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4.9 out of 5

"The best part about this hotel was the location. It was close to family, shopping and the Porter Square train station. The room size was good, not too ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 01 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Harvard University

In Cambridge

Your stay at this Porter Square hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Tufts University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and valet parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. A garden, express check-out, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LED TVs

The 65 guestrooms offer LED TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and free local calls. Other amenities include hair dryers, laptop-compatible safes, and showers.

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99* Per night/room Apr 25 - Apr 26

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Porter Square Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Porter Square Hotel

Everyone (6) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The best part about this hotel was the location. It was close to family, shopping and the Porter Square train station. The room size was good, not too big or too small. My biggest problem was adjusting the room temperature; other than that, I had a great experience and would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Chicago on Dec 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 1, 2019 by Gabrielle

Green, Thank you so much for this positive review! We hope that we can host you again soon. Cheers, -Gabrielle

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 26, 2019 by Tia

Thank you for the wonderful review!

4 out of 5
My room was quite small, but adequate. Really need clear instructions for heating system. Also many little things with lights--very annoying--light on phone by bed, light on TV, light on thermostat...really! I am a poor sleeper, so too much light. Hotel did honor my request for a quiet room, so that was good. Very nice desk staff, too!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 5, 2019 by Mason M

Thank you for providing some great feedback from your stay. We try to make our guests aware of our small rooms before they stay and we totally agree that the thermostats are technologically advanced which is why we can also control this at the front desk. Thank you for your suggestions and nice comments about our staff. We hope you come back to stay with us again.

5 out of 5
Front desk staff were exceptional. Very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 20, 2019 by Meaghan M

Thank you so much for the five stars! We are so glad to hear the staff were welcoming during your stay. Please don't forget to reach out to us for reservations in the future!

5 out of 5
The biggest plus was closeness to the Red Line entrance. The biggest negative was that the parking was only valet, and expensive. Since we stayed here to avoid driving in Boston, that was all fine. As others mentioned, the room was very small, but it was nice and clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff was very helpful, the morning bagels and muffins were good.

Posted by , from Vermont on Nov 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 15, 2018 by Mason

Julie, thank you for your fantastic detailed review of your stay. We are so happy you liked the room, even though it was small, and that our staff were nice and helpful. Let us know when you'll be back in town and we'll be sure to say hello!

5 out of 5
Very clean, very good staff, covienent location to the subway, overall quality. Only draw back is how small the rooms are..

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 5, 2018 by Mason

Hey James, straight and to the point! Thank you for your great review of our property. We know the rooms are small and try to let everyone know beforehand. We'll pass along your note about the staff too.

5 out of 5

Very convenient

The staff at the hotel were truly very nice and helpful. The hotel did not have a gym but there was one nearby for a small fee. My room was small and I had to keep my clothes in my luggage but the room was very comfortable. One of the best features was that the hotel is very close to the subway, CVS, and good places to eat. I highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Guam USA on May 24, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from January 25 2021 to February 3 2021 (dates subject to change).

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. The business-friendly Porter Square Hotel also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and concierge services. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 65 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 2016
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: West Medford Station (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Metro station: Porter Square Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Porter Square Hotel offers 65 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Accessibility

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
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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 - C0015450491

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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 cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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 C0015450491. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit 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. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • State tax ID - C0015450491
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Porter Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Porter Square Hotel Hotel
  • Porter Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Porter Square Hotel Hotel Cambridge

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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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.