$211 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 17, 2015

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
121 reviews
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
One night

Offered glass of complimentary wine on arrival. Great service See full review

  • Felicia T.
  • May 5, 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 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.

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)

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          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

          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.

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.6 / 5
          5.01.0
          20 out of 121
          Amenities:
          4.5
          Cleanliness:
          4.8
          Hotel staff:
          4.9
          Comfort:
          4.9
          Location:
          4.4
          Value:
          4.5

          100% would recommend to a friend.

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          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

          4
          5.01.0
          Conscious Explorer
          Business
          Denver
          Apr 3, 2014

          Good place to stay in Cambridge

          I have now stayed at the Marlow twice and have found the amenities and staff to be great! The only room for improvement would be a better gym and an microwave available in the room

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          smartgrid traveler
          Business
          Ireland
          Jan 21, 2014

          Always good

          Love staying at the Marlowe. Staff are friendly, rooms are great, food is good. My favourite Cambridge hotel

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          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
          Narada
          Business
          Boulder, CO
          Nov 19, 2013

          the best

          I think this is one of the best places to stay in the Boston area. The hotel is lovely. Right on the river, great places to walk. They offer you free bikes and even kayaks to go on the Charles. It's right on the MTA line so it's easy to get anywhere from there. Very handy to downtown Boston, and there's great shopping and restaurants within walking distance. I love this place!

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          3
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          new york, ny
          Mar 9, 2013

          overnight stay

          the hotel was as expected. it was clean, the staff was friendly and my room was as-advertised. the gym was small but functional. the restaurant was mediocre. it was a good value for the price. i would stay here again.

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Doc K
          Business
          GA, USA
          Jan 13, 2013

          Nice Stay

          First time with Kimpton hotels, and the Marlowe in Cambridge, MA is wonderful. Great staff, beautiful and clean rooms and common spaces. They need to rotate the stock in the mini-bar in the room, but other than that, a fantastic experience. I'd stay with them again in an instant. A bit of a walk to the Lechemere T, especially if you have luggage. Better off taking a cab.

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          kjgreen42
          Business
          Charlotte, NC
          Jan 7, 2013

          Excellent stay

          I had a wonderful time. It doesn't get any better than leopard print bathrobes in the closet!!! Stay was January 2013 but 2013 was not yet an option.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Harvard Square "Upstairs at the Square": Beautiful interior, but don't tell them you're not in a hurry-took 1.5 hrs to get our food.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          squashpro
          Business
          western mass
          Dec 17, 2012

          Great value

          Friendly, efficient staff. Nice and confortable room. Average restaurant and food.

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          missing1984
          Business
          CA
          May 22, 2011

          Amazing Horel

          the hotel is amazing that provide fencing room, close to the subway station that takes about 15 min walking.

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Warren, Maine
          Feb 14, 2011

          Pleasant Stay

          This is a luxury hotel with out the price tag! There were many other hotels in the same Boston area with the same or higher rates but not nearly as nice. Spacious room, Lots of extras in the room like iron, hair dryer, all lotions, newspaper. Nice upscale restaurant downstairs. About a third of a mile walk to the subway, but still worth it. So nice to come back to at night!

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: In Hotel

          A good sized mall is right beside the hotel and you can walk to it under ground

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