Their bed is really comfortable. I stayed there for a week and don't feel anything bothering me---typically if I sleep for more than 3 days on a hotel bed, my back starts to hurt. Very good restaurants downstairs. Excellent view of Charles river. Next to a shopping mall where I can get food and many other things conveniently. Their staffs are very friendly. But I hope that the checkout procedure can be more efficient. I told the person repeatedly that I'm running late for my train and she still looks pretty relaxed and did everything not in a rush at all. I almost missed my train. I hope they can adopt automatic checkout procedure as in many other hotels, so that I don't need to pass by at front desk. The doorman who handled my luggage was careless and threw it up-side-down. As my laptop was on the top of the luggage I was somewhat mad at him. Other than these small things, it was a very pleasant stay.
This is a nice hotel that smelled (and looked) very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were particularly bice with extra large showers with glass doors. Also a lot of choice for breakfast, including warm food and fruits! Only con is the price of the room (in line with others in the Boston area, but still...) and the fact that parking costs 35$ on top of the room price.
Overall, it is a very nice place and would definitely consider staying there on a future trip.
Traveller from Laval, Qc, Canada
Ideally nestled in the heart of East Cambridge, this stylish and contemporary new hotel will exceed all of your expectations …More
Good location. Musty, stinky feet, masked over smell when you get off the elevator on the room floors. Carpet looks in good condition, but the smell is awful. Quiet neighborhood, but thin room doors into the hallways, as you could hear every person walking past your room. You can also hear the shower turn on in the all the rooms around you. Basic amenities, fine for a 1 night stay and not spending time at the hotel other than to sleep and shower. I would equate this Le Meridien to a basic Sheraton brand.
My family and I were there to see Celtic Thunder at the Orpheum Theater and stayed overnight at this hotel. We were made to feel very welcome and the room was everything Expedia said it would be. The staff was very helpful when we asked about how to get to the theater. Check in and check out were very easy. We would definitely go back again.
Cambridge’s celebrated universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, take full advantage of the scenic Charles River. Harvard Square, at Massachusetts Avenue and Brattle Street, is a hotbed of activity, both intellectual and otherwise. Down the road, Central Square supports a lively music scene. Young bohemians trend toward neighboring Somerville, north of Cambridge.