There is a lot to love about Boston. The city, along with the surrounding areas, is an eclectic mix of food, culture, history, rowing clubs on the Charles River, museums, tech companies, and certainly the bastions of higher education. At LuxeGetaways, we enjoy sharing our favorite luxury finds around the world, but we also like letting readers know about hotels that offer great value with style. Hotel rooms in a popular city like Boston can be expensive, but we’ve discovered the Freepoint Hotel Cambridge,Tapestry Collection by Hilton. It is just a few miles from Boston, and it checks all the boxes for comfort, ambiance, location, and amenities.
Historic Cambridge’s architecture runs the gamut of Victorian, Modernist, and Bauhaus; and is called the “City of Squares” for good reason. Central Square is in an eclectic neighborhood with an active nightlife and cool restaurants. Davis Square is in the heart of Sommerville and near Tufts University; and it shines with boutiques, vintage stores, students and young families. Harvard Square is the epicenter of Harvard Yard, and you will find shopping, bookstores, unique restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries with ethnic cuisine, breweries, and street art murals aplenty. Kendall Square is the MIT, Google, Microsoft, bio-tech company ground zero.
Why We Like Freepoint Hotel Cambridge
A friendly face behind the check-in counter will greet you when you enter the lobby. Checking out the thoughtful design, you will see why Freepoint Hotel Cambridge calls its minimalist open lobby and library a “flexible space,” which offers a variety of seating arrangements and spaces to relax and work to their guests. Whether traveling for business or leisure, guests looking to work remotely can take advantage of the charging ports and tables available just steps from the door to the Starbucks in the building. Or gather with your friends to unwind at the bar, restaurant, or Secret Garden Lounge after a long day of sightseeing. This open-air space is tucked away in the interior of the hotel with lush foliage, space heaters and a fire pit; so guests can enjoy this relaxing outdoor space any time of the year. Your Hilton Honors Gold status (or higher) earns you a complementary Hilton Honors curated breakfast at the hotel’s Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails.
Industrial chic hotel in the heart of Cambridge…
The entire hotel was recently renovated in what Freepoint Hotel Cambridge terms “industrial-chic.” You will pick up on the vibe of sleek industrialism via the curated art collection and three-dimensional art installations by local Boston artists throughout the hotel. Rooms are designed with a modern, clean-space esthetic with all the basic amenities. Windows that open and a large well-lit bathroom make for a pleasant stay. Deluxe King Rooms start at 350-square feet and feature walk-in rain showers, an in-room sofa lounge area, and high-end amenities. They have a “Pets Rule” package so you can bring your furry friend too.
One great amenity is driven by the convenient location: the hotel shuttle will take you from 7am to 9 pm to area attractions within a 2-mile radius of the hotel, and they have their own stop in Harvard Square. LYFT is a partner with the Hilton Honors program, and very convenient in this area.
What is a Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel?
Hilton launched the upscale Tapestry brand in 2017, and it is a collection of unique properties that are anything but cookie-cutter hotels. They are all different, most in or near key cities, and all remain true to their location and individuality. The takeaway is that you can have a stylish stay in a distinctive hotel while being assured that Hilton standards of quality and service are met… and of course they are part of the Hilton Honors program. There are 24 hotels in the collection with more to be added by the end of 2019. https://hilton.com/en/tapestry
LG Tips: Your Hilton Honors Gold status or higher earns you a complementary Hilton Honors curated breakfast at the hotel’s Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails. Hilton Honors members can book using advance purchase option and get 15% off your Freepoint Hotel Cambridge room. They also have a “Wicked Smart College Package” that includes two rooms perfect for off-to-college kids and their parents.