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Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 556 reviews
8.7

Porter Square Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from Harvard University, eateries and nightlife options.

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
8.3 Excellent
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 718 reviews
8.3

Established in 1967 and situated in Boston, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge offers an outdoor pool, as well as views of Charles River Reservation Parkways. It provides 3-star accommodation and views of the skyline.

Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 598 reviews
8.6

Le Meridien Boston Cambridge offers 4-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from the MIT Museum, restaurants and nightlife options.

Harvard Square Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 252 reviews
8.0

Harvard Square Hotel is located amongst Cambridge's well-known tourist attractions, just a brief stroll from Harvard MBTA Subway Station. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and a concierge.

Irving House At Harvard
Irving House At Harvard
8.6 Excellent
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 649 reviews
8.6

Located within walking distance of Harvard MBTA Subway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Cambridge and its surrounds. Guests can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

Sheraton Commander Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
8.9 Excellent
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 47 reviews
8.9

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Porter Railway Station, Sheraton Commander Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Cambridge. It is moments from Episcopal Divinity School, restaurants and nightlife options.

A Friendly Inn at Harvard
A Friendly Inn at Harvard
7.9 Good
1673 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
GoodBased on 419 reviews
7.9

A Friendly Inn at Harvard is set in Cambridge and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Harvard Square:$440/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$75/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$213 - $752
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$267 - $826
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Sheraton Commander Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
8.9 Excellent
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Porter Railway Station, Sheraton Commander Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Cambridge. It is moments from Episcopal Divinity School, restaurants and nightlife options.

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Irving House At Harvard
Irving House At Harvard
8.6 Excellent
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Located within walking distance of Harvard MBTA Subway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Cambridge and its surrounds. Guests can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

3
Harvard Square Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Harvard Square Hotel is located amongst Cambridge's well-known tourist attractions, just a brief stroll from Harvard MBTA Subway Station. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and a concierge.

4
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Le Meridien Boston Cambridge offers 4-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from the MIT Museum, restaurants and nightlife options.

5
Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Porter Square Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from Harvard University, eateries and nightlife options.

6
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
8.3 Excellent
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre, Cambridge 

Established in 1967 and situated in Boston, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge offers an outdoor pool, as well as views of Charles River Reservation Parkways. It provides 3-star accommodation and views of the skyline.

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A Friendly Inn at Harvard
A Friendly Inn at Harvard
7.9 Good
1673 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Cambridge 

A Friendly Inn at Harvard is set in Cambridge and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

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Irving House At Harvard
Irving House At Harvard
8.6 Excellent
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Located within walking distance of Harvard MBTA Subway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Cambridge and its surrounds. Guests can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

$157
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Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre,  

Porter Square Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from Harvard University, eateries and nightlife options.

$171
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A Friendly Inn at Harvard
A Friendly Inn at Harvard
7.9 Good
1673 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre,  

A Friendly Inn at Harvard is set in Cambridge and is within a short walk of local sightseeing spots, such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$174
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Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
8.3 Excellent
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, United States
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2.0 km from city centre,  

Established in 1967 and situated in Boston, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge offers an outdoor pool, as well as views of Charles River Reservation Parkways. It provides 3-star accommodation and views of the skyline.

$191
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Harvard Square Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Harvard Square Hotel is located amongst Cambridge's well-known tourist attractions, just a brief stroll from Harvard MBTA Subway Station. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and a concierge.

$219
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Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Le Meridien Boston Cambridge offers 4-star accommodation in Cambridge. It is moments from the MIT Museum, restaurants and nightlife options.

$239
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Sheraton Commander Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
8.9 Excellent
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Porter Railway Station, Sheraton Commander Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when in Cambridge. It is moments from Episcopal Divinity School, restaurants and nightlife options.

$257
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Hotel prices near Harvard Square

3 stars

$157 - $257

Sheraton Commander Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$257
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A Friendly Inn at Harvard

No. 2 most popular

$174
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Irving House At Harvard

Best value

$157
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About Harvard Square

Harvard Square lies in the heart of Cambridge, part of the Boston Metropolitan Area, in the state of Massachusetts, and acts as a central point encompassing the culture and energy of the city. Harvard University surrounds the intersection and comprises of independent business and services. It contains many students and acts as a mixing hub for the university and the local community in a busy and beautiful area of the city, as an open and colourful triangular plaza.

A key attraction for visitors to Harvard Square is to witness the famous Harvard University, whose walls line the plaza and whose student life seeps into the culture of the surrounding area, as there are also many student bars and cafes. Other nearby cultural sites include the Semitic Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the American Repertory Theatre, although the square is also a site of smaller cultural wonders, like local buskers, street performers and independent businesses. Visitors can easily find a cute or quirky cafe to relax in, or discover other student favourites like local bookshops, small theatres and artistic stores selling cheap furniture, second-hand items and old fashioned supplies. There are also food trucks that travel to Harvard Square and offer delicious food, or visitors can walk in the surrounding park nature, or shop at the nearby Garage shopping mall.

Harvard Square is served by the central transit station, which includes subway, bus and trolley connections, all of which use the area as a transfer point, making it easy for visitors to access the area from throughout the city. Public transport services use Massachusetts Avenue as a central hub and drivers can also access the avenue by car, at the end of which lies Harvard Square.

Early maps of Harvard Square show the area to be a residential district, which was once home to famous Americans, such as Anne Bradstreet, a colonial poet of the 17th century. The area changed with the development of Harvard University as what was once a shopping neighbourhood transformed into a regional meeting place and student hub. Gentrification took place, throughout the 20th century although the area retained its old, local atmosphere through maintaining second-hand stores and independent businesses, especially focusing on preserving its book selling reputation.

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  • What are the best hotels near Harvard Square?

    47 reviews rated Sheraton Commander Hotel with an average score of 8.9/10. It may also be worth looking into the A Friendly Inn at Harvard, which received a rating of 7.9/10 from 419 reviews. Harvard Square Hotel could be another great option, with a score of 8.0/10 from 252 reviews.