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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
800 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Services
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationHarvard University3 min drive
Popular LocationHarvard Square3 min drive
Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)6 min drive
AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)22 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Cambridge, Porter Square Hotel is near a train station. Boston Harbor and Encore Boston Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at TD Garden or Fenway Park.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Harvard University - 3 min drive
    • Harvard Square - 3 min drive
    • Boston University - 5 min drive
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 6 min drive
    • Museum of Science - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Porter Square Station - 2 min walk
    • West Medford Station - 5 min drive
    • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 22 min drive


    • Colette Wine Bistro – Bistro with a bar. Serves dinner daily.

    About this property

    Porter Square Hotel

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, a microwave in a common area, and concierge services are onsite. All 65 rooms offer free WiFi, LED TVs with cable channels, and hair dryers. Other amenities available to guests include laptop-compatible safes, showers, and ironing boards.

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-out
    Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
    Social distancing measures in place

    Safety measures

    Personal protective equipment worn by staff
    Hand sanitizer provided
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Valet parking: USD 28.00 per night
    • Parking height restrictions apply

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 5-25 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar


    • Elevator
    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • 24-hour business center
    • Computer station


    • Garden


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Braille signage
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    • Shared microwave
    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning


    • Hair dryer
    • Shower


    • Cable channels
    • LED TV


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Laptop-compatible safe



    Check-in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
    Late check-in subject to availability
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before noon
    Express check-out

    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.

    Renovations and closures

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

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

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

    Property payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    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
    Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
    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
    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer
    Contactless check-out is available
    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
    This property will place a credit card authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

    We should mention

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
    Parking height restrictions apply

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Porter Square Hotel

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Not bad

    I was here for a few days in early July. I had a suite and enjoyed the extra space. The property is smack in the middle of many shopping, dining and entertainment options and public transit is right outside the door. The property restaurant "Collette" is really good. I plan to go back to the restaurant. A couple of minor quibbles. The water pressure is substandard. When I used the handheld shower nozzle, the water would barely come out of the shower head even after using different spray adjustments. Secondly, there was a layer of dust on everything which was very noticeable on any dark appliances such as the fridge and coffee maker. This was just after lock down, so my assumption is that no one had been in the room for a few months.

    Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Room comfort
    Too tiny

    I booked this through, which showed the room rate of $99 per night, with the caveat of stay 3 nights and the 3rd night is free. The normal room rate was $149 per night. So when this was done three nights cost me $315, instead of the 200 I was expecting, Apparently they meant buy three nights at the normal room rate, and get the third night free. The room was the size of a postage stamp. Everything was half scale, including the beds, (twins), the desk which was only 12 inches deep. No refrigerator, no microwave, no parking, no cleaning services, but that was due to the coronavirus policy of only cleaning after you leave, so you can’t fault them for that. In the positive side, very clean, modern, and great French restaurant. All in all I’d say if space isn’t important to you, stay, if you like to be able to breathe, go elsewhere.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    excellent choice

    Modern amenities. Great shower, coffee and Tea maker. Quality mattress and pillows. Efficient, silent temperature control. A great location for T, shopping center and walking to Davis Sq and Harvard Sq

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020