Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

Boston, USA

The hotel

Offering stunning views of the Boston skyline in a beautiful riverside setting, the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel prides itself on personalised service and exceptional accommodation. There's a whole host of things to see and do in the immediate area but the hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre as well as the highly regarded Bambara Restaurant and Bar. A great place to relax, admire river views as you recline in deep-cushioned booths and feast on American brasserie-style cuisine. There's an emphasis on seafood dishes, accompanied, of course, by some very fine wines. Across the street from the hotel are unpaved trails, ideal for jogging, walking, biking and skating - the hotel offers complimentary bikes so grab one and explore. How about the setting, does the water tempt you? If so, there are also kayaks for complimentary use if you fancy paddling your way downstream. Spacious guest rooms are idea for larger groups and families are very well catered for with welcome packs for the kids.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

On the Cambridge side of the Charles River, within walking distance from downtown Boston and attractions such as Harvard Square, MIT, the Museum of Science and Beacon Hill. The Metro Line (Lechmere Station on the Green Line) is also close for venturing further afield. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

236 rooms. All with are air-conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, satellite TV, luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities, in-room yoga mat, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe*, bathrobe, hairdryer and iron and board. King Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Deluxe View Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Deluxe Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Double Deluxe View Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adult or 2 adults and 2 children.

Studio Suite with living room, pull-out sleeper sofa and king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Suite with living area, pull-out sleeper sofa, king-size bed, wet bar and separate Fiji jet spa tub, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Bambara Kitchen + Bar (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Cambridge lobby bar. Complimentary morning coffee and tea service. 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. Hosted evening wine hour. Complimentary bikes and kayaks. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Self parking $30 plus tax, per night, valet parking $43 plus tax, per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommended getaway! Clean and relaxing

Jan 16, 2021 28alaskal

This was a great hotel! I stayed here for my birthday and the Jacuzzi suite was very relaxing and clean. Had an issue with the tub being broken, but Mike the engineering supervisor was very helpful/quick in resolving it, and got me moved to another room. The desk chair was super comfortable - wish I had one at home! And the mattress was very… Read more
This was a great hotel! I stayed here for my birthday and the Jacuzzi suite was very relaxing and clean. Had an issue with the tub being broken, but Mike the engineering supervisor was very helpful/quick in resolving it, and got me moved to another room. The desk chair was super comfortable - wish I had one at home! And the mattress was very firm - just the way I like it, I slept so well. And the bathroom - besides the Jacuzzi, the size and counter space was so convenient to have. The wallpaper was beautiful. I highly recommend this place. Read less
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Jan 11, 2021 paulsZ745BI

Beautiful, clean hotel with a relaxing vibe to it. Loved the private drop-off/pickup for stress-free coming and going, hard to get that in Boston/Cambridge. The hotel room appeared to be recently renovated, it was nice!! I checked out the restaurant, Bambara, downstairs for dinner one night, what a meal. The staff was welcoming and friendly… Read more
Beautiful, clean hotel with a relaxing vibe to it. Loved the private drop-off/pickup for stress-free coming and going, hard to get that in Boston/Cambridge. The hotel room appeared to be recently renovated, it was nice!! I checked out the restaurant, Bambara, downstairs for dinner one night, what a meal. The staff was welcoming and friendly and accommodated my late check-out which I greatly appreciated. I will definitely be heading back next time I am in the Boston/Cambridge area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet and clean

Nov 5, 2020 Amy K

Nice modern clean hotel. Had a room with two queen beds and it was a little small. I wish there had been a comfy chair to sit and read in. There was only one person at the reception desk so service was slow. No concierge, door person or any other staff in sight no matter the time of day so there was no one other than the desk person to ask for… Read more
Nice modern clean hotel. Had a room with two queen beds and it was a little small. I wish there had been a comfy chair to sit and read in. There was only one person at the reception desk so service was slow. No concierge, door person or any other staff in sight no matter the time of day so there was no one other than the desk person to ask for suggestions or directions etc. They did not serve any breakfast and the morning coffee was nothing to shout about to put is mildly. When we did ask about breakfast the best they could offer was dunkin donuts. Luckily we found an amazing place called Tatte a few blocks away. I imagine it would be more inviting under different circumstances. Read less
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Nov 2, 2020 BLillyB

Overall great, super friendly staff. There was a minor issue with the room I stayed at but Sean the overnight manager went above and beyond to solve the problem. His management skills are excellent!! There’s a shopping mall and a beautiful park near by. Quiet and safe neighborhood. The hotel is about 30min walk from the downtown area and tourist… Read more
Overall great, super friendly staff. There was a minor issue with the room I stayed at but Sean the overnight manager went above and beyond to solve the problem. His management skills are excellent!! There’s a shopping mall and a beautiful park near by. Quiet and safe neighborhood. The hotel is about 30min walk from the downtown area and tourist sightseeing. Read less
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Oct 18, 2020 914brendap Newtown, Connecticut

The hotel is very convenient to the mall that is behind it..and you have to pay for parking in garage next to it. But there is elevator that goes up from garage right I to the hotel which is nice. Room was very modern and stylish we had 2 queen beds and view of canal in room 719. Small fridge and safe..but I thought microwaves were there but had… Read more
The hotel is very convenient to the mall that is behind it..and you have to pay for parking in garage next to it. But there is elevator that goes up from garage right I to the hotel which is nice. Room was very modern and stylish we had 2 queen beds and view of canal in room 719. Small fridge and safe..but I thought microwaves were there but had none..no coffee maker in room either..though they had free coffee in restaurant area of hotel..no complimentary breakfast..was so disappointed ..they did offer dry staple breakfast items for a cost...that's the only thing I can say was a serious negative..pleasant staff,easy area.. Read less