Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT

20 Sidney St | Cambridge, MA 02139-4122  [SEE MAP]Cambridge, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Well appointed guest rooms
Recent guests said the service didn't match the luxury prices

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.

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Location
Cambridge, MA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 210 rooms
Primary View
City center, Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

AAA

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The linens are plush, colors are soothing and the 'tech' amenities are state of the art. Located in a terrific locale; convenient to MIT. A very contemporary design with a bit of funk and lots of comforts.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Fodor's

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In the lobby and the large, open-kitchen restaurant, Sidney's Grille, cool metal decor is mixed with burnished maple, redwood, and oak.

Oyster.com

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Contemporary rooms and a great location near Central Square — right on the edge of the MIT campus — make this 210-room boutique a solid upper-middle-range option in Cambridge.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 372 have reviewed the Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 372 reviews 4.0 (based on 372 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms and suites at Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT are simple and modern, providing basic comforts and necessities to both business and leisure travelers alike. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow in natural light to warm up somewhat stark "contemporary chic" design. All rooms feature workspaces, flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Hypoallergenic pillows and bedding are available upon request.

    Standard room size240 square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT is located on the fringe of University Park in the heart of Boston’s intellectual epicenter, just blocks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a mile from Harvard University. Such a location puts guests near a lively mix of upscale dining, shopping and nightlife options.
    • The property is located approximately 6 miles east of the Boston Logan International Airport
    • Downtown Boston and its attractions are about 3 miles southeast
    • A car rental center is located next door to the hotel
    • 24-hour valet parking ($32)
    • 24-hour self-parking ($28)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    The hotel features the Amuse Restaurant which serves up classic French fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a modern dining room. After hours, guests can unwind at the Amuse Bar.
    • Le Méridien’s Signature Breakfast and Eye-Openers programs feature locally inspired dishes

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast

    Spa

    In-room massage treatments are available.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna

      Kids

      Although the Le Méridien is primarily suited for business travelers and university visitors, families with children are welcome. Children 12 and younger stay free with a paying adult..
      • Kids menu available for in-room dining
      • Cribs and rollaway beds available at no extra charge
      • The Boston Children's Museum and New England Aquarium are located near the Boston Harbor, approximately 4 miles from the hotel
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The 24-hour fitness center has basic cardio and weight-lifting equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bicycles. Several windows provide natural light as well as city and park views.
      • A variety of parks and open space areas are nearby for outdoor recreation such as jogging
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      Meetings and conferences are a common occurrence at Le Meridien Cambridge - MIT. On-site audiovisual production technicians, a full-service catering team, 24-hour business center access and a teleconferencing system are provided to help group events go smoothly.
      • Additional cost for Wi-Fi for group events
      • Conference rooms have ample windows to allow for natural light and city views

      Number of meeting rooms9

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Dogs are welcome guests at the hotel for a $150 refundable cleaning deposit. The third-floor courtyard provides quick access to fresh air and grassy areas. A short stroll gives way to a handful of larger parks and open spaces best for pets to exercise.
      • Dogs must weigh 40 pounds or less
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Wedding

      Le Méridien Cambridge - MIT can accommodate weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and other ceremonial gatherings. The 8,000-square-foot Lawrence B. Anderson rooftop garden is a popular outdoor venue. The full-service catering team can customize plated dinners, buffet luncheons, sendoff brunches, late-night snack stations and in-room amenities.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity250

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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