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Hotel decision

I will be arriving via Logan airport to visit Harvard U. I am having trouble deciding between staying at the Marriott Cambridge or the Hampton Inn Cambridge. Please, any advise? Thanks, CEE

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1. Re: Hotel decision

Neither one is exactly close to Harvard, but if your choice is between these two, then go for the Marriott. It's on the "T" Red Line that Harvard is also on, while the Hampton Inn is on the Green Line. From the Hampton you'd have to go into Downtown Boston, Park Street to be exact, in order to transfer to the Red Line before returning to Cambridge to get to Harvard.

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Besides the convenience of the red line (literally under the Marriott) you are also comparing a full service higher end hotel to a lower end no frills property. Though the rooms at the Marriott tend to be small, it's a nice place and I would choose to stay there.

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Hi

Did you think about the Charles hotel right in Harvard Sq.??

http://charleshotel.reachlocal.net/

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4. Re: Hotel decision

If you´re on a budget stick with the Hampton, but for convenience stick with advice above about the Marriot.

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5. Re: Hotel decision

If you choose the Hampton Inn, it is possible to take a bus from Lechmere Sta., directly across from the hotel, to Harvard Sq. #69 bus takes a little over 15 min. to get to Harvard, but it only runs once every 15 or 20 minutes during the day and every half hour at night.

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