$229 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 5, 2014

Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
114 reviews
the best

I think this is one of the best places to stay in the Boston area. The hotel is lovely. Right on... See full review

  • Narada
  • Nov 19, 2013
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My husband and I LOVED staying at the Campton hotel. Definitely recommending this hotel to... See full review

  • Martha newly wed
  • Oct 14, 2013
Award-winning luxury boutique hotel overlooking the Charles River

The Hotel Marlowe is a AAA four diamond-rated boutique property emanating elegance and vibrancy with eclectic style throughout the space. Overlooking the Charles River, the hotel offers easy access to MIT and Harvard, as well as some of Boston's best attractions and upscale neighborhoods. The Green Seal-certified, dog-friendly hotel welcomes guests nightly for a complimentary wine tasting and offers free Wi-Fi to members of the Kimpton loyalty program (free to join).

Highlights
    • Stunning setting overlooking the Charles River
    • Easy access to Harvard, MIT and downtown Boston
    • Eclectic American cuisine at on-site restaurant Bambara
    • 7,000 square feet of meeting space in four rooms
    Rooms

    Many of the hotel's 236 guestrooms, including 14 suites, have sweeping views of the Charles River and downtown Boston. Guests can relax in the comfort of their colorfully decorated 340-square-foot room with two plush double beds or one king. Each room features flat-panel LCD HDTV, Wi-Fi (free to members of the Kimpton InTouch loyalty program), plush terry robes, bountiful snacks in the honor bar, iHome iPod docking station, clock radios and personal safes large enough for a laptop. The marble bathroom offers cushy towels and Etro spa-inspired bath products. As an added bonus, the hotel accepts a variety of animals without weight restrictions or extra fees.

    Features

    Gorgeous art deco décor pops throughout the lobby, with marble flooring, plush curtains, golden urns, leopard-print settee, a long mahogany front desk and a dramatic winding staircase. That freewheeling vibe permeates the entire hotel with a charismatic energy. Each night, guests congregate in the hotel's lobby living room for a complimentary wine tasting.  Afterwards, mosey into Bambara, the on-site eclectic American restaurant or order in-room dining 24 hours a day. The hotel provides complimentary gourmet coffee and tea in the lobby each morning. Groups can enjoy full business services or 7,000 square feet of conference space.

    Transportation
      • Logan International Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
      • Closest subway: Green Line Lechmere (about 10 minutes walking)
      Attractions
        • Beacon Hill (.72 mi/1.16 km)
        • Faneuil Hall-Quincy Market (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
        • Fenway Park (1.9 mi/3 km)
        • Harvard Square (2.28 mi/3.6 km)
        Business
          • 4 meeting rooms
          • 7,000 square feet of functional meeting space
          • Full business services available

          Hotel Map

          42.368 -71.0748
          Nearby airports
          General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl Airport, (BOS), 4.00, MI, NE;
          Area description
          City Center

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          Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed
          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed, 340 Sq. Ft., iHome, Etro amenities, animal print robes.
          Accessible Executive Suit
          Accessible Executive Suite 1 King Bed 600 Sq. Ft. living room with pullout sofa
          King Deluxe View Room with 1 Kin
          King Deluxe View Room with 1 King Bed 340 Sq. Ft., iHome, Charles River or Canal view.
          Double Double Deluxe Room w 2 Be
          Double Double Deluxe Room with two double beds, 340 Sq. Ft., iHome, Etro bath amenities.
          Double Double Deluxe View Room w
          Double Double Deluxe View with two double beds, 340 Sq. Ft., Charles River or Canal view.
          King Studio Suite with 1 King Be
          King Studio Suite with 1 King Bed, 530 Sq. Ft., pullout sofa, Charles River and Canal view.
          Executive Suite with 1 King Bed
          Executive Suite with 1 King Bed, 600 Sq. Ft., living room, pullout sofa, Charles River view.
          Presidential Suite with 1 King B
          Presidential Suite with 1 King Bed, 1200 Sq. Ft., living room, Charles River and Canal view.
          02. Accessible King Deluxe Rm w
          Accessible King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed 340 Sq. Ft. accessible tub visual fire alarm.
          04.Accessible Double Double Delu
          Accessible Double Double Deluxe Room two double beds 340 Sq. Ft. visual fire alarm.

          Amenities

          • High-speed internet
          • Non Smoking
          General
          Air conditioned
          Non Smoking
          Pet friendly
          Elevators
          24 hour security
          Activities
          Fitness Center
          Jogging track
          Dining
          Bar/Lounge
          Continental breakfast
          Restaurant
          24 hour room service
          Room service
          Meal plan - continental
          Services
          24 hour front desk
          Maid service
          Express checkout
          Concierge desk
          ATM/Cash machine
          Security
          Wake-up service
          In-Room Safe
          Meeting/Banquet facilities
          Porters
          FAX
          Conference facilities
          Copy service
          Audio visual equipment
          Conference suite
          Internet
          High-speed internet
          Parking
          Parking
          Indoor parking
          Accessibility
          Handicapped rooms/facilities
          Accessible facilities
          Accessible rooms
          Accessible parking
          Grab bars in bathroom
          Room
          Television with cable
          Radio
          Cordless phone
          Safe
          Phone with speaker
          Telephone
          AM/FM alarm clock
          Desk with lamp
          Mini bar
          Hairdryer in room
          Outlet adapters
          Fire alarm with light
          Bathroom telephone
          In room movies
          Temperature control
          Electronic door locks
          Iron
          Ironing board
          International direct dial
          Sprinklers in rooms
          Trouser press

          Nearby points of interest

          • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 0.9 mi
          • Harvard University: 2.3 mi
          • Lavietes Pavilion: 2.6 mi
          • Bright Hockey Center: 2.7 mi

          Dining

          Bambara
          Overlooking the Charles River Bambara is as convenient as it is flavorful. Our Cambridge restaurant and bar suits any mood showcasing local ingredients in all their amazing variety. Start the day with a satisfying breakfast seal that business deal over lu

          Hotel Policies

          Check-in:
          03:00 PM
          Check-out:
          12:00 PM

          Terms and conditions

          Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

          The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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          Guest Reviews (114)

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          114 out of 114
          Amenities:
          4.4
          Room cleanliness:
          4.8
          Hotel staff:
          4.7
          Room comfort:
          4.7
          Location:
          4.4
          Value:
          4.4

          99% would recommend to a friend.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Lynxie
          Long Island, NY
          Aug 2, 2009

          Good stay

          Hotel service first-rate from valet to housekeeping to guest services. Very well run and accommodating.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          Cambridgeside Galleria around the corner, as is the Museum of Science

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Washington D.C.
          Jul 27, 2009

          Unbelievable!!!!

          It was a great experience for us! We celebrated our first anniversary during our stay. I mentioned it in the letter, when booking. When we arrived there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room and they upgraded our room! great staff! Thank you very much, Hotel Marlowe.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Wannacombak
          Vancouver,BC
          Jul 26, 2009

          A unique experience

          A first class hotel with all the extra amenities that can make your stay unique. Great decor, large rooms with great features ( flat screens, free internet,etc.) and the use of bikes and even kyaks! The staff were very helpful and courteous throughout. We never got the chance to try the fitness or pool facilities so I did not include them in this review.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          And did I mention that this hotel is attached to a large urban shopping centre and you can get aboard the Charles River tour boat from there as well.Also close to MIT, Harvard, and MEEI.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Berlin, NJ
          Jul 13, 2009

          Wonderful hotel

          We stayed here while our daughter did orientation at Northeastern University. The hotel was very close to the T that let us off in front of the college. The staff was very helpful with things to do and places to eat. A beautiful mall was less then a 5 minute walk from the hotel. We would stay here.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Maui Carey
          Kihei, HI
          Jun 28, 2009

          Great hotel, would stay there again

          Loved this hotel, staff was friendly and helpful with all requests. Great location to subway, shopping. Quiet and the rooms are lovely, nice amenities. Morning coffee was great, wine happy hour was perfect.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          The Science Museum located within short walking distance of hotel is excellent fun.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Doc Mackie
          Austin, Tx
          Jun 15, 2009

          Awesome!!

          Great trip. Great Location. Right near a T station, so we never had to drive. A bit difficult to locate, but had great assistance from the Concierge who basically "talked us in." All the staff was excellent, but the two Concierges ([...] and [...]) were above and beyond in the helpful department. Would stay there again without question!

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Chicago
          Jun 9, 2009

          Terrific experience

          The Staff at our hotel was unbelievably helpful. They are exactly what good service should be. I would highly recommend this hotel because, without exception, the staff made my stay pleasant and trouble-free.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          4
          Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

          It is a bit of a walk to public transportation. You may want to get a car or cab in bad weather.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Wineluvr
          Kalamazoo, Michigan
          May 13, 2009

          Wonderful for family get-togethers!

          Met my mother, sister, niece and her two teen-aged daughters...we all flew in from Michigan, Florida and Maryland to visit my daughter who lives in Boston. We really loved the wine-hour from 5 to 6 in the "living room." We met often in the living room which was located directly inside the front door. All hotel personnel were very friendly!

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          The Cambridge Mall was attached to the hotel...we used the connecting hallways many times...it was great!

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          bike girl
          san francisco
          May 10, 2009

          wonderful weekend stay

          friendly, helpful, quick to respond to request, nice services such as 5 pm wine hour and am coffee quiet rooms, great recommendations for restaurants etc.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

          maps of bike and walking routes

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Phoenix
          Apr 26, 2009

          Boston Marathon HQ

          Staff was terrific. Nice touch to serve wine from 5-6 daily and coffee in the a.m., although muffins and juice would have been nice--other hotels do this. Very nice to have juice, bananas and apples the morning of the marathon. Other hotels in other cities run a shuttle to the bus pick-up area which would have been a nice added touch. All in all, though, it was good to stay away from the buzz but still have easy access to the important locations when needed. I like the Kimpton group - have stayed at ones in Portland (OR) and San Fran.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          5
          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Plentiful,Italian restaurants in North End, all superb.

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