$170 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 18, 2014 Check-out: Jul 19, 2014

Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
198 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
Honeymoon

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

          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

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          Hotel Map

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

          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 (198)

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          198 out of 198
          Amenities:
          4.5
          Room cleanliness:
          4.8
          Hotel staff:
          4.7
          Room comfort:
          4.7
          Location:
          4.4
          Value:
          4.5

          99% would recommend to a friend.

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Mom with kid getting away
          Business
          Greensboro, NC
          Aug 17, 2010

          Conference trip to Boston

          No disappointments from this hotel chain. The hotel is located adjacent to a shopping center - Cambridge Galleria and close to MIT and Harvard. I felt very comfortable walking. Also, the public transportation, the T, is great (crowded at time during peak hours) and within walking distance at the Leachmere Station ($2.00 fare to downtown). The taxi fare to downtown is $10.00. The taxi fare from the airport (Logan) is $30.00. The taxi rides can be an adventure - skilled taxi drivers. The restaurant served a fantastic meal, offering a chef's summer menu. Do not forget about the afternoon tea or wine offering. The variety was excellant and the atmosphere was fantastic. The hotel has views of the downtown Boston skyline or the canal and walking areas. The hotel staff is very accomodating. I would choose this hotel again if I return to the area! You will enjoy your stay whether for business or pleasure.

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          The hotel offers bikes and kayaks if you have the time. Pet friend hotel chain.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          MKD
          Cleveland, OH
          Aug 3, 2010

          Great!

          Great perks! Morning coffee, afternoon lemonade and tea, wine hour.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          MKD
          Cleveland, OH
          Aug 3, 2010

          Great!

          Great perks! Morning coffee, afternoon lemonade and tea, wine hour.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Narberth, PA
          Jul 31, 2010

          nice and cozy

          that's a very nice and classy place, in a good and convenient neighborhood -- 15 min taxi drive to the heart of Cambridge, 5 min drive or 25 min walk to North Boston with all the Italian restaurants and cafes. There are also a few good quality restaurants within a short walking distance. Just next to a big mall, so it's easy to grab a quick breakfast and lunch. The hotel offers free tea in the morning, and (I believe) wine tasting in the evening, which was quite appealing. In short, choosing between a few hotels in the area, I would recommend [...]

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          there's a big mall right by the hotel

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Narberth, PA
          Jul 31, 2010

          nice and cozy

          that's a very nice and classy place, in a good and convenient neighborhood -- 15 min taxi drive to the heart of Cambridge, 5 min drive or 25 min walk to North Boston with all the Italian restaurants and cafes. There are also a few good quality restaurants within a short walking distance. Just next to a big mall, so it's easy to grab a quick breakfast and lunch. The hotel offers free tea in the morning, and (I believe) wine tasting in the evening, which was quite appealing. In short, choosing between a few hotels in the area, I would recommend [...]

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          there's a big mall right by the hotel

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Austin, TX
          Jul 27, 2010

          Very friendly staff

          Good location, close to subway. Location Nice area with a mall connected. Staff were very friendly. Happy hours were an extra perk with free wine from 5-6 p.m. daily. Very helpful staff.

          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

          JFK Museum was very easy to get to on the subway.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          King Arthur
          San Antonio, Texas
          Jul 27, 2010

          Hotel Marloe-boutique at its best!

          Enjoyed the hotel very much. We were greeted warmly and cordially. Great first impression. Loved the decor. Rooms were good size, but there was a lack of drawer space. Great shower head pressure. Afternoon wine hour was nice and a good way to meet other hotel guests. All the staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind the short commute to the sights of Boston.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Dining tip: Not Applicable

          Go to the North End and the Aquarium area for great choices in food and ambiance. Quincy Market is nearby. Learn to use the T. Great bargain.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Austin, TX
          Jul 27, 2010

          Very friendly staff

          Good location, close to subway. Location Nice area with a mall connected. Staff were very friendly. Happy hours were an extra perk with free wine from 5-6 p.m. daily. Very helpful staff.

          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

          JFK Museum was very easy to get to on the subway.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          King Arthur
          San Antonio, Texas
          Jul 27, 2010

          Hotel Marloe-boutique at its best!

          Enjoyed the hotel very much. We were greeted warmly and cordially. Great first impression. Loved the decor. Rooms were good size, but there was a lack of drawer space. Great shower head pressure. Afternoon wine hour was nice and a good way to meet other hotel guests. All the staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind the short commute to the sights of Boston.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Dining tip: Not Applicable

          Go to the North End and the Aquarium area for great choices in food and ambiance. Quincy Market is nearby. Learn to use the T. Great bargain.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Upstate New York
          Jun 7, 2010

          Good, quality hotel

          This is a very good, well run hotel. The only difficulty is the complicated traffic pattern approaching the hotel from the West.

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

          Use the special elevator to get from the hotel to the Galleria Mall

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