$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 27, 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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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          King Arthur
          Business
          San Antonio, Texas
          Jul 27, 2010

          Hotel Marloe-boutique at its best!

          Enjoyed the hotel very much. We were greeted warmly and cordially. Great first impression. Loved the decor. Rooms were good size, but there was a lack of drawer space. Great shower head pressure. Afternoon wine hour was nice and a good way to meet other hotel guests. All the staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind the short commute to the sights of Boston.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Not Applicable

          Go to the North End and the Aquarium area for great choices in food and ambiance. Quincy Market is nearby. Learn to use the T. Great bargain.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Railroad Frank
          Business
          Phoenix, AZ
          Mar 3, 2009

          Staff was terrific -- decor was funky

          Hotel was excellent with a very friendly and helpful staff. We did not interact with anyone who was not welcoming and gracious in our 4 night stay. The complimentary happy hour each evening was nice. The room was quite comfortable and had a roomy desk and chairs for anyone wishing to work or who needed a good conversation space. The furnishings were rather middle eastern or Indian which I did not find particularly appealing, but they provided a goldfish in the room (on request) which is a really odd, but obviously unique and fun touch! We also got to watch a snow storm in progress through the big floor to ceiling picture windows in the room. The hotel was a couple of blocks from the subway and had an underground direct connection with an adjacent shopping mall which was nice, given the weather. Overall, a really excellent place if the location just across the river from downtown Boston is a place you wish to operate from.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          An adjacent shopping center was accessible through an underground walkway (many stores and several restaurants) without having to endure inclement weather.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Upstate NY
          Aug 9, 2009

          don't upgrade with Orbitz, not honored.

          Great location to visit Boston. Near the subway stop and quiet.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Great restaurants a short cab ride away, either in Cambridge or the North End.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Bloomington, IN
          Mar 22, 2010

          Great!

          Great location...near T and within walking distance to all Boston attractions. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          nj
          Sep 7, 2009

          dedicate & comfort but why no toothbrush

          why there is no toothbrush??

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Smitty 2
          Business
          Hudson, OH
          Oct 7, 2009

          The Economy Hits Everywhere

          When we stayed at this hotel last year for my wife's birthday we were treated like royalty. This stay was not a bad experience but some of the luster seemed lost from our previous visit. It may have been just a perception but this hotel is definately cutting back on special amenities.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          MN
          Mar 21, 2010

          Great location and price!

          [...] The hotel was close to the subway and other local attractions. It was very clean, quiet, and comfortable. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Boston area.

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

          Business

          Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

          Use Boston's incredible subway system. We were able to travel anywhere in the city and take in all the sites for a small charge. Buy the 7 day pass if you are going to be there for a few days.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          MKD
          Business
          Cleveland, OH
          Aug 3, 2010

          Great!

          Great perks! Morning coffee, afternoon lemonade and tea, wine hour.

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

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          minneapolis mn
          Sep 14, 2009

          great stay in boston

          Ideal location - easy to airport, shopping, activities. Service was very responsive, accommodations were tasteful and fun.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          attached to great shopping!

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          pittsburgh
          Feb 7, 2011

          Hotel Marlowe - a Kimpton Hotel

          Friendly staff, good breakfast, attractive room.

          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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