$229 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 25, 2014 Check-out: Jul 27, 2014

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

3 stars
Six Cambridge Center, 120 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
74 reviews
Great Value

The room is spacious and clean with kitchen equipment. Their continental breakfast is delicious and... See full review

  • DLiao
  • Feb 7, 2014
Great for being around Boston

I stayed here after having shoulder surgery. I wanted to stay near Boston in a room that had a... See full review

  • edk53
  • May 15, 2014
Welcome to our newly-renovated Cambridge suites hotel in the heart of Kendall Square. Located on the corner of Broadway and Ames Streets, the Residence Inn Boston Cambridge Hotel is the perfect all-suite hotel for project teams, relocating families and temporary housing. Our unique hotel near MIT offers a newly-renovated gatehouse with intimate, inviting spaces for relaxation or catching up and free Wi-Fi throughout. Just minutes from downtown Boston, Mass General Hospital, and less than 2 miles from Fenway Park, the Residence Inn Cambridge helps you maintain peak performance with fully-equipped suites, including separate living, working and dining areas and daily housekeeping. Enjoy your stay with a complimentary hot daily breakfast buffet and evening social hour three nights a week. Our three meeting rooms are ideal for those looking to host training classes, corporate meetings or social events. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Residence Inn Cambridge helps you stay productive and balanced.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

42.3639 -71.088
Nearby airports
Boston Logan International Airport, (BOS), 5.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

Nearby points of interest

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 0.3 mi
  • Harvard University: 1.8 mi
  • Lavietes Pavilion: 1.9 mi
  • Bright Hockey Center: 2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 74
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
edk53
central,nj
May 15, 2014

Great for being around Boston

I stayed here after having shoulder surgery. I wanted to stay near Boston in a room that had a kitchen, living room and seperate sleeping area. It was great. There were coutyards to sit in on a nice day just to be outside. Restaurants and public transportation are within blocks. Anyone who wants to have easy access to Boston with as much comfort as home should consider staying here. I made myself comfortable on the couch. I also moved from the couch to the high back computer chair. I also brought alot of food from home because I didn't want to eat all take out. The kitchen had pots, pans, dishes, bowls, etc. The staff was helpful and courteous. Anything I needed was immediately delivered.i would definitel stay herw again. The complimentary breafast is GREAT. Way more than a bagel and coffee. Scrambled eggs, home fries, waffles, cereal, fresh fruit, juice,etc. A pleasant surprise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Dont buy any food for breakfast. Theirs is great.

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G Traveller
New Haven, CT
May 6, 2012

Siblings getaway

Very homey in the hotel. Easy access to the restaurants and MIT campus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MIT Alumnus
Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
Feb 8, 2012

Good Location, Good Hotel

Great location nearby MIT and Charles River. The room is comfortable and the breakfast is good. Great Value Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kjartan
Reykjanesbær, Ísland
Oct 21, 2011

Great Hotel,great location.

Grate suites, perfect location for us This is the Hotel for us, next time we come to Cambridge MA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ThePedestrianTraveler
Midlothian, TX, USA
Aug 27, 2011

Boston but not Boston

Good variety for breakfast (included with your stay). Close enough to Boston and right at a metro subway station (Kendall/MIT). No car needed, just get your daily or weekly metro pass (good for the buses too) from an automated kiosk at the metro station. 7-day passes were only $15. Kids 11 and under are free with an adult. Use the Metro website to get subway/bus connections to just about anywhere from this hotel including Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution which are long hikes along the Freedom Trail. The Metro website has a mobile addition so you can keep up with schedules from your web-enabled phone. First, go into to the Visitor's center at Boston Common - Park Station on red line. Temporary location is on Tremont Street at the time of our trip, but it is still just across the street from where it was. Ask questions, get information. They are very helpful. Follow the Freedom trail all around Boston especially the old cemetaries and up to Copp's Hill. From there (Downtown Crossing station actually), we used the Metro bus to get across to Bunker Hill and USS Constitution. BEFORE YOU GO, make sure USS Constitution is at the dock that day as they do still take it out for a sail. It is still a commissioned Naval vessel. Take red line to Quincy Station and visit all that was John Adams (take the tour) - the BEST part of the trip. Walk into their crypt at the church, and you can stand right next to the granite tombs of both Adams Presidents and their wives, take pictures, etc. Please make a generous donation to that church once you take the tour and have paid your respects. Second best part was the Old North Church (take the tour), then go back out to the Colonial Printer's shop behind the church and learn how they did it "way back when". The gentleman owner of the shop is awesome and will show you how it is (and was) done. Salem is a waste of time IMO. The Salem Witch Museum is not a museum (i.e., no artifacts, just life size dioramas and a placard timeline). Don't confuse this with the Salem Witch History Museum which we did not visit - maybe it is better. The ferry ride over from Boston is pricey but at least narrated on the way over. The maritime museum and ship was the only value for us in Salem. Best places (value and quality) for luch and dinner were Irish pubs especially the one up the street from the hotel at MIT. Yes you can take your kids in to them. Once you splurge once for a "seafood" dinner ($100+ for a family of 4), the pubs still beat them out. Check menus at the entrances to the restaurants and pubs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Irish pubs offered us the best value and quality combination from anything else. Get the Metro pass - only $15 for 7-day pass and is good on subway and buses. Get from electronic kiosk at the stations any time of day. Children 11 and under are free with an adult. You do NOT need a car in and about the Boston area. Plan using their web site.

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ThePedestrianTraveler
Midlothian, TX, USA
Aug 27, 2011

Boston but not Boston

Good variety for breakfast (included with your stay). Close enough to Boston and right at a metro subway station (Kendall/MIT). No car needed, just get your daily or weekly metro pass (good for the buses too) from an automated kiosk at the metro station. 7-day passes were only $15. Kids 11 and under are free with an adult. Use the Metro website to get subway/bus connections to just about anywhere from this hotel including Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution which are long hikes along the Freedom Trail. The Metro website has a mobile addition so you can keep up with schedules from your web-enabled phone. First, go into to the Visitor's center at Boston Common - Park Station on red line. Temporary location is on Tremont Street at the time of our trip, but it is still just across the street from where it was. Ask questions, get information. They are very helpful. Follow the Freedom trail all around Boston especially the old cemetaries and up to Copp's Hill. From there (Downtown Crossing station actually), we used the Metro bus to get across to Bunker Hill and USS Constitution. BEFORE YOU GO, make sure USS Constitution is at the dock that day as they do still take it out for a sail. It is still a commissioned Naval vessel. Take red line to Quincy Station and visit all that was John Adams (take the tour) - the BEST part of the trip. Walk into their crypt at the church, and you can stand right next to the granite tombs of both Adams Presidents and their wives, take pictures, etc. Please make a generous donation to that church once you take the tour and have paid your respects. Second best part was the Old North Church (take the tour), then go back out to the Colonial Printer's shop behind the church and learn how they did it "way back when". The gentleman owner of the shop is awesome and will show you how it is (and was) done. Salem is a waste of time IMO. The Salem Witch Museum is not a museum (i.e., no artifacts, just life size dioramas and a placard timeline). Don't confuse this with the Salem Witch History Museum which we did not visit - maybe it is better. The ferry ride over from Boston is pricey but at least narrated on the way over. The maritime museum and ship was the only value for us in Salem. Best places (value and quality) for luch and dinner were Irish pubs especially the one up the street from the hotel at MIT. Yes you can take your kids in to them. Once you splurge once for a "seafood" dinner ($100+ for a family of 4), the pubs still beat them out. Check menus at the entrances to the restaurants and pubs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Irish pubs offered us the best value and quality combination from anything else. Get the Metro pass - only $15 for 7-day pass and is good on subway and buses. Get from electronic kiosk at the stations any time of day. Children 11 and under are free with an adult. You do NOT need a car in and about the Boston area. Plan using their web site.

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
eagan, mn
Jun 23, 2011

great family vacation

we were there for a family vaction. the hotel and staff were great. we will be going back some day,and staying at the same place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to the red line.(public transportation)

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
NC
Jun 19, 2011

Pretty good

Room was large and clean although a little worn. Good location near T station. Quiet neighborhood. Nice breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Helmand restaurant

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
NC
Jun 19, 2011

Pretty good

Room was large and clean although a little worn. Good location near T station. Quiet neighborhood. Nice breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Helmand restaurant

Review of Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
NY
Apr 24, 2011

A pleasant place to stay.

The hotel is close to the Red Line which is two stops to Boston Common. It is very convenient location. We were able to see MIT buildings within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take T line to go to Boston. It is the best way to get around Boston.

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