The Inn at Harvard offers 111 elegant hotel rooms, all renovated and redecorated in 2006. The room renovations include classic décor blended with contemporary features, included wide-format flat panel televisions in every guestroom.
The well-appointed guestroom environment is filled with vibrant colors, rich cherry woods, classic almond toned walls, warm silken textures accented with black granite top furniture and sleek chrome lighting fixtures. Business travelers will appreciate additions like ergonomic chairs and two touchtone telephones with voicemail. Artwork hanging on the guestroom walls is commissioned from a well know local photographer, reflecting Harvard University’s architecture and landmarks, as well as local points of interest.
Featuring an intimate four-story glass enclosed atrium, beautifully designed by renowned architect Graham Gund, the Inn also offers a lavish Presidential Suite favored by dignitaries associated with the University. The suite overlooks Harvard Square and is perfect for hosting small client receptions and board meetings.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That's why The Inn at Harvard is the perfect place for your next business meeting, seminar, training session, or private banquet.
Our attention to detail can be recognized in our approach to each client. We specifically limit the number of events on any particular day to ensure personalized attention and customized service.
The Harvard Crimson Room can accommodate 30-80 people depending on the configuration of the room. Or perhaps you would prefer our stately Executive Boardroom that can accommodate up to 12 people. For larger groups such as wedding receptions or holiday parties, our semi-private Atrium can be the perfect venue when hosting groups up to 150.
No matter what your business or group may require The Inn at Harvard has the staff, the space, and the experience to make it a perfect success.
May 2, 2013
jimatthebeach, north myrtle beach, SC | Trip type: Business
With the words "Inn" and "Harvard" both in the name of this hotel, I expected low-key elegance and top-notch luxury--especially for $310/night. What I got instead was a tired hotel...
With the words "Inn" and "Harvard" both in the name of this hotel, I expected low-key elegance and top-notch luxury--especially for $310/night. What I got instead was a tired hotel that is living off its name. Yes, the staff were pleasant, but not overly helpful, and the public areas, on first glance, looked quite nice. However, it didn't take long to see that cleanliness and maintenance are not priorities at this place, with dust and cobwebs lurking around most every corner. The sleeping rooms (we had two--the first one being too noisy, so we switched) were no better than a suburban Holiday Inn except for finer draperies. The bathrooms were small and there was mold in the shower/bathtub of both rooms in which we stayed. The television was tiny, too, which is odd because it was nested on a large bureau that could have accommodated a much larger set. And the noise level between the rooms was obvious, even when our neighbors were having just normal conversations. And what's with no morning newspaper or coffee set-up in the lobby? $310...for what? Rumor has it that Harvard University is trying to buy this property and turn it into a first-year dorm. From what I can tell, the Inn at Harvard is already halfway there... « less
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Management response from Richard Carbone, Owner
Dear Valued Guest!!
Thank you very much for your constructive comments. I have been the General Manager since the Inn opened in 1991 and we want our guests to be happy with the service and price value!!
I will follow up with housekeeping about the cleanliness issues and I hope you will give us another chance. The Inn will be closing July 15th, 2013 to become a undergraduate dormitory for Harvard University.
We manage another newly renovated hotel right in Harvard Square the Harvard Square Hotel and please notify me directly to make a room reservation at 617-520-3712.
Richard Carbone Business Owner and General Manager
“The Inn at Harvard”
Apr 26, 2013
Marco B, Geneva, Switzerland | Trip type: Business
The Inn at Harvard is a very pleasant and charming hotel. It is an ideal choice for visits on the Harvard campus, but also to MIT and it is connected...
The Inn at Harvard is a very pleasant and charming hotel. It is an ideal choice for visits on the Harvard campus, but also to MIT and it is connected well enough to be a reasonable (and often cheaper) alternative to the Copley Square hotels for business in the Back Bay. The staff is very attentive and the room well appointed. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Highly recommended. « less
“Best thing about this hotel is the location”
Apr 19, 2013
BonneChere, Berkeley, California | Trip type: Business
Don't get me wrong, the Inn at Harvard is very nice; the staff are helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. I would absolutely stay there again. But the best...
Don't get me wrong, the Inn at Harvard is very nice; the staff are helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. I would absolutely stay there again. But the best thing about the Inn at Harvard is that it's right there, at Harvard, and very convenient for a visit to Cambridge.
The temperature outside was very unpredictable during my visit, and when the room became uncomfortably warm, the heater wasn't very responsive and my room's window was bolted shut. I enjoyed the atrium restaurant, although the wine selection was pedestrian and the wine glasses were tiny; for the price and quality of the hotel, I'd look for a little more attention to food and drinks. But really, these are minor squabbles; the Inn at Harvard is right where you want it to be. « less
“service above and beyond”
Apr 17, 2013
bangsibear, Cambridge MA | Trip type: Family
I have always liked this place - a bright, sunny, modern small hotel in a great location. I only recently noticed that they say the design is based on the...
I have always liked this place - a bright, sunny, modern small hotel in a great location. I only recently noticed that they say the design is based on the Gardner Museum - which is true to the extent that it is built around a nice atrium (but human scale, not a high rise). This last trip secured this 5 star rating. My brother (who has limited mobility) found himself rather desperately in need of an over-the-counter medicine which they did not have on hand at the front desk... the manager himself raced to the CVS in the square to buy it and then refused any repayment or tip.
“Loved the Inn at Harvard for our Boston Marathon stay”
Apr 15, 2013
Ron F, Toronto, Canada | Trip type: Family
Our whole family family stayed at The Inn at Harvard for the Boston Marathon. The rooms were excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. The location is excellent for...
Our whole family family stayed at The Inn at Harvard for the Boston Marathon. The rooms were excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. The location is excellent for Cambridge sightseeing and marathon spectating. Special thanks to the staff for making our Masters golf tournament viewing Sunday an enjoyable experience. Sincerely, Ron, Toronto, Canada « less
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One queen bed with pillowtop mattress. Well-lit desk and chair. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Two phones. Voice mail. Cable TV with HBO. Complimentary newspaper and shoeshine service. Terry bathrobes. Bath & Body Works bath amenities.
Amenities - The Inn at Harvard
Baggage storage facilities
Breakfast in room
Charge for early check out
Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
Credit card accepted: American Express
Credit card accepted: Discover
Credit card accepted: Diners Club
Credit card accepted: JCB
Electronic key card
Facilities for the disabled
Fitness and health centre
Internet - wireless
Internet - ethernet
24 hours opened
Office or business center
Private bathroom in room
Radio in room
Self controlled heating/cooling system
Tea and coffee making facilities
Telephone in all rooms
Travellers cheques accepted
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
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