Rated 4 out of 5 by Tarzan Very Nice Room
Overall I would recommend this hotel. The rooms were "comfy". There are only two caveats to this: first, The room heater is very very noisy - so much so that it will wake you out of a deep sleep when it comes on in the middle of the night. Second, I think the staff parking is on the side of the building. If your room heater is on and a car is running under your window, it pulls in the exhaust from the car...
On the plus side, the room/bed/chairs were quite comfortable and I really liked how they have an umbrella in every room for emergencies.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MICS Great hotel, but showing its age a little.
Great hotel, stayed there before. Enjoyed our stay, but the hotel is starting to show its age a little. Heating system was very loud and "clangy", knew every time it came on and went off. Hot water in the bathroom sink and shower took a loooong time to get warm.
Staff, as usual, was excellent and very helpful. Breakfast was fine, and the location, if you're visiting ART at Harvard, can't be beat.
February 19, 2014
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 Chris78 CONSISTENTLY AMAZING
Without doubt one of the BEST Sheraton properties in the WORLD!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ATTENTIVE STAFF!
No stay in Cambridge is complete without a visit to the Commander.
Lounge facilities are good.
NuBar has been redone and it's BRILLIANT!
Flatbreads, chowder and truffle fries are sensational.
March 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SLD22 Older hotel and not too clean
Hotel is in need of a better housekeeping staff. Rooms are not comfortable from an HVAC perspective. Bathrooms have wall heater unit. Rooms have older AC/Heat unit that blows directly over the beds - so either too hot or too cold. Fire alarm went off twice in one night - had to evacuate hotel and walk down 5 flights of stairs. Valet parking is a joke. You pay $30 a night to park your car in an uncovered lot at the end of the block and walk to the hotel. Calling for your car in the morning results in having to walk back to the lot to get it - they don't even bring it to the door.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nataliejo Pretty Pleased!
This was my second stay at your hotel. Overall I have been quite pleased. I love the location, the staff and the feel of the hotel. The beds are extremely comfortable and for such a old hotel, the rooms are pretty spacious. The only negatives were the heated/air unit being on the wall seems to be either too strong or not enough. And the heat did not reach the shower area...burrr. Also the pressure in the shower was not very good. But like I said, overall, I would recommend this hotel.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vermonter "NuBar" restaurant is a great addition!
I've stayed at the Commander twice this month (and filed a separate review on one stay), but this review addresses the new upgraded hotel restaurant "NuBar".
Food quality exceeds expectations, using lots of fresh, high quality ingredients. It's not your typical humdrum hotel fare.
January 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by UMJeff Wonderful Stay
This is one of my favorite Starwood properties. Friendly service from the front desk to the hotel bar staff. With each visit I am reminded why I continue to choose Starwood when traveling for business. Looking forward to my next visit!
January 31, 2014