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List of Hotels for Commencement

 

Below is a list of hotels in the Boston-Cambridge area that you might contact for reservations for Commencement.  While some hotels have not yet made rates and reservations available, a number of hotels have done so already and expect to run out of rooms in the coming weeks and months.  We will be updating this document periodically, along with current information on room availability.

 

A few things to note:

  • Click here for a copy of this document with clickable website links.
  • The listed rates will change as graduation nears, as may the minimum stay requirements.  The information we received is only what hotel attendants were able to give us during the last two weeks of September.  [One reservationist suggested that many hotels are at this point offering “rack rates”—typically expensive—and that rates will decline until about 8 weeks out from the date of lodging, at which point the rates will begin to increase based on availability.  However, because of the competition for room rates around graduation, it is not clear that rates will in fact decrease]. 
  • The below rates do not include tax, which may amount to 12.5% or more.
  • Many hotels have AAA discounts, which are not listed.
  • Some hotels may have graduation discounts, or rates negotiated by Harvard, which you should ask about.
  • You may be able to secure better rates on online hotel sites; the below rates are those available through the hotel directly.
  • We have *not* collected information on cancellation charges, amenities, and parking rates.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of hotels in the Boston-Cambridge area, though it includes many of the biggest hotels, and you may be able to find other B&Bs or smaller hotels not listed

 

Please contact the Dean of Students Office at dos @ law.harvard.edu with any questions or comments.

 

Hotels in the Cambridge Area

Name (& website): Best Western Hotel Tria

Address: 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Information: (617) 491-8000; Fax: (617) 491-4932

Rates and Room Sizes: 349/night through 6/4, then 279/night, all room sizes (all same size--2 doubles, king size); full deposit required

Minimum Stay: 3 nights--one of nights is 6/4

 

Name (& website): Boston Reservations/Boston Bed & Breakfast, Inc.
Address: 1643 Beacon Street, Suite 23, Waban, MA 02468

Contact Information: (617) 332-4199; Fax: (617) 332-5751

 

 

Name (& website): Cambridge Gateway Inn

Address: 211 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, MA 02140

Contact Information: (617) 661-7800; fax: 617-868-8153

Rates and Room Sizes: 139.99, for all size rooms; suite rates: 159.99

Minimum Stay: no minimum stay

 

Name (& website): The Charles Hotel

Address: One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Information: (617) 864-1200; fax: 617-864-5715

 

Name (& website): The Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge

Address: 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Information: (866)-323-4159 (reservations); (617)-492-7777; fax: 617-492-6038

Rates and Room Sizes: Harvard University Rate of $149/night

Notes: free and ongoing shuttle service to Harvard campus

 

Name (& website): Days Inn Boston Daystop
Address: 1800 Soldiers Field Drive, Brighton, MA 02135

Contact Information: (617) 254-0200; Fax: (617) 782-8001

AAA Discount:  10% discount

 

Name (& website): Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge
Address: 191 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141

Contact Information: (617) 494-5300; Fax: (617)-494-6569

Rates and Room Sizes: $539/night for king size bed or 2 queens; some rooms have an extra sofa bed included. +$20/extra person. 

AARP Discount: 10% discount 

 

Name (& website): Harvard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Information: (617) 864-5200 or 1-800-458-5886; Fax: (617) 864-2409

(MAY BE SOLD OUT)

 

Name (& website): Homewood Suites by Hilton / Cambridge-Arlington

Address: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474

Contact Information: (781) 643-7258

Rates and Room Sizes: $249 for queen room; $280 for king room. (Rates include breakfast, parking, and light supper Monday-Thursday)

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Express

Address: 250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141

Contact Information: (617) 577-7600; Fax: (617) 354-1313

Rates and Room Sizes:  $319/night for King bed (7). $229/night for smoking room with 2 double beds (1); $299/night for queen bed smoking (2) or non smoking (1)

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Somerville

Address: 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Contact Information: (617) 628-1000; Fax (617) 628-0143

 

Name (& website): Hotel Marlowe -A Kimpton Hotel

Address: 25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02141

Contact Information: (800) 346-8357 general; 617-868-8000;

Rates and Room Sizes: $200-$449 (deluxe suites) for 1 king or 2 doubles depending on availability  (236 rooms available)

AAA Discount:  10% discount

AARP Discount:  10% discount

Gradution Discount: Please inquire

 

Name (& website): Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Address: 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Information: (617) 492-1234; Fax: (617) 491-6906

Rates and Room Sizes: balcony terrace room w/queen bed 359/night (1-2 rooms available

Minimum Stay: not right now (might change as time gets closer)

AAA Discount: $327.10

AARP Discount: $327.10

 

Name (& website): The Inn at Harvard

Address: 1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138

Contact Information: (617) 491-2222 or 1-800-458-5886

(MAY BE SOLD OUT)

 

Name (& website): La Quinta Inn & Suites

Address: 23 Cummings Street, Somerville, MA 02145

Contact Information: (617) 625-5300; Fax: (617) 625-5930

Rates and Room Sizes: $195 + tax/night for King bed/night; $175 + tax/night for non smoking Queen bed (rates include free continental breakfast/high speed internet)

Minimum Stay: no

When Rates Will be Set: rates subject to change/decrease. It is cheaper to book in December and probably even closer to the graduation. Call back every month. Book now and call back to see if you can have the rate adjusted to be lowered to the new price.

AAA Discount: 10% Discount

AARP Discount: 10% Discount

 

Name (& website): Le Meridien

Address: 20 Sydney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Contact Information: (617) 577-0200; Fax (617) 494-8366

(MAY BE SOLD OUT)

 

Name (& website): Marriott Boston Cambridge

Address: 2 Cambridge Center, Broadway and Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Contact Information: (617) 494-6600; Fax: (617) 494-0036

Rates and Room Sizes:  $499/night deluxe room with 1 king or 2 doubles) for the 2nd to 3rd ($599/night for the 3rd to 4th). $599/night for concierge room for the 2nd to the 3rd ($699 for 3rd to 4th). $699/night for executive king for the 2nd to the 3rd ($799/night for the 3rd to the 4th) (limited availability)

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

AAA Discount: 10% Discount

Graduation Discount: Please inquire

 

Name (& website): Residence Inn by Marriott
Address: 6 Cambridge Center, Broadway & Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Contact Information: (617) 349-0700; Fax: (617) 547-8504

(MAY BE SOLD OUT)

 

Name (& website): Royal Sonesta Hotel

Address: 40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142

Contact Information: (617) 806-4200; Fax: (617) 806-4232

Rates and Room Sizes: river view: 474; city: 399; (2 doubles, 1 king, 1 queen, 2 queens);

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): Sheraton Commander Hotel

Address: 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Information: (617) 547-4800 or 1-800- 535-5007; Fax: (617) 868-8322

Rates and Room Sizes: $525 for queen; $575 for club floor with continental breakfast; $675 for junior suite (3 people); $775 for 2 double bed suite (4 people); $850 2 queen suite (5 people) - $20 for each additional person over 2 people (e.g. suites)

Minimum Stay: 3 night if arrival on 2nd or 3rd, 2 night minimum if arrive on 4th

Hotels in Boston

Name (& website): Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Address: 25 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information: 617-723-7575

Rates and Room Sizes: $345 for full rooms; $365 for queen rooms; $445 for in-room suite (both include breakfast)

Minimum Stay: 3 night stay

 

Name (& website): Best Western Terrace Inn

Address: 1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135

Contact Information: 617-566-6260; 617-731-3543 (fax)

Rates and Room Sizes: $189 (includes complimentary guest parking, complimentary continental breakfast and free wireless internet)

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Boston Harbor Hotel

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 617-439-7000

Rates and Room Sizes: $650/superior (king), $725/superior, harbor view; $775/deluxe, $850/deluxe, harbor view, $725/2-bedded room, $800/2-bedded harbor view

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Boston Park Plaza Hotel – manager supposed to call back; person I spoke to didn’t know

Address: 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-426-2000; Fax: 616-423-1708 (yes, that's 616)

Rates and Room Sizes: Rack rate is $399 - will probably go down from there

 

Name (& website): Club Quarters

Address: 161 Devonshire, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 212-575-0006

Rates and Room Sizes: In 2008 (will probably add around $20): one full bed/$156, standard queen/$176, superior room (queen + kitchenette)/$201, one room suite/$246

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): The Colonnade Hotel

Address: 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-424-7000; Fax: 617-425-3222

Rates and Room Sizes: Usually have a Harvard negotiated rate - general rate is $529/luxe room - will drop after negotiation - usually negotiate rates with Harvard around Nov./Dec.

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Copley Square Hotel - Reservation dep’t said they didn’t have this specific information and that we had to talk to hotel directly; hotel is currently closed due to reservations – seems like they’ll be open again later in Fall.

Address: 47 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-536-9000 or 1-800-225-7062; Fax: 617-267-3547

Rates and Room Sizes: $599/queen bed, $619/deluxe king … $919/suite

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Courtyard Boston Tremont Hotel

Address: 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-426-1400

Rates and Room Sizes: $329/1 king; $359/2 double beds

Minimum Stay: No.

 

Name (& website): Courtyard Marriott Copley Square

Address: 88 Exeter St., Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-437-9300; Fax: 617-437-9330

Rates and Room Sizes: $399/standard with king or 2 doubles; $429/water view; $449/concierge level room (includes breakfast)

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Doubletree Club Hotel Boston

Address: 240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125

Contact Information: 617-822-3600; Fax: 617-822-2865

Rates and Room Sizes: $239/king (1 or 2 adults); $249/2 double beds (1 or 2 adults); extra 10 dollars for each additional adult after 2

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Doubletree Downtown.

Address: 821 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information: 617-956-7900

(MAY BE SOLD OUT)

 

Name (& website): The Eliot Hotel

Address: 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information: 617-267-1607 or 1-800-44-ELIOT; Fax: 617-536-9114

Rates and Room Sizes: $545/1 bedroom suite (only room available)

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

Address: 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-267-5300; Fax: 617-247-6681

Rates and Room Sizes: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel offers discounted rates year round. From January 1 – April 5 rates start at $199, April 6 – June 26 rates start at $279, June 27 – Sept 6 rates start at $249, Sept 7 – October 31 rates start at $289 and from November 1 – December 31st rates start at $199. Also check out the College Visit Package.

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Four Points Sheraton Logan A/P

Address: 407 Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151

Contact Information: 781-284-7200

Rates and Room Sizes: June 2-4 Std. Room (1 King or 2 Double Beds) = $220/night ;

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Four Seasons Hotel

Address: 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-338-4400; Fax: 617-423-0154; Reservations: 617-351-2036

Rates and Room Sizes: Deluxe (1 King) = $650/night ; Executive Suite (1 Bedrooms) = $895/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hampton Inn & Suites Boston

Address: 811 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information: 617-445-6400

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (King or 2 Queen Bed) non-smoking = $350/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Harborside Inn

Address: 185 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Contact Information: 617-723-7500

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (1 Queen Bed) = Between $199-$249

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hilton Boston Back Bay

Address: 40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information: 617-236-1100; 1-800-774-1500; Fax: 617-867-6104

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms(1 King or 2 Double beds): June 2-7; 2-6 (4 or 5 nights) = $239/Night ;; Std. Rooms: June 2-5, 2-4 (2 or 3 nights) = $259/night ; Std. Rooms June 3-4 (1 night) = $279/night ; Deluxe Room (King or 2 Double Beds) = $284/night ;

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hilton Boston Financial District

Address: 89 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 617-556-0006

Rates and Room Sizes: June 2-4 Std. Rooms (1 King or 2 Double Beds) = $349.95/night ; Suite (separate bedroom/living w/sofa bed) = $449.95; Presidential Suite (bedroom/living/dining/fridge/microwave/1 and 1/2 baths) = $1000/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hilton Boston Logan Airport

Address: 1 Hotel Drive, Boston, MA 02128

Contact Information: 617-568-6700

Rates and Room Sizes: 1 King Bed = $199/night ; 2 Double Bed = $199/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill  

Address: 5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information: 617-742-7630; Fax: 617-742-4192

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (1 King) = $359.95/night ; Std. Rooms (2 Double beds) = $379.95

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Brookline

Address: 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Contact Information: 617-277-1200, Fax: 617-734-6991

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds) = $299/night

Minimum Stay: most likely

 

Name (& website): Hotel 140

Address: 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-585-5600

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms = $159/night  (no carpeting)(+ $12 for rollaway bed if needed); Std. Rooms (1 Full Size) = $179/night  (+ $12 for rollaway bed if needed); Std. Rooms (2 single beds) = $179/night; Std. Rooms (1 full and 1 single bed) = $179/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information: 617-933-5000

Rates and Room Sizes: Commonwealth Room (1 King Size Bed and Seating Area) = $500; Fenway Room (1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds) = $500; Kenmore Room (1 King Size bed) = $500

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Howard Johnson Fenway

Address: 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information: 617-267-8300; Fax: 617-864-0242

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (2 Twin Beds or 1 King) = $165/night  (smoking/non-smoking)

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hyatt Harborside

Address: 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

Contact Information: 617-568-1234

Rates and Room Sizes: (June 2-4) Std.Rooms = $399/night ; Harbor View Rooms= $439/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District

Address: 1 Ave De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information: 617-912-1234

Rates and Room Sizes: Std. Rooms (1 King or 2 Double Beds) = $367/night

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Langham Hotel Boston

Address: 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 617-451-1900; Fax: 617-423-2844

Rates and Room Sizes: Rates increase after a certain amount of rooms are reserved; unsure what the increase will be for next year

Minimum Stay: Not sure; has not been required in past;

 

Name (& website): Lenox Hotel

Address: 61 Exeter Street at Boylston, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-536-5300, Toll-free 800-225-7676; Fax: 617-267-1237

Rates and Room Sizes: Typically, the rates do increase; Queensize: $465, Superior (King or 2 Doubles): $495, Deluxe (King or 2 Doubles): $525

Minimum Stay: no (but might change)

NOTES: free wireless, flatscreens

 

Name (& website): Marriott Copley Place

Address: 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-236-5800; Fax: 617-236-5885; Group sales office: (800)-831-4004

Rates and Room Sizes: 1 king or 2 doubles, $399; same with Charles River View, $429; same with Concierge (private lounge access and free food): $449

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): Marriott Long Wharf

Address: 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Contact Information: 617-227-0800; Fax: 617-227-2867; Group sales office: (800)-831-4004

Rates and Room Sizes: corporate: 1 king/2 doubles, $549 superior (WSJ/internet): $579; concierge rate (panaromic lounge): $649

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): Midtown Hotel

Address: 220 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information: 617-262-1000 or 1-800-343-1177; Fax: 617-262-8739

Rates and Room Sizes: $239/room (1 or 2 people); $15 for each extra person

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): Millennium Bostonian

Address: 26 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

Contact Information: 617-523-3600; 800-346-8357 (tollfree hotels.com number)

Rates and Room Sizes: $354/night (king-size bed); Superior, $394 (bigger room)

 

Name (& website): Nine Zero

Address: 90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Contact Information: 866-906-9090

Rates and Room Sizes: queen Delux $509; King Premiere ($539); King Premiere View ($579); best rates approximately 12 weeks before--

Minimum Stay: no (may change with availability)

 

Name (& website): Omni Parker House

Address: 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

Contact Information: 617-227-8600; Fax: 617-742-5729

Rates and Room Sizes: queensize room ($499/night)

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): The Onyx Hotel-A Kimpton Hotel

Address: 155 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information: 877-536-0508

Rates and Room Sizes: king bed/2 doubles: $429; king premiere: $479

Minimum Stay: Not yet

 

Name (& website): Radisson Hotel Boston

Address: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-482-1800; Fax: 617-451-2750

Rates and Room Sizes: Deluxe (balcony; 1 king or 2 queen, $359); with breakfast package $379; with parking and breakfast, $389.  2 adults and 2 kids and everything, $399

Minimum Stay: not yet

 

Name (& website): Ramada Hotel

Address: 800 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02122

Contact Information: 617-287-9100; Fax: 617-265-9287

Rates and Room Sizes: 151.99 for 2 doubles/queen; 169.99 for king suite; 2 room suite, $289.  Will increase closer to date of graduation

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Taj Boston (formerly Ritz-Carlton Boston)

Address: 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02117

Contact Information: 617-536-5700; Fax: 617-536-1335

Rates and Room Sizes: deluxe/king (view: $695; deluxe/king/double/garden view: $795; king.  Lounge access and open bar: $845.  luxury garden suite (1 king)/garden view and club access: 1495; garden view suite (1 queen): $1295; presidential suite (1 king, 2 double beds): $4500

Minimum Stay: two nights

 

Name (& website): Sheraton Boston Hotel
Address: 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

Contact Information: 617-236-2000; Fax: 617-236-1702

Rates and Room Sizes: $329 (2 doubles); deluxe (2 doubles/1 bed) $404.

 

Name (& website): The Westin Copley Place Boston

Address: 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-262-9600; Fax: 617-424-74834

Rates and Room Sizes: junior suite (king), $634; river view (king/2 doubles), 599.  king/2 doubles, $569. 

Last modified: August 30, 2011

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