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great location and doing their best to deal with Covid.

It was a wonderful stay. Beautiful historic building. Clean spacious rooms. Staff are extremely polite and helpful.

Great location. Due to Covid, it was virtually empty. The restaurant was almost always closed but open for takeout. It's a great hotel, the room was very spacious and comfortable.

It's a very nice hotel, well located. But the rates -- which are comparable with other Cambridge hotels -- are higher than even midtown Manhattan!

This hotel is perfect for travelers wanting to visit Harvard University. The hotel is only a few short blocks away from the campus. It has valet parking, free wifi and a courteous staff. The room was quiet & comfortable. There is an excercise gym on the first floor with three treadmills, free weights and several stationary bikes- small but decent. This hotel exceeded my daughter's and my expectations!

Given the price and location, I was pleasantly surprised by the Sheraton Commander. The only downsides were that the heater/AC was loud, and the cleaning staff were aggressive in throwing out some items that weren't trash: hookah pen, 3/4 full bottle of wine.

this is a very a old-fashioned hotel. the room was really clean, but the heater was super-loud. there was no minibar. the location is excellent - harvard yard is a 10 minute walk away.

The room was very clean and comfortable, the service was very considerable. The breakfast was so good and condierate. The location is also very good, near Harverd University and the subway. Very nice and valuable.

The Sheraton Commander staff was very gracious and helpful, giving us clear, easy directions to follow for each excursion. We were amazed that the hotel was as accessible and convenient to both the T and the highway. Usually we avoid the city, but found this location to be perfect. Naturally, the room was lovely, comfortable and quiet. This was one of the few hotels in which I have ever slept well. We definitely will return!

While staff were nice, and the food at a function I attended was good, my hotel room and the outside corridor had a very tired look. That's not to say the place was dirty, but the décor appeared rather jaded.

Was overall very positive. Friendly staff, large clean room, and a very nice location only a 5 minute walk from Harvard Square. The only negative was that our room faced the front of the hotel (and main street) and the windows were not as soundproof as we would have liked, so there was some traffic and pedestrian noise. The Nubar Restaurant at the hotel was nice.

You can't beat the soft pillows and bedding. Great sound-proofing of rooms, excellent location, and there were always taxis outside.

overall very good experience: good location, short walk to Harvard Square and metro, classic style, friendly staff, comfortable bed, free internet in the room. just one complaint, they should put glass cups in bathroom instead of cheap plastic ones, which downgrade the hotel impression and not eco-friendly.

really friendly staff handed us very helpful guideliness for location restaurants. sheets smells nice and carpet is clean.

I expect a lot more for nearly 280/night. Place is dingy and in desparate need of a remodel. Room is small, not very well equipped, very slow (albeit free) wireless, and one of the noisiest heat/ac units i've ever heard. Will be shopping around much more next time i'm in cambridge

The location is prime, close to the heart of Harvard Sq., and the hotel was nice to upgrade our room including a classy breakfast in the morning.

Rooms were really nice. Free wifi. Everything has been updated - I read some of the previous reviews and I believe they had to have been made before the remodel because we found everything to be clean and new. The hotel is in an amazing location on a side street just off Harvard Square. Short walk to the Red Line T station. 30.00 for parking is steep, but you can park for free all day and night on Brattle street just behind the hotel and it's very safe. A new restaurant has recently opened in the hotel which is great. You can grab last call here and take it to your room or chill and watch the Red Sox game at the bar. We only had the breakfast buffet here so I can't judge dinner, but it was very good. Good omelets, fresh fruit. Fresh Juice. Very nice. Would absolutely stay here again. At 139/night you can not get a better deal in Boston. That is prepay rate which I would recommend - it jumped up to 300 for a last minute Saturday night extension which I did not do. Probably not the best hotel for children - no pool, the elevators are small for strollers, etc. Definitely more of an adult vibe.

A great location in Cambridge, MA. The hotel is excellent; the only reason we could afford to stay there was because of some kind of promo through Orbitz. I wish the bed did not have those stupid posters, though -- they are too easy to bump into at night. Also, Garden St. traffic gets very noisy early on on weekdays.

Garden St Cambridge MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Harvard University and Harvard Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Neighborhood Nine, Sheraton Commander Hotel is adjacent to Harvard University and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Harvard Square. This 3.5-star hotel has 175 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

All 175 rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

At Sheraton Commander Hotel, guests have access to a 24-hour gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Valet parking is offered for USD 38 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Club Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Club Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Club Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Sheraton Commander Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (13) Business (8) Family (10) Friends (3) Other (3)
5
Everyone

By , from WORCESTER on Jan 14, 2022

5
Everyone

By on Oct 3, 2021

4
Partner Couples

great location and doing their best to deal with Covid.

By on May 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you liked our location. We are all looking forward to getting our business and lives back to normal in the future and get Covid-19 behind us. Please come visit us again! Warmly, Michael Guleserian General Manager

5
Family

It was a wonderful stay. Beautiful historic building. Clean spacious rooms. Staff are extremely polite and helpful.

By on Apr 6, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 15, 2021

Dear Guest, I'm very happy you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your comments about our property and our service team. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmly, Michael Guleserian General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Great location. Due to Covid, it was virtually empty. The restaurant was almost always closed but open for takeout. It's a great hotel, the room was very spacious and comfortable.

By , from Miami, FL on Oct 17, 2020

4

nice hotel, but very expensive

Business

It's a very nice hotel, well located. But the rates -- which are comparable with other Cambridge hotels -- are higher than even midtown Manhattan!

By on Jul 19, 2014

5

heart of cambridge

Family

This hotel is perfect for travelers wanting to visit Harvard University. The hotel is only a few short blocks away from the campus. It has valet parking, free wifi and a courteous staff. The room was quiet & comfortable. There is an excercise gym on the first floor with three treadmills, free weights and several stationary bikes- small but decent. This hotel exceeded my daughter's and my expectations!

By on Jul 1, 2014

4

better than i expected

Couples

Given the price and location, I was pleasantly surprised by the Sheraton Commander. The only downsides were that the heater/AC was loud, and the cleaning staff were aggressive in throwing out some items that weren't trash: hookah pen, 3/4 full bottle of wine.

By on Jan 2, 2014

3

old building, but excellent location

Friends

this is a very a old-fashioned hotel. the room was really clean, but the heater was super-loud. there was no minibar. the location is excellent - harvard yard is a 10 minute walk away.

By on Nov 25, 2013

5

it was very impressive and good service

Family

The room was very clean and comfortable, the service was very considerable. The breakfast was so good and condierate. The location is also very good, near Harverd University and the subway. Very nice and valuable.

By on Sep 3, 2013

Sheraton Commander Hotel

16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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