Fodor's Expert Review Kimpton Hotel Marlowe

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

If Alice in Wonderland dreamed up a hotel, it might look a bit like the Kimpton 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, Atelier Bloem 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, paddleboards, and kayaks in the summer. Lobby Bar has an extensive selection of brandy.

PROS

  • family and pet-friendly
  • fun, eclectic atmosphere
  • free wine tastings

CONS

  • a cab or T ride or walk from central Boston
  • not for formal decor purists
  • short walk required to get to nearby nonchain restaurants

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
Casual
Central
Casual Chic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 617-868–8000 | 800-825–7140

HOTEL DETAILS

236 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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