Friday, May 19, 2006

Hotel @ MIT

The bedcover is decorated with physics formulas!
The huge and very comfortable bed
Stylish bathroom!
The Hotel @ MIT seems to really understand that some travelers need to work!

Hotel @ MIT
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

General Comments

This is a really nice stylish hotel with a modern hi-tech decor. The staff are really helpful, efficient, and welcoming. It creates an MIT theme very effectively. The bedcovers have physics formulas on them.

The Hotel @ MIT is a Doubletree so you get Hilton points and miles if you stay here.


  • Clever decor and use of the MIT theme
  • Really comfortable beds
  • Good bar and restaurant (See review of the Sidney Grille)
  • Internet connectivity (Ethernet and wireless) for free
  • Ability to send print jobs from the room to a printer at the front desk (free)
  • Nice pen! (How many hotels provide nice pens?)
  • Attractive stationery in the room -- MIT-themed cards with transparent envelopes.
  • Excellent work space in the room
  • Good public lounge
  • Good bath robes (dressing gowns)
  • Nice rosemary/mint Aveda shampoo and conditioner
  • Self-service business center with free facilities (photocopier, fax, computers, etc.)
  • The bedcovers -- you can solve formulas as you go to sleep!
  • Some "old fashioned" stuff that was inconsistent with the "hip," modern theme. (A clunky analog thermostat, old bath fixtures, old fashioned television.
  • No body wash -- a hotel of this class should offer liquid soap as well as the solid kind.
  • No mouthwash -- ditto!
  • No on-site pool (but you can use the MIT sports facilities for a fee.)

Stay here if you ever get the chance. It is a really special place.


$204 plus $11.63 State Tax, $8.16 city tax, and $5.61 city tax. A lot of taxes!

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