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“Back to Cambridge for a Reunion”

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Boston Marriott Cambridge
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
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Southfield, Michigan
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“Back to Cambridge for a Reunion”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Back to Cambridge for a Harvard College Reunion, we stayed at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, which was arranged by the Reunion Committee. It is in Kendall Square, so buses were available to take us to and from Harvard Square. For travel at odd times, two stops on the Red Line was easy. Cambridge is expensive, and the Marriott is a fine hotel, but I would have preferred less expensive and not so fancy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The hotels sits on the edge of MIT's campus and is located directly on top of a Red Line T Station. During the week the rates are very high, given the proximity to all of the biotech firms in the area, but on the weekend it is often fairly deserted and as a result very reasonably priced. I have stayed here many times while attending Red Sox games and the like and the rates are generally 1/2 of what a comparable stay in the Back Bay would cost, but I can get there via the T in 15 minutes. If taking a taxi to this hotel, be sure to say "Cambridge" first and often while giving the location, otherwise cabbies often try to take you to the Back Bay region not realizing you are in Cambridge.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Portage, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We visited our grandson who is a student at MIT so wanted to be close to where he lives. We booked this hotel even though it's very expensive for what you get. The room was clean but nothing exceptional. we've paid less at Hyatts and Hamptons and received more bang for the buck! The staff was friendly and helpful. Having to pay for internet when paying $330 a night for the room is ridiculous! However, it did work well for what we needed even though we felt ripped off by the price.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tara B, Manager at Boston Marriott Cambridge, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Hello Sally L –
I hope you enjoyed your visit with your grandson at MIT. You could not have picked a more convenient location to stay as we are right across the street from the campus.
As we become more and more connected internet access is a must have. Although at this time there is a cost for internet in the guestrooms, we do offer complimentary access in our lobby, restaurant and Starbucks. Marriott is always looking for ways to enhance our guest experience and I am sure internet is at the top of the list. Until that day comes, we will always have it available in the lobby and regularly have packages available that include internet in the rate.
Best wishes to your grandson and we hope to see you again soon.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

I loved our room - it was clean and spacious with plenty of amenities. The view from the window of the river was gorgeous. The front desk staff and concierge were very helpful and attentive.

I was here with a large group and we would often gather in the very comfortable lobby to socialize. We also had two group meetings in Champions where the food and staff were excellent.

The location was very convenient to the subway and shuttle bus to the Galleria.

All in all, a fanastic experience!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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chino hills CA
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We are a pediatric cancer fundraising group with The St. Baldrick's Foundation that came to Boston for a huge headshaving event. The hotel went beyond my expectations in many ways.

1.Clean rooms with super comfy beds and great views.
2. ease of travel using the T and walking.
3. Sevice was AMAZING!. From the front desk, to housekeeping to the unbelievable staff at Champions restaurant. They fed over 100 of us and the food was plentiful and delicious.
4.Nice clean indoor pool and gym area. Beautiful 4th floor deck for outdoor relaxation,

All in all a great experience and would recommend highly!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tara B, Manager at Boston Marriott Cambridge, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Hello Alylee777 –
On behalf of the entire Cambridge Marriott team I would like to thank your organization for being an inspiration for all of us!! The Champions staff had as much fun as the kids. Please know we send well wishes to all your children. We look forward to see you all next year.
P.S. I love the picture and think you look amazing!!!
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Wow, one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had:

Cost: even with a corporate discount the daily rate was just under 350 USD. Breakfast and Internet were extra, adding up to 400 USD daily!

Cleanliness: awful. See attached photos. When I entered the room I immediately returned to the front desk as there was hair and food over the floor and desk chair. They sent up a maid to reclean the room.

Room: again, awful. Paying 300 USD per night I expected far far better. Old tired furniture, water marks and stains on the ceiling and a carpet that should have been condemned. The mattress was uncomfortable, old and saggy on one side. The air condition was unusable at night as it was far too loud and looked ancient.

The whole experience was terrible and considering the cost, was totally unacceptable. I would avoid at all possible and when I return to Boston I will be staying at alternative locations.

Room Tip: Avoid staying here, anything else has to be better.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Tara B, Manager at Boston Marriott Cambridge, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Daniel –
The expereince you described in your post was very disappointing to hear. As you can see from other posts, many of our guests have wonderful stays and are eager to return. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your stay. Plese contact me at tara.bassett@marriott.com at your earliest convenience.
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed here for a meeting in July. Decided to dumpy the rental car since the hotel is very close to everything in Cambridge. Even a subway stop right outside. Plus the fee to have the car sleep at the hotel was expensive. Same at other locations. Front desk staff were very helpful. Room was large and clean. Gym was good. Kept my workout regime while on the road. There are restaurants in the area but again hop the subway if you run out of choices. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Boston Marriott Cambridge
Address: 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142-1034
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Boston Marriott Cambridge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 431
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a top choice among Cambridge hotels, the Boston Marriott Cambridge is situated across the Charles River from downtown Boston and is the perfect location for your next visit to the city. This Cambridge hotel is positioned in Kendall Square near popular Boston area attractions. Top universities such as MIT, Harvard, and Boston University are just minutes away, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital & the Children's Hospital. Guests of this hotel in Cambridge will enjoy the close proximity to Harvard Square, Fenway Park, TD Banknorth Garden, the North End and the Museum of Science. Enjoy casual American fare at our Cambridge, MA hotel’s new restaurant, Champions. The Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel is also an ideal event and meeting facility. With ten breakout rooms and 12,000 sq ft of event space, this hotel can accommodate groups of any size. With easy access to Logan Airport, I-93 and the subway, the Boston Marriott Cambridge is the ideal lodging choice for business trips and vacations in Boston, MA. ... more   less 
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