Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
122 reviews
Delightful stay at the Marlowe Hotel

It's a large hotel but doesn't feel so. Beautiful public spaces and quite, comfortable, spacious... See full review

  • William T.
  • Aug 12, 2015
Great location, friendly staff

This is a fantastic hotel! We arrived in from a red-eye flight for a four night stay. Upon... See full review

  • Woodson
  • Jun 22, 2015

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).

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.

Property features

Gorgeous art deco d├ęcor 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.

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
    Nearby 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
        Transportation
          • Logan International Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
          • Closest subway: Green Line Lechmere (about 10 minutes walking)

          Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

          King Room
          1 King Bed 340 square feet
          05. ADA Double Deluxe
          Accessible Double Double Deluxe Room two double beds 340 Sq. Ft. visual fire alarm.
          Accessible Executive Suit
          Accessible Executive Suite 1 King Bed 600 Sq. Ft. living room with pullout sofa
          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed
          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed, 340 Sq. Ft., iHome, Etro amenities, animal print robes.
          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.
          03. ADA King Deluxe
          Accessible King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed 340 Sq. Ft. accessible tub 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
          Accessible 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

          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 (122)

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          122 out of 122
          Amenities:
          4.4
          Cleanliness:
          4.8
          Hotel staff:
          4.7
          Comfort:
          4.7
          Location:
          4.4
          Value:
          4.4

          99% would recommend to a friend.

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          William T.
          Couples
          N/A
          Aug 12, 2015

          Delightful stay at the Marlowe Hotel

          It's a large hotel but doesn't feel so. Beautiful public spaces and quite, comfortable, spacious rooms. The staff is terrific - doorman, reception, restaurant, cleaning - all are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We love Kimpton hotels - we've stayed in three of them and every one has been a great experience.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Woodson
          Family
          Chula Vista
          Jun 22, 2015

          Great location, friendly staff

          This is a fantastic hotel! We arrived in from a red-eye flight for a four night stay. Upon arriving, we asked if we could leave our bags. The friendly front desk staff allowed us to check in early and helped us with our luggage so we could get some sleep. The bed and room are very comfortable, and the air within the hotel is fresh and clean. The hotel is within a block from Penn Station and a short walk to the Empire State building, the theatre district, Grand Central Station, and more.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Family

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          paul k.
          Couples
          Santa Rosa
          May 25, 2015

          Comfortable and convenient

          Very helpful and courteous staff nice size room and excellent bed. Location was very good for us, easy auto access and nice access to path along the Charles We walked across the bridges to North end, the Common, Beacon hill and up to Kendell Square. Only downside was there is no business center to use but the staff was happy to accommodate.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Felicia T.
          Couples
          rocky hill
          May 5, 2015

          One night

          Offered glass of complimentary wine on arrival. Great service

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          B Richman
          Business
          Durham
          Mar 18, 2015

          A restful oasis during a difficult trip

          My flight was delayed and I didn't arrive in Boston until 2am. I had only a brief time at the hotel before an early morning meeting. The staff and amenities at the Marlowe made my brief stay comfortable and easy. Nice breakfast at the attached restaurant as well.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Experienced Traveller.
          Couples
          N/A
          Mar 4, 2015

          Awsome couples trip

          Beautiful hotel with excellent amneties. Nice safe location and convenient to the subway.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Ceviche con Cauca
          Couples
          Bangkok
          Mar 2, 2015

          Awesome Location

          This hotel is located near to everything, especially Macy's which has everything we wanted for the trip. The hotel is beautiful. My friends came and waited for me at the hotel lobby and they impressed with the decoration. However, my boyfriend prefers sleeping with the thin pillows and this hotel has only think ones that my boyfriend ended up sleeping on the bed itself without using any pillows.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          4
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Margaret P.
          Family
          N/A
          Feb 23, 2015

          Just Right

          The hotel was great . We loved the location and the vibe .. Great for any occasion !

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Family

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Faeisha
          Couples
          Boston, Mass
          Dec 1, 2014

          Overnight Stay

          The hotel was very nice and perfect location. Walking distance to many attractions. Staff was friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          3
          Comfort:
          4
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Beezie64
          Couples
          Boulder, CO
          Nov 14, 2014

          Loved it

          We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. We will be returning.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Couples

          Dining tip: In Hotel

          Great suggestions from wait staff.

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