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4.8 out of 5

"Beautiful Hotel, Clean, Great Coffee and Delicious Pumpkin Bread! " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 02 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star historic hotel near Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Near the airport

Within a 10-minute walk of this MIT hotel, you'll find Kendall Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Massachusetts General Hospital and Museum of Science are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

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

Free Internet, cable TV

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 77 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with cable channels. Room service, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Kendall Hotel ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Kendall Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful Hotel, Clean, Great Coffee and Delicious Pumpkin Bread!

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Dec. 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 19 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 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 20 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 May 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 22 Jan. 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 2 Jan. 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 1 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel!!!!

My wife and two kids stayed here and it was absolutely wonderful. Lovely rooms, great breakfast...perfect mix of quaint decor with upscale amenities. Everything was just so.

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Charming hotel in Cambridge

Cons: Had to walk a block across the street to the Marriott and through their hotel to be sure of getting a taxi.
Location: In the center of MIT.
I needed this hotel on short notice for a business trip. Staff was friendly. The hotel restaurant the Black Sheep had good food and though small was charming. The room was really comfortable, WiFi was free. Arranging a taxi for 5:30 am was a little difficult. I asked the night before and it was noted,but when I came down in the morning, the staff didn't have a record of it. They were able to get me a cab and I made to my 6 am meeting in downtown Boston. Overall, it was a good experience and I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on 30 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Historic hotel close to Boston

Pros: Everything, especially the breakfast & proximity to the T station.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Near MIT & Harvard & very close to the T station.
We loved our stay at The Kendall Hotel. My son & I visited Boston to see the Red Sox play & were very pleased with our time spent at the hotel. All of the staff were very friendly, the room was nicely appointed & kept very clean. My son is a firefighter & we really liked the fact that the main building was an old firehouse. Very cool! Lots of firehouse related items on display as well as antiques & folk art pieces. The breakfast was excellent & above & beyond your average hotel breakfast. The in room wifi worked flawlessly & we were able to print our return trip boarding passes upstairs in the solarium. The hotel is very close to a T station so we could hop on & go anywhere in minutes. My only complaint is that our trip wasn't longer. I highly recommend The Kendall & will definitely stay there again when in the Boston area.

Posted by , from Louisville,Ky on 23 Aug. 2015

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5 out of 5

Cool hotel.

Awesome room, very cool. Love, love, love the huge bed. Great place, easy access to the rest of the city, via subway (within an easy walk down the block). Breakfast was good too. Would absolutely stay there again, and recommend.

Posted by , from Mukilteo, WA on 26 May 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area 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)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • 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 complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

The Kendall Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 7:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

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 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 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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. 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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Tax ID - C0015480491


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, 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.

  • 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 per night
  • A fee will be charged for use of certain facilities

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
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*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.