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Harvard Square Hotel

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  • Average20%
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“harvard square”(216 reviews)
“great location”(141 reviews)
“kennedy school”(10 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Free Parking
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Pleasant hotel, recently renovated with small rooms but great location and view. The hotel is in the heart of Cambridge, it cannot get better. Friendly staff at the reception and modern lobby with limited amenities. Would recommend if you are Ok with 3 star level...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 25 November 2017

Dear world-voyageur18: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I see that you have many postings on Tripadvisor and that you are an experienced traveler. I appreciate your comments and we are happy that you enjoyed our location and friendly...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

The hotel is "ok" --- one step up from a roadside motel. It was clean, unimpressive, faulty thermostat, poorly planned light switch arrangement. The staff were excellent. I realize that the area commands high prices, but the cost was rather mind-boggling for what you get....More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 29 November 2017

Dear thomas236: Thank you for your review. I apologize about your light switch and thermostat. I will follow up. Thank you about your positive comments about our staff. We price out hotel in the middle of the market in Harvard Square and I am sorry...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Your hotel is neat and clean. But there is a great problem of water. I am a green specialist and I like to conserve water but not to the extent of having problem in brushing one's teeth and taking a shower. There was no water...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 19 November 2017

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was very nice to meet you during your week long stay while you attended a Harvard program. I sincerely apologize that you were unhappy with your guest room water pressure. As...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is strategically located near Harvard Square. The building is 1950´s with a few updates. VERY expensive rates for small, cheap motel rooms, with NO breakfast or parking included. If you´re on the last floor (4th), the shower pressure is a JOKE! Although we...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your constructive review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I will follow up on the guest room shower pressure on the 4th floor. I am happy that you enjoyed our strategic location surrounded by the many cafes and...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I arrived at Harvard Square Hotel just past midnight due to a late night flight, I was super impressed with the warm welcome and friendly service provided by the staff. Bottled water, coffee, a clean room and crisp sheets created a warm welcome indeed. If...More

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Response from Richard C, Owner at Harvard Square HotelResponded 9 November 2017

Dear mrslauer: Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The art of hospitality is what we try to deliver to our guests and a warm welcome late at night and connecting with our travelers is a top priority. Caring and friendly hospitality...More

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Amenities
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$170 - US$408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$170 - US$408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Helen W
12 June 2017|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure what your question is, but, no we didn't have the opportunity to research it in advance. The stay in Boston was unexpected.
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milu
25 May 2017|
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Response from AldenDfw | Reviewed this property |
I have not ever had odor issues. Last time I visited, elevator was broken, but no construction. Agree with other reply: just call and ask!
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