Kendall Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Cambridge, offering a historic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and Kendall Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.
You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.
Nearby landmarks such as The Alchemist (0.4 mi) and Harvard University (1.8 mi) make Kendall Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Cambridge.
If you’re looking for a barbeque restaurant, consider a visit to The Smoke Shop BBQ, Highland Fried, or Gyu-Kaku, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Kendall Hotel.
During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (0.3 mi), MIT Museum (0.5 mi), and Charles River (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.
Enjoy your stay in Cambridge!
We greatly enjoyed our stay! The staff was very nice and accommodating. The room was great-very clean with a comfortable bed. And the breakfast was fantastic! My mother in law actually switched her hotel to stay at the Kendall Hotel because we liked it so much. We would definitely come here again.
I made a reservation via Expedia exactly four months prior at the Kendall for four nights. Immediately after my reservation is confirmed (signified by the email saying "your reservation is confirmed" in the subject line) I receive another email from the Kendall regarding their COVID policies. Perfect. They know I'm coming. Today I receive a notice that my credit card is charged for the full amount of my stay by the Kendall. Two hours after that notice I receive a message from the Kendall via Expedia that there was a "disconnect" between their systems and Expedia and that my reservation was never confirmed, and there were (of course) no rooms left. There was no mention of a refund. Of course I call them immediately. No answer, but the automated message tells me to send a text. So I send a text. No reply for almost an hour, so I call back and finally get someone who says that yes...my reservation is cancelled and it's Expedia's fault. I call Expedia, and after they contact the Kendall, they get the Kendall to admit that they had dropped the ball and had them initiate a refund (which I still haven't seen). I call the Kendall back and nobody there can tell me what is going on. I could never get a straight answer. Of course, that leaves me with 36 hours to find a hotel room for 4 nights in Boston in June. Good luck with that without taking out a second mortgage. I ended up spending three hours finding another hotel room for almost double the price of what the Kendall advertised originally. So the bottom line here is Kendall is either engaged in bait-and-switch tactics, where they find that they can charge more for some rooms and cancel existing reservations to cash in, or they're negligent, or their staff is so poorly trained that your vacation can be vaporized in a blink of an eye with no explanation. There is no great answer here. Either way, it's no way to run a business. Do YOU want to risk vacation time with your family to these people? Don't do what I did. Book somewhere else, save yourself the aggravation.…
As soon as you enter that main entrance door from the Main Street in the middle of Cambridge, you will feel at home. The Main Lobby with inviting atmosphere, perfectly chosen and placed furniture will give you that sense. More over the staff are very friendly and offering for help with high quality level of service. The room is also good size and is cleaned. Comfortable and at home feeling Furnitures chosen that welcomes you to relax.
We stayed here for my husband to run in the marathon. Great friendly hotel. Really close to the red line station. Lovely comfortable clean rooms. Great facilities in the room including coffee machine, microwave and fridge and supplies were topped up daily. They even had a dyson hairdryer in the bathroom !. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of it. They even provided early breakfast for the marathon runners who needed to leave the hotel very early which was really appreciated. Pity the restaurant was still closed after covid restrictions but hopefully this will be open next year as we will definitely be returning here for our next trip. Hotel was uniquely decorated with great little touches everywhere.
Staying here was a great time. We were very close to mit and the train station where we were able to go to many places. The service was perfect and the breakfast was great. The room was big and comfy. Everyone working here was kind and very helpful. Especially, I want to give 5 stars to manager, Brenda. She was awesome! I would recommend and I will be coming back next time I visit Boston.
The Kendall is a truly gracious place, right out of time. Customer service reigns and when you step inside, you can actually feel the pace slowing ever so slightly. Every one of their staff, including the housekeeping and restaurant, all strive to identify and aim to meet your needs. That more human pace allows for fireside chats, brunch with family and friends, and drink conversation with guests: there’s a certainty you’ll make new pick-up friends. Topics include music, the arts, fly fishing, family, travel, MIT innovations, international affairs, the weather, local happenings, politics, tech news and space flight. It’s both friendly and stimulating, and there’s something for everyone - such a comfort to those of us who travel alone. The lobby is gorgeous with high ceilings, stuffed chairs, and firehouse memorabilia - a testament to the building’s original purpose and popular vibe. The rooms have beds and bedding in which to melt after a long day of sights sounds and savors. The cleanliness is deliberate and pristine. The breakfast buffet is available every day from 7-10, which includes the best bacon on the planet, muesli, fruit, Belgian waffles and egg&cheese tortillas. The coffee bar includes everything you want for a tailored cuppa Joe: premium roast, real half&half, sweetening options, and a wide variety of teas. I hesitate to write this, because I want to always find a room available! But the Kendall Hotel deserves every word I’ve written. Maybe I’ll see you there?!…
I travel to Boston on a monthly basis and recently stayed at the Kendall Hotel. It was a last minute choice and much to my surprise, the best choice I could have made. This little gem of hotel is a must stay. It is not only convenient to everything Cambridge and Boston have to offer, it's staff is friendly, kind, and super helpful. The rooms and common areas are immaculate, and there are great little amenities such as breakfast included, underground parking if needed for a small fee, and gym passes at a local gym. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a boutique hotel experience in the heart of a great city.
What a wonderful hotel ! We loved it ! It was small but it has such an authentic antique style decoration and atmosphere. The bedrooms were spacious with fine sheets and high quality pillows. Even though we were next to the elevator the bedroom had very good sound proof structure and we had very good and quiet sleep. They offered free nice warm breakfast and the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. We will go back there when we visit Cambridge again!
I love this hotel. It is so charming and comfortable! You can tell it was decorated with such love and care, I love the firehouse and Dalmatian theme. I sleep so well each time I am here (5th stay - so I would know!). The beds and linens are very nice! The staff is very welcoming, accommodating and funny too. Located right by a T stop and very walkable! Do not miss this hotel when in the Boston area!
This is a truly unique and pleasant stay in Cambridge. The theme is firehouse, but in a fun and not at all overwhelming way. It is small but comfortable. Very clean, friendly and attentive staff. Our favorite place to stay!