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CambridgeUnited States of America

Home to two of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., Cambridge has a distinguished feel, with fine dining, museums and riverside strolls among its charms. 

Tour the grounds of Harvard and admire the elegant buildings in which some of America’s finest minds have been nurtured. Visit museums and galleries within the grounds, before making your way to the contrasting Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where cutting-edge architecture houses students that are shaping the future. Cruises down the River Charles, numerous boutique stores and a culinary culture to rival some of the finest cities in the country will keep you busy for the rest of your stay.

Cambridge was founded in 1630 and is the fifth-largest city in Massachusetts. It’s known as the “City of Squares” because of the way town planners designed the town around an easily navigable network of plazas.

Take a tour of the Harvard grounds and learn about the many famous alumni who have studied here, including President Barack Obama and poet T.S. Eliot. Conduct some learning of your own and stop in at the Harvard Museum of Natural History where over 12,000 specimens are on display. Art fans should head to the Harvard Museum of Art, which is made up of three distinct sections focusing on Western, Germanic and Asian art.

Visit MIT for the architecture alone, with the stunning Stata Center and Simmons Hall among the highlights. Don’t miss the MIT museum, which focuses on exhibits that showcase scientific, artistic and technology innovations in the modern era.

Stroll beside the Charles River, which boasts hundred of acres of nature reserve on each of its banks. Take a visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery, the first landscaped cemetery in the United States. It’s also notable for being the burial place of the poet Henry Longfellow. Visit Longfellow House in the town to find out more about this literary great.

Cambridge is well served by public transport, with a good network of trains and public buses covering all the major sights. It’s also an easy city to cycle around in. Rent a bike during the warm summer months and discover the extensive network of cycle routes.

Top hotels in Cambridge

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
4 out of 5
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$170 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in MIT, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of MIT Museum, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fenway Park and Hynes Convention ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,135 reviews)

"Nice property but didn’t like that we were put into a handicap room. It took us a while to fix the showers. Staff was very friendly and accommodating thou!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct,2020

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Royal Sonesta Boston
Royal Sonesta Boston
4 out of 5
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$195 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in East Cambridge, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of TD Garden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Boston Common ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,473 reviews)

"clean rooms and friendly staff. Great city view. Good food options"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan,2021

Royal Sonesta Boston
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
4 out of 5
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$141 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in East Cambridge, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cambridgeside Galleria and Museum of Science. TD Garden and The Freedom Trail are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"The property was great. We stayed during the pandemic so unfortunately a lot of amenities were not available."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec,2020

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Cambridge

Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops,  Harvard Sq access , Free parking
Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking
87 Fresh Pond Pkwy, 2nd Floor Studio Apartment, Cambridge, MA

Located in West Cambridge, this historic apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Harvard University, Harvard Square and Brighton Music Hall. Tufts University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (35 reviews)
Great location, charming neighborhood

"Location was great. Apartment was not as clean as I would have expected. Bathroom had a distinct smell and sheets and pillows had stains on them."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep,2019

Near scenic Fresh Pond, Charles river, shops, Harvard Sq access , Free parking
Beautiful sunny apt right across Harvard yard
Beautiful sunny apt right across Harvard yard
1168 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Located in Riverside, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston ...

Beautiful sunny apt right across Harvard yard
The Cambridge Karma House
The Cambridge Karma House
3.5 out of 5
17 Banks Street St, Cambridge, MA

Located in Riverside, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ...

3.2/5 (48 reviews)
Not a good experience

"I am sorry I did not take the reviews into account when booking this property. The house is falling apart, very run down. Even though the cleaner made a huge effort to clean, it is actually not clean-able.Not sure how come this is listed on hotels.com"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct,2019

The Cambridge Karma House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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9 Feb 2020

I am an alumna of Harvard College so it is always lovely to be back and see changes in the Square. It is clean and well kept but sad to see old institutions like the newsstand close down. The food options were excellent, but the shopping was just OK.

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7 Aug 2019

Cambridge is an absolute gem and a must see location. There are lovely buildings and Harvard University, walk around the beautiful Charles River with excellent cycle paths. There is a great range of lovely shops and places to eat/drink.

5/5 - Excellent

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31 Jul 2019

As a family we love Cambridge, the safeness, the shopping, the dining options, the location. We keep returning!

4/5 - Good

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21 Jul 2019

Great place. Unfortunately seemed to be quite a lot of homeless people. No bother to anyone though.

5/5 - Excellent

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15 Jul 2019

Good walking city, with frequent cheap buses