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Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA, United States
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Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA, United States
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Harvard Square:€469/night
Cheapest price found:€181/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
€342 - €815
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€373 - €605
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated hotels near Harvard Square

Browse through properties in Harvard Square that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 41 properties in Harvard Square and data was last updated on 13 July 2024.
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24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
€185
Avg. per night
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€201
Avg. per night
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€270
Avg. per night
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€179
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Harvard Square

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Harvard Square to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Harvard Square at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 13 July 2024.
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3 stars
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
€185
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
€179
4 stars +
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
€270

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Other accommodations in Harvard Square

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1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€179
Avg. per night
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€270
Avg. per night
110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€201
Avg. per night
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
€185
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Harvard Square

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About Harvard Square

Harvard Square lies in the heart of Cambridge, part of the Boston Metropolitan Area, in the state of Massachusetts, and acts as a central point encompassing the culture and energy of the city. Harvard University surrounds the intersection and comprises of independent business and services. It contains many students and acts as a mixing hub for the university and the local community in a busy and beautiful area of the city, as an open and colourful triangular plaza.

A key attraction for visitors to Harvard Square is to witness the famous Harvard University, whose walls line the plaza and whose student life seeps into the culture of the surrounding area, as there are also many student bars and cafes. Other nearby cultural sites include the Semitic Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the American Repertory Theatre, although the square is also a site of smaller cultural wonders, like local buskers, street performers and independent businesses. Visitors can easily find a cute or quirky cafe to relax in, or discover other student favourites like local bookshops, small theatres and artistic stores selling cheap furniture, second-hand items and old fashioned supplies. There are also food trucks that travel to Harvard Square and offer delicious food, or visitors can walk in the surrounding park nature, or shop at the nearby Garage shopping mall.

Harvard Square is served by the central transit station, which includes subway, bus and trolley connections, all of which use the area as a transfer point, making it easy for visitors to access the area from throughout the city. Public transport services use Massachusetts Avenue as a central hub and drivers can also access the avenue by car, at the end of which lies Harvard Square.

Early maps of Harvard Square show the area to be a residential district, which was once home to famous Americans, such as Anne Bradstreet, a colonial poet of the 17th century. The area changed with the development of Harvard University as what was once a shopping neighbourhood transformed into a regional meeting place and student hub. Gentrification took place, throughout the 20th century although the area retained its old, local atmosphere through maintaining second-hand stores and independent businesses, especially focusing on preserving its book selling reputation.

Facts about staying in Harvard Square

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Harvard Square to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 13 July 2024.
  • What are the best hotels near Harvard Square?

    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge, rated with a score of 8.2 from 540 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Harvard Square. Other top stays include Le Méridien Boston Cambridge, with an average rating of 8.4 from 682 reviewers, and Porter Square Hotel, with a score of 8.5 from 1,413 reviewers.

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    Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is a good hotel close to Dublin City Centre - it has scored 8.4 over 23,965 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Harvard Square near Times Square?

    Pod Times Square is a hotel near Times Square that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.1 from 22,789 reviews.

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    If you’re looking for good hotels near Galway City Center, consider The Galmont Hotel & Spa (rated 8.2 over 4,031 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Harvard Square cost?

    Hotels in Harvard Square cost an average of €67/night, according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a cheap hotel near Harvard Square?

    Over the last 3 days, Harvard Square hotels have been found for as cheap as €53/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Harvard Square?

    The most popular landmark in Harvard Square is Dublin City Centre located in Dublin, followed by Times Square and Galway City Center, located in New York and Galway, respectively. Depending on where and how long you plan on staying in Harvard Square, you may be able to visit at least one of these cities.

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