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16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 11/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
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partie-of-seven wrote a review May 2022
Roselle, Illinois123 contributions63 helpful votes
Good location in Harvard Square. Close to Harvard campus and a short walk to the T station. Room was clean and spacious. The front desk was polite and helpful. Wanted to extend our stay, but unfortunately the rates had increased exponentially.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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SaminDC wrote a review May 2022
DC288 contributions161 helpful votes
Staff at the desk was very friendly and helped with early check in. The room, unlike in many big cities, was large with plenty of room to work and shades that blocked the light. Their bath products seem superior to what I remember from other Sheratons. The lotion was smooth instead of too liquidy
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Carin C wrote a review Mar 2022
4 contributions
The door to the bathroom would not open even HALFWAY as it HIT THE TOILET!! I have never experienced anything like this in a hotel and was told by the front staff that there was nothing they could do and it was not the only room with the this situation! We are not big people at all and could barely get in the room. "Historic" is no excuse for allowing this dangerous situation and what SHOULD be a major code violation. If someone fell in this bathroom there would be NO WAY to get them out. Strongly advise finding somewhere else to stay or at least ask to inspect rooms before settling in (our room was 243). If they skimped on safety here it makes me wonder where else. This room should NOT be rented.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Don't stay in room 243
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Response from michael guleserian, General Manager at Sheraton Commander Hotel
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Dear Guest, I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations in regards to room design. Our hotel was built in 1927 and there are some unique features that are not easily changed. I assure you that we are up to code in all areas. We will take your feedback and try to adjust our design the next time we renovate our bathrooms. in the meantime, we'd be happy to find you a room that better suits your needs on your next visit. Warmly, Michael Guleserian General Manager
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Rebecca G wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle, Washington33 contributions10 helpful votes
This is my second time staying at the Sheraton Commander in the past three months for business. My room was lovely, comfortable, and quiet. While the hotel is older, they have done a wonderful job updating what needed to be updated while keeping the charm of an historic building. I love everything about this hotel! Bed was comfortable. Plenty of ways to charge my electronic devices. Excellent wifi. Desk and chair were comfortable. The staff were always friendly and helpful and provided me literally everything I needed for a comfortable stay. They asked when I wanted maid service and provided me with extra towels, coffee cups, and all else when I didn't want to be interrupted. Harvard Square is a very short walk, 5-10 minutes. And Harvard Business School is also an easy walk, maybe 20 minutes. Plenty of restaurants close by. I will definitely be staying here again when I come back to Boston!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
RY2019 wrote a review Dec 2021
Schaumburg, Illinois30 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked a room for a weekend. The location is an 8 minute walk from Harvard Square. I found the front desk to be friendly and helpful. The hotel room was small but spacious enough for the two of us. It had a small foyer with an adequate closet, a desk, and a chair with lamp for reading. There was a reading light in the room for the chair but I would have liked to been able to brighten up the space a little more. Overall, we had a very nice stay and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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betty485 wrote a review Nov 2021
Poughkeepsie, New York155 contributions95 helpful votes
This is an older hotel that has successfully kept some of its attractive older decor but is also sufficiently modern to meet a visitor's expectations. We had a very large king room, with a couch and chairs, The room could have used an additional lamp or two, as it was a little dim. The king bed, while comfortable was quite high and a challenge for a shorter person to access. The bathroom was fine and, and we were provided plenty of towels. The hotel is in a traffic congested area, and it's a little tricky to load and unload luggage. The adjacent parking lot is very convenient. We only stayed one night but would consider staying there again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
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Laura B wrote a review Oct 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio1 contribution
Well I guess we have to live without our rooms being cleaned. But we should not have to live with hostility and bars closing at 10. We had 18 people staying this week, and we arrived at the bar at 9:20 we were aggressively told that last call would be in 10 minutes. When we asked why we were told the bar closed at 10. When we said why last call at 9:30 she said they wanted us out at 10. We ordered drinks and did not get them for 20 minutes. At 10 we were told we had to move to the lobby. In the lobby we were told we had to "quiet down". There was not attempt to make us happy. It is ridiculous to close a bar at 10, and more ridiculous to be aggressive about it.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from michael guleserian, General Manager at Sheraton Commander Hotel
Responded 1 Nov 2021
Dear guest, Thank you for your online review. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations in regards to restaurant hours. During the pandemic, we have needed to adjust some of our services and hours. Your party was notified in advance regarding our closing time. While I understand your frustration, our restaurant is not permitted to remain open past our posted hours of operation. We look forward to getting the pandemic behind us so we can resume our normal hours. Warmly, Michael Guleserian General Manager
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Pbm431 wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
Hotel itself is fine. Despite being packed on a Wednesday, restaurant informed us at 9:20pm that they were preparing to do last call in 10-15 minutes. Preparing for their 10 pm closure. Manager asked us to leave at 10:07, despite just serving us drinks. Indicated we should go to lobby. Front desk clerk then asked us to keep it quiet. Really an unwelcoming vibe. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from michael guleserian, General Manager at Sheraton Commander Hotel
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking tine to write an online review of your last visit. The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted our business and we have needed to limit our services and amend our hours to meet the lower demand. Wednesday's are consistently slow including when you were here. We look forward to business levels returning to normal so we can offer more regular service and hours. We hope you understand how much Covid-19 has affected our industry and our market and you will consider visiting us again the next time you are in the Cambridge area. Warm regards, Michael Guleserian General Manager
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CharlesA wrote a review Sep 2021
Key Biscayne, Florida488 contributions215 helpful votes
The staff here,from front desk check in personnel to maids, to restaurant servers all exhibited similar traits - wonderfully friendly as well as efficient. They made our stay here so pleasant. As Titanium Bonvoy members, we were upgraded in advance to a 1 bedroom suite using SNA certs. .Well done!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
maddi s wrote a review Sep 2021
missouri48 contributions6 helpful votes
Great location but the rest is blah. We frequent this area because our children go to Harvard. We usually stay at the Charles Hotel but thought to give this a try for this visit. I understand the The Charles is higher price point for it semes like the better value for me (esp when booking with Amex FHR) No upgrade on check in ( Marriott Gold but it’s a slow weekend so was hoping for a nice view at least), room is dark and small, old radiator like ventilation system, limited restaurant offering, lounge is closed. Unless I get a really good deal at this hotel, I will be staying at the Charles.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sheraton Commander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (0.3 km), A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater (0.3 km), and Club Passim (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, Alden & Harlow, and Toscano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Sheraton Commander Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Cambridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sheraton Commander Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sheraton Commander Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.