$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 27, 2014 Check-out: Dec 29, 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

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Auburn, NY
          Jan 1, 2011

          Beautiful hotel with great employees!

          The staff was very friendly and the hotel was in a great location. Hotel itself was beautiful. My boyfriend and I just wanted a quite room to relax for the night. Our room was nice. The only bad thing was finding a random sock by a window and a pair of shoes under the bed. Overall, by far the best hotel I've been to.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          There are lots of places to eat that are a very short drive away.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          M5
          Business
          DFW, TX
          Sep 23, 2009

          Great Hotel

          Everything was great except for the restaurant staff. The bartender was very rude and did not know what customer service was.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          2
          Room comfort:
          5
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Corte Madera, CA
          Sep 20, 2009

          Wedding weekend headquarters

          Bathroom was smallish.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Lowell, MA
          Jul 6, 2011

          Nice rooms, great location though pricey

          We only stayed one night at the Marlowe for the 4th of July in Boston. The hotel is very close to the mall and dining. Parking- The parking is a bit confusing if you perform self parking. They share a lot with the mall and unless you go in the one entrance (was closed when we arrived), you end up walking through the mall with your suitcase and all. I guess I should have just used valet and spent the extra money. Front Desk- We arrived promptly at 3pm and went to check-in. The room wasn't ready which wasn't a big deal as the front desk woman said no more than 30 minutes. An hour and a half later, still no room and now we were getting upset. They gave us some free drink coupons which was nice. The beer bottle they gave me was completely broken (i.e. I could have seriously ripped my mouth open). They gave me a new one but nothing extra. We finally got a room after 1:45 minutes. Room - The room was very nice. The beds were super comfortable. Not much else to say since we only stayed one night and weren't in the room very long. We did get a nice note under the door overnight giving us a free continental breakfast apologizing for the room wait. Restaurant - I don't recommend the restaurant. It's small and the menu is even smaller. If you'e waiting for someone and just want a quick drink, sure. There are plenty of other choices nearby (PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, etc). Price - Not cheap. It cost us ~$300 for the night. So for what happened to us, I was expecting the royal treatment but it didn't really happen.

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

          Business

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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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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          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
          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

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Austin, TX
          Jul 27, 2010

          Very friendly staff

          Good location, close to subway. Location Nice area with a mall connected. Staff were very friendly. Happy hours were an extra perk with free wine from 5-6 p.m. daily. Very helpful staff.

          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: Not Applicable

          JFK Museum was very easy to get to on the subway.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          cloe
          Business
          Detroit, MI, USA
          Oct 1, 2011

          decor lovely and very helpful staff

          lovely but room could not accomodate a rollaway shopping near by and tours to boston right around the block very nice happy hour

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Room cleanliness:
          4
          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

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Santa Barbara, CA
          Sep 1, 2009

          good location fair prices

          it will be nice it the hotel will offer continental breakfast

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

          Business

          Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

          short walk to public transportation

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