Sheraton Commander Hotel

Sheraton Commander Hotel

6.76 reviews
Ranked #11 in Cambridge hotels
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16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-4800Edit info

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Bar
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Internet Access
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Sheraton was pretty standard as far as this chain goes. The building is historical, colonial in style, but the huge awning over the walkway removes the charm. The rooms were spacious but nothing special. The restaurant has a hearty brunch buffet on Sundays, but was fairly expensive. They also have a "pre-theatre" special deal on dinner nightly. Service was a little shoddy, sometimes we had trouble finding people at the front desk.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Commander is an old hotel, but Sheraton has put in modern amenities while keeping the old facade like the automatic lobby doors (unexpected from the look of those doors). The rooms are also more spacious than expected and the hotel is convenient to Harvard Square and the T or bus stops. It's not as luxurious as some other Sheratons, though, because of the old building and it's also a smaller hotel. There is free internet in the room now, I know the older reviews said there was no wifi. I'm not sure why the website says Sheraton Club Level members get free access to the fitness center, that sounds like other guests don't get access to fitness center? I didn't use it, so I wasn't aware.

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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

I must admit I didn’t have great expectations for the Sheraton Commander. But I can honestly say I was wrong. The hotel’s staff was friendly and informative. The rooms were bigger than you (or I) would expect in an older hotel. I also liked the four-post beds in the rooms as they set the hotel apart from others. The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk from Harvard Square, but it’s in a pretty quiet part of town – perfect for anyone trying to catch a few winks. The fitness center at the gym is a decent size, but the best part of it is the adjoining sundeck. We were told there was no Wi-Fi in the rooms (there is, however, free wired internet) and this may be a turn-off to business travelers. But if you’re going to take your family to explore Metropolitan Boston, this is definitely worth a stay.

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This place is nice enough for a relatively smaller brand name hotel. The bathrooms are spacious and clean and the beds a cut above (I did not expect four-poster and that was a nice surprise). There’s a sundeck connected to the gym and a decent view from there over Cambridge (most of the other views from this hotel probably aren’t as decent, unfortunately). The gym itself is an average size, but well-lit. The building is conveniently situated right across from Cambridge Common (and within a ten-minute’s walk from Harvard Square). The employees are nice and easy to talk to and they don’t mind answering questions. There aren’t too many frills about this place: the internet connection is free but there’s no Wi-Fi in the rooms, and there aren’t any valet or doormen, though the parking lot is easily accessible. Still, I’d pick this as a (slightly) more modest Cambridge stay. Like a lot of Boston hotels, the location makes up somewhat for a lack of amenities.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Internet access
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Fitness & Recreation
  • Fitness facilities
Pets
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
Bath
  • Hair dryer
In-Room Dining
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Television
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
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