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 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.

    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

          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

          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 (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

          1
          5.01.0
          BABJLB
          Business
          Minneapolis, MN
          Apr 17, 2013

          Not good

          We are not happy how we were treated at the Marlowe. We are also unhappy with the company who booked our reservation. We opened up an investigation, but have yet to hear back.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          2
          Room cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          1
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          1
          Value:
          1
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          3
          5.01.0
          April Liu
          Business
          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
          Trip purpose:

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

          5-10min driving to Downtown Boston.

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          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
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          4
          Room comfort:
          4
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          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

          3
          5.01.0
          Judy0
          Business
          Atlanta
          Jul 7, 2014

          Heavily used items apparently not monitored

          Our mattress was very worn out and should not have passed an (assumed) systematic inspection. Restaurant booth cushion also shot. No fun sitting on a cross board! A systematic review of heavily used items doesn't seem to be in place to catch this sort of thing. Relying on initial customer complaint sets customer up for conflict, also no fun. Great staff though!

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          3
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          2
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          3
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Eddysama
          Business
          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
          Trip purpose:

          Business

          Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

          North End

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          JWin
          Business
          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
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Philly boy 2711
          Business
          phila. pa
          Oct 1, 2012

          college parents weekend

          beautiful hotel with all the amenities. location is ok- not right near things but not too far to get to by car/cab.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          MetallicaAvailableSpotify
          Business
          NYC
          Dec 10, 2012

          Everything great

          This is a very good hotel, very well located and with good rooms and services. Not many amenities, but it is located next to a mall with all kinds and restaurants and stores, so it's ok. Found the room highly discounted one day ahead of my reservation, so it can potentially be really good value for the price if one is booking last minute.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

          Helmand Afghan Restaurant. Really good stuff!

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          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
          Room cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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