The Kendall Hotel

350 Main StreetCambridge02142USA
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About The Kendall Hotel

Originally a firehouse, The Kendall Hotel Hotel is set in a Victorian building in Cambridge. The hotel is in the MIT Campus and close to the Charles River.

The rooms at The Kendall Hotel Hotel are individually designed and exhibit an American style. Antique replica furnishings are used for the rooms. Modern touches of Ralph Lauren cotton sheets are provided. Private bathrooms with deluxe bath amenities are featured. Satellite television, minifridge and coffee maker are provided in all the rooms. Suites additionally have kitchenettes and living room with a gas fireplace.

A fitness center is close to the hotel and guests are given a free access to it. A business center and three meeting rooms for meetings or events are available. Parking on site or on the street is available for a charge. Wi-Fi access is free.

The restaurant at the hotel serves a complimentary and full breakfast buffet.

The hotel is close to downtown Boston and Harvard University.


350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, USA
Telephone: +1(617)5771300 | Fax: +1(617)5771377 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Located in MIT

The Kendall Hotel which was originally a firehouse has been charmingly renovated to the current building and stands in an important location in the MIT campus in Cambridge. Guests are at a convenience to easily commute to many areas of the city as the hotel is across Kendall Square transit station. Many places like the Museum of Science, Haymarket, Boston Harbor and USS Constitution are less than a mile from the hotel.

Good décor and folk style in rooms

The rooms and suites are individually designed and showcase an American folk theme. Furnishings are antique inspired and hold a personal touch. The Colonial style quilts and Ralph Lauren sheets blend old with the new. Satellite TV, minifridge and coffee makers are featured in all the air conditioned rooms. Bathrooms are private and equipped with deluxe amenities. Suites add living rooms and gas fireplaces.

Elegant conference rooms

The hotel has seven elegantly designed conference rooms for meetings and events to be held. Guests are given complimentary access to a fitness center close by. The restaurant serves a full and complimentary buffet breakfast. Guests are treated to a wine hour every night, Monday to Thursday, on the Rooftop Retreat. Wi-Fi access is complimentary.

Negative Reviews

Small and cold rooms

The rooms are rather small and get stuffy. Windows are difficult to open. The heater system is not sufficient to heat up the floors of the rooms and it gets icy cold. Amenities like room service are not provided.

Bathroom shower slow and tepid water

Bathroom space is cramped and the counter is small too. The shower does not have pressure and the water is not hot enough.

Elevator issues, parking charged, hotel noisy

Elevator does not function for days on end making it very difficult for guests staying at the top floors. Parking is not a complimentary facility and the charge is high. The hotel is subjected to a lot of noise and the staff is unhelpful.

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