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Le Meridien Cambridge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • walk to many excellent restaurants in Central Square
  • close to the T (Redline Central)
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • free Wi-Fi

    Cons

  • pricey high-season rates

Fodorite Reviews

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Le Meridien Cambridge Review

When the Meridien chain took over the cult favorite geek-chic Hotel at MIT, with its tech-savvy rooms and surroundings, some fans worried the Cambridge spot would lose its charm; but the new owners only amped up the offerings—and added some luxe touches—by displaying cool interactive lobby art from MIT and refurbishing the guest rooms with platform beds, puffy white duvets, flat-screen TVs, and ergonomically designed furniture. In the lobby and the large, open-kitchen restaurant, Sidney's Grille, cool metal decor is mixed with burnished maple, redwood, and oak. Not surprisingly, the hotel is a hub for techie business travelers, but it can also be a bargain for weekend vacationers—there are great off-season rates.

    Hotel Details

  • 196 rooms, 14 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-11-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    "Geek Chic" in Techno-Land

    What can you say about a place that has blankets in rooms with formulas "written" across them as a print? Geek chic abounds in this service-oriented icon on MIT's campus. Rooms on the 8th floor have small refrigerators, and coincidentally there is a grocery store very close to the hotel. Personal service is stressed and this hotel delivers wonderfully on that front. Not a surprise that this gem on the MIT campus is not only a very luxe place, but is also a "green" hotel with an environmental commitment to conserving resources, but that's fine, guests won't feel their missing out on anything. Room service is cheerful and prompt, and the food is actually still hot from the kitchen, which to a frequent traveler, is something of a lovely novelty.

    by bookchick, 3/9/08

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