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Hotels Near Harvard University - Cambridge

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"The oldest college or university in the United States"

Harvard University, located in Cambridge, is the oldest college or university in the United States. Established in 1636, the school today has a modern 210 acre main campus. The university is located just northwest of Boston and has a student body of approximately 22,000 students. Harvard is a liberal university, much to the disdain of some far right politicians. The school is purposely not officially affiliated with any religion and at one time rid itself of the ROTC program due to the government's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. More from this guide...

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Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and currently comprises ten separate academic units. The Harvard Square Hotel is a downtown property located in the heart of Harvard Square and is within walking distance to the metro, which can take you to and from the airport. Aside from its centered proximity to Harvard University, it is also less than half a mile from many museums and the Mount Auburn Hospital. The Marriott Courtyard Boston/Cambridge Hotel is another ideal property about 1 mile from Harvard University, but has a great little Japanese restaurant on-site. There is a nightly parking fee, but well worth the time and effort than trying to find ample street parking. The Marriott is also located right across from the Charles River, where you can walk and enjoy the scenery towards the Harvard area where there are a number of eateries. Both Hotels offer great amenities at a fair price.

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Harvard Square Hotel
+1-888-389-4121
110 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~0.17 miles west of Harvard University
~3 minute walk
  • The Harvard Square Hotel is located in the heart of Cambridge Massachusetts, across the street from the Harvard Square, and three blocks away from Harvard University. There are several great restaurants nearby to satisfy everyone’s tastes, along with an on-site business center, car rental service, and state-of-the-art weight room.
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • 73 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$225
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The Charles Hotel in Cambridge
+1-888-675-2083
1 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~0.22 miles west of Harvard University
~3 minute walk
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
From$184
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Hotel Veritas
+1-800-716-8490
1 Remington St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~0.31 miles southeast of Harvard University
~5 minute walk
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Minibar can be a problem
  • Most guests said rooms were small
From$149
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Irving House at Harvard in Cambridge
+1-800-805-5223
24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~0.43 miles east of Harvard University
~7 minute walk
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
From$80
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Sheraton Commander Hotel - Cambridge
+1-888-965-1860
16 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~0.46 miles northwest of Harvard University
~8 minute walk
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
  • For 67%, maintenance was acceptable
  • Clean hotel
From$129
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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge in Boston
+1-888-788-5576
400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02134 ~0.91 miles south of Harvard University
~16 minute walk
  • This deluxe all-suite hotel is located just across the river from Cambridge in the heart of Boston, and is just 5 miles away from Logan International Airport. The Doubletree Great Suites Boston features complimentary shuttle service to and from Harvard Square and the greater Boston area. The hotel also boasts a gym, weight room, pool and spa area, and 24-hour business center.
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 308 rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Almost all guests found problems with the furniture
Hotel 1868
+1-888-897-9207
1868 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 ~1.00 miles north of Harvard University
~18 minute walk
  • 3-star property
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
+1-888-311-4278
777 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139 ~1.05 miles south of Harvard University
~18 minute walk
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • For 69%, parking prices were too high
  • Internet included
Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge
+1-888-469-4795
1924 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 ~1.10 miles north of Harvard University
~19 minute walk
  • 3 star property
  • 65 sleeping rooms in hotel
Studio Allston Hotel - Boston
+1-888-734-9421
1234 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02135 ~1.13 miles southwest of Harvard University
~20 minute walk
  • Located in Boston Massachusetts, the Days Inn is one mile from Harvard Square, and just three miles away from Newbury Street and the Back Bay. The Fleet Center and Faneuil Hall are within five miles. This hotel also features the Tavern on the Charles, a restaurant featuring modern American classics, and a great children’s menu as well. Parking at the hotel is complimentary, along with a fitness center and an outdoor pool.
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Floor reeked
  • Good location
907 Main in Cambridge
+1-888-841-5292
907 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139 ~1.19 miles southeast of Harvard University
~21 minute walk
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • 67 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$125
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Le Meridien Cambridge Mit
+1-888-455-5160
20 Sidney St., Cambridge, MA 02139 ~1.29 miles southeast of Harvard University
~23 minute walk
  • Le Meridien Cambridge is located on the MIT campus in the Cambridge section of Boston. This hotel is right around the corner from Harvard University, museums, art galleries, and Fenway Park. This hotel features a rooftop garden, which provides a great view of the city. Also on the grounds -- a supermarket, library, and several restaurants. This hotel is located just five miles away from Logan International Airport.
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • 7 floors in property
From$109
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Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge
+1-888-965-8297
575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA 02139 ~1.52 miles southeast of Harvard University
  • The Boston skyline and Fenway Park play neighbor to the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, a 16-story hotel is located in Boston just five miles away from Logan International and only minutes away from downtown Boston. Fine dining and shopping is nearby the Hyatt Regency. For baseball fans, the hotel is also close to Fenway Park. The Hyatt Regency Cambridge offers access to a gym, steam room, massages, and yoga classes offered daily.
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 470 rooms
  • TV needs to be updated
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 59%
From$189
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Freepoint Hotel Cambridge Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Cambridge
+1-888-906-6358
220 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge, MA 02138 ~1.60 miles northwest of Harvard University
  • Located in Cambridge Massachusetts, this hotel is just four miles away from downtown Boston, MIT, Tufts, Harvard, and just five miles away from Boston College.  Freepoint Hotel Cambridge Tapestry Collection by Hilton is within a short distance from Harvard Square, the home diverse shopping and more than 100 restaurants and cafés. Hotel amenities include pool, fitness room, and newspapers to read with the daily complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Free breakfast
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Cambridge in Cambridge
+1-888-749-6785
120 Broadway Six Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 ~1.64 miles east of Harvard University
  • Midscale property
  • Free breakfast available
From$279
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Boston Marriott Cambridge
+1-888-878-9982
2 Cambridge Center 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 ~1.80 miles east of Harvard University
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$150
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Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston/Cambridge - Cambridge
+1-888-389-4485
191 Monsignor O'brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141 ~1.86 miles east of Harvard University
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Good internet service
  • City centre within easy reach, said 88%
From$116
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Cambridge in Cambridge
+1-888-389-4121
250 Monsignor O'brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141 ~1.89 miles east of Harvard University
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy Read more
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Global Luxury Suites at Kendall Square : 285 3rd St.
+1-888-675-2083
285 3rd St., Cambridge, MA 02142 ~1.91 miles east of Harvard University
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 4 rooms in property
Global Luxury Suites at Kendall West - Cambridge
+1-800-716-8490
350 3rd St., Cambridge, MA 02142 ~1.92 miles east of Harvard University
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
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What are the best hotels near Harvard University?

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1. Harvard Square HotelThe Harvard Square Hotel is an attractive 2-Star hotel located about 0.2 miles west of Harvard University and approx. a 3 minute hike by foot. Travelers gave this hotel an aggregate guest review score of 4/5.Get the latest price
2. Charles HotelThe Charles Hotel is an in demand 4-Star hotel located approx. 0.2 miles west of Harvard University and approx. a 3 minute walk. With a verified guest score of 4.5/5, this makes it one of the first-class accommodations close to Harvard University.Get the latest price
3. Hotel VeritasThe Hotel Veritas is an in demand 4-Star hotel located approx. 0.3 miles southeast of Harvard University and approx. a 5 minute walk. Travelers gave this hotel an avg. guest review rating of 4/5.Get the latest price
4. Irving House at HarvardThe Irving House at Harvard is a leading 3-Star hotel located approx. 0.4 miles east of Harvard University and approx. a 7 minute stroll. With a verified guest score of 4/5, this makes it one of the ideal hotel options close to Harvard University.Get the latest price
5. Sheraton Commander HotelThe Sheraton Commander Hotel is a popular 4-Star hotel located approx. 0.5 miles northwest of Harvard University and roughly a 9 minute stroll by foot. Recent hotel guests gave this hotel a verified guest score of 4/5.Get the latest price

5 Best Hotels near Harvard University

Beyond class, Harvard offers its students much to see and do. Museums, councils and periodicals are popular among the student body. The Harvard Crimson is the longest running college newspaper, established in 1873 and still published today. Editors of the paper include John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt, two of our past Presidents. The school also has the oldest college choir in America: Harvard Glee Club. The Harvard Advocate is the oldest literary magazine produced by a college and the Harvard University Choir is the oldest college or university choir active in the country.

Visiting Harvard, one gets a feeling of time stood still. The stately brick and mortar buildings, rolling green lawns, paved paths and towering trees will make you feel as though you've stepped into another era. There is a distinct impression of history when you visit the campus and a true college atmosphere.

The surrounding area is populated by small shops and eateries. The Harvard Coop is located just off campus and offers a wide selection of books and merchandise. Off campus you can also find many religious churches and societies.

The T transit line lies just outside of campus and will take you to many surrounding areas, including Boston. The city is a popular destination for those visiting Harvard, with many accommodations to choose from. Bed & Breakfasts, small inns and hotels are all very easy to find. Tours of Boston are very affordable and include trolley tours, harbor tours and even ghost tours. Boston, if you have the time, is often best explored on foot though you can bike, bus or boat if you prefer.

Harvard University and its surrounding cities and attractions are well worth a visit, for the prospective student and tourist alike.

FAQs about hotels near Harvard University

What are the most favored hotels near Harvard University?

The Charles Hotel, Porter Square Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels near Harvard University?

The Charles Hotel, Hotel Veritas and Sheraton Commander Hotel are the top 3 luxury hotels near Harvard University.

What hotels are closest to the area of Harvard University?

Harvard Square Hotel, The Charles Hotel, and Hotel Veritas are the properties closest to Harvard University.

How much does a cheap hotel near Harvard University cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel near Harvard University can be as cheap as $99.68 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel near Harvard University cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel near Harvard University has been $147.29 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel near Harvard University cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel near Harvard University has been $189.12 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels near Harvard University?

The Charles Hotel, Porter Square Hotel and Harvard Square Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels near Harvard University?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge, Sheraton Commander Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels near Harvard University?

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston Cambridge and Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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