Check out these five boutique hotels that will be ideal spots for your base while you are in Cambridge.

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Harvard Square

Harvard Boutique Hotel offers minimalistically designed rooms that provide a stylish, chic atmosphere.

With a refrigerator, in-room safe, a hairdryer, complimentary business services etc., this property will give you a home away from home feeling.

Strolling around this charming city can easily bring you to the famous Harvard University; the hotel is located just 3 blocks away from the main campus.

Average price: $150

Boston Marriott

With a rooftop garden, a heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and child care facilities, you know Boston Marriott Cambridge is serious about making its guests happy.

Adventurous visitors can rent skates in Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square during the winter months.

Hotels rooms in Harvard Square Hotel are designed with style and luxury in mind, but Boston Marriott Cambridge offers rooms with private balconies that come with beautiful views of the city skyline and the Charles River.

Free Wi-Fi will allow you to stay in touch with your loved ones back home.

Average price: $200

Hotel Marlowe

Hotel Marlowe offers luxury and style with easy access to Cambridge’s main sights. This hotel is all about relaxation. Yoga mat in each room to meditate or relax any time you want? Easy!

For the best views, request a room with a canal view so you can relax on the pillowtop bed while you feast your eyes on the area.

If that is not relaxing enough, head to the spa for more pampering! Or grab some wine at the reception and enjoy a delicious dinner in Bambara restaurant.

Average price: $240

Hotel Veritas

If you like private and spacious rooms, check out Hotel Veritas — it has fabulous reviews!

There is a variety of rooms at the Hotel Veritas for you to choose from: a queen balcony room, a king room, and a double twin room. There are numerous luxurious perks, such as Jamal’s by Etro bath amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a high-definition TV.

A booking tip — room rates are usually much lower during the slow season (January and February) of each year. If you book the hotel at least a couple of weeks in advance during this season, you will be able to save even more money.

Average price: $180

Royal Sonesta

The Royal Sonesta Boston offers a virtual check-in for the convenience of guests, and concierge services are available for your convenience. Visitor often cite the hospitality and professionalism of the staff; guests noted outstanding service as being a number one reason for coming back.

Reserve a spot as early as possible; the rooms are quick to sell out!

Average price: $200


We have discussed great boutique hotels in the area. I mentioned the average price of each property, but please note that rates can fluctuate depending on the time of the year.

I hope you liked my selection. Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have any questions about these properties!