4.1 out of 5

"Very clean room. Located close to a subway station. Parking included. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Jan 2017

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Hotel Description

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge puts you in the center of Cambridge, 2 km (1.2 mi) from TD Garden and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from USS Constitution Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast.

All 112 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, express check-in, and express check-out. Each morning a free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this East Cambridge hotel include Museum of Science and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$135 per night

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Very clean room. Located close to a subway station. Parking included.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017

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4 out of 5

Excellent location in Cambridge

Pros: Location and cleanliness, spacious rooms.
Cons: Conditions of the drain stoppers, both were disconnected from linkage and dropping down, thus plugging the drain. Sounds like a simple plumber job.
Location: Hotel is in the heart of Cambridge. T-station (mass transit), museum of sciences, restaurants and other places of interest within walking distance.
Not that the rooms are particularly comfortable, but all the basic conveniences are there. The shower is good, but the bath drain stopper was disconnected from the lever, so it kept falling down and plugging the drain and we had to pull it out with fingers. The sink stopper had the same problem. The breakfast was included, but hot items like sausage and omelet tasted horrible. We tried pancake machine, but pancakes that tasted like rubber, so we resorted to cereal with yogurt. Perhaps this is due to absence of a restaurant in the hotel. The most disappointing thing occurred on our departure. We accidentally left beautiful raw fresh ginger in the fridge. In just about 40 min after our departure we realized that and called the front desk, but staff has already disposed of it. That was especially inconsiderate in view of the fact that our bags were still at the front desk, so they knew we are coming back to the hotel. I understand, there are food regulations, but on a human level they could hold on or let us know before disposing of this rather unique and expensive item.

Posted by , from Nashville, TN on Oct 31, 2015

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2 out of 5
Cons: More hot water.
Location: Location Ok.
Very expensive. Ran out of hot water during shower. I don't like cold showers. Poor parking arrangement.

Posted by , from Connecticut on Oct 10, 2015

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4 out of 5

Hotel is close to Boston

Pros: Hotel was clean and staff was pleasant. Close to where I had to be.
Nice hotel, but the cost is high for the area. Felt that the cost should have been in the $250 range as it is only an Inn, with no bar/restaurant.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

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1 out of 5

Do not stay here!

I had booked and paid through Travelocity. Hotel staff lied about their charging my debit card a random amount, promised that they hadn't, would not provide a copy of my bill upon checkout and did not call me to verify no charges on the card as they promised to do. The room itself was fine, but how can you enjoy your vacation when bums pop out of the dumpster, the extra parking is across a busy highway at a sketchy car wash and staff demand a card on file even there is nothing to spend money on, then charge whatever they want to in your card!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

Clean, comfortable, modern and spacious

Pros: modern and clean look
Cons: the walls were thin, and you could hear ppl in the hallway
Location: central location very close to downtown Boston. The mall there is great!
The room was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff was not that friendly, but the location and parking was nice.

Posted by , from Hamden, CT on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: I liked that the hotel provided free parking and free breakfast.
Cons: The room we had was a bit on the smaller side. I wish it was a bit bigger.
Location: The neighborhood was a bit seedy. A car is a big plus if you are staying in this location since there are not a lot of attractions close by.
Unfortunately my husband and I were in town for the funeral of a close friend. Since it was a sudden and unexpected trip we needed a hotel that was inexpensive and close to the service, but nice. This Holiday Inn Express was a good combination of both. The staff was really friendly and it was really helpful to have the option of breakfast. The day of the service was a bit rushed, but it was comforting to not have to go out and look for a place to eat. I also liked the flavored water and cookies in the lobby!!

Posted by , from Greenbelt, Maryland on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great Features!

It's convenient to stay at even though it's outside of Boston. Five minutes away from the subway station, supermarket and restaurants. The service is great and breakfast is inclusive. No pool though!

Posted by , from New York, NY on Aug 7, 2013

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5 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet, close to a subway station
great city, people was really nice, the hotel and bedroom were always clean, breakfast was made up with variety products and it is located close to a train station, I bought the citypass and it makes everything easy!! wonderful experience!! :)

Posted by , from Raleigh, NC, USA on Jan 25, 2013

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3 out of 5

Affordable Cambridge Hotel

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: no taxi stand
The price was right but the location was a bit out of the way with a 15-20 minute walk to most of the Cambridge areas.

Posted by , from Dayton, OH, USA on Dec 3, 2012

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About the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge

Location 250 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy, Cambridge, MA 02141

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available daily. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge. For a fee, parking is available. This Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 112 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Train station: Boston-Back Bay Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge offers 112 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Premium satellite television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


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 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Cambridge
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cambridge
  • Holiday Inn Express Boston Cambridge Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Boston Cambridge
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Cambridge

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge.