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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
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Overview of Harvard Square Hotel

Harvard Square Hotel

2.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Map
110 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarvard University1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHarvard Square3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology9 min drive
  • AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)18 min drive

Room options

About this area

Cambridge

Harvard Square Hotel is located in West Cambridge, a neighborhood in Cambridge, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Fenway Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are notable landmarks, and if an activity is on the agenda, check out Boston Harbor. Check out an event or a game at TD Garden, and consider making time for New England Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 1 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 3 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 9 min drive
  • Boston University - 10 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 5 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Beat Brew Hall - 2 min walk
  • Alden & Harlow - 2 min walk
  • Pinocchio's Pizza - 2 min walk
  • Crema Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Felipe's - 2 min walk

About this property

Harvard Square Hotel

Hotel near Harvard University
Close to Harvard Square, Harvard Square Hotel provides a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a snack bar/deli. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Self parking (surcharge), limo/town car service, and multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers, concierge services, and ATM/banking services
  • Express check-in, express check-out, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Harvard Square Hotel boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, free infant beds, and daily housekeeping

Languages

Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 40 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 25 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

88% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Harvard Square Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Harvard Square Hotel?

As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Harvard Square Hotel on Oct 16, 2022 start from $289.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Harvard Square Hotel?

Self parking is available for USD 40 per night. Extended parking is available for USD 25 per night.

What time is check-in at Harvard Square Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Harvard Square Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Harvard Square Hotel located?

Located in West Cambridge, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Boston University and Fenway Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Harvard Square Station is only a 5-minute walk and Central Square Station is 23 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Harvard Square Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Harvard Square Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Harvard Square Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 40 out of 132 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 58 out of 132 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 20 out of 132 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 132 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 132 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Paty, Darien
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice place to stay. Comfortable bed, ample bathroom and plenty of room to store belongings. Pillows could be better.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Mara
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The hotel is very well located for those visiting their children at Harvard. The room is nice and clean. We had a lot of accessibility issues. My husband uses a wheelchair, and the day we arrived, the elevator was broken, and he had to go up two floors with difficulty. After that, we had many problems with the wheelchair-specific elevator, which gave access to the main elevator. Every time we tried to use it, laundry baskets were bloking the elevator, and for the last two days, the elevator was broken, which made our life very difficult.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Andy
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
good location to universities, river and stores. Property garage is under construction, but no notice is attached when booking. No compensation when parking other places. Mattress is terrible---too soft. Back pain after one night stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Katie
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
There isn't a better location in Harvard Square, period - this hotel is directly in the middle of it all! You can walk everywhere - shopping, dining, Harvard campus, in minutes. The parking lot was being repaired while we were there, which made it slightly less convenient, and the ice machine was out of service as they awaited a needed part. Aside from those glitches, I would highly recommend this property - it was spotlessly clean, quiet and the staff was very helpful. For about half the price of our usual go-to hotel in Harvard Square, I was very, very happy.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joel, Edmond
Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Their parking lot was being renovated. Had to park somewhere else and pay. Everyone was very pleasant.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Ying
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location is very convenient.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Melinda
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Excellent location. Only one tiny elevator, definitely not wheelchair friendly. Room was nice but small. Some wear and tear but very clean.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Michael, Coral Gables
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Extremely clean and very courteous and polite staff.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jingzhi
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really nice front desk staff! It is amazing to have free coffee and hot tea within the hotel! I am wondering if HSH can create some quite office space. Many customers are students/scholars who travel for conferences. They may need some quite office space especially if they travel with family.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Jitendra
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Bathroom terrible, whole night water dripping sound. No staff at all in night to fix.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022