$170 Avg/night
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Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
119 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

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  • 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 (119)

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          119 out of 119
          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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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Phoenix
          Apr 26, 2009

          Boston Marathon HQ

          Staff was terrific. Nice touch to serve wine from 5-6 daily and coffee in the a.m., although muffins and juice would have been nice--other hotels do this. Very nice to have juice, bananas and apples the morning of the marathon. Other hotels in other cities run a shuttle to the bus pick-up area which would have been a nice added touch. All in all, though, it was good to stay away from the buzz but still have easy access to the important locations when needed. I like the Kimpton group - have stayed at ones in Portland (OR) and San Fran.

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

          Plentiful,Italian restaurants in North End, all superb.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Connecticut
          May 20, 2011

          LOVE THIS HOTEL!!!

          The Marlowe was all we'd hoped for and more. The room was spacious and the decor lovely. We loved the convenient location-adjacent to the Mall, across the street from the Science Museum and really close to the T station. The hotel restaurant was amazing - nice to leave the kids in the room with a movie while we spent some alone time sipping wine and having a great meal. The morning we checked out, we'd arrived too late for breakfast, but the manager was SO kind and got us a nice continental breakfast so we didn't have to go home hungry. The staff was most helpful and courteous. If you're looking for a great value in Boston, this is the place. Significantly cheaper than staying on the other side of the river and every bit as nice as some of the best hotels in downtown Boston (we know, we've stayed in quite a few). We will definitely be staying there again!

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

          Actually, the Mall is connected to the hotel via the parking garage, which itself is convenient because you can park there yourself for way less $ than Valet parking.

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

          Business

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Narberth, PA
          Jul 31, 2010

          nice and cozy

          that's a very nice and classy place, in a good and convenient neighborhood -- 15 min taxi drive to the heart of Cambridge, 5 min drive or 25 min walk to North Boston with all the Italian restaurants and cafes. There are also a few good quality restaurants within a short walking distance. Just next to a big mall, so it's easy to grab a quick breakfast and lunch. The hotel offers free tea in the morning, and (I believe) wine tasting in the evening, which was quite appealing. In short, choosing between a few hotels in the area, I would recommend [...]

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          there's a big mall right by the hotel

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Doc Mackie
          Austin, Tx
          Jun 15, 2009

          Awesome!!

          Great trip. Great Location. Right near a T station, so we never had to drive. A bit difficult to locate, but had great assistance from the Concierge who basically "talked us in." All the staff was excellent, but the two Concierges ([...] and [...]) were above and beyond in the helpful department. Would stay there again without question!

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Lee and his brothers
          Castaic, CA
          Apr 6, 2011

          The Perfect Hotel

          I needed a room for my brothers and I to crash while we visited Boston for a family reunion. The staff here are kind and helpful. The room was spotless, roomy, with outlets all around for our phone and camera chargers. Everything in the room was great, from the beds to shower to TV - even the view of the courtyard from our 8th story window (I think this was the top floor). The hotel is attached to the Cambridge Galleria, so you merely walk through a private mall entrance and through the mall parking area, never exposed to the cold outdoors. We ate at their restaurant, too, and the brunch was delicious, and the service was excellent. The entire hotel is first class. The worst part was the cost for parking (less expensive than what we paid on Beacon Hill), but you have in-and-out access - and the valet service was quick and friendly. We didn't use the complementary wine tasting service, but we did have coffee in the morning. It was perfect. The location is great, a block from the water. From the hotel we had quick access to Boston, Harvard, Logan Airport, etc. A perfect 3 days and nights.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          5
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          5
          Shopping tip: In Hotel

          The Cambridge Galleria is attached. The restaurant is perfect. The city is close.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Wannacombak
          Vancouver,BC
          Jul 26, 2009

          A unique experience

          A first class hotel with all the extra amenities that can make your stay unique. Great decor, large rooms with great features ( flat screens, free internet,etc.) and the use of bikes and even kyaks! The staff were very helpful and courteous throughout. We never got the chance to try the fitness or pool facilities so I did not include them in this review.

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

          And did I mention that this hotel is attached to a large urban shopping centre and you can get aboard the Charles River tour boat from there as well.Also close to MIT, Harvard, and MEEI.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Wineluvr
          Kalamazoo, Michigan
          May 13, 2009

          Wonderful for family get-togethers!

          Met my mother, sister, niece and her two teen-aged daughters...we all flew in from Michigan, Florida and Maryland to visit my daughter who lives in Boston. We really loved the wine-hour from 5 to 6 in the "living room." We met often in the living room which was located directly inside the front door. All hotel personnel were very friendly!

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

          The Cambridge Mall was attached to the hotel...we used the connecting hallways many times...it was great!

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Clarks Summit, PA
          Oct 5, 2008

          great value and location

          extremely helpful staff great accomadations, very good location to walk to t or short walk to beacon hill, on the river, near the museum of science and mall shopping at galleria next door. has it all.

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

          food court at the galleria next door, great quick eat choices for the busy traveler.

          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Winston-Salem, NC
          Jul 27, 2008

          Very Romantic

          The Hotel Marlowe was a great place for my boyfriend and I to relax during his visit to Boston. Marlowe was pretty and the bed was extremely comfortable. Room service was also very good and prompt. All in all, it was a good stay.

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