$249 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 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
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

          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
          Experienced Traveller.
          CIncinnati, OH
          Sep 4, 2012

          week-end trip

          Great Hotel and very convenient, quiet location if you don't mind the walk to the subway.

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

          Have to get good directions to the closest subway.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          tat4bob
          Long Island,NY
          Sep 3, 2012

          Amazing Hotel

          The hotel was located just outside of Boston but in the more relaxed area of Cambridge. A great place to walk around and a very safe and pleasant area away from the city but only 2 minutes away across the bridge. A truly amazing room with one of the most comfortable beds i have ever slept in. Great staff that were truly accommodating!!!

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

          4
          5.01.0
          JWin
          Warwick, RI
          Jun 26, 2012

          Great Hotel Experience

          My friends and I stayed here for a bachelorette party. We had a fantastic time, the rooms were beautiful and the staff was very helpful.

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

          4
          5.01.0
          Eddysama
          Fort Lee, NJ
          May 29, 2012

          Weekend getaway

          Hotel staff was friendly and they had excellent wine reception for all guests, which was good. The room was very clean and had comfortable bed.

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

          North End

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          Reviewer score

          3
          5.01.0
          April Liu
          los angeles, california
          May 15, 2012

          NICE STANDARD HOTEL

          location was not perfect and not bad, 15min walk to subway, or you can take a taxi. Lobby was fancy and clean with good customer service. Room was clean and comfortable. $520 for 2 nights, not great value, but it's ok for a 4 star hotel.

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

          5-10min driving to Downtown Boston.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Brigi
          Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
          Apr 1, 2012

          Excellent Boston getaway

          Front desk were great at check-n and wonderfully helpful. Had breakfast in the restaurant and they were also very pleasant and helpful. Our room was great and very comfortable. The room staff were very polite. Can't wait to stay there again. I am happy to say that they are a dog friendly hotel and the location is great for dogs.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          2
          Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

          Fuji Restaurant. The food and service were excellent.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          cloe
          Detroit, MI, USA
          Oct 1, 2011

          decor lovely and very helpful staff

          lovely but room could not accomodate a rollaway shopping near by and tours to boston right around the block very nice happy hour

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          4
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          4
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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Winks
          Danbury, CT, USA
          Sep 6, 2011

          Wonderful

          extremely clean, beautifully decorated, friendly capable staff. My new favorite!

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

          5
          5.01.0
          Hospitality Snob~
          Charlotte, NC
          Aug 9, 2011

          Southern fried homies

          Hotel Marlowe was a home away from home. We used the hotels kayaks, which were great! The room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. We had actually stayed at another hotel across the river for the first few nights of our vacation. Same rating and all. Marlowe blows them out of the water! We felt like we were home. The staff was great. Only downfall for our children, was no pool.

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

          Take advantage of the kayaks in the summer. Nothing like seeing the skyline from the river.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Lowell, MA
          Jul 6, 2011

          Nice rooms, great location though pricey

          We only stayed one night at the Marlowe for the 4th of July in Boston. The hotel is very close to the mall and dining. Parking- The parking is a bit confusing if you perform self parking. They share a lot with the mall and unless you go in the one entrance (was closed when we arrived), you end up walking through the mall with your suitcase and all. I guess I should have just used valet and spent the extra money. Front Desk- We arrived promptly at 3pm and went to check-in. The room wasn't ready which wasn't a big deal as the front desk woman said no more than 30 minutes. An hour and a half later, still no room and now we were getting upset. They gave us some free drink coupons which was nice. The beer bottle they gave me was completely broken (i.e. I could have seriously ripped my mouth open). They gave me a new one but nothing extra. We finally got a room after 1:45 minutes. Room - The room was very nice. The beds were super comfortable. Not much else to say since we only stayed one night and weren't in the room very long. We did get a nice note under the door overnight giving us a free continental breakfast apologizing for the room wait. Restaurant - I don't recommend the restaurant. It's small and the menu is even smaller. If you'e waiting for someone and just want a quick drink, sure. There are plenty of other choices nearby (PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, etc). Price - Not cheap. It cost us ~$300 for the night. So for what happened to us, I was expecting the royal treatment but it didn't really happen.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          3
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          3
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          3
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