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Boston Hotels

Hotel Marlowe

Pros

  • Family- and pet-friendly
  • Fun, eclectic atmosphere
  • Free wine tastings

Cons

  • Unless you're a Kimpton program member, Wi-Fi comes at a charge
  • A cab or T ride or walk from central Boston
  • Not for formal decor purists

Updated 11/11/2013

Fodor's Review

If Alice in Wonderland dreamed up a hotel, it might look a bit like the Marlowe—vivid stripes, swirls, and other geometric patterns lend the decor a wild, lively aesthetic. The unique, slightly over-the-top spot manages to be both luxe and wacky, with guest-room accessories like Frette linens, Aveda toiletries, leopard-print pillows, and fake-fur throws. Many of the generously sized rooms overlook the Charles River, and the property offers complimentary wine receptions

each evening and free use of bikes and kayaks in summer. Book readings and other literary events are often held in the lobby.

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Hotel Information

Address:

25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02141, USA

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Phone:

617-868–8000; 800-825–7140

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 236 rooms
  • No meals

Updated 11/11/2013

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By htowers

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Sep 10, 2012

tucked away treasure

We stayed in the Marlow for three nights during our visit to Boston. Kimpton had been referred to me by a friend, so I knew what to expect but the Marlow was even better than that! Lovely rooms, staff, and location. They really made my first visit to Boston enjoyable and memorable.

By Kent

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Jun 20, 2005

The Best Service I've Experienced

Absolutely wonderful, funky, business-friendly hotel. Book the Marlowe ... or any Kimpton hotel that you can!

By Sharon

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Jan 8, 2005

Good Hotel, Lousy Breakfast

We stayed here at a reduced rate for a company X-mas party held at the Museum of Science. The location was perfect. We walked to the Museum and back. Service was good and the room was lovely. I wouldn't recommend this hotel for anyone staying for more than a few nights. There was very little storage space. Almost no drawers. The mini-bar was locked and the hotel was out of keys. A bellman came up and unlocked the fridge almost immediately

after we requested it. However there are no vending machines in the hotel. Either bring it with you, use the honor bar, or go to the attached mall. The bed was the best I have ever slept on. Perfect mattress, lots of pillows, comfy sheets and blankets, etc. Great view. Funky decor. Nice room off the lobby to hang out. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was not only expensive but horrible. $40 for the two of us to partake of the inedible buffet. Cold eggs, hard potatoes, very strange tasting sausage, even the coffee was not up to par. Skip the breakfast.

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