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"Excellent location for MIT visit"
We stayed here for a few nights while visiting colleges in the area. Just a short walk to MIT and the Kendall Sq T stop is right across the street from the hotel. There are many positives to this hotel, here are the pros: - Close to colleges, restaurants (Legal Sea Food) - Service is outstanding. Used the mobile app to request amenities and items were delivered quickly. - M Club Lounge had a nice variety of snacks in the evening. Breakfast was eggs, sausage/bacon, assorted fruits, pastries. - Starbucks in the lobby is so convenient. - Ample USB and outlets in the room. A few cons: - Pricey parking: Self-parking was $43 and Valet parking was $47 a night. Only negative on valet was the day we checked out, we called 15 mins ahead for our car. Went downstairs. No car. Waited another 10 mins. Talked with valet and they hadn't even gotten our car. So much for calling ahead. - The rooms were recently renovated but not the best design. As others have noted, you can't open the bathroom door (which is a sliding frosted glass door) and access the closet at the same time. There is only one drawer so if you have more than one person, you'll need to either live out of the suitcase or use the small shelf under the room safe which is next to the desk. - The floor that the gym is on is undergoing renovation so limited hours but you can use the facilities at the Residence Inn which is a block or two away. Overall I'd definitely stay here again.
"Very Comfortable "
The rooms are comfortable and we had a great view of Boston across the Charles River. The shower was excellent. We did not spend much time in the room. It is a little inconvenient from the north end and Charlestown but uber helps
"Great Hotel "
Great hotel beautiful location can always rely on this hotel when in town for business. Elegant has everything fantastic. Comfortable bed of course super clean luxury bedding I love good room service a must for me.
"Great location and views with renovated rooms"
The staff was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The location is great, being walking distance from many of the best Cambridge restaurants, bars, and attractions, including the Charles River. I really liked the design of the new rooms, but unlike some other reviewers, I was there for fun so didn't pay close attention to the lighting. There was lots of daylight that came into the large windows. I loved the motion-activated night light under the bathroom vanity. The views from there are breathtaking. Price was very reasonable for the location and for a Marriott. Room service was the fastest I've seen in a Marriott and the food was very good. I'd definitely go back.
"Average accommodation "
Positives -- staff was friendly and rooms were remodeled. Negatives -- remodeled rooms aren't super functional and are all really dark. Despite impressive cabinetry in both the bedroom and bathroom, there is *one* drawer in the entire room and even that is poorly designed (you cannot have the one drawer and bathroom door open at the same time, leading to this weird dance of 'close the bathroom door, open the drawer; close the drawer, open the bath....) Bathroom vanity is really small despite a good sized bathroom making things cluttered and impossible for two people. Fresh Bites continues to be terrible quality and over priced. I specifically avoid Marriot since they implemented this but couldn't avoid it this trip. It's room service prices with Dennys like quality (no offense Dennys). Plus, 3 out of the 4 times I ordered Fresh Bites, I had to call down for missing condiments, which meant that my food that was luke warm to begin with was cold. So I can't even say that it was well executed. If you are staying there and want room service, walk a block to Legal Seafood. They offer their entire menu to go, and it was miles ahead in quality and less expensive. All in all I continue to be disappointed by the services and amenities at Marriot despite their impressive advertising to the contrary.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM