Definitely not the typically located hotel, Le Meridien Cambridge is located on the MIT campus in the Cambridge area of Boston, near Harvard University, museums, galleries, after performance venues and before Fenway Park. Guests are just one block from Central Square's restaurants and entertainment, and two miles from chic boutiques. Five miles from Boston's Logan International Airport, the Le Meridien Cambridge is a good choice for visitors to MIT and other area universities and Red Sox fans. The Charles River is three blocks away from the hotel where rowers and their families stay during the Head of the Charles Regatta festival each October.
This is a high-technology lifestyle hotel, where academicians join business and leisure travelers in the lobby to marvel over art from the MIT Museum, robots from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, whimsical sculptures displaying physics principles, and proudly exposed elevator circuitry. Guests of the hotel receive complimentary access to the MIT Museum. The Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT's distinctive features include a rooftop garden great for day or night views, a supermarket, a library and complimentary wireless Internet access. With dozens of dining options within blocks, guests will find live jazz, ice cream and innovative cuisine within minutes of the hotel's front door. Guests dine in at Sidney's Grille, the hotel's modern restaurant, which draws an eclectic crowd due to its location in the Cambridge community. Popular dishes include crab cakes, jumbo sea scallops, and Long Island duck enhanced by live jazz on selected evenings. A private dining area that seats 20 can also be reserved. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from late morning to late evening. Sidney's Lounge specializes in handcrafted martinis and is open from late morning to late evening. Room service is also available from early morning to late evening.
Renovated in spring 2009, this hotel offers 210 guestrooms and suites with artwork from MIT, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet, designer Aveda toiletries and oversized, ergonomic work stations.