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4.6 out of 5

"Location was excellent Nard to control temperature in the room " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

3.5-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).

24-hour fitness, coffee shop

A 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. A 24-hour business center, a coffee shop, and express check-in are also on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 50 guestrooms have Smart TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$175* Per night/room 14 Jun. - 15 Jun.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel 1868 ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel 1868

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4 out of 5
Location was excellent Nard to control temperature in the room

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Sep. 2019 by Mason

Hello and thank you for your honest review. We're sorry you had difficulties with your room temperature control. We hope that the front desk were able to navigate this with you as we can always set your temperature preferences from our control center in the lobby.

5 out of 5
Convenient location for access to Tufts and Cambridge, fun and trendy restaurants close by

Posted by on 29 Aug. 2019

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29 Aug. 2019 by Mason

Thanks! Love that you enjoyed the local restaurants. Come stay anytime!

5 out of 5
Very cool ... chic ... urban living.Quiet, sleek look, friendly staff! Extremely convenient location, shops, coffee bars and stores all around. On bus line on subway station! Can’t wait to go back!

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2019

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27 Aug. 2019 by Mason

Hey there, thank you for such an outstanding review! We would love to have you back anytime. See you soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2019

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27 Aug. 2019 by Mason

Thanks for the rating!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Aug. 2019

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20 Aug. 2019 by Mason

Thanks for the great rating!

4 out of 5
Staff was very responsive and eager to please. The room fit the advertisement: clean, modern, small (mini). It is in a good location: close to mass transit and a small shopping plaza. We would stay there again.

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Aug. 2019 by Mason

C'mon back any time you wish! Thanks for the great feedback and we're happy you liked your Mini Queen.

5 out of 5
It was perfect! I enjoyed every bit of my stay there.

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jun. 2019 by Tia

Thank you so much for this wonderful review!

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Hotel 1868 also features a 24-hour fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • 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

Hotel 1868 offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 50-inch Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Caffe Nero - Onsite coffee shop.

Hotel Policies


  • 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:

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 C0016100491. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. 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.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Tax ID - C0016100491


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

  • A 6.0 percent city/local tax will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 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

  • Hotel 1868 Cambridge
  • 1868 Cambridge
  • Hotel 1868 Hotel
  • Hotel 1868 Cambridge
  • Hotel 1868 Hotel Cambridge
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