Hotel Marlowe (a Kimpton Hotel)25 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA, 02141
Standard weekend rates starting at $199, weekday $249-$349; Executive Suite weekend rates starting at $359, weekday $449.
The Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge is a large hotel with an individualized feel. The 236 guestrooms, with executive and presidential suites available, are bright stylish rooms with a whimsical mixture of colors and textures—animal prints with bold blues, vibrant yellows, and electric reds. They offer standard four-star quality amenities with lavish touches such as in-room exercise programs, Frette bed linens, and L'Occitane bath toiletries. They boast an attentive staff and accommodate families and pets as well as frequent business travelers. Don’t miss the hotel restaurant Bambara for Chef Jay Silva’s regional American cuisine. The 170-seat urbane dining room was designed by Puccini Restaurant Group and includes a cocktail lounge, outdoor dining (weather permitting), and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer scenic views of the Charles River.
What to Do:
Located directly across from the Cambridge Side Galleria, nearby attractions include MIT, Kendall Square, Museum of Science Observatory, and Harvard Square.
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston40 Edwin Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA, 02142
Starting at $199
Each of the 400 guest rooms and 21 suites at the Royal Sonesta Hotel have views of the Charles River, Cambridge, or the Boston skyline. The simply decorated rooms have a muted color palate of beige and tan with beds covered in plush down blankets. Complimentary high-speed internet is available (WiFi and wired) as are other standard amenities. Guests can swim laps in the atrium-style pool with a retractable roof, work out in the hotel’s full-service heath club, or bask on the sun deck in warm weather. Explore the hotel’s contemporary art collection on a self-guided tour (map is provided). For first-rate modern Italian cuisine, dine at acclaimed Restaurant Dante. Chef Dante de Magistris, our 2002 Rising Star, serves unique dishes with authentic Mediterranean flavors.
What to Do:
The hotel is minutes from Harvard Square’s hip shops and fine dining. Or spend a day of discovery at the nearby Museum of Science.
Hotel Marlowe25 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA, 02141
(617) 868 8000
Rooms start at $179
Just across from downtown Boston in Cambridge is Hotel Marlowe, a large boutique hotel with an individualized feel. We’ve been longtime fans of this hotel—they hosted the first ever StarChefs Rising Star Gala back in 2003! The 236 guestrooms are bright and stylish with four-star amenities. The hotel décor is hip and splashy with a mix of animal prints and bold, vibrant hues. Every evening guests are invited to gather in the plush lobby and unwind with a complimentary glass of wine, and every morning complimentary tea and coffee is available. If you want to grab a bite to eat on the way to kayak down the Charles (the hotel offers complementary kayak and bike rentals), then be sure to stop at the hotel’s restaurant Bambara, where Chef Jay Silva is known for his classic New England lobster rolls.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA, 02139
Whether you’re in town for a conference or checking in on studious Harvard undergrads, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge offers a massive 470 guests rooms to park your feet at the end of the night. Set right on the Charles River, an impressive atrium-lobby offers a stately view of Boston, while the modern rooms provide charming balconies to relax on. And breakfast with Chef Robert Daugherty inside the hotel’s Zephyr On the Charles will send you happily on your way, no matter where you’re headed.