Sheraton Commander Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Commander Hotel Cambridge
I stayed at the Sheraton Commander during a two day visit to Boston right during the rains in October 2005. I was extremely grateful for the location of the hotel, near Harvard square, and also for the fact that my room was so comfortable (and dry) afer long days of walking in the rain. The bed was fantastic, as always in a Sheraton, and the shower was nice (although the tub drained rather slowly.) I could really notice the difference in comfort when I moved to another hotel out in Revere on my third night - that one was fine but just didn't compare. The Sheraton room was also extremely quiet - it helped that I faced the back, but I also heard almost no sounds from any other rooms or the hallway.
Older address in a part of greater Boston where that's actually a plus. Terrific location just steps from Radcliffe Yard, and no more than ten minutes' stroll to Harvard Yard. Superb service in the hotel, though I must admit the valet guys were rather hard cases... OK, no tip for you.
The hotel interior is steeped in another age, with atmospheric Oriental rugs and polished brass. My room was very comfortable, cozy, and above all quiet. The reception honored my request for a room facing the rear of the hotel (as opposed to the busy thoroughfare out front).
Would I stay here again? Sure, just the location makes this hotel a winner. Though just for the fun of it, I'd probably try a different address next time in Boston.
Enjoyed history of old hotel
Our family recently stayed here for five days and loved it. The rooms were very nice and clean and the hotel was very interesting because it was so old. It was fun to imagine staying there during the time it was built.
I would reccommend this hotel to anyone who would trade some of the amenities a newer hotel offers for the ambiance of this old hotel. The staff was very helpful and nice.
Sheraton Commander Takes the Lead
Just got back from a 3 day stay at the Sheraton Commander. This was during the very busy Harvard Graduation which put pressure on the entire hotel staff. But they came through with flying colors. We had a King room that had been recently renovated. It was small but very comfortable. The bathroom was also small and needed more counter space, but the shower was very good and made up for the lack of counter space. The hotel is old but is in good condition. It is conveniently located to Harvard Square, downtown Cambridge and the subway station. The staff is very accomadating and friendly. I recommend this hotel as a good spot to stay in the Cambridge area.
I was a guest at this hotel facility from January 17 through 20, 2005. As noted in other reviews, the hotel is convenient if your activity places you on or near Harvard University, Harvard Square or in Central Cambridge. You can walk to any of these destinations within minutes.
Great hotel and location
My wife and I stayed at the Sheraton Commander during our USA honeymoon in April 04. We had been recommended by friends to stay in the Cambridge area due to the easy commute to downtown Boston and the lower accommodation prices. We were extremely pleased with our choice and had a wonderful stay in Boston. We stretched our budget slightly and went for a larger room that was well decorated and comfortable. The staff in the hotel were very helpful and willing to service any of our needs. The walk to the sub way and main centre of Cambridge was quick and easy with plenty of restaurants to choose from. The ride to Boston was equally simple and convenient.
We would definitely recommend the Sheraton to others visiting Boston and hopefully one day we can make the journey again.
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at this hotel. All the staff we encountered were pleasant, friendly and professional. The decor is lovely. Our room felt more like we were staying in an Inn rather than a hotel. We had a corner room towards the back of the hotel. We could look out and see neighborhood houses and trees.
Expensive, but super access to Harvard
I have stayed at the Sheraton Commander several times. It is very expensive, even for the Cambridge area. However, it is in excellent shape and well-appointed. I have been placed in several different types of rooms (why, I don't know - availability I guess). They ranged from average hotel fare to a spectacular corner room with four-post bed and sitting area.
The main thing with this place is location - it is basically on Harvard Square, and you could throw a rock from it to Harvard, or into the T stop. This is as close at it gets.
We checked into the Sheraton Commander and were placed on the "Concierge Floor". We never could figure out what was special and finally decided it was just a sign on the floor to make you think so. The maid's cart was left in the hall most of the day and the room was hot when we checked in. The hotel is very old and small and not good for a family. Overrated and overpriced for what you receive.
Stayed here in 11/02 while in town for a buisness trip. The hotel was very nice. Better than most Sheraton's. Food was excellent. A bit on the expensive side though. You can go for a short walk to Harvard Square where there are hundreds of places to eat. Location was also convienient to the metro for getting into Boston. You can be downtown in 10 minutes. Good workout room. Parking was in a lot on on the side of the building. It was valet only due to parking limitations. Could be inconvieninet in the rain as there is no where to stand out of the weather while waiting for your vehicle. Would definitly stay here again.