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Harvard Square Hotel

2-star2 stars
110 Mount Auburn StreetHarvard Square, CambridgeMA02138United States of America

City centre hotel within walking distance of Harvard Square
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
More comfort would be nice
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Harvard Square Hotel

from £181
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around Harvard Square Hotel


  • In West Cambridge
  • Harvard Square (4-minute walk)
  • Harvard University (4-minute walk)
  • Semitic Museum (12-minute walk)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (37-minute walk)
  • Boston University (38-minute walk)
  • American Repertory Theater (5-minute walk)
  • Memorial Hall (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 16-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 29-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 32-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 41-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 42-min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station 8-min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station 11-min drive
  • Boston South Station 13-min drive
  • Harvard Square Station 4-min walk
  • Central Square Station 23-min walk
  • Porter Square Station 25-min walk
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Extended parking (surcharge)

About Harvard Square Hotel

The three-story Harvard Square Hotel is located in Cambridge, Mass., across the street from Harvard Square and three blocks from Harvard University. The Charles River and the Fogg Art Museum are five blocks from the hotel. Freedom Trail, the Bunker Hill Monument and shopping on Newbury Street are three miles away. Transportation is one block from the hotel at the Red Line Harvard Square "T" stop. There are several restaurants located nearby.

Hotel Features.
The hotel offers business services and includes an on-site car rental service and an on-site ATM machine. Wireless Internet access at Harvard Square Hotel is complimentary, and an internet point is also available. Self-parking is available (surcharge).

Guestrooms at the Harvard Square Hotel offer cable television. In-room safes and refrigerators are also provided. Bathrooms have showers only.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 73 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Harvard Square Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges

Extended parking costs USD 20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 232 reviews

Harvard Square Hotel
Great location...and that's about it.
The only reason to stay at this place is location. The Harvard square location is perfect and easily accessible whether you're arriving to the area by plane, train, or bus. There are lots of parking garages too in the area though the hotel has a garage itself (but I doubt it's free). The staff upon arrival was rude - no one at the front desk and eventually someone emerged from the back room with food stuffed in her mouth, still chewing with a full mouth. I stayed the night before renovations are about to occur. I was rushed by room service to get out even though check out wasn't until 11 o'clock because they wanted to come in and take all the furniture out of the rooms in preparation for the renovations. They came to my room to come in numerous times, first at 8, then 9, then 10 despite me telling them that I wouldn't be checking out until 11. When I called downstairs to the front desk whether I could leave my suitcase at the front desk until about 2pm after I checked out I was rudely told no because of the pending renovations. Ended up lugging my suitcase around town for 3 hours. The rooms are extremely small with paint chipping off the walls everywhere, rusty handles in the bathrooms and mildewed tiles beyond saving. I imagine this will all be changed with the renovations, but I REALLY would have appreciated knowing in advance that they'd be closing the day I check out and frankly should be refunded at least part of my money, if not all. Very unsatisfied.
Stephanie, us1 night trip
Harvard Square Hotel
Undergoing renovation
The hotel just started an eight week renovation...which is good because it definitely needs it!
Katherine, us1 night trip
Harvard Square Hotel
Very Good8.0
Fair deal...
Compared to what the hotels in the area cost I think the Harvard Square Hotel offers a fair deal... you can sleep well in a clean room and at a hotel located in a great area... there are some issues like tiny room, no restaurant or amenities but walking distance you can find plenty of everything...
A Traveller, us3 night trip
Harvard Square Hotel
Very Good8.0
Noisy in am. Great location.
claudio, us2 night trip
Harvard Square Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good place to 'chill'?
Not being able to cool the room took it from 10+ to under par. Fix the air flow and I'd give a 10+.
Donna, us1 night trip

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