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The Charles Hotel
4 out of 5
0.2 km from Harvard Square
The price is CA $370 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,713 reviews)

"Location and the bedroom itself were great. There was no coffee maker in the room."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

The Charles Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
2 out of 5
0.1 km from Harvard Square
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3.9/5Very Good! (108 reviews)

"Very clean, spacious and a great location. Check in was extremely efficient."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Harvard Square Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
3.5 out of 5
0.4 km from Harvard Square
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4.1/5Very Good! (93 reviews)

"non-free parking and not include breakfast. But I remembered it advertised all these are free on Expedia. too expensive parking fee!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2019

Sheraton Commander Hotel
Hotel Veritas
3.5 out of 5
0.4 km from Harvard Square
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The price is CA $219 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,081 reviews)
One of a kind

"Great hotel, definitely not a typical corporate operation. Small room but high quality with a nice balcony."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Hotel Veritas
Irving House At Harvard
3 out of 5
0.2 km from Harvard Square
The price is CA $131 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (870 reviews)

"Very convenient location. Walking dustance to subway and Harvard."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Irving House At Harvard
Parkside on Ellery
3 out of 5
0.1 km from Harvard Square
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4.4/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"Comfortable stay. Thoughtfully and tastefully appointed. Well-located near bus and metro stops. Pleasant neighborhood. Gracious responsive host accommodated our special dietary requests."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2019

Parkside on Ellery
The Cambridge Karma House
3.5 out of 5
0.4 km from Harvard Square
The price is CA $301 per night
3.2/5 (48 reviews)
Not a good experience

"I am sorry I did not take the reviews into account when booking this property. The house is falling apart, very run down. Even though the cleaner made a huge effort to clean, it is actually not clean-able.Not sure how come this is listed on hotels.com"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2019

The Cambridge Karma House
A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
3 out of 5
0.1 km from Harvard Square
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3.5/5Good! (59 reviews)
It's pretty nice stay

"The B&B is at the right location for my meeting at Harvard. Only about 7 minutes to reach the meeting area and about 10 minutes to whole lots of restaurants. The rooms are little bit old but comparing to the neighborhood, it's fit. The manager is super nice gentleman and he will tell you everything ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 14, 2017

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
A Friendly Inn at Harvard
3 out of 5
0.1 km from Harvard Square
The price is CA $219 per night
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Very nice staff and plentiful breakfast. Microwave/tea available at all times, with fridge in the room. Much better than expected for price and location."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

A Friendly Inn at Harvard
Huge 1BR Apt Near Harvard Sq / Charles River / MIT / BU / HBS / Wkly or Mnthly
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Harvard Square is located in a vibrant area of Cambridge known for its beautiful river views and sporting events. Cambridge is home to 73 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that's perfect for your stay.

Staying Near Harvard Square

There are 30 hotels and other accommodations within a mile of Harvard Square, including these picks:

  • The Charles Hotel: This 4-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an indoor pool. Our customers like its central location and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Hotel Veritas: This 3.5-star hotel features free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour business center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and WiFi.
  • Harvard Square Hotel: This 2-star hotel features free WiFi, a café, and parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Things to See and Do Near Harvard Square

Now that you've visited Harvard Square, you can explore everything there is to see and do within a couple miles of the area.

You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Museum of Science, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, or Boston Children's Museum. Some landmarks that you won't want to miss include Copley Square, The Freedom Trail, and Kendall Square. You can catch a show at House of Blues Boston, Charles Playhouse, and Boch Center.

Harvard University, Boston University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are a few additional nearby sights. You might also stop by Fenway Park, located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Harvard Square, or Newbury Street which is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Harvard Square?
Harvard Square is located in a vibrant area of Cambridge known for its beautiful river views and top museums. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 41 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best hotel to stay near Harvard Square?
Adjacent to Harvard Square, The Charles Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. Other good choices within a short distance include Harvard Square Hotel and Hotel Veritas.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Harvard Square, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals close to Harvard Square.
What can I see and do near Harvard Square?
You might want to spend some time browsing the exhibits at Museum of Science, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, or Boston Children’s Museum. Copley Square, The Freedom Trail, and Kendall Square are landmarks that you won’t want to miss. You can catch a show at Boston Opera House, House of Blues Boston, and Charles Playhouse.
How can I get to Harvard Square?
Head to Harvard Square Station for metro transit. If you’d like to explore around the surrounding area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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