Posted 1/6/15 by Miles Young in Lifestyle

5 of the Cheapest Hotels College Students in Cambridge Love

Cambridge, Massachusetts is America’s educational capital, home to a range of important institutions including Cambridge College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston, and the acclaimed Harvard University. Students scoping out local campuses and parents visiting their children at school all love these cheap Cambridge hotels.

Irving House at Harvard

Guests always feel pampered at Irving House at Harvard, it’s just a short walk from Harvard University’s campus and the dining and entertainment facilities of Harvard Square. Guests can bring their laptop and use the free WiFi throughout the house or check emails on computers in the parlor and conference rooms.

Eco-minded students will love the green initiatives this solar-powered house is taking. Breakfasts and snacks are sourced from local businesses, and all food waste is composted. Irving House also supplies eco-friendly toiletries, and many items throughout the home are made from recycled materials.

Hotel Veritas

Hotel Veritas claims to be the only luxury hotel in Cambridge making it an ideal choice for students and parents who love the finer things in life. Its Harvard Square location puts guests right in the middle of the action. When they’re not at the nearby Harvard University or Cambridge College campuses, students will probably spend most of their time in the local bars and restaurants.

Luckily, the well-appointed rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets and marble showers are a joy to return to. Wi-Fi’s available throughout the hotel and concierges are available 24-hours a day.

Whitman House

Whitman House only has three guestrooms, so you’ll never feel like just a number. The B&B’s hosts call its guests “new friends,” and try to make everyone’s stay special. Breakfast is served anytime between 7 and 9, but if you’d prefer to sleep in you can help yourself to the kitchen facilities later.

All rooms have WiFi and a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and a DVD player. Whitman House is a 15-minute walk from both Harvard and MIT. You also have the option to catch the nearby subway; the universities are just one stop away.

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT is actually on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus making it the perfect choice for prospective MIT students and visiting parents. Perks like complimentary Internet access and premium TV channels keep guests entertained, along with an onsite fitness center that has equipment for aerobic exercise and strength training.

A complimentary shuttle service makes it easy to get around the local area, and there are plenty of local restaurants along the surrounding streets. Sydney’s Grille is a great restaurant to eat at on site.

Hotel Marlowe, a Klimpton Hotel


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Hotel Marlowe is a seven-minute walk from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston, so it’s only fitting that its Bambara Restaurant is one of the finest eateries you’ll find in a local hotel. The hosted wine hour that starts at 5 pm every evening is also delightful.

Whether you’re a college-bound kid deciding on a school or a parent visiting your young scholar, these Cambridge hotels make the ideal place for your Massachusetts vacation.


Miles Young

Miles Young is a freelance writer with a passion for sports, music, and pop culture. When he's not working on his latest feature story, he's out walking his dog or catching up on Game of Thrones.