$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
116 reviews
Loved it

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. We will be returning. See full review

  • Beezie64
  • Nov 14, 2014
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
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

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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 (116)

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          116 out of 116
          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

          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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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Lexington, MA
          Feb 8, 2010

          great service

          The employees were very kind and the hotel was clean and restful.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          chicago, il
          Jan 4, 2010

          Awesome get-away!

          We went for New Years. The staff was super friendly, the location was great (about a mile walk to the aquarium which was fantastic). We loved the free wine hour every night (champagne in honor of the new year)

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

          The wine hour in the lobby is from 5-6 everynight. It's a great way to either bring wine up to your room to relax or meet other travelers! Very comfortable in the lobby with a beautiful fire.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Pattie O
          Business
          Tyngsboro, MA
          Jan 3, 2010

          Hotel MARLOWE

          We would go here again in a minute. Great service, great location, really nice room, very clean.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Visit Artu's in the North End for a fabulous dinner.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          cambridge, ma
          Dec 31, 2009

          loved it!

          great location! connected to the mall which made it easy to get some lunch or get something from cvs i forgot to bring with me. staff was friendly. the room was great. by far my favorite so far!

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Groper
          Business
          Southern NH
          Dec 31, 2009

          Great de-stress after the holi-daze

          This was the best hotel experience we have ever had. We aren't major travelers so this doesn't come from a plethora of experiences like some people but enough to say that people will have a really great experience at this hotel. Hot chocolate 2-4pm, wine 5-6pm, coffee/tea in the morning. Rooms are quite spacious and the decor is fab . The Galleria mall is attached so if you want to grab cheap eats at the food court, it is right there. It was so cold while we were visiting that this was a huge plus, plus an atm indoors.

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

          Business

          Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

          Buy the Boston Go-card on line to get you into the museums and attractions at a fixed cost to save money. Boston Beantown trolley tour is included on this card and great for both an overview of Boston as well as drop off points to (Aquarium, Science Museum, etc)to coincide with using the T subway system. Lechmere/green line is the closest stop to Hotel Marlowe. These 'go cards' are a great money saver for any city you may visit as a tourist.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          HarryPotter exhibit viewer
          Business
          NH
          Dec 30, 2009

          Museum of Science trip

          Staff is extra friendly - sometimes seemed a little forced in the friendliness. Hotel was comfortable, really appreciated the robes to use. Very well stocked and accomodated rooms. Good size, clean. Easy walk to Cambridge Galleria for shopping and dinner, Museum of Science right across the street. Really appreciated the call from room service to warn that delivery was within the next couple of minutes. The only down side was on the morning of check out (which is posted for noon) was that starting at 8:30 a.m. housekeeping knocked on the door about every 20 minutes.

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          Museum of Science

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Cheryl traveler
          Business
          Maine
          Dec 26, 2009

          Cambridge trip Christmas 2009

          Very lovely hotel. Excellant staff. They really do cater to pets. Super clean, truly non smoking rooms. Well appointed. Would have liked to be able to close drapes over window. To many street lights left room like inside Fenway Park. Luckily I had safety pins to close drapes. Go figure

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          ASK123
          Business
          Brooklyn, NY
          Nov 22, 2009

          One of my favorite hotels...

          I love this hotel because has beautiful designed rooms, it's pet friendly, and the service is excellent.

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

          Business

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