Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA

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    The Charles Hotel
    Cambridge, MA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2206 reviewsTripAdvisor (2206)
    Free WiFi

    If you came to Boston to sightsee, then this isn't the best hotel for you; however, The Charles Hotel offers travelers laid-back luxury in picturesque Cambridge, Massachusetts. And considering its location, you can expect a taste of the Ivy League. The Charles Hotel's guest rooms are adorned with wooden furniture and custom quilts. And right outside your spacious digs are cafes and bars that are popular stomping grounds for young academics and future world leaders. Plus, you'll find intimate bars like Noir and Regattabar and fine dining establishments like Benedetto and Henrietta's Table at the hotel, too. Guests are consistently impressed with The Charles Hotel; some of them even refer to it as their home away from home. The only caveat: The steep price tag. You'll need a thick wallet to enjoy The Charles and all of its luxurious offerings.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2206 reviewsTripAdvisor (2206)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
    Cambridge, MA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2268 reviewsTripAdvisor (2268)

    If you're looking to escape the busy downtown area, Kimpton Hotel Marlowe offers an ideal respite. Situated on the shores of East Cambridge and just a short walk from the Museum of Science, this hotel is a favorite among families. Hotel Marlowe offers special amenities for children, including a welcome gift, child-sized bathrobes and babysitting services. After roaming around town with little ones in tow, wind down with a flavorful meal at Bambara Kitchen & Bar, which specializes in American fare. When bedtime rolls around, retreat to your room, which comes appointed with a pillow-top beds, stylish maroon accents and flat-screen TVs. And recent guests agree the hotel's top-notch amenities and gracious staff contribute to a pleasant stay overall. If you take part in Kimpton's Karma loyalty program, you're eligible to redeem free perks, such as room upgrades, by choosing to stay here.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2268 reviewsTripAdvisor (2268)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
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    Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
    Cambridge, MA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1228 reviewsTripAdvisor (1228)
    Free WiFi

    Despite its name, the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston actually resides in Cambridge, where it enjoys spectacular waterfront views. R&R seekers will appreciate the property's peaceful atmosphere, beautiful pool and full-service fitness center. Plus, this hotel also makes a great choice for families thanks to its proximity to the Museum of Science. Visitors frequently cite the hotel as "wonderful" thanks to its ideal location, hospitable staff and delightful bites (and views) offered at ArtBar. For a more upscale dining experience, reserve a spot at Restaurant dante, which showcases Italian cuisine. Guests also give the Royal Sonesta high praise for its luxurious accommodations, filled with high-end amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, plush linens and views of either Boston's skyline or the Charles River.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1228 reviewsTripAdvisor (1228)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
    Cambridge, MA
    #4 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2831 reviewsTripAdvisor (2831)
    Free WiFi

    Just as its name suggests, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge affords beautiful views of the Boston skyline from its perch on the Charles River Basin. Although its located on the edge of MIT's campus, it's slightly more removed from some of Boston's top things to do. You'll probably need a car, however, as some vacationers have complained about the hassle of trying to reach the city without one. When it comes to the hotel itself, guests can stay busy in the Atlantis Sports Club, go for a swim at the indoor pool or grab a meal at Zephyr on the Charles. One consistent crowd-pleaser: The simply styled, spacious accommodations feature iPod docking stations, plush bedding, coffee makers and 37-inch flat-screen TVs. Though some visitors were less than pleased with service at the front desk and dated guest rooms they encountered during their stays. As part of the Hyatt clan, this Regency outpost allows Gold Passport holders to enjoy extra perks, such as complimentary nights, for opting to stay here.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2831 reviewsTripAdvisor (2831)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT
    Cambridge, MA
    #5 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting on the northern edge of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, this hotel is a bit far from Boston's most popular sites. However, it beckons to travelers looking for a peaceful atmosphere away from bustling downtown. Plus, the accommodations, appointed with coffee makers, original artwork and complimentary Wi-Fi access, aren't so bad either. And when hunger sets in, you'll have access to Amuse Restaurant along with a versatile array of restaurants within walking distance. But a word to the wise: Le Méridien Cambridge gets a lot of business travelers during the week, so you'll most likely find bargain rates on the weekends. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here. Recent guests said they appreciated the courteous staff at this Le Méridien property, but some encountered maintenance and cleanliness issues in their accommodations.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Veritas
    Cambridge, MA
    #6 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
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    Located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Hotel Veritas is within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and local attractions like Harvard University. The boutique hotel is small, with just 31 guest rooms, but all of the accommodations feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, marble bathroom with heated floors, Nespresso coffee makers, bathrobes and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms also have balconies that face Harvard Square. While there's no on-site restaurant, the hotel has partnerships with two nearby restaurants, both of which are within walking distance. There's also complimentary coffee, tea, water and pastries found in the lobby. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning services, electric car charging stations, airport shuttle service (with advance notice) complimentary newspapers in the lobby and valet parking (though there's a fee). Recent guests raved about the excellent customer service and central location, though others said some of the rooms are on the smaller side.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    AC Hotel Boston Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA
    #7 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 191 reviewsTripAdvisor (191)
    Free WiFi

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    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 191 reviewsTripAdvisor (191)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Courtyard Boston Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA
    #8 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 401 reviewsTripAdvisor (401)
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    The Courtyard Boston Cambridge is located on the banks of the Charles River and just a half-mile south of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hotel's guest rooms include minifridges, alarm clocks, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs with cable. Rooms also boast floor-to-ceiling windows with river or city views. Recent guests liked the clean and spacious rooms, and also said that the hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure guests had a pleasant experience. When you get hungry, the Bistro serves American cuisine for breakfast, while Bisuteki Tokyo is a Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar that is open for lunch and dinner. A handful of other restaurants can also be found within walking distance. Additional on-site amenities include a fitness center, a business center and parking, though there is a pricey daily fee. Because this hotel has ties to the Marriott brand, Marriott Rewards members can use and gain points by staying here.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 401 reviewsTripAdvisor (401)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Commander Hotel
    Cambridge, MA
    #9 in Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
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    The Sheraton Commander Hotel is a historical hotel located just a few blocks west of Harvard University. All of the 175 guest rooms and suites come equipped with flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and complimentary coffee, tea and water bottles. Recent guests appreciated the excellent customer service, central location and the clean, spacious guest rooms. Nubar serves American and seasonal cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and numerous restaurants can also be found within walking distance. Other on-site amenities at this pet-friendly property include a 24-hour fitness center, valet parking (for a fee) and 24-hour business services. Because this hotel belongs to the Marriott family, Marriott Rewards members can redeem and accrue points by choosing to stay here.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Best Western Plus Hotel Tria
    Cambridge, MA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    Free WiFi

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    Harvard Square(1.6 mi)
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    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Royal Sonesta Boston
    Cambridge, MA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1224 reviewsTripAdvisor (1224)
    Free WiFi

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    Freedom Trail(1 mi)
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    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1224 reviewsTripAdvisor (1224)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Boston Marriott Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1109 reviewsTripAdvisor (1109)
    Free WiFi

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    Freedom Trail(1.27 mi)
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    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1109 reviewsTripAdvisor (1109)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    Free WiFi

    Guests loved the location of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge, which is about 5 miles from both Carson Beach and Boston Logan International Airport, as well as 2 miles from Harvard University. Hotel amenities include a fitness center and a complimentary breakfast, though there is a fee for parking. Inside rooms, guests will find minifridges, microwaves, coffee makers, 39-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. The hotel also has a convenience store, but no on-site restaurant open for lunch. Guests may visit the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lounge and Lobby Bar for dinner and drinks each night. What's more, Marriott Rewards members may earn and redeem loyalty points with their stay here.

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Mary Prentiss Inn
    Cambridge, MA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    Free WiFi

    Guests loved the afternoon tea and cookies at this small 20-room inn in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Set in an 1843 Greek Revival-style mansion, The Mary Prentiss Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is close to the Red Line subway route, which leads to downtown Boston, and is within walking distance of Harvard University, as well as many restaurants and boutiques in the area. It’s also about 5 miles from Boston University and about 2 miles from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rooms at the inn vary, but may feature antiques, wet bars, sofa beds, decks, working fireplaces, exposed beams, hardwood floors and Jacuzzi tubs. The property also features a full hot, plated breakfast each morning, as well as an afternoon tea. What's more, the inn offers a number of packages to fit the needs of your vacation, which often include subway passes and romantic amenities. 

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Kendall Hotel
    Cambridge, MA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1136 reviewsTripAdvisor (1136)
    Free WiFi

    Built in 1895 in the Kendall Square neighborhood, The Kendall is a remodeled firehouse turned boutique hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior, which is American folk art themed, features works from a variety of artists (some commissioned specifically for the hotel). The property also offers a free breakfast, as well as a business center and passes to a local fitness center. There is a fee for parking, however. Rooms feature separate showers and tubs, free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers and minifridges. For dining, The Black Sheep restaurant, located on the hotel’s street level, is open for lunch and dinner. The property is also a few blocks from the Charles River, as well as 2 miles from both Boston University and Harvard University. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a short train ride from downtown Boston

    Cambridge, MA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1136 reviewsTripAdvisor (1136)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi