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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1714)
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Jan 3, 2022 marnoosh Queens, New York

Monti at front desk in particular was very helpful and fun - along with other staff who were fun for my 10 year old daughter, housekeeping staff also were friendly and helpful Satisfied with hotel, room, parking, and amazed at the family-friendly fun extras like polaroid camera, yoga mat, snowballs and outdoor equipment like kayaks and bikes.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing and hospitable staff

Jan 1, 2022 Hassan4270

The staff on 12/22 was very accommodating. Since the moment I checked in to the moment I left, I was very pleased with the service. Since I was the last one to check in for the night, the concierge assisted me with an upgrade. Will definitely be staying here again.
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Dec 15, 2021 jackiemH1093MB

My organization recently held our annual holiday gathering there with some employees staying overnight at the hotel. We've used the Kimpton Marlowe for several years, but this was our first event since pre-COVID. The staff and the hotel were meticulous in their protocols to keep the guests safe and healthy. The hotel, as usual was wonderful. The… Read more
My organization recently held our annual holiday gathering there with some employees staying overnight at the hotel. We've used the Kimpton Marlowe for several years, but this was our first event since pre-COVID. The staff and the hotel were meticulous in their protocols to keep the guests safe and healthy. The hotel, as usual was wonderful. The staff is exceptional, esp. Uma, who was overseeing the complimentary wine bar in the lobby that evening. (Yes, Peter at the Bambara Restaurant was able to make me the drink we discussed-TY!), and Monty, who with great grace & tact, handled a situation not of the hotel's making as I waited to ask him for assistance. A great staff all around! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding service and overall experience!

Dec 7, 2021 carolynv438

I'm a frequent flyer at the Marlowe and can say they've created a home away from home for me. The atmosphere, quality of the rooms / establishment are excellent and leave me wanting for nothing. What truly stands out is the service. The Marlowe team delivers impeccable service and is able to graciously accommodate what I'd call gently… Read more
I'm a frequent flyer at the Marlowe and can say they've created a home away from home for me. The atmosphere, quality of the rooms / establishment are excellent and leave me wanting for nothing. What truly stands out is the service. The Marlowe team delivers impeccable service and is able to graciously accommodate what I'd call gently idiosyncratic requests :) And, I've seen them handle demanding guests with aplomb and grace. Specifically, Monty, Woody and Kellie are amazing at their craft and deserve a specific call-out for going above and beyond and leading by example! I am so grateful for all they do! Highly recommend the Marlowe! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating When the staff make your whole weekend!

Dec 6, 2021 Travis P

A regular weekend in Boston became an EXCEPTIONAL weekend because of our stay here. The holiday decorations, the rooms, the wine happy hour, and most of all, the staff were above and beyond our expectations. A special thanks to Monty and Woody for helping at every turn of the stay. Monty showed kindness and flexibility in helping out when I had… Read more
A regular weekend in Boston became an EXCEPTIONAL weekend because of our stay here. The holiday decorations, the rooms, the wine happy hour, and most of all, the staff were above and beyond our expectations. A special thanks to Monty and Woody for helping at every turn of the stay. Monty showed kindness and flexibility in helping out when I had some work changes and needed to extend our stay. All around, 5 stars. Read less