$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 24, 2015 Check-out: May 25, 2015

Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
121 reviews
A restful oasis during a difficult trip

My flight was delayed and I didn't arrive in Boston until 2am. I had only a brief time at the hotel... See full review

  • B Richman
  • Mar 18, 2015
Awsome couples trip

Beautiful hotel with excellent amneties. Nice safe location and convenient to the subway. See full review

  • Experienced Traveller.
  • Mar 4, 2015
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

          Top hotels

          Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

          King Room
          1 King Bed 340 square feet
          10. ADA Double Deluxe
          Accessible Double Double Deluxe Room two double beds 340 Sq. Ft. visual fire alarm.
          Accessible Executive Suit
          Accessible Executive Suite 1 King Bed 600 Sq. Ft. living room with pullout sofa
          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed
          King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed, 340 Sq. Ft., iHome, Etro amenities, animal print robes.
          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.
          09. ADA King Deluxe
          Accessible King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed 340 Sq. Ft. accessible tub 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.

          Ratings and reviews for Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Overall score

          4.5 / 5
          5.01.0
          65 out of 121
          Amenities:
          4.5
          Cleanliness:
          4.8
          Hotel staff:
          4.7
          Comfort:
          4.7
          Location:
          4.4
          Value:
          4.4

          98% would recommend to a friend.

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          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
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          1
          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
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          4
          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

          4
          5.01.0
          Hawkeye2727
          Business
          Boston, MA
          Feb 16, 2014

          Valentine's Day

          Nice hotel that is not directly by the Charles River but has a view of it and the canal. MY girlfriend and I had a King Suite with a view of the canal. The room and staff were all nice and we were given free complimentary wine at the bar when we arrived. The room was somewhat small and didn't have much in extra amenities for what I paid for, but we did have a nice view.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          4
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          3
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          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
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          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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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          OreoB0305
          Business
          Ohio
          Mar 26, 2013

          Great stay

          The hotel was in a great location in Cambridge - an easy walk to downtown Boston or Kendall Square. There is a mall right next to the mall that has an Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts for lots of breakfast options. The rooms were clean and the restaurant attached to the hotel (Bambara) was fantastic. Highly recommend. My only compliant is the bed. It was way too soft. My husband's back hurt in the morning. Neither of us are heavy people and we both "sunk" in the bed.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          3
          Hotel staff:
          4
          Comfort:
          3
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Yanks Fan Lovin' Boston.
          Business
          Sleepy Hollow, NY
          Mar 7, 2010

          Amazing Value, Incredible Stay.

          It was very hard to find as mapquest and our phone's navigation GPS program told us to go the wrong with the address that was given to us by the hotel's website. I don't know where the mistake was but it made for a tense ride there, but once we were there it was amazing. The location itself, albeit hard to find, is amazing in and of itself. Direct connection to a mall, right near the Lechmere subway station and an easy commute into Boston. AMAZING. Huge plasma High definition television. The bed was so incredibly comfortable. The mall that was connected to the hotel was very nice, and the room service food was delicious. The service was very nice and prompt, check-in and check-out only took about 2 minutes combined. GREAT GREAT GREAT.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          hsn
          Business
          New York
          Nov 14, 2010

          Great value

          Great comfortable, modern room accommodations and quiet. Front Desk staff was very friendly an dhelpful.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          4
          Comfort:
          4
          Location:
          4
          Value:
          5
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          ASK123
          Business
          Brooklyn, NY
          Nov 22, 2009

          One of my favorite hotels...

          I love this hotel because has beautiful designed rooms, it's pet friendly, and the service is excellent.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Leah Love to Travel
          Business
          MA
          May 16, 2011

          Great Experience

          We stayed here to be close to Boston for an event we were attending. Great experience starting with the staff that greeted us, parked our car, and checked us in. Hotel has a great atmosphere; it's very clean with unique decor. Attached restaurant is very convenient with good prices and options for room service delivery. Wine hour in the lobby was nice although there are no snacks included like you would expect during a wine reception. Definitely would stay here again.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          4
          Cleanliness:
          5
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          5
          Location:
          5
          Value:
          3
          Trip purpose:

          Business

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          Review of Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel

          Reviewer score

          4
          5.01.0
          Rubydubois
          Business
          Montclair, NJ
          Apr 5, 2011

          Funky and Fun

          Went to Boston to see my son in a performance at Harvard. The hotel was not in the best location for access to Harvard but it was manageable. The room had no dresser. Hairdryer was hidden in a canvas bag in the closet instead of being readily available. There were no shower caps. Bathroom was very clean and the bed was really comfortable. Staff, very nice and helpful. Decor was funky and fun.

          Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
          Amenities:
          3
          Cleanliness:
          4
          Hotel staff:
          5
          Comfort:
          4
          Location:
          3
          Value:
          4
          Trip purpose:

          Business

          Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

          Lots of good restaurants in Harvard Square area.

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