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The Kendall Hotel

Boutique hotel with restaurant, near Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Only few steps to Kendall Transit Station. Nice historical decorations.

    Sep 15, 2019

  • Great location, right by the MIT/Kendall train station that brings me downtown and up to…

    Dec 2, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 77 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Business center

What’s around

  • In MIT
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 9 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 21 min walk
  • Museum of Science - 24 min walk
  • The Freedom Trail - 27 min walk
  • Boston Common - 28 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed


  • In MIT
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 9 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 21 min walk

What’s around


  • In MIT
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 9 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 21 min walk
  • Museum of Science - 24 min walk
  • The Freedom Trail - 27 min walk
  • Boston Common - 28 min walk
  • Hynes Convention Center - 29 min walk
  • TD Garden - 31 min walk
  • Prudential Tower - 31 min walk
  • Boston Opera House - 32 min walk
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 14 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 15 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 35 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 36 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 3 min drive
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 5 min drive
  • Boston Uphams Corner Station - 7 min drive
  • Kendall-MIT Station - 1 min walk
  • Charles-MGH Station - 17 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 77 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 25 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Free use of nearby fitness center

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 1895
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Fitness facilities


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 75.00 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 75.00 (subject to availability)

Facilities are accessible for an extra charge

Self parking costs USD 25 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night


State tax ID - C0015480491
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

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.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Kendall Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 25 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 AM. There's a charge of USD 75.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 75.00 (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Evoo Restaurant (5-min walk), Za Restaurant (5-min walk), and Catalyst (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (5-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with activities like boat tours, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. The Kendall Hotel also has a fitness center.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good sleep

    The hotel was very cute and well decorated inside, almost like a museum. Rooms were well appointed, comfy beds, and great sound proofing! We even enjoyed a free wine reception, though had to take to go due to Covid. Only downsides were due to the restaurant on site being closed. We were supposed to get dining credit (and we’re not substituted in any way), and breakfast (which is typically included and a full breakfast) was cheap packaged Costco type food. These short comings didn’t match the rest of our stay, I am sure it is better in typical times when staff is full.

    1 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Close to MIT

    Fun little place! Convenient next to MIT for student drop off! Loved the wine samples in the afternoon/early evenings!

    Daniel, 2 night family trip, Feb 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good


    Everything was good 😌 but the breakfast was very poor. Menus not good , no bread or bagels, no juice, I asked them replied it’s finished by 8am. My kids very upset 😢 .

    ABM Masudur, 1 night family trip, Jan 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful and quaint. Best of class. Service was great and facility was spotless.

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A wonderful Covid Experience! 5 star plus review!

    Going to Boston for medical appts we wanted a hotel close by. The ratings for The Kendall were great, FREE parking unheard of in much of Boston and complimentary breakfast was alluring. But the staff that we talked to on the phone, Eric, ask for a late checkout was so kind and helpful, the young lady that we text at the front desk was delightful and also helpful, the hotel and room SPOTLESS and appeared new. There was also a SAFE and cozy wine tasting for us in front of the fire. No one else in sight! Located by Kendall Square and close to Harvard Square there are tons of cafes and restaurants avail for takeout. We took our delish Thai dinner back to the closed hotel dining room and had a lovely evening! I can't recommend The Kendall Hotel highly enough on all levels! AND WE FELT 100% COVID SAFE! Thank you for making all of the provisions to address our new world. We will return!

    Curtice, 1 night trip, Dec 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good


    2 night family trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful & Convenient

    Perfect location for MIT. Great decor and comfortable bed and pillows. Rooms pretty quiet & enjoyed the atrium area. Could take some time to get in touch with reception.

    Sally, 2 night family trip, Nov 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the best.

    From check in to check out nothing but good things to say. Great best care practices and a pair of Dalmatian slippers. We are an older couple and felt very safe and secure. Would recommend to everyone.

    John, 2 night trip, Nov 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Two night stay end of October

    Warm and welcoming, seemed very clean, convenient if a little tight parking directly downstairs included. Smallish room in very good condition with table and chair. Though it seemed to be a somewhat older HVAC system, it was QUIET which is often not the case as they cycle off and on. We were able to adjust room temp just as we liked it. The hallways did not seem to be heated but this did not affect comfort of room at all. Lobby is quiet and mostly empty due to pandemic. Was not expecting much for breakfast (included) and it was just a basic grab-and-go or sit in the lobby. Would like to return in warmer times with more to do around town.

    Dan, 2 night trip, Oct 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely perfect!

    What an amazing hotel The Kendall is!! I came to visit friends and family and choose to stay here because of the location as well as the unique character of the hotel. It is a former firehouse and the decore is a lovely mix of US history, museum quality whimsy and firehouse charm. There is a lovely sitting area with a fireplace as well as a specatcular and private 7th floor lounge/business area that is a perfect place to gather with a few friends. Every thing was kept super clean. But what really made The Kendall special is the staff, especially Brenda who went out of her way to give me an upgrade to a super special suite. Highly recommend and I will stay there again no doubt!

    Laurie K, 4 night family trip, Oct 29, 2020

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