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Las Vegas, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2016

PROS: Great location to visit Harvard and enjoy what Cambridge has to offer. Friendly staff. CONS: Location NOT great enough to justify the extremely high price and bare bones of this property. The towels were more suited for a Motel 6. During the three days of our stay, the TV remote did not work, and the staff could not fix...

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

Dear Scott: Thank you for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I apologize that we did not properly fix your TV remote during your stay. You are valued as a guest and I will follow up on your comments. Sincerely, Richard Carbone General Manager and Business Owner for the past 16 years

Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We booked in at the last moment and were delighted with what we found. The staff could not have been any more helpful and the room was spotlessly clean. Nice clean crisp sheets and a comfortable bed. Unlike some hotels the windows you can open the windows. If you are looking for somewhere ideally situated in the heart of Cambridge...

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your recent Tripadvisor review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I will share your comments with our housekeeping staff. It means a lot to us to have you point out that your guest room was clean and comfortable. We hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you. sincerely, Richard Carbone General...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The room was good size with two double beds. We had a good street view. Very quiet at night. We were able to check in early which was wonderful. Front desk was very nice. The only negative is the price but worth it to stay within walking distance of Harvard. We will stay here again.

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at the Harvard Square Hotel. We try to price our hotel rooms in the middle of the market and the rates seem high especially in the Fall Season. As you pointed out our location is our number one attribute along with our friendly staff and we...

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a no-frills hotel is in a perfect location. The elevator is slow, few amenities are in the room, the halls always seem cluttered with cleaning and laundry carts and the beds -- well, quite firm with floppy pillows. It is a challenge to sit on the commode and shut the door. If you don't plan on spending much...

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

Dear Stacey M Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Your comments are very much appreciated. I am working on the guest hallway housekeeping carts to reduce the clutter in the halls as you pointed out. We hope to serve you again on a future visit. Thank you for your review. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The hotel definitely met my criteria for being in the proximity of Harvard square. I think by having 2 elevators the wait time can be reduced for the elevator. Also, the control for Hvac unit is not visible for customers to cobtrol

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

Dear Cheruvur: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. I am happy that our hotels city center location fit your criteria for being close to your meetings and cafes in Harvard Square. I will follow up on on your comments about the heating and air conditioner. Thank you and we hope to serve you again...

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Perfect location. Nice people working there. Very clean very nice. Wonderful place I will go back. Also the people help me with directions they were very nice and wonderfull. I strongly recomend it. Near Harvard University a lot of restaurants and places.

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

Dear Ada: Thank you for your review of our hotel. It was very nice to meet you and your family while you were visiting Harvard University and also touring Boston. We really appreciate serving our International Guests. See you on your next visit. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager. PS It was wonderful to meet your daughter/grandaughter All...

Florence, Italy
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Right across front the fancier Charles Hotel, you can sleep for less and still enjoy the fancy restaurants in the area. It has a Euro Chic feel and a parking garage for those who are bringing a car (its practically impossible to park in Boston). Park there and use the T (public transport) that is a block away.

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

Dear Mirna G. Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We enjoy serving our international visitors. I see that you have 25 posts on Tripadvisor and that you are an experienced traveler. Thank you for taking the time to provide comments about our hotels city center location and medium price range in our market. We...

Reviewed 17 September 2016

I recently attended the invocation ceremony of this year's freshman class at Harvard College. I needed to zip in and out of town and wanted to stay close by Harvard Yard. The HSH is a stone’s throw from Harvard’s ivied walls and vibrant Harvard Square. It is surrounded by bustling eateries, shops, and nightlife. The front desk staff is exceptional,...

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

Dear George: Thank you very much for your review of the Harvard Square Hotel. We try to provide our Harvard University guests a pleasant comfortable stay while visiting the University. I will share your posts with our Housekeeping staff and Front Desk. Your comments mean a lot to us!! Thank you and we hope to serve you again on a...

Rochester
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Rooms clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Local shops and restaurants are in walking distance. Nice to have parking on site and well lit for safety. Wish they had a restaurant on site, the little snack nook was appreciated.

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

Dear Donna: Thank you very much for posting a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. Your comments are appreciated. Our front desk and housekeeping staff strive to make our guests feel comfortable while visiting Harvard Square. Also your comment about parking on site and guest safety are very important to me. Thank you. Sincerely Richard Carbone Business Owner and General...

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had such a good stay! My friends & I stayed for our friend's wedding. The front desk staff were great & very friendly. The rooms were clean & decorated nicely. I would definitely stay here again!!!!

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

Dear Valued Guest! Thank you for your very kind review of the Harvard Square Hotel. Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to comment and I am happy that you had a nice wedding weekend. Sincerely, Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: RM1,107 - RM1,927 (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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“Don't know what you mean by 'Room tip'.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewJMM, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for back side, away from the square if you want quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LaJollaJoe, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to put the DO NOT DISTURB sign up the night before! ”
 of 5 bubbles harvardtravelerx, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the main street. You can see the sunrise each morning, and these rooms get a lot of light. Can be noisy on weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles treetops1234, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room at the end of the corridor - no harm to ask!”
  • Standard room, 1 king-bed
 of 5 bubbles aphk407, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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