Harvard Square Hotel
Unquestionably the most well-known of Cambridge's Squares, Harvard Square attracts inquisitive tourists and Harvard Square hotel intellectuals to its collection of unique retail stores, bustling restaurants or simply a park bench to watch all the action. The square, also encompassing Harvard Yard and nearby Cambridge Common, has served as a meeting and commercial point dating back to the Revolutionary War. Harvard Square is even often featured in popular Hollywood films including The Town, Good Will Hunting, 21, The Firm and others.
With many new and national chain stores moving into the area, Harvard Square certainly has undergone a transformation; however, the area has been able to retain many of the locally run businesses - some dating back over 75 years. Longstanding locally run business include: the Harvard Book Store (established in 1932), Leavitt & Pierce Tobacconist (est. 1883), Laflamme Barber Shop (est. 1898) or Bartley's Burger Cottage (est. 1960).
Throughout the year Harvard Square attracts many unique and cultural outdoor performers. From the popular outdoor chess games and Harvard University social clubs, to non-mainstream political activist groups and unique street performers, a trip to Cambridge must include Harvard Square.
Harvard Square is conveniently located nearly directly outside our front doors. From the nearby Red Line subway station, guests may travel up to Porter Square or head into downtown Boston via Kendall Square.
Learn about the latest events and activities happening in and around Harvard Square through the calendar below.
Venturing beyond Harvard Square? Learn more about things to do in Cambridge.