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250 Monsignor Obrien Hwy, Cambridge, MA 02141-1251
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#10 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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Cambridge, MA hotel located near MIT, CX, Kendall Square, TD Garden and Harvard. Renovated 2020, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites® Boston Cambridge offers travelers updated design, comfort, convenience and value. We are back to serving a complimentary, full, safe hot and cold breakfast. Just minutes from downtown via the Lechmere station "T," three miles from Boston Logan Airport BOS and within minutes of the area's historic sites, and universities. Free hotel wide Wi-Fi access and print services. The hotel's location ensures a short trip to Boston and Cambridge destinations, such as Kendall Square, Faneuil Hall, the North End, EF Education First, Hult, and Massachusetts General Hospital MGH. Cambridge Crossing CX, home to Philips, Sanofi and Bristol Myers Squibb, is walking distance. Also nearby are the BCEC convention center, MIT, Boston University, Tufts, and Harvard.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese

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Grade: 82 out of 100
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Beth H wrote a review 3 Sep
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I read on the website that indeed parking was limited and one may be directed to an offsite lot. What they don't make known is that while the hotel has approximately 112 rooms, there are only about 30 on-site parking spots. The offsite lot they direct you to is a mile away, there are only 5 or 6 spots in that lot (I'm not sure what happens if you get there and that's full), and I did not feel safe on the walk back to the hotel. I don't know what I would have done if I was alone. The streets were dark, with broken sidewalks and asphalt, where I almost fell a few times and in general, the neighborhood has a very unsafe feel when walking. The fan in the room was also very noisy and the windows must be paper thin because even though we were on the 7th floor, I could hear street traffic. It is renovated so the bathrooms are updated with full sized walk in showers, but there is really no water pressure. Someone may as well be holding a watering can over your head. I'm a big fan of Holiday Inn Express hotels, but I won't be staying here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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isilmengi wrote a review Aug 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions7 helpful votes
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Although not a luxury hotel, Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge delivers an excellent stay for its customers. We stayed there for a week during our daughter's spine surgery which was extremely stressful times for us. This hotel was the absolute positive of the week. The breakfast buffet is excellent that included a pancake maker, 3-4 hot plates with eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes; fridge stacked with milk and yogurt, multiple cereal offerings, jams and even Nutella! Hotel is extremely clean, spacious rooms, super friendly staff AND they provided transportation to the hospital and back. There was a huge tv in the room, a mini bar, coffee maker, ice machine in the hallway, nice size and clean bathroom with multiple sets of towels. They were nice enough to hold our luggage after checkout. There is also a little shop with snacks and accessories. Hotel is quiet. Although seemed to be situated on an avenue, no noise from outside. Nice thick curtains to block the light from outside. We applaud the management for their dedication to excellent service and going above and beyond for the satisfaction of their customers. We will stay there again when we go back for our follow up. I recommend this hotel without a single doubt! Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2022
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JERRYYOUNG2010 wrote a review Aug 2022
PARKTON,MD3 contributions
I had a prepaid reservation and booked a night in this hotel last weekend. I have two city government issued picture ID cards and the hotel refused to accept either of them as "valid ID" and therefore would not let me check in. There was no mention on their confirmation that only a "driver's license or passport" would be acceptable, and I considered what I had to be "valid" (my bank accepts my work ID all the time). I found myself without a place to stay after having traveled 5 hours to get to Cambridge, and with no way home scheduled until the following day. The desk staff was unsympathetic, and management at the hotel has not been much better. I cannot recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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SwizerlandRoisinDubh wrote a review Jul 2022
Swizerland719 contributions302 helpful votes
Excellent value for money, especially in Cambridge. Rooms are clean and good. I slept like a baby, no neighbours or traffic noise (despite being close to a busy street), breakfast was basic but good. I‘ve stayed in far worse hotels for far higher prices. I will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Brad wrote a review Jul 2022
Winchester, Kentucky469 contributions1463 helpful votes
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Don’t let the view fool you, this place is a great value for Boston. Clean modern rooms, friendly staff, and significantly cheaper than other brand hotels in the area. It’s a great room in general, but a phenomenal room for the price. It is right in the edge of where Cambridge turns industrial so the neighborhood looks sketchy, but I assure it is not. I walked to and from my work on Main Street daily, with no issues. My only complaints is that it’s just far enough off the beaten path that Uber Eats can be a bit unreliable, and they may have the slowest elevator I’ve seen in the wild. It’s not as centrally located as some hotels, but for the cost savings you can afford the $10 Uber to get to downtown Boston or Cambridge.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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lauralary wrote a review Jun 2022
Zurich, Switzerland68 contributions35 helpful votes
The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. The location was good, the service was friendly and helpful. I was probably in a not- renovated floor because the tap of the shower came off at every shower. Also the water pressure was far from ideal. The bathroom was dirty. The number of hangers was insufficient. The curtains were very very dirty. I would have loved to open the windows but it was impossible. The breakfast was ok but the choice pretty limited
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge
Responded 14 Jul 2022
Dear lauralary, Thank you for sharing your impressions of your recent stay with us, and for choosing our hotel for your visit in Boston. I am pleased that the location of our hotel, the service of our staff and the comfort of our room met your expectations. We strive to provide the best possible service as well as experience, and it is always great to hear from our valued guests on how we are doing. I also take note regarding your comments about our bathroom needs updating and cleaning. Please be assured that I will forward your comments to our team to provide a better experience in the future. I apologize if this might have caused you inconvenience. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay with us. We would be delighted if you visit us again in the future. Best Regards, Ben W. Case Manager IHGService
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Jane S wrote a review May 2022
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Had a wonderful stay at this location! Room was very spacious, clean and all amenities were just what was needed. From efficient check/in with Deyli, to checkout, everything was just what we hoped it what be.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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ggllk wrote a review May 2022
Zurich, Switzerland87 contributions76 helpful votes
The room of your average Holiday Inn. Scary and slow elevators. A sub average breakfast. And an inflated price like everywhere in Boston. Public transportation is available within a 5 minute walk. The area can be a bit intimidating at first but, after having been out a few times, it seems nothing shady is going on.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge
Responded 29 May 2022
Hello ggllk, Thank you for leaving your opinion about our establishment. It's crucial for our improvement and allows us to make proper adjustments to offer you and all guests a better service in future stays. I would like to take this chance to apologize for any shortcomings you might have encountered. Nothing makes us happier than delivering the best experience. Our commitment is always combining a feeling of comfort and happiness with exceptional touch to make you have a delightful stay. We are delighted to see you have chosen us for your stay. I hope you visit again in the future and give us a chance to show you the adjustments we've made to improve. See you around! Alejandro G. Case Manager. IHGService.
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DebbieW41 wrote a review Mar 2022
Colonia, NJ54 contributions19 helpful votes
Overall, we liked this hotel. Check in was quick and they were very welcoming. Room was clean, blackout curtains work really well, and the location was good especially if you need the T. it is a 5 minute walk from the hotel to Lechmere on the green line. The Lechmere station does not have turnstiles so you need to validate your ticket at the ticket machine. We were only there for a weekend (Fri - Sun) so we got a 1 day T ticket and were able to get everyplace we wanted to. Tip: When going back to hotel, take the train that goes to Union Square. There are not many places to get a bite to eat near the hotel but if you take the T, it's not an issue at all. Breakfast was standard and was fine. My only complaint about the breakfast is that they do not have decaf coffee. Probably not enough of a demand. The only thing I did not like with the hotel is that they did not advise us that they do not clean the room daily. I know that since COVID many hotels do not do daily housekeeping but normally I have also been advised of this when I have checked into hotels. It wasn't a problem that the room wasn't cleaned but it would have been nice if we had been advised. Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you need to be in Cambridge.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Chubes12 wrote a review Mar 2022
Cary, North Carolina1 contribution
The manager Brian was great! I was treated with respect and the hotel staff was friendly and customer service oriented. The room felt like an apartment! Plenty of room and well appointed. Great hot breakfast and loved the pancake machine! I'd stay there again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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US$244 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Science (1.1 km), CambridgeSide (0.7 km), and Cambridge Antique Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tatte Cambridge, The Helmand, and Bambara Cambridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (2.4 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (2.3 km), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (3.7 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Boston-Cambridge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.