about your guest room problem. If you contact me at rcarbone@collegiatehospitality.com with an e mail I will follow up. I see that...

Aruba
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very pleasant overnight stay in the heart of Cambridge. Very helpful staff for directions and travel advise. Enjoyed the selection in the coffee and tea bar although would like to have in room coffee and tea better.

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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 while college hunting here in Cambridge. I am happy that you enjoyed our friendly staff and Harvard Square City Center Location. We do have a nice selection of coffee and tea in our lobby and we are also happy to deliver a cup to your guest room....

Novato, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This hotel is in a PERFECT location, which is extremely important when visiting Harvard. It is right on Harvard Square, next to the campus and in the heart of Cambridge. If you want to know what living in Cambridge is like, this is it. The traffic in Boston and Cambridge is terrible, so staying at a hotel further away may...

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

Dear Catherine H, Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. As you pointed out we do have a great city center location when visiting Cambridge and Harvard University. All the best to you and we hope to serve you again in the future. Richard Carbone General Manager

Las Vegas, United States
Reviewed 4 October 2016

PROS: Great location to visit Harvard and enjoy what Cambridge has to offer. Friendly staff. CONS: Location NOT great enough to justify the extremely high price and bare bones of this property. The towels were more suited for a Motel 6. During the three days of our stay, the TV remote did not work, and the staff could not fix...

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

Dear Scott: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I apologize that we did not properly fix your TV remote during your stay. You are valued as a guest and I will follow up on your comments. Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner for the past 16 years

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We booked in at the last moment and were delighted with what we found. The staff could not have been any more helpful and the room was spotlessly clean. Nice clean crisp sheets and a comfortable bed. Unlike some hotels the windows you can open the windows. If you are looking for somewhere ideally situated in the heart of Cambridge...

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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 recent Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I will share your comments with our housekeeping staff. It means a lot to us to have you point out that your guest room was clean and comfortable. We hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you. sincerely, Richard Carbone General...

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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: €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.”
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“A view facing east is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Elosofamoso, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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