4.7 out of 5

Get an overview of this hotelRestored Cambridge Victorian firehouse adjoining MIT

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Smoke-free property

With a stay at The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge, you'll be in the business district and minutes from Kendall Square and close to Hynes Convention Center.

This romantic hotel is close to Boston Public Garden and Copley Place.

Make yourself at home in one of the 77 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of The Kendall Hotel, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A member of Historic Hotels of America, this boutique hotel was formerly the Engine 7 Firehouse, the oldest building on Kendall Square, built in 1895. The “T” transit station, across the street, offer fast and easy access to downtown Boston's businesses and historic attractions. Firehouse memorabilia, antiques, original art, and handmade quilts pay tribute to the area's rich history.

Guests at The Kendall Hotel enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. The Black Sheep Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner, was named in honor of the Engine 7 firefighters, who considered themselves “the black sheep” of the Cambridge Fire Department. The bar serves locally brewed beers and domestic wines.

The hotel hosts a wine hour from 5 PM-6 PM in its rooftop retreat, a solarium with views of the Boston skyline. Hotel guests have complimentary access to Fitcorp, a nearby health club open Monday - Saturday.

Limited self-parking is available in the hotel's garage and is currently priced at $40 per night - parking rates may change and cannot be guaranteed until check-in. The hotel garage is situated below the hotel, with the entrance located off Dock Street. One vehicle per reservation allowed. Vehicle must be out of the garage by 2pm day of departure. Parking is not suitable for large Sedans and SUV's, as there is a height clearance of 7 feet. There is also a steep ramp, trucks/suv’s may have difficulty on entry and exit. The hotel accepts no liability for any damage. Spaces cannot be guarantee. The closest garage is on Ames Street, approximately 100 feet from the hotel. Upon arrival, you can leave your vehicle at the front of the hotel to check in and obtain a parking pass. If parking in the hotel’s garage, a pass will be provided and must be displayed on the dashboard at all times while parked in the garage.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1895 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free reception 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 77 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

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)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • HDTV 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

The Kendall Hotel serves a daily complimentary Fireman's Full American Breakfast Buffet, including scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and homemade granola and scones.

The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar: Classic and innovative American home-style cooking. Focus on fresh organic and local ingredients. Menu may include Pan-Fried Red Snapper, Baked Scallops, Country-style Pork Ribs, Butternut Squash Ravioli. Named in honor of the “black sheep” firefighters of the Engine 7 Firehouse. Located in lobby of original firehouse building. Lunch, dinner weekdays. Light dinner Saturdays. Bar features local microbrews and domestic wines. Closed Sundays.

Breakfast

Start your day with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. Every day, the hotel hosts a free manager's reception for you to enjoy.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy complimentary access to a health club five blocks away. The club, open daily except Sunday, includes cardio machines, circuit-training equipment, a sauna, and locker rooms with showers, towel service, and toiletries.

The Charles River Esplanade, less than a mile from the hotel, offers miles of waterfront walking, running, and bicycling paths, along with views of sailboats and racing college crews. Tennis courts and picnic areas are located in parks along the Esplanade.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; 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 note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.
Please note: Room rates are based on single or double occupancy and extra guests age 18 or older will be charged a USD15 extra person fee. No more than 4 people can occupy a room with two double beds. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Fitness center access
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40.00 per vehicle
  • Self parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD varies
  • Late check-out fee: USD varies
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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