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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent location, comfortable rooms, and coffee in the lounge. Parking is extremely limited so call ahead. That being said, they let us leave our car in the lot for a few hours after checkout (since there were spots) and didn't charge us for a second night.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Megan S Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. As you pointed out our location in the center of Harvard Square is our number 1 attribute along with our hospitality. Thank you again. Sincerely Richard Carbone

Tarrytown, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Room looks like it was converted from a dorm room. Does not feel like a hotel at all. The bed was uncomfortable and the sheets were tucked in oddly. The location was great, but I wouldn't stay there again.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I apologize about your bed being uncomfortable and I will follow up with housekeeping. Please contact me on a future visit so that I can do something special to make up for this past stay. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner for the past 11 years.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is basic but has everything you need. Rooms have comfy beds and good bathrooms. Downstairs there's a refreshment bar with tea, coffee, water etc. Lovely area to sit in the lobby. Air conditioning in the rooms is unpredictable - only problem we encountered. ADA compliant room has great accessible bathroom (although the room isn't very big). Recommend!

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Naomi: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I appreciated your comments and on behalf of the entire service team we are glad that you were comfortable. I noticed that you have many Tripadvisor reviews and that you are an experienced traveler. I wish you safe travels. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner

Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Harvard sq. hotel is in a perfect location convenient to both the metro and highway, and plenty to do with in walking distance. the room was modern and fantastic. The staff were very professional and Richard the Inn Keeper went out of his way to assist me with reservations and accommodation. I can not wait to return. When I...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Emil: Thank you for your very kind 5 Star Review!! Congratulations on your martial arts tournament here in the Cambridge Area. We thank you for your services as a top policeman in the Washington DC area. See you next year. Richard Carbone ,Business Owner.

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Location, location, location. Right in the middle of the Buzz between Harvard and Cambridge, great place for parents of incoming freshman to use as a base of operations. Everything necessary to support the move in operations is easily within walking distance of the hotel. Clean utilitarian ( read not luxurious) rooms and courteous,professional service. The hotel itself has a very...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Quinn: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We try to help our Harvard parents as much as possible. We hope to see you again soon. All the best to your family. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner.

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We absolutely loved it! right in the middle of Harvard Square so it was perfect. It was perfect for my husband and I. A lot of construction going on but it did not matter at all to us. The front desk staff was amazing. Our room was not ready because our flight landed early so they held our bags and...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for your kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed our location. Our parking deck renovation is complete so you will have a nice quiet stay on your next visit. I apologize that we caused a little construction noise during your stay. The summer months are the only time we can do work like that....

Feasterville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great place to stay when you're visiting Harvard, we've been coming here for 3 years now. Couldn't ask for a better location, facility is clean and neat, and the staff is very, very gracious. Wouldn't consider any other place in Cambridge.... but reserve early for special events.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JG : Thank you for your review! Thank you for your loyalty to the Harvard Square Hotel as a repeat guest. We are happy that you like out hotel and our city center location. See you on your next visit. I am happy to make your next reservation. You can e -mail me at carbone@harvardsquarehotel.com Sincerey Richard Carbone

Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had planned to stay three nights but needed to change hotels after 1 sleepless night - I seemed to be allergic to the sheets or detergent. Also the water pressure in shower was very low, the handle fell off, and it took a long time to get warm. There is also no restaurant in the hotel.

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jan M: Thank you for your review. I apologize about your stay at the hotel. I will follow up on your comments. If I can be of service in the future please contact me directly on a future stay to Cambridge. I have been the General Manager here for the past 21 years. Your comfort is of great importance...

Logan, Utah
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I visit the hotel often and always have a great experience. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The location could not be better, just steps from the red line making traveling to Boston and outside the city very convenient!

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kristie, Thank you very much for taking the time from your busy schedule to post a review about your experience at the Harvard Square hotel. I noticed that you are an experienced traveler and that you have posted many reviews on Tripadvisor. I will share your comments with our staff. Thank you very much. Richard Carbone Business Owner

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The Harvard Square Hotel in my opinion is the best! From the minute I arrive I am greeted with staff that genuinely greet me with a smile. From the young boy curbside who helped me with my bags, to the front desk who welcomed me instantly as I approached the desk. The room was warm and inviting after a long...

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Richard C, General Manager at Harvard Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anniebelmont: Thank you very much for your kind 5 Star review of the Harvard Square Hotel. It was great to see you and your family again this year for your annual visit to Harvard Square, Cambridge. All the best to you, safe travels, and see you next year. Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 Starbucks Cafe is a big hit with our guests as the head out to start their day !! We would like to thank our recent guests for their patience as we installed a brand new elevator. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5774
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: RM641 - RM1,651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harvard Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Harvard Square Cambridge
Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#13 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“Like a dorm and over priced. Women at desk very helpful, though. Especially one from Ethiopia. ”
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“A lot of restaurants around the hotel.”
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“Even-numbered rooms face Eliot St., which can be noisy when the window is open and/or on a low floor.”
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“Rooms looking East.”
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“Ask for a room that's near the end, and looks out over Harvard Square.”
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