The best neighborhood in Cambridge for tourists is Harvard Square. There is a good choice of hotels in Cambridge located close to the main attractions. Stay at Harvard Square Hotel located close to Harvard University and John F. Kennedy Park on the Charles River, which is perfect for sightseeing. Sheraton Commander Hotel is also close by and overlooks Cambridge Common Park, as well as being half a mile from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
If you are looking to shop on your visit to Cambridge, you should look for hotels in East Cambridge. Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is conveniently located near the CambridgeSide shopping mall, which has over 100 stores and restaurants and is close to the CambridgeSide Galleria. Less than a mile up Cambridge Street is another shopping outlet, Twin City Plaza. The nearest hotel to this outdoor mall is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston.
When you are looking for hotels in downtown Cambridge you should try to stay near Harvard Yard, at the heart of the city. Centrally located hotels in this area include 4-star The Charles Hotel, which boasts a jazz club and several restaurants and old New England themed Hotel Veritas with 3-stars.
Rich in cultural attractions, Cambridge is home to a variety of museums, with the majority located close to Harvard University. Within its grounds, the Harvard Art Museums is comprised of three museums: the Fogg Museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, as well as four research centers. Look at booking hotels in Harvard Square, like A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square, which is only a two-minute walk away.
For cheap hotels in Cambridge, you should plan to visit in late summer when the average temperature is 73 °F and the tourist crowds are less. Avoid staying in the center of Cambridge and opt for south of the river, near Fenway Park, like the Best Western Cambridge University Hotel, which is just 3 miles outside of Cambridge.
Where is the best place to stay in Cambridge to use public transit?
For good access across Cambridge, you can take your pick from the rail, subway, trolley and bus services. If you stay in the Central Square area, you will have easy access to the bus line, so book a room at Le Meridien Boston.
Which are the best hotels in Cambridge with swimming pools?
Overlooking the city of Boston and close to the MIT Museum, the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency boasts an indoor pool with a retractable roof and adjoining sundeck. Another AAA Four Diamond hotel is the Royal Sonesta Boston which has an atrium-style indoor swimming pool that overlooks the Charles River.
Are there any family-friendly hotels in Cambridge?
Equipped with an indoor pool and a selection of family rooms with kitchenettes, the Residence Inn by Marriott is ideally suited to families and has easy access of the Museum of Science and close to Fenway Park, so you can catch a baseball game.
Which part of Cambridge has the most history?
Central Square is known as the Historic District of Cambridge and is home to many old churches, including Christ the King Presbyterian Church and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge is ideally located to these sites. Elsewhere, in West Cambridge, not far from Harvard University, is the poet Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a good place to stay as it is only 1.5 miles away.