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4.7 out of 5

"Perfect location near MIT and T station. Nice hotel, breakfast and people. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 06 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star historic hotel near Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT stay

With a stay at this MIT hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 2 miles (3 km) of Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard University and TD Garden are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, a gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$212* Per night/room Sep 5 - Sep 6

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Kendall Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Kendall Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Perfect location near MIT and T station. Nice hotel, breakfast and people.

Posted by , from Landenberg on Jun 6, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 9, 2022 by Tuck

Wow! Thank you so much for this glowing review of the Kendall! We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast and convenient location. We hope you'll visit us again in the near future!

2 out of 5
The main issue was the a/c did not work property during our 2 nights. We complained (as did others, it appears), but there isn't always someone on the premises at night. They did waive the $90 parking fee (for 2 nights) in compensation. Parking is limited, and tight: it is under the new wing of the hotel, and our mid-size SUV was a squeeze. Quaint and historic decor, lots of snacks, the T is a block away.

Posted by , from Edison on May 20, 2022

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5 out of 5
Never stayed here before…. Very very nice hotel!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 27, 2021 by Kendall Hotel

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. , Kendall Hotel

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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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A fitness center, a vending machine, and multilingual staff 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)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Boston Yawkey Station (2.9 km / 1.8 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 coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

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

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 on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • 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

  • 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 day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. 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
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • State tax ID - C0015480491
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

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 45 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 day

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.