Rated 4 out of 5 by RafKam Quaint
I like this hotel, it's quaint and old-worldly. Location is perfect for Cambridge. Yes, the hotel is old, and elevators aren't very fast at all, but it's part of its charm.
I turned down an upgrade to a suite in favour of an early check in as I only stayed for a night. I really liked the Club Lounge here, as it was cozy and relaxing, with an espresso machine and good service.
The room was nice, although I agree the bathroom was on the cramped side. Wifi, as well as cabled internet was not very fast at all, so there's room for improvement here. Also, front facing rooms suffer from noise as I don't think there is double-glazing.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duxomnium Very good but two quibbles
Very comfortable, convenient, generally quiet. I will be staying there again presently. Two quibbles: no one told me that as SPG member a continental breakfast included in room price. And second, parking is a real inconvenience. If you leave anything in your car and want to fetch it later, valet parking has to bring your car around to you, The location of the car itself seems to be a closely guarded secret, so you can't just walk over to it and get what you need.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deacon2 Solid four-star hotel
I was on the 6th or Club Floor, and found all my expectations and needs met by staff and facilities at that level. No surprises. Will stay again when Cambridge is my business destination.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkaren3 exceptiionally helpful staff
from sara on the club floors patient efficient and smiling service to the helpful desk staff who assisted when my husband fell and we required an additional day at the Commander, I can't say enough positive about the staff and my stay
December 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LAM11 Placed a family above a nightclub atmosphere
We have stayed at this hotel many, many times before and always gave it a great rating. However, our stay this time left us very disappointed. They booked a function that was extremely loud and actually had guests stay in the rooms immediately above the function. We heard the beat of the music until very early in the morning. There were 2 children in our party, and this was totally unacceptable when there were other rooms that would have been more quiet. Perhaps the guests at the function could have had the rooms, since they would have gone to bed after the music ended. When reported to the front desk, the lady had a "I could care less attitude"
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nonicknameforme Nice, but noisy
Overall the hotel is very excellent. My only complaint is the in-room climate control system was noisy to the point that I suspect it was broken. It woke me up every time it kicked on. I tried sleeping with it turned off but it got way too cold.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackson13 Classic Hotel in a Great Location
We have stayed at this hotel many times and have always had a great experience. The location is excellent (1/4 mile from the Harvard T Stop), the staff is friendly and rooms are full of character. The management has done an excellent job in making improvements to this classic hotel to meet the needs of contemporary travelers (Workout room, Business Center, SPG Club, etc.). This is a perfect location for those visiting the museums, restaurants, shops and historic sites of Cambridge .
February 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyfromNYC Lovely hotel close to Harvard
We have stayed here many times, and are never disappointed. The hotel offers real value -- clean and spacious rooms, comfortable beds, graceful lobby, new equipment in the gym, and gracious helpful staff. We will definitely be back.
December 2, 2013