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
Mar 18, 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).
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
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.
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.
Logan International Airport (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Closest subway: Green Line Lechmere (about 10 minutes walking)
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)
4 meeting rooms
7,000 square feet of functional meeting space
Full business services available
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24 hour security
24 hour room service
Meal plan - continental
24 hour front desk
Audio visual equipment
Grab bars in bathroom
Television with cable
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
In room movies
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
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
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
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.
Good restaurant. Nice staff. Comfortable rooms. Quiet but not perfectly sound proof. Housekeeping stays away with the DND card on the knob. Parking is convenient. The hotel has a nice free wine tasting every night at 5pm. If you're driving
and don't know Boston, it can be a bit tricky to find but the science museum is a helpful landmark. Mall next door is helpful for any toiletries or forgotten items or quick gifts if needed.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
You can get to the mall by walking through the adjacent parking garage. Very easy and very close.
The Staff at our hotel was unbelievably helpful. They are exactly what good service should be. I would highly recommend this hotel because, without exception, the staff made my stay pleasant and trouble-free.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Long walk from hotel
It is a bit of a walk to public transportation. You may want to get a car or cab in bad weather.