The nondescript exterior of this modern block near the Cambridgeside Galleria mall doesn't prepare you for the flamboyant melange of fake animal prints and rich colours within. The decor may be loud, but the atmosphere is laid-back, unpretentious and fun. The early evening complimentary wine hour - an institution of the California-based Kimpton chain - offers the opportunity to unwind and meet other guests in the lobby lounge, with its huge fireplace. Although the hotel feels removed from the main cultural and commercial areas of the city (the mall notwithstanding), it's only a short walk and a subway stop to the excellent restaurants and funky nightlife of Central Square. If you don't feel like commuting, Bambara restaurant is a decent dining option also frequented by non-residents. Some of the rooms offer wonderful views over the river.
|Venue name:||Hotel Marlowe||Contact:|
25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
|Transport:||Lechmere T, then 10min walk.|
|Price:||Rates $140-$400 double.|