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Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 544 reviews
8.7

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

Prospect Place B&B
Prospect Place B&B
8.8 Excellent
112 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 56 reviews
8.8

Prospect Place B&B is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping district. It is located a brief walk from the MIT Museum and Inman Square.

The Cambridge Karma House
The Cambridge Karma House
Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 

This comfortable property in Cambridge offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a BBQ/picnic area and an express check-in and check-out feature. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Harvard MBTA Subway Station.

Hotel 1868
Hotel 1868
9.0 Excellent
1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.1 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 335 reviews
9.0

Situated a short stroll from Lowell Street Station, Hotel 1868 offers guests a convenient base while in Cambridge. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 589 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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0.9 mi 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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0.3 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
ExcellentBased on 643 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.

Chez Pat in Cambridge
Chez Pat in Cambridge
2.0 Mediocre
50 Amory Street (Unit 2), Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 
MediocreBased on 1 review
2.0

Chez Pat in Cambridge is set in Cambridge and is close to nearby sightseeing spots, including Inman Square. It also offers laundry facilities, a library and free Wi-Fi.

Parkside on Ellery
Parkside on Ellery
74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 

Located within walking distance of Harvard MBTA Subway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is an ideal base for those wanting to discover Cambridge and its surrounds. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Harvard Square:$337/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$58/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$155 - $580
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$206 - $629
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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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0.3 mi 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.

2
Harvard Square Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
8.0 Excellent
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.9 mi 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.

3
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.9 mi 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.

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Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre, Cambridge 

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

5
Chez Pat in Cambridge
Chez Pat in Cambridge
2.0 Mediocre
50 Amory Street (Unit 2), Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cambridge 

Chez Pat in Cambridge is set in Cambridge and is close to nearby sightseeing spots, including Inman Square. It also offers laundry facilities, a library and free Wi-Fi.

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Hotel 1868
Hotel 1868
9.0 Excellent
1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.1 mi from city centre,  

Situated a short stroll from Lowell Street Station, Hotel 1868 offers guests a convenient base while in Cambridge. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

$123
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Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

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

$124
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Parkside on Ellery
Parkside on Ellery
74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Located within walking distance of Harvard MBTA Subway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is an ideal base for those wanting to discover Cambridge and its surrounds. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

$128
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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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0.3 mi 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.

$132
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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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0.9 mi 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.

$163
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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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0.9 mi from city centre,  

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

$165
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Prospect Place B&B
Prospect Place B&B
8.8 Excellent
112 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Prospect Place B&B is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping district. It is located a brief walk from the MIT Museum and Inman Square.

$212
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The Cambridge Karma House
The Cambridge Karma House
Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Cambridge offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a BBQ/picnic area and an express check-in and check-out feature. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Harvard MBTA Subway Station.

$219
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Hotel prices near Harvard Square

2 stars and under

$163 - $212

Prospect Place B&B

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Prospect Place B&B
8.8 Excellent
$212
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Harvard Square Hotel

Best value

$163
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3 stars

$123 - $230

Parkside on Ellery

#1 Most popular

$128
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Chez Pat in Cambridge

#2 Most popular

$230
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Hotel 1868

Best value

Hotel 1868
9.0 Excellent
$123
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Where to stay near Harvard Square

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?

    One of the most popular hotels near Harvard Square is Le Méridien Boston Cambridge, which has been reviewed by 589 users and currently has a rating of 8.6/10. Other top-rated locations include A Friendly Inn at Harvard and Harvard Square Hotel, which have received 7.9/10 and 8.0/10 ratings from our users, respectively.