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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge
Ranked #45 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2012

Enjoyed a one night stay in Cambridge at the DoubleTree Suites. It's likely that this was once an Embassy Suites property, as the open atrium/glass elevator architecture look familiar. A little tricky to find our way into the parking lot - but that's typical Cambridge driving - GPS wasn't great help. Parking is pricey, but also typical Cambridge cost.

The room was great! Booked through the Hilton website, and took the option for a 'subject to availability' reduced rate upgrade for a corner, riverview suite for $30 more? WELL worth the extra cost! View of the Harvard boat house was terrific - and we watched the crews out working hard on Saturday morning.

Bar food was... Ok. Prices? Typical. Service was good, responsive and friendly, though. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet (which was included in our 'bed and breakfast' rate). Front desk staff members were friendly and fun!

There was a drumming convention of some sort the night we stayed - but we had no trouble with noise in the room (10th floor).

Overall - recommended if you're looking for value, comfortable lodgings near the universities. Shuttle is available to take you to Kendall Square, other venues in Cambridge.

Room Tip: If you use the Hilton website to book, you can have the option for a 'pre-purchased' lower r...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

We stayed here twice during our tour of New England - at the beginning and at the end of the trip. This is a great place to stay in Boston. It is right on the Charles River so you can watch the crews rowing in the morning. It is in walking distance of MIT, Boston University and even Fenway (yes, we like to walk!). The hotel has a free shuttle that will get you to Harvard or to downtown Boston. This service is great so you don't need a hotel right in downtown Boston. The staff at the front desk is very helpful and room service is very responsive. The on-premise restaurant is a great place for breakfast. They have a continental breakfast buffet or a full breakfast buffet. While you can order off the menu, the buffets are the way to go. A good value for a great breakfast. I'd stay here the next time in Boston.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Enjoyed our stay at the DoubleTree Suites in Boston. It's kind of out of the way, yet close to everything in Boston as well. The rooms were nice, the staff was accommodating. They helped us with getting to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. Plus the cost of the room was very reasonable for Boston. Would stay here in a heartbeat in the future!

Room Tip: If you can, get a room with a River view. Very nice!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Stayed here when visiting our Daughter at College. On the River, great views- easy walk across Bridge to everything. Beautiful rooms and very comfortable beds.
Loved the fact that it was reasonable with out being outside the city.
Hilton properties are always fantastic!

Room Tip: Choose a room high up overlooking the river
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed here one night when we were exploring Boston. I thought the location was very convenient; it is right off the main road and we were able to walk to the subway (took 10 minutes or so). The staff was helpful in giving directions and the concierge went out of his way to help us after we'd checked out and needed back into our room to get my husband's jacket. The hotel seemed a little dead but that was fine by us!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We have stayed at the Doubletree Suites on Soldiers Field a number of times and again had a very good stay, for four days at the end of October. As Diamond members, we were upgraded to a two-level suite on the 16th floor, which had an amazing view of the Charles and parts of Cambridge and Boston.

The king bed in the loft part of the suite was very comfortable, and I loved the television built into the main bathroom mirror. Now that's cool!

Our stay happened to coincide with Hurricane Sandy, and we had no problems. In fact, we spent part of the day that Sandy struck in comfort in our suite, playing bridge and watching the rain come down (and sometimes up).

Further on the plus side, the shuttles to Harvard Square and elsewhere are convenient. Breakfast (the continental buffet, usually around $16, is comped for Gold and Diamond members) was very good.

I do think the parking charge of $35 a day is a little steep -- that adds up to $1050 for a month. I understand that parking in Boston is expensive, but this hotel isn't in Cambridge or downtown Boston -- it's literally at the end of the Mass Pike.

With the various hotel taxes and parking, we paid around $300 a day. Again, that's not terrible given the high hotel prices in Boston, but it's hardly a bargain.

Room Tip: Get a suite on the top (16th) floor if possible. Great views!
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We attend the Head of the Charles event on October 20th and decided to stop in after for a drink and a bite. When we arrived at the crowed Terrace Lounge there was no staff. We waited about 10 minutes when we spotted the assistant manage, Ozzi, whom we spoke to about the service. He stated there was nothing he could do but to tell us to wait and that somone would be there to wait in us. Finally the waiter arrived who took our order and acted as the bartender to make our drinks. We had 2 martini which he made wrong as he used sweet and sour mix. Ozzi was informed again and maintained the same attitude. I contacted the hotel manager via email and never received a response

  • Stayed: October 2012
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jdadiego, General Manager at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am happy that we were able to resolve this situation with you and make it right. Sometimes situations are less than perfect and i appreciate your understanding in this matter and agreement to give us another chance to provide you with outstanding service. We look forward to your return visit!

Regards,
Joe Dadiego

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Additional Information about DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge

Address: 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Allston, Boston, MA 02134-1893
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Allston / Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#43 Family Hotel in Boston
#46 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range: £82 - £290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently renovated, all-suite Boston hotel located on the banks of the Charles River, just minutes to Harvard University and Harvard Square. Enjoy an array of amenities in our 308 suites with separate living and sleeping areas, refrigerators, and flat screen TVs. Complimentary basic wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel (faster speeds are available for a fee). As the only hotel that offers complimentary shuttle service to both Boston and Cambridge - you will enjoy the best of both worlds when you stay with us. ... more   less 
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