Le Meridien Cambridge - MIT
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I was a little under the weather so I didn't really get to enjoy it much. I did get to see Nyron at his new office at MIT though so that was cool.
Dette innlegget skriver jeg mens jeg sitter i bilen og suser vestover på Interstate 78 i Pennsylvania. Jeg sitter i passasjersetet og Roger kjører. Ikke for det, jeg kunne sikkert kjørt og skrevet samtidig uten at det hadde vært noe mer stressende enn å kjøre i det været vi kjørte i i går kveld. Vi dro fra Boston rundt tre på ettermiddagen i …
Off to leave on our big adventure! Can't believe it's finally here.
Treated same as resident by attendings. Was worried that I wouldn't know enough but it turns out I do. Med students are respected more here by the doctors. Keep getting told how young I look - I am at least 3 years younger than the other students… Just need to learn to accept it as a compliment! Ha. But at the same time if I go to teaching or whatever I am always asked if I am the new fellow (and therefore 30…). Hmm! ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Simply put, this hotel just made life easy. The room was great and everything was super smooth in terms of checking in/out.
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I came as part of a tour group, and, considering the price I had paid, was not expecting anything special. The hotel was actually quite nicely decorated, recently renovated and clean. I was not particularly happy with the fact that they insisted having a copy of all of our drivers licenses, but i think they only did that because some of the people in the group were under 18. I am the type of person who doesn't find very many beds comfortable, but the beds at this hotel were quite nice--had lots of pillows, and, in a rarity for a relatively inexpensive hotel, had soft pillows. The only other minor complaints I have about the place is that the water pressure is poor, and that service can be slow at times. It was a great perk, though, to have free wireless internet access. The hotel is at the edge of a small warehouse/industrial district, and views may not be fabulous (my eighth-floor room had a view mostly of the suburbs, but rooms across the hall had views of downtown). I only ate at the restaurant for breakfast, and it was expensive, but the service was decent and the food was good. Some rooms are larger than others, but all the rooms I saw were at least decent sized. I've stayed in far smaller rooms. The "rooftop garden" and "fitness center" aren't all they;re cracked up to be, but no one spends much time in either anyway, and they serve their purpose. There is a subway stop only a short walk away, and there are several decent eateries in the immediate vicinity. That said, Boston in February is cold. I'd suggest wearing two pairs of pants and both a thick sweatshirt and jacket. That is no exaggeration. Anyways, above-average hotel, and a place I would definitely stay at again.
This is located only one block from the main MIT campus, about eight stories high. I stayed for four nights (originally planned three but the snow had other ideas). My room was large, spacious, the furnishings and decor modern and in good/new condition, medium sized bathroom with full sized bath. Daily cleaning was prompt and immaculate. The whole hotel looks very posh, spacious and modern, both inside and out.
Hotel at MIT was fantastic! We booked on line for just under 100/nt. They gave us a gorgeous corner room with 2 huge windows. At first, our heat was broken, but they moved us into the same corner room - one floor below - when they realized that it wasn't a quick fix. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were really nice - very boutique-hotel feeling, with modern furnishings. It was great to have a change from the usual cheezy hotel decor and to have some whimsy and creativity with the engineering photos and cartoons. The bathrooms were upscale too, with bowl sinks, and the Aveda ammenities were great. We asked for a refrigerator and they brought one up right away, no charge. The Star Market attached to the hotel and the free internet access/business room are two nice perks as well.
I stayed here for two nights in December and thought it was great. The hotel is obviously designed for business meetings and travelers, but not in an obnoxious way. The staff are friendly and helpful. There's a very good restaurant (Sidney's Grill), a business center with terminals, printers, fax machines, etc., and free internet access in the rooms. The public spaces are impressive, including the very large library/lounge on the main floor. There's even an outdoor garden, on the third floor where all the business meetings take place.
We loved this hotel. The staff was great, the room was beautifully-decorated, with wispy grey curtains, comfortable beds with hefty comforters with scientific formulas on them). The location is great, too--although a little hard to find since I wasn't familiar with Cambridge. We walked to MIT and local restaurants, drove in 10 minutes to Harvard Square, and got cheap breakfast at the Star Market that's right next to the hotel. The always-available computers in the lobby made it easy to find directions and e-mail home, since we hadn't brought a computer.
This is a great hotel. The lobby is very attractive, with a couple of MIT robots on display and two public internet terminals. The rooms are very nice and well appointed. We had a great view of the Boston skyline from our window. My wife was particularly excited about the Aveda amenities. The rooms also has a Bose Wave Radio as the clock radio. The bathroom was very nice with a trendy Kohler sink.
Nice, except for location
I stayed at the hotel with my two children. Everything about the hotel is nice excepting the location. Our room looked out on the roof of the building across the street and a trashy, empty parking lot. The nearest subway station - Central - is about 10 minutes away. The walk to the subway station is through a very slummy section of Cambridge. It is dirty and there are many homeless people and others hanging out on the street. I did not feel comfortable walking here with my children, and I would not want to make this walk at night. The supermarket was a plus with the children, as we could easlily get anything we needed at a good price. However, next time I will stay at Kendall Square, where the subway station is located nearby.
A great University hotel. The amenities are nice (Aveda products) as well as the decor of the rooms/hotel. Free hi-spd access! - great for business travellers. The restaurant is excellent!
This is one of the most interesting hotels I've ever stayed at.
What a surprise - booked last-minute for a business trip and came in at 3 am to find a lighted room, chocolates on the pillows, music playing softly. Very nice Aveda products, and there is nothing like a new hotel, with new bathrooms, clean with funny MIT cartoons on the walls. All the tech stuff works great and it's so great to stay in Cambridge at a place with a parking lot (no waiting around for valets). A nice place that isn't full of itself - made me feel right at home.