Ratings based on 1,399 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great experience for the price

Posted Dec 17, 2014
I overall at a great experience at this hotel. Very good customer service and great location. The king sized bed in our room was not very comfortable. But that's really all I can really complain about. For what we paid ok expedia it was a great experience!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Philadelphia, PA

Overnight stop in Cambridge, MA with easy access

Posted Dec 14, 2014
Very good location in Cambridge (at MIT), overall good experience for the Expedia price. Long wait (15 minutes) at check-in because only one clerk (unusual for such a large hotel in early evening). Room was well designed with knock-off modern furniture and except for fairly loud a/c system (even when it was off there was a constant vibration from building systems) was very pleasant. Goofy bed lights that looked like they adjusted in height but didn't. Trying to be modern but not quite. Usual dreary wall fabric and lacking 2nd door for noise privacy from corridor and bathroom. Hotel designers could have taken noise abatement more seriously. Nothing in fridge to buy but handy to have a refrigerator. Good wireless and lots of plugs for devices. Did not try the food in the hotel so can't comment. Lots of bars, restaurants nearby (even a gas station) and minutes from Harvard and Boston.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom santiago, chile

Good if your visiting MIT

Posted Dec 2, 2014
Nice hotel. Excelente breakfast. Very expensive parking. Lo pasamos muy bien
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to MIT

Posted Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Location -- close to MIT, T, grocery store, Flour bakery.
Cons: Front desk service.
Location: MIT, Harvard (about 1.5 miles), Flour bakery, Miracle of Science restaurant, MBTA red line and bus service.
Overall, our stay was good, and we loved the convenient location. We used public transportation to get to the hotel from Logan, and that was very good. Having the Star supermarket right on the premises was also convenient and a money-saver. When we arrived, though, we were told that instead of the 2Q room we had reserved, we had a K room with a rollaway. When I asked why the room we reserved so far ahead had not been held, i was told that since I booked through Expedia, my reservation did not take precedence. The phones in the hotel went out during our first evening, and we had to walk down to the front desk twice to get blankets delivered so we could sleep. There was a mouse or other critter in the ceiling of our room, making little noises at night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 22, 2014
Pros: the staff was great
I stayed here due to a split working shift for a couple of days the hotel was great and very accomodating
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good location, not a four-star experience

Posted Nov 22, 2014
Pros: Staff and location.
Cons: Better exercise facility, and the restaurant needs an overhaul.
it's a decent enough hotel but not at the level that I expect from the Meridien brand. When i checked in at 2pm the room next to mine still had a breakfast tray sitting in the hallway; i finally called that evening and asked someone to remove it. Restaurant is large, loud, drafty and food was just OK. Workout space is small- essentially just a room. Lobby is oddly shaped and not at all a place where you'd meet someone to chat. The staff were all very pleasant, but the overall experience was indistinguishable from a Hyatt or equivalent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 24, 2014 by Guest Experience Team, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are sorry that the hotel did not generally meet your expectations. I am sorry to hear that our restaurant was loud. Our hotel can be very lively and energetic, and we regret that the noise disturbed you. I will certainly pass your comments around the team as we appreciate your feedback. On a more positive note, we are happy to hear that our hotel staff were pleasant. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Guest Experience Team
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Booked this hotel for a visit to MIT; good location though there are some other hotels which are much closer to Kendall Square. This is a quiet location & it was very easy to walk around. The rooms are decent with a little wear & tear; b'fast was nice. The staff was very friendly!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Room was comfortable. Shower pressure could be higher. Breakfast in restaurant was expensive.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Cuneo

nice cambridge

Posted Nov 13, 2014
Hotel piacevole, con ottima locazione per raggiungere , via subway, il downtown e l'areoporto . Ristorante dell'hotel un pò caro con personale non sempre così friendly. Nelle vicinanze ottimi posti per cene e breakfast.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Connecticut

Easy spot in Cambridge

Posted Nov 9, 2014
Pros: The staff was quite pleasant and accommodating. Easy spot for Boston or Cambridge.
Cons: The shades and lighting could both be improved. It was too bright in the morning and the lamps weren't bright enough at night.
Location: All sorts of things within 2 miles: downtown Boston, Fenway Park, Harvard Square, MIT, the river. This location was terrific.
This place was easy and quite awesome. Nestled between Harvard and MIT (and on a quiet side street), everything was easy. The room was comfortable (though a little bright in the morning…thicker shades would be good) and quite clean. There's a full-scale supermarket in the same building! No outside access required.