$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 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
          rays people
          Business
          marlboro, new york
          Apr 17, 2010

          the best of the best

          we were in town for the rays game at fenway. our stay could not have been better. will definitely be back in august!

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          a well disguised galleria mall is actually right next to the hotel, cheesecake factory included!

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          niagara falls
          Mar 30, 2010

          Hotel Marlowe Review

          Being connected to the mall next door with all of the restaurants was extremely convenient.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          You MUST eat breakfast at the Friendly Toast! Right next to MIT. Ask for street by street instructions!

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Coffee Fiend
          Business
          Loveland, CO
          Mar 24, 2010

          I never knew I could like leopard print

          Leopard print -- I'm not usually a fan, but it works in this hotel (seriously). The decor is definitely different, but it fits the personality of this hotel and makes it interesting. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Hotel restaurant is good. Within walking distance of some great places to eat (try the Hungry Mother and Friendly Toast in Kendall Square and East by Northeast on Cambridge St.). We walked in to Boston fairly easily.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

          eat at Hungry Mother

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Bloomington, IN
          Mar 22, 2010

          Great!

          Great location...near T and within walking distance to all Boston attractions. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          MN
          Mar 21, 2010

          Great location and price!

          [...] The hotel was close to the subway and other local attractions. It was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Boston area.

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

          Business

          Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

          Use Boston's incredible subway system. We were able to travel anywhere in the city and take in all the sites for a small charge. Buy the 7 day pass if you are going to be there for a few days.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Ann Arbor, MI
          Mar 20, 2010

          Great Hotel

          I like staying at the Marlowe when in Cambridge. It is convenient to the businesses I work with and the staff is very upbeat and fun.ss

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          McLean, VA
          Mar 11, 2010

          great location - nice hotel

          Great location for runs along the Charles River

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          Charles River walk...and Science Museum is super close.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Yanks Fan Lovin' Boston.
          Business
          Sleepy Hollow, NY
          Mar 7, 2010

          Amazing Value, Incredible Stay.

          It was very hard to find as mapquest and our phone's navigation GPS program told us to go the wrong with the address that was given to us by the hotel's website. I don't know where the mistake was but it made for a tense ride there, but once we were there it was amazing. The location itself, albeit hard to find, is amazing in and of itself. Direct connection to a mall, right near the Lechmere subway station and an easy commute into Boston. AMAZING. Huge plasma High definition television. The bed was so incredibly comfortable. The mall that was connected to the hotel was very nice, and the room service food was delicious. The service was very nice and prompt, check-in and check-out only took about 2 minutes combined. GREAT GREAT GREAT.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          3
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Chicago, IL
          Mar 3, 2010

          Comfortable stay

          Good restaurant. Nice staff. Comfortable rooms. Quiet but not perfectly sound proof. Housekeeping stays away with the DND card on the knob. Parking is convenient. The hotel has a nice free wine tasting every night at 5pm. If you're driving and don't know Boston, it can be a bit tricky to find but the science museum is a helpful landmark. Mall next door is helpful for any toiletries or forgotten items or quick gifts if needed.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          You can get to the mall by walking through the adjacent parking garage. Very easy and very close.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Edgartown, Massachusetts
          Feb 9, 2010

          A terrific find.

          We both enjoyed the Marlowe and give it very high marks. It was beautiful, rather quiet(surprising given its location) and an extra bonus was being connected to the Cambridgeside Galleria. The bed was as comfortable as advertised and the extras such as the hot chocolate, wine and nibblies and newspaper availability were all much appreciated. We explored both Boston and Cambridge and it was pleasant to return to a warm, comfortable and welcoming hotel. The price of our room was remarkably inexpensive, for a four star hotel. We only have a couple of questions or suggestions. The shower/tub had no grab bar. We didn't need one, but we were surprised that the renovations did not include them. We enjoy dogs and it was fun to see four of them(!) at the wine reception, but for those who do not like dogs, it might have been too much.

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

          Business

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