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With a coveted location in Harvard Square, the Hotel Veritas puts you in an ideal position to enjoy the top points of interest in Cambridge. Throughout the year, Harvard Square hosts many cultural, culinary and special events, including Oktoberfest and Mayfair festivals, as well as book readings, special dinners and musical events. It also plays host to some of the country’s most fascinating cultural and intellectual attractions, centered on art, music, history, philosophy and more. Just steps away from Harvard University, our boutique Cambridge hotel offers quick access to a fascinating world of ivy, brick walls, iron gates and historic buildings that characterize the neighborhood’s rich tradition of culture and academia. At the same time, we put you within quick reach of all the area’s top dining venues, theaters, museums and businesses. With a chic, inviting atmosphere, top amenities, superior service and a premier location within minutes of Boston, the Hotel Veritas is the perfect place to base your visit to one of the nation’s most engaging cities. Contact our office or use our convenient booking engine to reserve your room today.

Distance to:

  • Harvard Yard: 0.1 miles
  • Harvard Square: 0.2 miles
  • Harvard Square subway station: 0.3 miles
  • Kennedy School of Government: 0.4 miles
  • Harvard Law School: 0.7 miles
  • Harvard Business School: 0.9 miles
  • Lesley University: 0.8 miles
  • Longy School of Music: 0.8 miles
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1.3 miles
  • Tufts University: 2.9 miles
  • Boston University: 1.5 miles


Within a few blocks of Hotel Veritas, our guests have access to a broad spectrum of performances from 15th century polyphony to 21st century “game-changing” theater.

American Repertory Theatre

The American Repertory Theatre seeks to expand the boundaries of theatre, exploiting texts from across cultures and ages.

Club Passim

Club Passim, a non-profit music center, is devoted to the cultivation and preservation of folk music.

Jose Mate’s Ballet Theater

Housed in the glorious Old Cambridge Baptist Church, the performing company regularly presents new and classical ballet performances at its newly renovated Sanctuary Theatre.


OBERON is the American Repertory Theatre’s theatrical club space.


Founded in 1971 by musician, educator, and author John Langstaff to celebrate the seasons in performance through the power of traditional song, dance, storytelling, and ritual from cultures around the world.

Harvard Film Archives

The Harvard Film Archive offers a public cinematheque program, presenting films Friday through Monday nights year round. All screenings are held in the Archive’s 200-seat theater located in the historic Carpenter Center for the Arts.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Housed in the only building on the North American continent designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts hosts a prestigious lecture series and a variety of exhibits.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals have presented their unique brand of student-written theater every year since 1844, the only exceptions being for World Wars I and II.


Harvard Art Museum

The Harvard Art Museum is one of the world’s leading arts institutions, comprising three museums (Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum) and four research centers (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard Art Museum Archives, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, Turkey).

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of cultural history found anywhere.