Ratings based on 268 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NYC

Relax time

Posted Apr 20, 2014
Pros: Nice, quiet, staff friendly. affordable.
Location: Love the location, beautiful neighborhood, nice cafe at Cambridge ave. close to the subway green line Lechmere sation. in 2o minutes you'll be in city
I went to Boston to have a relax time, the hotel was perfect, quiet and clean, definitely I will stay again. I am planning to go again in the summer and I will book my stay at the Holiday inn express.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Joelle from Roseland, NJ

Great Experience

Posted Apr 16, 2014
I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express with my boyfriend for a long weekend. The initial reason we chose the hotel was because it was close and very affordable. All the other hotels in Boston were at least $150-200 more a night so it was a great value for the price. The staff was very friendly and even offered to call us a cab whenever we would go out. The hotel is very close to Dunkin Donuts, Shaws Supermarket, Marshalls and a bunch of other stores/restaurants. Also, there is a small park behind it complete with basketball courts and playground. The room was very clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed the 24 hour complimentary coffee. The complimentary breakfast was decent but definitely could have used a few healthier options. All in all, if you're looking for value right outside Boston, this is a very good option!
Comment from
Jan 21, 2014
Dear Joelle - We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay wth us and agree with you that our hotel is a great value for guests who don't want to pay downtown Boston prices but still want to be close to Boston. We are also sorry that you, at least on this trip, missed some of the new breakfast itens that Holiday Inn Express hotels are rolling out this month, including turkey sausage, greek yogurt and other healthier items. We hope you will come back and try them on your next visit. Thanks again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mac from Washington, DC

Comfortable and friendly

Posted Apr 10, 2014
Pros: The friendly and attentive staff and the comfort of the room, the tea/coffee in the room and the 24/7 courtesy hot drinks available.
I enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing short stay made all the better by the hotel's friendly and attentive staff.
Comment from
Jan 14, 2014
Dear Mac - Thank you for mentioning our great staff. Every member of my team goes out of their way to make sure our guests enjoy their time.with us and it sounds like we succeeded during your stay. I will pass your comments to them and look forward to seeing yoiu again on your next visit to our area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Hotel

Posted Apr 1, 2014
Upon entering the hotel, it was very nice and clean. The employees were very delightful and I had a great time staying there. The room was kept clean daily and smelled great.
Comment from
Jan 3, 2014
We are so happy that you enjoued your stay with us and we will pass your wonderful comments to our staff so that they will know that you recognized them. From our front desk agents to our housekeepers, all of our team members make every effort to ensure our guests enjoy their time at the hotel. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by sheela from maryland

Nice hotel

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Great place.would love to have more parking tbough.but great stay....
Comment from
Jan 3, 2014
Dear Sheela - We appreciate you choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cambridge and look forward to having you as a guest in the future.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Todd from Stillwater, MN

In a bit of a sketchy part of town

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: Close to the T.
Cons: Needs upgrading.
Hotel is very difficult to get into with a car. Confusing access, had to drive around it a couple of times. A bit of a sketchy neighborhood. A short walk to the T station, which was fine in the light, but after dark, we basically ran back to the hotel. Staff was very nice. Rooms are a bit "weathered", and not in great shape. Bathroom was fine, clean. Mainly the location we had issue with.
Comment from
Jan 2, 2014
Dear Todd - We are sorry to hear that you did not feel safe in our neighborhood. As it is very commercial in nature, and with the hotel being located on a busy street, I could see how you might feel that way. Thank you for sharing your comments.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Grace from MA

Close to Boston

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was fresh. The room looked recently renovated as did the lobby.
Cons: I dislike the partial drapes Holiday Inn uses. You can't close the drapes to block out outside light. I prefer to sleep in darkness.
My family and I stayed one night. We found the room to be nicely appointed. I particularly liked the easy to find switches on the lamps. Usually hotel lamp switches are hidden around the base. The complimentary breakfast was very filling and the dining area was large. I found the front desk staff to be distracted. When we arrived around 3pm, I could hear the two workers in the back room talking. I was left at the desk approximately 2 minutes before being greeted. When checking me in, the worker said the correct things (welcoming me, asking why I was there) but it felt like she was reading a script rather than an actual conversation. There was nothing offensive in our interactions but it lacked the warmth I have experienced in other Holiday Inns.
Comment from
Jan 2, 2014
Dear Grace - I appreciate your comments about our staff. I am surprised that you felt slighted during your encounters with our team as our desk agents go out of their way to be as friendly and helpful as possible. We will address your concerns as we would not want another guest to feel this way. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back and visit us during your next trip to Cambridge.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel for the price and service

Posted Mar 18, 2014
Had low expectations, but this hotel was really good. Great service!
Comment from
Jan 20, 2014
We are very pleased that we exceeded your expectations during your stay with us. Our staff makes every effort to make sure that each of our guests is comfortable and enjoys their time at the hotel during their visit. Thank you for sharing your comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
2 out of 5
by Giorgio from Montreal

AC problem

Posted Mar 14, 2014
Pros: clean, good breakfast, proximity to TD Garden
Cons: AC!!!!
Location: close to T so you can get anywhere but next time I would try something else
We stayed one night for a hockey game. The wall mounted AC was noisy and near the bed. I could not turn it off, it was a nightmare, none of us could get a good sleep. Everything else was ok but the AC alone is a deal breaker.
Comment from
Jan 20, 2014
Dear Giorgio - We are sorry to hear that your HVAC unit was not functioning properly. We wish we could have had an opportunity to rectify the situation. Our staff is always committed to making sure that our guests enjoy their time with us. Thank you for sharing your comments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Location, Location, Location

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: Staff was very friendly and responsive.
Cons: heat was hard to control in bedroom and living room. If it wasn't blasting, it was cold.
I enjoyed staying at the hotel; however, the location was not ideal and Boston cab and limo service is very expensive. Train and bus service is close-by but was generally not convenient for our purposes.