Commencement Hotel Information

A few things to note:

  • 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 DOS at (617) 495-1880 or 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: tbd

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

When Rooms Sell Out: not sure

AAA Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

 

Name (& website): Cambridge Gateway Inn

Address: 211 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, MA 02140

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

Minimum Stay: no minimum stay

When Rates Will be Set: November

When Rooms Sell Out: December

AAA Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

 

Name (& website): The Charles Hotel

Address: One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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

 

Name (& website): Days Inn Boston Daystop

Address: 1800 Soldiers Field Drive, Brighton, MA 02135

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

When Rates Will be Set: November or Jaunary (contact Robert Cornish – 617-933-4611)

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

Minimum Stay: no minimum stay

AAA Discount: no discount

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

 

Name (& website): Hawthorn Suites

Address: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474

Contact Information: (781) 643-7258

Minimum Stay:  none yet

AAA Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Express

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

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

Minimum Stay: none yet

AAA Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

AARP Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Somerville

Address: 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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

Minimum Stay:  None

When Rates Will be Set: November

When Rooms Sell Out: Within the next 3 months

AAA Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

AARP Discount: does not apply during the Harvard Graduation

Graduation Discount: Please inquire

 

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;

Minimum Stay: None yet

When Rates Will be Set:  further discounts/restrictions may apply

When Rooms Sell Out:  by May

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

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

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline

Address: 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline

Contact Information: 617-277-1200

 

Name (& website): The Inn at Harvard

Address: 1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138

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

 

Name (& website): La Quinta Inn & Suites

Address: 23 Cummings Street, Somerville, MA 02145

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

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) 494-836

 

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

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

When Rooms Sell Out: Very soon. Limited availability

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

 

Name (& website): Royal Sonesta Hotel

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

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

Minimum Stay: no

When Rates Will be Set: will vary, subject to availability (can increase or decrease as we get closer to)

When Rooms Sell Out: Doesn’t know

 

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

 

Hotels in Boston

Name (& website): Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Address: 25 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information: 617-723-7575

Minimum Stay: 3 night stay

When Rooms Sell Out: Usually around December

 

Name (& website): Boston Harbor Hotel

Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 617-439-7000

Minimum Stay: No

When Rates Will be Set: Will be set around 6 months prior (Dec.)

When Rooms Sell Out: Probably end of Oct., toward Nov.

 

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)

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Club Quarters

Address: 161 Devonshire, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 212-575-0006

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): The Colonnade Hotel

Address: 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Copley Square Hotel

Address: 47 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Courtyard Boston Tremont Hotel

Address: 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-426-1400

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

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

Minimum Stay: No

 

Name (& website): Doubletree Downtown.

Address: 821 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information: 617-956-7900

 

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

Minimum Stay: No.

 

Name (& website): The Fairmont Copley Plaza

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

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

Minimum Stay: No

When Rates Will be Set: Subject to change.

 

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

Address: 407 Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151

Contact Information: 781-284-7200

Minimum Stay: none

When Rates Will be Set: rolling

 

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

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hampton Inn & Suites Boston

Address: 811 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information: 617-445-6400

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Harborside Inn

Address: 185 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Contact Information: 617-723-7500

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

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hilton Boston Financial District

Address: 89 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Information: 617-556-0006

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hilton Boston Logan Airport

Address: 1 Hotel Drive, Boston, MA 02128

Contact Information: 617-568-6700

Minimum Stay: none

When Rooms Sell Out: early; any time

 

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

Address: 5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114

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

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Holiday Inn Brookline

Address: 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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

 

Name (& website): Hotel 140

Address: 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116

Contact Information: 617-585-5600

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information: 617-933-5000

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hyatt Harborside

Address: 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

Contact Information: 617-568-1234

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Hyatt Regency Boston Financial District

Address: 1 Ave De Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

Contact Information: 617-912-1234

Minimum Stay: none

 

Name (& website): Langham Hotel Boston

Address: 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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)

Minimum Stay: no

 

Name (& website): Nine Zero

Address: 90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Contact Information: 866-906-9090

 

Name (& website): Omni Parker House

Address: 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

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

Minimum Stay: no

 

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

Address: 155 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information: 877-536-0508

 

Name (& website): Radisson Hotel Boston

Address: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

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

Minimum Stay: not yet

 

Name (& website): Ramada Hotel

Address: 800 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02122

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

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

 

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

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

 

Name (& website): The Westin Copley Place Boston

Address: 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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

Minimum Stay: No

 
 

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