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5.0 out of 5

"This was such a unique hotel. I love that it was an old firehouse. They've kept the charm of the old building, while completely renovating the rooms ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 27 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

3-star historic hotel near Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Near the airport

Within a 10-minute walk of this MIT hotel, you'll find Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Massachusetts General Hospital and Museum of Science are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.

Free Internet, cable TV

The 77 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as room service. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$112* Per night/room Apr 2 - Apr 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Kendall Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Kendall Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
This was such a unique hotel. I love that it was an old firehouse. They've kept the charm of the old building, while completely renovating the rooms! We visited during COVID, so unfortunately didn't get a feel for the restaurant the normal breakfast buffet. But we plan on coming back again when things are a little more "normal!" Thanks for a lovely stay!!

Posted by , from Western NY on Sep 27, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 28, 2020 by Kendall Hotel Team

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your kind words inspire us! Providing our guests with an exceptional experience is our #1 goal., and it is always fulfilling to hear that the improvements we implement and changes we make are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Cheers, The Kendall Hotel

5 out of 5
Beautiful Hotel, Clean, Great Coffee and Delicious Pumpkin Bread!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 2, 2019 by The Kendall Hotel

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Your kind words inspire us! Our goal is to ensure a positive experience for all of our guests, so it’s great to know we achieved our goal. Thank you again, and we hope you'll visit us again! Cheers,

5 out of 5
LOVED it! Cant wait to come back again! Also your front desk lady was SO WONDERFUL! I unfortunately forgot her name, but she was positive, fun, friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the area and things to do. She definitely made me feel at home away from home! (I believe she does art under the name "Primal Ooze," if that helps ID her.)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 5, 2019 by Kendall Hotel Team

Dear Rumi, We really appreciate your kind words and are pleased you have so much enjoyed your stay at the kendall Hotel.We hope to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards,

5 out of 5
We were here for a conference and found the hotel to be delightful!

Posted by on May 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2018 by Guest Services

On behalf of the Kendall Hotel, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us and for letting us know you enjoyed the experience. Our goal is to provide a singular experience, unlike any other hotel. Cheers!

5 out of 5

11 Year Anniversary

Absolutely an amazing experience! Staff was so friendly. The room was warm and inviting not to mention relaxing. The bed was heavenly! I slept like a baby!

Posted by , from florida on Jan 22, 2018

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5 out of 5

Unique, beautiful and cozy hotel

25 years leaving in Boston, gone for three (to Oregon), and just now we discovered this incredible place. My husband and I are all for family-own business, historical places and unique buildings. We could not have asked for a better place to spend a few days in our home town. The professionalism and friendliness of the staff was incredible. Plentiful and fresh items for breakfast... lots of options for all needs and simply delicious. This hotel is a MUST to stay in your future visits. Thank you to the staff for everything !

Posted by , from portland, oregon on Jan 2, 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful colonial environment

Cons: Staff is ok , helpfull, but not enthusiastic. They seem tired. They could be more friendly.
I booked this hotel for my weekend stay in Boston. It's uber ride away from downtown Boston, and walking distance from Harvard University. The hotel rooms are cute, nicely decorated,with a lot of detail, beds are very comfortable, lots of pillows, and cozy mattress. Bathroom is nice and clean, with few perks, like glycerine face soap, etc. There's a coffee station in rooms, with starbucks coffee and tea. There is breakfast every morning included in the price of the room, with a wide variety of food, and drinks, pastries, fruit. There is a coffee and flavored water station in the lobby at all times, and cookies are served at 4 pm daily. There is a wine hour from 5-7 pm daily, and gym pass is provided for hotel guest at the nearby gym. Overall I loved our stay, it felt like being home, cozy and warm. If I go back to Boston, I'll definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel!!!!

My wife and two kids stayed here and it was absolutely wonderful. Lovely rooms, great breakfast...perfect mix of quaint decor with upscale amenities. Everything was just so.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

Charming hotel in Cambridge

Cons: Had to walk a block across the street to the Marriott and through their hotel to be sure of getting a taxi.
Location: In the center of MIT.
I needed this hotel on short notice for a business trip. Staff was friendly. The hotel restaurant the Black Sheep had good food and though small was charming. The room was really comfortable, WiFi was free. Arranging a taxi for 5:30 am was a little difficult. I asked the night before and it was noted,but when I came down in the morning, the staff didn't have a record of it. They were able to get me a cab and I made to my 6 am meeting in downtown Boston. Overall, it was a good experience and I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Oct 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Historic hotel close to Boston

Pros: Everything, especially the breakfast & proximity to the T station.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Near MIT & Harvard & very close to the T station.
We loved our stay at The Kendall Hotel. My son & I visited Boston to see the Red Sox play & were very pleased with our time spent at the hotel. All of the staff were very friendly, the room was nicely appointed & kept very clean. My son is a firefighter & we really liked the fact that the main building was an old firehouse. Very cool! Lots of firehouse related items on display as well as antiques & folk art pieces. The breakfast was excellent & above & beyond your average hotel breakfast. The in room wifi worked flawlessly & we were able to print our return trip boarding passes upstairs in the solarium. The hotel is very close to a T station so we could hop on & go anywhere in minutes. My only complaint is that our trip wasn't longer. I highly recommend The Kendall & will definitely stay there again when in the Boston area.

Posted by , from Louisville,Ky on Aug 23, 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly The Kendall Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 77 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Built in 1895
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Logan International Airport (BOS) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Train station: Boston North Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Kendall-MIT Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Kendall Hotel offers 77 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Kendall Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Tax ID - C0015480491

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. The tax ID number is C0015480491. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • State tax ID - C0015480491
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 75.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per night
  • A fee will be charged for use of certain facilities

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Kendall
  • Kendall Cambridge
  • Kendall Hotel
  • Kendall Hotel Cambridge
  • The Kendall Hotel Hotel
  • The Kendall Hotel Cambridge
  • The Kendall Hotel Hotel Cambridge

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.