$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 22, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 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
          HarryPotter exhibit viewer
          Business
          NH
          Dec 30, 2009

          Museum of Science trip

          Staff is extra friendly - sometimes seemed a little forced in the friendliness. Hotel was comfortable, really appreciated the robes to use. Very well stocked and accomodated rooms. Good size, clean. Easy walk to Cambridge Galleria for shopping and dinner, Museum of Science right across the street. Really appreciated the call from room service to warn that delivery was within the next couple of minutes. The only down side was on the morning of check out (which is posted for noon) was that starting at 8:30 a.m. housekeeping knocked on the door about every 20 minutes.

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          Museum of Science

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          W Bloomfield
          Sep 1, 2008

          Good but bit far from the city central

          I was satisfied with the stay at this hotel, but it was little bit far from the city central. In early morning and later in evening, there were not many T (Boston subway) running from/to the most closest station for this hotel. Especially at night, Green line T trains only run to two station before our destination, so we had to wait about 20 minites or more to get the train runs to our station. We did not take our dogs with us, but this is a pet allowed hotel, so it is good for someone who wants to take their pets.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          There is a big shopping center right next to the hotel.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Ashburn, VA
          Aug 23, 2009

          Very Nice

          We attended a wedding in Boston and stayed at the Hotel Marlowe. The hotel was very elegant, but I thought the bar/restaurant workers were not as hospitable as they should have been, especially when a large group of us showed up to an empty bar, but they didn't want to let us sit at the tables.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

          There is a mall attached to the hotel.

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          3:33
          Business
          Canton, MI
          Apr 21, 2010

          Boston Marathon

          Stayed in the hotel for Boston Marathon weekend. Everything was great and the staff was friendly and helpfull. The location close to the T made getting around the city very easy. Next time I'd stay another day to enjoy the hotel after the race.

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

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          KateM5
          Business
          New Milford, CT
          Jul 20, 2014

          Boston

          Great hotel. Location is good for Science Museum but a little walk to Government Center area. Stayed here before and would again! Staff exceptional! Restaurant was closed under construction. Hotel made every attempt to make up for that! Pet friendly BUT is you are not you really don't know they are there! (we don't have any pets!just kids!)

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

          Business

          Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

          Short walk to the science museum and duck tour pick up! A Boston must!

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Faeisha
          Business
          Boston, Mass
          Dec 1, 2014

          Overnight Stay

          The hotel was very nice and perfect location. Walking distance to many attractions. Staff was friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions.

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

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Talia
          Business
          USA
          Dec 2, 2007

          Perfect for romance

          The Hotel Marlowe was luxurious while maintaining a sense of humor. The room is decorated with faux mink and leopard prints, though doesn't quite cross the line into tacky. The room was spacious and very clean and I felt right at home. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is adjoined to a shopping mall with fun places to eat and shop around. The hotel is also only a short distance from downtown Boston--without the prices.

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

          Business

          Shopping tip: In Hotel

          connected to the Cambridgeside Galleria. Inside are The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, Paparazzi, Macy's, Best Buy, Verizon Wireless, Godiva, J Crew, Banana Republic and many more!

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Pattie O
          Business
          Tyngsboro, MA
          Jan 3, 2010

          Hotel MARLOWE

          We would go here again in a minute. Great service, great location, really nice room, very clean.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Visit Artu's in the North End for a fabulous dinner.

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          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Anonymous
          Business
          Lexington, MA
          Feb 8, 2010

          great service

          The employees were very kind and the hotel was clean and restful.

          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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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          5
          5.01.0
          Brigi
          Business
          Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
          Apr 1, 2012

          Excellent Boston getaway

          Front desk were great at check-n and wonderfully helpful. Had breakfast in the restaurant and they were also very pleasant and helpful. Our room was great and very comfortable. The room staff were very polite. Can't wait to stay there again. I am happy to say that they are a dog friendly hotel and the location is great for dogs.

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

          Business

          Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

          Fuji Restaurant. The food and service were excellent.

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