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"Room was cold and the provided comforter was very thin. Staff were pleasant and helpful. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 03 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Harvard University in Cambridge

Heart of Cambridge

At this West Cambridge hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Harvard University and Harvard Square, both within a 5-minute walk. Boston University and Fenway Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

This hotel features a coffee shop, concierge services, and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$289* Per night/room Oct 16 - Oct 17

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Harvard Square Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Harvard Square Hotel

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2 out of 5
Not worth the money. Poor quality set up. Difficult parking. No amenities. Only attraction the location if you needed to be in Harvard Square.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2022

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3 out of 5
Room was cold and the provided comforter was very thin. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
It has a great location, the people at the front desk was very kind, our room was clean and the beds were very comfortable.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019

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4 out of 5
It’s very clean and wonderful mattress. Also ideal location. Near Harvard and restaurants including healthy alternative B. Good (worth checking out).

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

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4 out of 5
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, you’re within easy walking distance of everything here! Fortunately, there are restaurants nearby, as there is only coffee, juice and the like available directly at the hotel. Extremely comfy beds and nicely appointed rooms (safe, too!). Will definitely consider staying here again if travels take me back to Cambridge! A little pricey, but no more so than anything else in this neighborhood!!

Posted by on May 1, 2019

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Property Features

There's a coffee shop/cafe on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Harvard Square Hotel also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 73 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Deli
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Boston Yawkey Station (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Harvard Square Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Harvard Square Hotel offers 73 accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Tax ID - C0014470490

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The tax ID number is C0014470490. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • State tax ID - C0014470490
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Harvard Hotel
  • Harvard Hotel Square
  • Harvard Square Hotel
  • Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Hotel Harvard
  • Hotel Harvard Square
  • Cambridge Harvard Square Hotel
  • Harvard Square Cambridge
  • Harvard Square Hotel Hotel
  • Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Harvard Square Hotel Hotel Cambridge

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.