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Harvard Square Hotel
Ranked #14 of 19 Hotels in Cambridge
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I had a very nice stay here. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. My room was spotless. A little fridge in the room almost makes up for no coffee maker, though coffee in lobby was excellent. Great location.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Thank you for your review. We are going to add Starbucks Verona coffee makers to our guest rooms. Thank you for posting on TripAdvisor Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Well located. But poor ambiance . I felt like I was staying in a dormitory. Very few amenities...soaps , lotions, etc. No coffee maker. The bathroom light switch was poorly located outside of the bathroom . Checkout was friendly. Location was wonderful for our needs.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Valued Guests Thank you for your TripAdvisor posting!! Your comments are valuable and very important to us!! Thank you Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I loved the location and the service, however, someone else's hairs were on the bathroom floor and there was an insect in my bed. I'm really particular about not having any evidence of the person before in the room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Dear Guest Thank you for your recent review. We value your comments and I will follow up with our Housekeepers on the areas that you pointed out! Thank you Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Room was small but nice. Good light, but little closet space. Bed was comfortable and the location was ideal for walking around Harvard Area. Elevator painfully slow, but hotel very clean. Had to go to lobby for coffee.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Long Term Stay: Thank you for posting a positive review on TripAdvisor! Thank you. Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Terrific location, terrific staff! It was close to Harvard Square with all of its trendy shops and restaurants. The room was small, but recenty renovated. The bathroom was spacious. If only they would place a coffee-maker in each room!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Robert W. Thank you for your review. I will look at putting coffee makers in each guest room. I am happy that you enjoyed our location in the heart of Harvard Square. Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The hotel was well located near the Harvard subway, which is convenient to move all over Boston. The room was well furnished and clean (no noise, very comfortable beds). It was ready very early so it was very convenient for early arrivals after a long over-night travel. The free wifi was not working perfectly, but it was ok. Free coffee at the reception. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Melany: Thank you for your review of the hotel. I am working on improving the WiFi signal. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the location. The rooms are VERY small, there are no closets, the bathroom had no tub and there was no hairdryer in the room. It was very cramped. I guess I didn't do my homework, but I didn't realize that the hotel didn't have a restaurant until I got there. There are millions of places to eat nearby, so that wasn't the end of the world. The room was just uncomfortable. I was kicking myself for not booking at the Charles hotel next door. I honestly cannot recommend this hotel in good conscience.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Valued guest: Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I value your comments and constructive feedback. Sincerely Richard Carbone General Manager

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Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5774
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#13 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range: £107 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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 Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! Stay tuned for updates as we plan out our hotel renovations scheduled for late 2018 !! ... more   less 
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