Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel  3 stars

20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, United States, 02139  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

A cool spot Le Meridien in Cambridge where geek chic reigns supreme. The eccentric high tech theme runs deep, with blankets with mathematical formulas on their covers, and on-site dining.

Overview

Situated in the heart of central square in Cambridge, Le Meridien Hotel is steps away from a culturally diverse area renowned for its cuisine and shopping, easily accessible from Logan airport and just minutes from Boston city centre. The hotel is close to MIT museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fenway park, USS Constitution museum and Boston university.

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT’s elegant accommodations offer a place of luxurious sanctuary and unmatched comfort.

This four-star property provides 210 welcoming guestrooms and suites in a contemporary chic style. The hotel boasts a selection of premier suites offering the pinnacle of luxurious comfort with elegant living rooms, bedrooms and often multiple bathrooms. Rooms overlook the peaceful local area or the picturesque and quaint streets below.

The hotel has a 24-hour business centre and offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment and business services. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas.

Recreational amenities include 24-hour fitness centre with equipment for aerobic activity and strength training.

A total renovation of this property was completed in May 2009.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   210.

Distance to:

  • City center Cambridge - 4600 ft
  • Airports: Logan International (BOS) - 4.8 mi, Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) - 40.2 mi
  • Train stations: Yawkey - 1.1 mi, Back Bay - 1.7 mi
  • Underground stations: Central Square Station - 1700 ft, Kendall/MIT Station - 4000 ft
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Sidney's Grille & Lounge (Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary) - 100 ft, Craigie on Main (Cuisine: French) - 600 ft

Rooms

The calming earth tones of golden maize, heathery moss and warm copper, walls accented with original artwork for the MIT Collection and sleek contemporary furniture offer a palette for respite or serene productivity. Each room is decorated in contemporary style with MIT artwork.

Spacious bathrooms and powerful showers offer an extra touch of added comfort to all guest rooms. Hotels exclusive luxury beds offer the ultimate sleeping experience, featuring high thread count bedding and full, down pillows. Furnishings also include desks and ergonomic chairs.

In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, flat panel televisions with pay movies, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities.

All accommodations offer city or garden views.

Guests may request refrigerators, hypo-allergenic bedding and wake-up calls.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

Up to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

One further older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night per person when using existing beds.

Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

Dining options

Sidney’s Grille is innovative American grille with a contemporary and eclectic setting for combining fresh flavours with a Mediterranean flair. Sidney’s private dining room seats groups of up to 20 for any corporate or social occasion. Grille is open Monday - Friday from 6.30am till 10pm and Saturday – Sunday from 7am till 10.30pm.

Sidney’s Lounge has an expansive menu of classic cocktails. Guest can relax and unwind with one of many hand crafted specialty martinis.

Room service is available from 6am to 11pm featuring an array of menu selections.

The hotel is close to many restaurants, including pizzerias, Irish pubs and bakeries.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 28 per day.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 32 per day.

Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting area
  • CD player
  • Dressing area
  • Living room
  • Pillow top mattress

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

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The calming earth tones of golden maize, heathery moss and warm copper, walls accented with original artwork for the MIT Collection and sleek contemporary furniture offer a palette for respite or serene productivity. Each room is decorated in contemporary style with MIT artwork.

Spacious bathrooms and powerful showers offer an extra touch of added comfort to all guest rooms. Hotels exclusive luxury beds offer the ultimate sleeping experience, featuring high thread count bedding and full, down pillows. Furnishings also include desks and ergonomic chairs.

In addition to complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail, flat panel televisions with pay movies, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities.

All accommodations offer city or garden views.

Guests may request refrigerators, hypo-allergenic bedding and wake-up calls.

One child under two years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

Up to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

One further older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night per person when using existing beds.

Guestrooms are all non-smoking.

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              Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas
              • City Center
                4300 ft
              Museums
              • Museum of Useful Things
                3700 ft
              Parks
              • Cambridge Parks Maintenance
                2700 ft
              • Cambridge Recreation Div
                2700 ft
              Universities, Institutes
              • Laboratory-Computer Science
                2000 ft
              • Mit-Research Lab-Electronics
                2000 ft
              • Laboratory For Information
                2000 ft
              • Laboratory-Mfg and Productivity
                2000 ft
              • Laboratory For Nuclear Science
                2000 ft
              • Laboratory For Electromagnetic
                2000 ft
              • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                2000 ft
              • Massachusetts Institute-Tech
                3700 ft
              • Research Institute-Medicine
                3700 ft
              • Cambridge College
                4300 ft
              Medical care and Hospitals
              • M I T Medical Department
                2000 ft
              • Cambridge Health Alliance
                4300 ft
              • Cambridge Birth Ctr
                4600 ft
              • Youville Lifecare
                5000 ft
              Underground stations
              • Central Square Station
                1400 ft
              • Kendall/MIT Station
                3700 ft

              Local Attractions

              • Fenway Park
                1.1 mi
                4 Yawkey Way, Boston
              • Kenmore Square
                5100 ft
                Boston, MA
              • Back Bay
                1.1 mi
                Boston, MA
              • Harvard University
                1.1 mi
                1350 Massachusetts ave, Cambridge
              • Harvard Art Museums
                1.1 mi
                485 Broadway, Cambridge

              Near the hotel

              • MIT Museum
                700 ft
                265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
              • Stata Center
                1600 ft
                Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge
              • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
                2400 ft
                77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
              • Minuteman Trail
                3300 ft
                Cambridge, MA
              • Charles River
                4200 ft
                Cambridge, MA
              • Storrow Drive
                4900 ft
                Boston, MA

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Sidney's Grille & Lounge

                61% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary
                Price Range: USD 30 - USD 35

                100 ft
                20 Sidney Street

                Phone: 617-551-0306

              • Craigie on Main

                73% likes this, based on 252 reviews
                Cuisine: French
                Price Range: USD 40 - USD 60

                600 ft
                853 Main Street

                Phone: (617) 497-5511

              • Asgard Irish Pub & Restaurant

                68% likes this, based on 81 reviews
                Cuisine: Irish

                300 ft
                350 Massachusetts Ave

                Phone: 617-577-9100

              • Toscanini's Ice Cream

                86% likes this, based on 128 reviews
                Cuisine: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

                500 ft
                899 Main St

                Phone: 617-491-5877

              • Cafe Luna

                73% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                Cuisine: American

                400 ft
                403 Massachusetts Avenue

                Phone: 617-576-3400

              Getting there.

              The preferred airport for Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT is Boston Logan international airport (BOS) - 6.7km

              General directions to the hotel:

              From North: Follow interstate 95 South to interstate 93 South. Continue on Storrow drive going west and exit (Route 2A/N) Massachusetts avenue. Continue over the bridge and then pass four lights and turn left onto Sidney Street. The hotel is one block down on the left.

              From West: Follow interstate 90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to exit 18 (Cambridge/Somerville). Continue over the bridge straight to River street. Pass four lights and turn right onto Massachusetts avenue and then pass three lights and turn right on Sidney.

              From East: Follow signs through Sumner tunnel to Storrow drive. Continue West to Massachusetts avenue (Route 2A/N Exit) over the bridge. Pass four lights and turn left onto Sidney Street. The hotel is one block down on the left.

              From South: Follow Route 3 North or Route 95 North to interstate 93 North. Continue on Storrow drive going west. Exit (Route 2A/N) Massachusetts avenue and continue over the bridge. Pass four lights and turn left onto Sidney street. The hotel is one block down on the left.

              The property has an area shuttle, which is complimentary.

              Guest parking is available for a surcharge.

              Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel

              Average guest rating

              8.2
              out of 10
              Excellent
              Based on 152 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Dining
              6.1
              Service
              6.9
              Value
              7.9
              Location
              8.3
              Rooms
              8.9

              Individual guest reviews

              • Family with children

                The comfortable bed was fantastic. The ambiance and decor of the room was very relaxing. And it was right around the corner from my early morning meeting.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Family with children

                I found that this hotel was quite comfortable. The valet was very helpful and polite. Everything is in walking distance so we parked the car for the night. The roof top garden was a very pleasant spot to go and enjoy the nightair.

                The mini bar was expensive and didnt like how they had all the candy at childrens reach, good thing my baby is only 1yrs old or I would be broke. And dont understand how they new exactly what we took out of the mini bar fridge.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Older travelers

                Cleanliness and value for the $$$ was excellent. Proximity to Boston is good.

                no complimentary coffee in the a.m other than cheap brewer in the room

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Single

                clean, stylish room

                Snack/drink bar inside the room was overpriced

                • Average rating
                  7.8
              • Family with children

                There was a beautiful outside garden on the third floor. It was a very convenient location for visiting Harvard, MIT and Boston colleges. The "T" was very close by. Also, there was a large grocery store next door. A great affordable hotel to access Boston sites.

                There was no refrigerator or microwave in the room. Also, there was no pool.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Single

                Location in nice part of the city, not far from cetner, near to mit and Harvard.

                Extremely slow internet connection. Don't know if something was broken during my stay, but connection speed of kb/sec is not good even to read a newspaper.

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Older travelers

                The room was spacious and had a nice view. The location of the hotel was very good; close to Charles River, grocery, and many great restaurants. The air condtioning worked nicely too!

                We didn't get any maid service, had to stop someone in the hallway to get fresh towels and shampoo.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Group of friends

                The beds and bedding were the best ever!

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Family with children

                rooms are so comfortable and pampering, quiet and private stay to enjoy.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                The desk clerk took extra time with me in helping print boarding passes for my flight the next day.

                I had to mark only "good" on comfort level of the room because the beds did not have top sheets, just a down comforter which was too heavy. Even if your hotel doesn't want to make up a bed with a top sheet, it should provide one to be used. I've never been to a hotel that doesn't use top sheets.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Family with children

                Modern and Clean hotel with a relaxed feel. Very nice staff, and good business facilities. Right in the heart of Cambridge within walking distance of mit and Harvard Square. Good restaurants nearby.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Family with children

                Good hotels are pretty much the same; you get what you expect. But what makes you choose one hotel to another is the personal touch. At Le Meriden Cambridge it was Andy that made the difference. Polite, helpful and very nice; he made our stay a delightfdul stay!

                • Average rating
                  8.8
              • Family with children

                Breakfast at Sidney Grill.

                We had requested a crib as part of our original reservation nearly 3 months before our stay. But when we arrived, the staff simply told us they didn't have any. They were not very apologetic, claiming that our crib request wasn't held with a fee (not that we were ever given the option to do this before our stay) so we shouldn't be upset. We had our 8-week old son with us, and we would have been in real trouble if we hadn't been able to borrow a playpen from friends across town. But the whole thing was terribly inconvenient, and the customer device was terrible. We will not go back.

                • Average rating
                  5.0
              • Group of friends

                Good size beds, great location adjacent to mit and multiple quality restaurants. Very nice bathroom amenities

                The rooms were quite small, although this was partly due to the large size of the beds.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Group of friends

                The hotel room was very nicely decorated and great value for the money .

                Extremely under staffed! There was only one person in the check in desk. Who was also the concierge and the door man! It took a while to get checked in. Check out was quicker because there wasn't anyone in front of us but again only 1 person behind the 4 station check-out counter. And she and the door guy couldn't handle flagging down a van taxi for us because they were too swamped with helping people out of their cars, into their cars, taking calls, etc. they need to hire more people.

                • Average rating
                  7.8
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