Much Nicer Than I expected A review of Le Meridien Cambridge - MIT
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.