Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 86
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KristenB12183 Best Hotel on Our Boston Trip
My boyfriend had never been to Boston, so we decided to take a five day trip so I could show him around. The Holiday Inn Cambridge was by far the nicest hotel that we stayed at on our trip (and we stayed at four different hotels). It was nice, clean, spacious, and well-decorated (no hideous wall paper, etc.). The beds and pillows were so comfortable that I did not want to get up in the morning to go catch our flight. There was also a nice flat screen TV with cable/satellite, a pull-out desk, and a comfy chair in the corner. Also, they offer free breakfast, which unfortunately we didn't get to eat because we had a really early flight (we had to leave at 5 AM). The hotel is within walking distance to the Lechmere T stop (<2 blocks), and they also offer free parking if you have a car. It only took us about 10 minutes to drive to the airport, and the freeway entrance is just down the street from the hotel. I can't think of anything that could be improved at this hotel. We will be staying here exclusively next time we decide to visit the Boston area.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rsa117 First visit to Boston
While the property was everything we needed, clean, comfortable and an easy location to the T, the best part of our stay was Ralph. I spoke with him the day before we arrived to get logistics regarding the public transportation from Logan Airport. He gave us all the information we needed and more. He suggested we get a 7 day charlie pass, how and where to go to get to the right T line and then how to walk from the station. I called the hotel from the station, he immediately recognized my voice and said he wondered where we were. That kind of attention to a customer makes all the difference in the world.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cheetah63 Great stay, wonderful people
We stayed 3nights at this hotel. It was our last stop on a 2week swing through the northeast. We stayed in many wonderful hotels. For our needs(2 couples) this was the best room for the money. My favorite part was Jimmie and Ralph, wonderful employees!
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MMills Excellent Front Desk Service, Excellent Hotel
The front desk service was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and had great recommendations for everything we asked about. Great location, hotel was very close to the bus station. Hotel served a great breakfast as well, lots to choose from. Would definitely stay here again.
October 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TAMN Weekend Stay
The beds were extraordinarily comfortable and the staff exceptionally helpful.
The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the T at Lechmere which gets you to downtown Boston in minutes.
I would recommend this hotel to all friends as it was very good value for money and in a good location.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Erin122346790 It is a bed in a room
Is a clean hotel after the remodel. The bed however wasn't all that comfortable. It's in an area that's not hopping with restaurants shopping, but was close to areas of interest where we could park and go. The stuff was extremely friendly and very helpful.
October 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by a7iron Comfortable room - but !!
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights from the 1st October, on the positive side the room had been recently renovated, was quite large with a comfortable bed, the breakfast was everything we needed with both hot and cold choices.
The downside was that the area in the close vicinity to the hotel was somewhat grubby and left us concerned that we should not be out after dark. We felt the hotel was overpriced for both the brand and the location, the complimentary water and coffee in the room was not regularly replenished.
On the day of departure we were not flying until 7.20pm and requested a late checkout only to be told that the hotel was full, all rooms needed to be ready by 3.00pm. Prior to asking for this I had done an internet check on availability at the hotel to find that I could have booked at least 4 rooms for that night, so I left with the opinion that the staff were more concerned about their own ease rather than the needs or satisfaction of the customer
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scooter6762 Nice Staff
Good location with only a short walk to great restaurants and the water.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHBx Reliable and ideal for visiting Boston
This is a good hotel- a little difficult to find (although our cause wasn't helped by nearby bridgeworks). Excellent parking yards from entrance. Reception rather frosty- a smile does help to relax the weary traveler! Lovely room and very convenient location near to tram station for easy journey into Boston or bus into Havard. I know it is pretty standard in USA but plastic cutlery, plastic cups and pretty plastic food at breakfast are disappointing. Also it would have been nice to be able to get coffee in the ground floor lounge 24 hours- we did manage to make a hot chocolate there though. Overall hotel very clean and spacious. Highy recommended.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by QRST Good amenities in room and so-so service
The rooms have been nicely renovated since family members stayed at this location 6 years ago; convenient to have a fridge and microwave in the room; Most of the front desk staff were not helpful.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by allison0922 great anniversary!
we had a great time in boston at this hotel! On the check in date I called to tell them we would be a little late checking in. The supervisor said to not worry about it at all. When we got there he had upgraded us to a nicer room and there was champagne waiting for us when we got in. Very helpful staff and very friendly at all times. The location was just a little bit away from the T station. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area within walking distance. The rooms are cozy but very nice and clean.
All around we had a great time and if we go back to Boston we will stay here again.
September 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zoeti Good location
Supermarket can be reached within 5 minutes walk...
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by slater82 not he HIX you will expect
I have been in many HIX but this is totally different. This property has just undergone a massive renovation and it is not alike the other HIX.
Rooms are spacious and well equipped. The location is perfect to save some bucks instead of staying in the city center and in the meanwhile you are 4 subway stop far.
Breakfast is good with only basic things.
Staff not 100% committed to customer satisfaction. maybe under pression they answer in bad manner.
Satisfied overall and absolutely recommend this property from my side.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by srichden Holiday Inn express-Cambridge
Despite the somehat questionable location in East Cambridge, the rooms in this hotel were exceptionally well appointed, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay of three days, particularly for the value of the charges.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tooljunkie Great location , clean room , great food & great staff
We loved our stay at this hotel . Will go back again any time.
September 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Blurg Boston Bargain
Not in the nicest area, but very close to the transport system. We didn't feel very safe walking about in the evening because there is a park next door with a lot of drunks. Also some of the staff were quite sullen. Now for the good points, other members of staff were very jolly. The breakfast is fab, The rooms are big and clean and comfy. The price is very reasonable for Boston. I would recommend staying here.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hifibry7 Exactly as required
Excellent location for getting in and out of the city. Very friendly & helpful staff. Really enjoyable complimentary breakfast and very comfortable bed in room.
September 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kodang Decent place to stay in Boston
Good location to visit nearby tourist spots and Harvard. But a little to far from Boston College.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cinemista VERY COMFORTABLE
VERY COMFORTABLE WITH A CONVENIENT PARKING.
CLOSE TO THE SUBWAY. NICE PLACE TO STAY.
August 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rhondar Wrong room location
Overall the hotel is good. Clean rooms, mostly friendly staff and nice breakfast.
However, both my husband and my daughter are light sleepers and I thought I was making a good decision requesting a room away from the elevators. Turns out we werre right across from the ice machine and two windows facing the road. The road noise was very loud. I even tried to muffle the noise by keeping the fan on all night, but that did not really work. We knew we would only be there a couple of nights out of an 11 day trip and they were really booked up so we did not request a room change.
Bottom line, if you are a light sleeper request a room away from all of that noise!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Baron1 Friendly service, clean and comfortable.
As we arrived at the Hotel, they couldn't
Accompdate us since it was early. They asked
If we wanted to store our luggage and they would
Take care of it until we got the room. We proceed to go to our meeting and we return late at night. They had the room ready for us to get right into bed. We found a letter for thanking us staying at this
Particular hotel and an apology for not being able to accommodate
us wit a room earlier.
Also since the hotel was full and there was no more parking, they allow us to park in front of the driveway without of course
blocking the way. The breakfast in the morning was excellent.
I will return to this location.
Keep up the good work.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DadNDave A Pleasant Place
My son and I spent four nights at this hotel and it was outstanding. We were just three block from the subway station so we didn't need a car. The staff was pleasant and tremendously helpful.
My only complaints were mechanical in nature: It was a little difficult to control the room temperature from the wall unit and the toilet didn't seem to have enough water pressure to flush very well (we were on the sixth floor). Also, the dining area was rather small for the number of guests who all seemed to come for breakfast at the same time. It was hard to navigate through the crowd. The design could be improved.
But those were minor inconveniences as far as we were concerned and overall it suited our purposes. We were on vacation and the price of this place was a bargain. We will definitely book here again.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mls7 Clean, modern facility
Modern, clean hotel in convenient Cambridge location. Friendly staff. Overflow parking lot across the street appears less safe than the lot behind the hotel. Breakfast buffet is convenient and basic although the automatic pancake machine rocks.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SaraBee Good experience
We stayed here with our daughter and our two grandchildren on a recent trip to Boston. The rooms were clean and comfortable and looked as if they had been recently renovated. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a wide variety of breakfast foods. However, as with many hotels that offer free breakfast, the breakfast space was inadequate for the number of guests. Finding a place to sit down was difficult every morning.
August 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mlbel Not cheap, but OK compared to downtown Boston. Great hotel!
Friendly people, good breakfast, fridge in room and wifi works, so they make their promises to be real!
Price higher than our normal rates, but great value and walkable distance to subway to go to downtown Boston.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jonia Wonderful Staff
Very nice place and great staff. Comfort of bed was good and clean. Enjoyed our stay very much! Ralph checked us in and out and was very helpful through our stay there.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flavio58 Good room with vero supporting staff people
The room was good with a large and confortable bed, free space and all the needed supports. Staff people provided a lot of information on Boston visit and the needs we have. Breakfast in line with Holiday Inn but with a nice and large breakfast room. It was in Cambridge at a few minutes from the train station, easy to go to the center of Boston.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boogabooga A very good experience
Our stay was short, but good. The strong points are a helpful staff, a clean room, free breakfast and free parking. Walking distance to the T is good.
For those interested in a good place with good service, this is it. For those who love "amenities", maybe not. No pool, nothing fancy-- just good service and good value.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EDZHOU Good experience
Very supportive staff, specially the front desk, Jimmie? He is a great asset of the hotel, he is humor, very kind and hospitile.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HockeyGuy66 Nice rooms, horrible internet
The rooms were new and clean which was very nice. The staff was very friendly. The location was close to the "T" which was great but otherwise a bit out of the way. The internet was horrible to the point I could hardly send emails and the signal would keep dropping. Being a business traveler, a reliable internet connection is a must.
August 15, 2013