Hotel Marlowe - A Kimpton Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Marlowe - A Kimpton Hotel Cambridge
Very good hotel. I was in a nice big room, it was clean, and the service was good. The location, while not in the heart of downtown, was nonetheless very good for getting around the city. It is attached to a mall where you could grab food, or, well, shop! The building is not exactly super sound proof, but is still very good and quiet. I bought a 7-day subway ticket and found it really easy to get around the city even though there was a small walk to the subway station.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Marlowe - A Kimpton Hotel Cambridge
What a wonderful experience! ALL of the staff are great and very friendly! Just love the food--try the restaurant in the hotel--they have agreat salad dressing!
Great hotel good location
We booked the hotel based on reviews here and just wanted to add my own.
Make sure you book thru Expedia to get the bes rate.
The hotel is as nice as the pictures and the location is great. We went to the Aquarium and the cab ride was about 12.00. Parking is 20.00/day if you have a car but you can go in and out as much as you want. The hotel is located right next to the Galleria (kind of a Small Mall) With a cheesecake factory. The beds have down comforters and leopard bathrobes
Better than I even imagined it could be!
My boyfriend and I were looking for a decent, reasonably priced hotel in the Boston/Cambridge area where we could spend the Labor Day weekend. I happened upon the Marlowe via Expedia, and it was love at first sight! I got a special rate through the hotel (a promo deal), and booked for two nights at $119/night- it's normally well over $200/night for our room! The overall decor was hip without being kitchy, and comfort reigned supreme, from the super plush leopard-print bathrobes to the gorgeous, silky down comforter. The service totally exceeded our expectations. The concierge, Hope, suggested fantastic restaurants for us both nights of our stay, and also took care of making our reservations. The doorman, Morgan, who was as charming and interesting as his surroundings, made sure we never had to ask twice to get where we needed to be. The T is very close by, and the Galleria mall is attached to the Marlowe, perfect for last-minute shopping, with hotel parking right inside (at $20/day, parking is pricey, but you get unlimited access to your car). The complementary wine hour is a great way to relax after a long day of exploring Boston, before getting ready to go out to dinner. So long as the Marlowe has great offers like the one we snapped up, we'll be back again. We've only been home for a day, but we're already talking about our next trip there, only this time, we're bringing our friends with us!
Excellent experience at Hotel Marlowe
We stayed at Hotel Marlowe for two nights and cannot complain about a thing! Everything about the hotel was perfect from the moment we arrived. We were greeted by a very helpful vallet. The front desk was efficient and upgraded us to a suite at no extra charge. The room was HUGE and had a terrific view of the Boston skyline. The decorating was funky but classy and the room was immaculate. I personally appreciated the fine bedding and super quality towels. The soaps and shampoos are really delightful too. My husband and I went to the wine hour each night and throughly enjoyed the chardonnay! Our teenage sons like the fact that they could go to the Cambridge Galleria Mall without venturing outside (connected to hotel by a garage parking lot). Easy to get into Boston from the hotel...T stop only a few blocks away. Just PERFECT!
Believe it, this place rocks!
What an amazing property! It's got a wonderful location, convenient to both Cambridge and downtown Boston, and is currently reasonably priced.
It's attached to a nice, newer shopping mall and is within walking distance of most attractions.
The front desk were the best, checking me in promptly and answering my questions about the free high speed internet (which works very well). I then had 2 glasses of Sangiovese at the free wine reception in the library/living room area. Everyone was so friendly to me!
The facilities are top notch, of course everything is new but boy did they pick nice things to decorate with. The public areas are lovely, but the rooms are where they really shine. Leopard print carpet and bathrobes (it really works), chrome and muted, classy lighting abound.
There were 3 sitting chairs, including an oversized red velvet armchair that was SO comfortable. The bed was Goldilocks perfect (not too hard, not too soft) and had Frette linens, a down comforter and a faux fur throw that was just great to curl up in.
The TV had stereo speakers built in for great sound and the hotel provided a Cambridge Sound mini-CD/AM/FM system that would blow away most home units. The view was of the river and a small park nearby.
Room service was exceptional, and fairly reasonable.
I can't say enough good things about this place. There is no place else to visit in Boston, trust me. I will not even consider staying anywhere else. I just hope they keep the rates reasonable, because this place is going to take off!
The best hotel ever
Hotel Marlowe is the best hotel I've ever seen.The rooms are so beautiful, the lobby is so elegant and everyone is so nice...Excellent!This hotel is a must.Don't miss it, just go there, please....
They have it right!!!
After travelling so often, you know when a hotel gets it right. Hotel Marlowe has done just that. From the moment you check in, the service is fantastic. The rooms are beautiful, the wine hour excellent, and two of the best conceirge around, being Richard and Chris.Hats of to them, being so newly opened as well. Got back this week, and have already made return reservations!
The best hotel!
We were very surprised how wonderful this hotel was. When we arrived we were greeted by a very genuine valet. We were then escorted into the hotel and welcomed by all of the staff. As we entered our room we were all in awe how beautifully the room was decorated. The colors were very rich, the down pillows, the down comforter, the towels were thick, the robes and all in animal prints! We were told at the front desk that there were complimentary bikes to use if we wanted to go for a ride along the Charles River. So we quickly changed, called for the bikes and were given bikes with helmets, locks and a local map. We rode to Harvard Square and had a bite to eat (valet recommended Leagal Seafood) and rode back in the sunset. The next day we took the bikes and ventured to do the freedom trail, our girls are teenagers so it was ok to bike with them, because any younger, the rodes are a bit too busy.
We locked up the bikes and had dinner in the north end. Many people asked us where we rented the bikes and when we told them our hotel provide them, they were very impressed. There was a wine hour, but we never seemed to make, and the business center was a great way to catch up on our emails and make changes to our next hotel. We spoke to locals who had toured the hotel before it opened, and they were also very impressed. Anyone who asks us where to stay in Boston I would recommed Hotel Marlowe!
The Hotel Marlowe was quite a pleasant surprise. Opened in March of 2003, the rooms and public space are Alice in Wonderland meets the Ritz. The Hotel boasts all the amenties of a big luxury hotel, but with a personal touch. The staff knew and remembered my name from the moment I stepped out of the car. They were very personable and friendly, and always seemed to know what I might need before I even asked. An all-around good experience. Be sure to ask for a room with a view, as some rooms face inwards towards a rather small courtyard.
The hotel just opened March 21st. Stayed 3 nights at an incredibly cheap rate thru Expedia. The hotel is GORGEOUS. Fantastically funky decor. Red and gold satin mixed with leopard prints, diamond, compass and stripe motifs, red and blue velvet. Bold and beautiful. Furntiure in room is beautiful and very comfortable. Very attentive staff. Completely top drawer experience. Convenient location, three blocks from T stop. Connected to Cambridgeside Galleria. Prices on the discount hotel websites are going out of sight soon. If you can get the "grand opening special" which was under $100 grab it and run. Us regular folk will not be able to afford it in a few weeks.
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