Hotels near Harvard Square, Cambridge

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Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA, United States
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Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA, United States
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Cheapest month:January
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Average price in Harvard Square:$492/night
Cheapest price found:$207/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$208 - $926
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$231 - $585
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Top Rated hotels near Harvard Square

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Irving House At Harvard
8.5 Excellent
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 

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.

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Harvard Square Hotel
7.1 Good
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 

Located only a five-minute walk from Harvard MBTA Subway Station, Harvard Square Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Cambridge. It is situated in the area's popular nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Harvard Square and the American Repertory Theater.

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Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.4 Excellent
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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0.9 mi from city centre, Cambridge, MA, United States 

Located a short walk from Kendall-MIT MBTA Subway Station, Le Meridien Boston Cambridge provides guests with an ideal base when visiting Cambridge. It is moments from the MIT Museum, restaurants and nightlife options.

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

This comfortable hotel in Cambridge offers free wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking. It is situated in the area's vibrant nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from Harvard University, Harvard Square and Harvard College.

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

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.

Cheapest hotels near Harvard Square, Cambridge

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

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.

$138
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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 luggage storage 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.

$205
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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?

    Irving House At Harvard, rated with a score of 8.5 from 470 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Harvard Square. Other top stays include A Friendly Inn at Harvard, with an average rating of 7.8 from 587 reviewers, and Sheraton Commander Hotel, with a score of 8.2 from 190 reviewers.