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Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

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Buffalo NY
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the staff. It's not often that you see a desk clerk dash from behind the desk to hold an elevator door for a customer. Second, innovative offerings.I've seen a whisky bar at a few hotels but these guys have a brandy themed bar with about 100 offerings. And are now developing a brandy cart to deliver a nightcap to...

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Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Kimpton Marlowe in Cambridge is just simply 'spectacular'. I work in Cambridge and some evenings when the weather is bad or I don't want to wait in traffic for hours, I will rest my head here. Each time I've visited (about 4 now) I am greeted with open arms by the front desk. Everyone that I've met at the...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Awww, thanks Karissa! I am beyond thrilled to read your review and can't thank you enough for your loyalty! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

Newcastle, England
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Kimpton Marlow from Newcastle upon Tyne, England from 16th to 19th March 2017 for my 60th Birthday and our 30th Wedding Anniversary. The fact that it was St. Patricks Day and we had tickets to see the Dropkick Murphys added to this absolutely fabulous trip. The hotel were fantastic - we got an upgrade and thanks to Paul...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us during such a special time and on a special weekend for Boston! You are lucky you missed that snow! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just stayed at the Kimpton Marlowe for 3 nights over St. Patrick's weekend. We have stayed at another Kimpton before, so we had high hopes for this location too. Overall, the hotel is simple yet nice to look at when you get inside. My first issue was with check-in; this hotel charges (or "holds") $100 PER NIGHT against damages,...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Jonathan, clearly we let you down and I apologize. The $100 per night is pretty standard, but it's not for damages, it's for additional charges that you may incur during your stay. With that said, there is no excuse for the room not being cleaned during your stay, that doesn't happen here and will be addressed....

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Marlowe is steps away from the T and a lovely walking/jogging trail along the Charles. Bambara is a good on-property restaurant convenient for meals or drinks. Attached is parking and a shopping mall. Our king suite had great views and was very spacious.

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Couldn't agree more, thanks for sharing how great your stay was! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable hotel and not terribly expensive by Boston/Cambridge standards. On the whole, I rather liked it. I have only two complaints. The first is that seating and service in the restaurant, the Bambara Kitchen & Bar, can be a bit slow, this mainly because it's really the only good restaurant in this part of Cambridge. So be sure...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate the feedback on Bambara and our location. Celeste, our steampunk armillary, did exactly what is intended, it generated a reaction and got you wondering what is it and why is it there? We've got those answers! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming old mansion that's been refurbished thoroughly as a Kimpton property. The rooms overlooking the river are lovely. The hotel itself is conveniently located between the centers of Cambridge and Boston, though it's far from public transportation. Uber is your best bet from here to anywhere. We loved the breakfasts, but they don't come cheap. The lobster...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

I love this, thank you so much! Although we weren't a mansion (built as a hotel), I love the comparison and may even use that. I will pass along your wish of IHG/Karma somehow merging to the powers that be, thanks for sharing! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through a snowstorm to the Hotel Marlowe, we received a text from Carolina asking if we had any requests for our upcoming stay. We requested a room on an upper floor which she said she would do her best to honor. Upon check in, Carolina greeted us warmly and not only gave us a top floor room but one...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you made it here safely and enjoyed the game! Hope to see you soon! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

boston, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was excellent, the property well located for our needs. Very dog friendly--they were all over the place, including behind the reservations desk. Had a major issue with their reservations process and when I pointed it out I was contacted by the hotel manager, who was very nice and friendly, but not at all accommodating.

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Mitchell, glad you had a great experience at the hotel. Sorry for the bumps on the road in the reservation process, but they have been addressed! Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great customer service from check-in to daily texts to me to make sure if I needed anything and when I did, they accommodated me right away! We stayed with our kids in a two double bed room and it had a great view of the river and the park. Cozy cute rooms with plenty of space for all our bags...

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MarloweGM, General Manager at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed yourself and would recommend! Thanks for the feedback on the bathrooms too, that's helpful. Joe Capalbo General Manager joe.capalbo@kimptonhotels.com

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The wonderfully eclectic and luxurious Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is perfectly situated minutes from Harvard Square and the MIT campus in Cambridge. The waterfront location offers guestroom views of the park-lined Charles River and Boston skyline. This unique boutique hotel further sets itself apart with unsurpassed service, superb amenities and educational and cultural programs. It celebrates and reflects the vibrant sense of discovery that is quintessential Cambridge. Adjacent is the award-winning Bambara restaurant. ... more   less 

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Address: 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: RM970 - RM2,335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Marlowe Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Hotel Marlowe Kimpton
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cambridge
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“Ask for a river view”
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 of 5 bubbles Baynet, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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