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Excellent location just across Porter T station. Room felt very small but fine for a short stay

Very modern and clean room with bathroom & shower. Beautifully decorated. The spaces are small but well-appointed. Nothing is missing. I have stayed there twice now and I arrived quite late both nights. Staff was very nice and accommodating.

For some reason, i could not get cold water out of the sink. I made the front desk aware, but nothing got fixed in the 3 nites i stayed there. It was not room temp water.....but actually warm.

Room had a great floor to ceiling window. It was a very small room though. The curtains didn't close completely. There was no closet with a few hooks instead. The only drawers were under the bed. We were unable to get the staff to supply an extra pillow; don't get this one. Some common area lighting was harsh. Great location.

Overall, this hotel was amazing. I gave quite a detailed review prior to this one (on the first day of my stay or so). In a nutshell, other than the bedsheet over the mattress being dirty (which was fixed right away, along with three complimentary breakfast vouchers for the inconvenience), my stay was perfect. Superb amenities (Keurig coffee, Fiji water provided, very clean, very new, lovely architecture, 24 hour new fitness gym w/ hi-tech treadmills), pleasant staff. Right across the street from the Porter red line stop, so ~15 minutes to MIT where I was attending a hackathon. I'm very happy that I picked Hotel 1868 and would definitely stay there again. It's a lovely boutique hotel whose owners and staff seem to care very much about their clientele.

Nice hotel in great location. Friendly staff and good fitness room!

Everything about it was amazing from the Hotel itself the building and the rooms.

Great location, many shops nearby, across the street from rail lines and walking distance to Harvard Square.

Location was just what I needed. One T stop to Harvard Square

Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Harvard University
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Porter Square within a short walk of Harvard University, Hotel 1868 is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Harvard Square. This 50-room, 3.5-star hotel has a 24-hour gym along with free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/cafe.


Rooms

All 50 air-conditioned accommodations feature a separate bedroom. 50-inch Smart TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

At Hotel 1868, guests have access to a 24-hour gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 28 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel 1868

Everyone (10) Couples (4)
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Partner Couples

Excellent location just across Porter T station. Room felt very small but fine for a short stay

By on Mar 19, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2022

Thank you Ricardo for the nice feedback. Glad that you liked it. See you next time!

1
Everyone

By on Feb 21, 2022

5
Partner Couples

Very modern and clean room with bathroom & shower. Beautifully decorated. The spaces are small but well-appointed. Nothing is missing. I have stayed there twice now and I arrived quite late both nights. Staff was very nice and accommodating.

By on Dec 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking some time to leave us a review. We are happy that you had a wonderful stay here at 1868. We hope that you continue to be a valued guest for the future.

4
Everyone

By on Nov 17, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Nov 3, 2021

3
Everyone

For some reason, i could not get cold water out of the sink. I made the front desk aware, but nothing got fixed in the 3 nites i stayed there. It was not room temp water.....but actually warm.

By on Oct 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 11, 2021

Hi Bryan, I'm sorry that your sink didn't have any cold water! We do try to resolve all issues immediately and I apologize that this did not happen for you during your stay. I hope you come back to stay with us again, issue free!

4
Everyone

By on Sep 27, 2021

3
Partner Couples

Room had a great floor to ceiling window. It was a very small room though. The curtains didn't close completely. There was no closet with a few hooks instead. The only drawers were under the bed. We were unable to get the staff to supply an extra pillow; don't get this one. Some common area lighting was harsh. Great location.

By on May 9, 2021

Review comment responded on May 11, 2021

Hello Anonymous Guest, thank you for the feedback on your recent stay with us. Management would like to hear from you regarding this stay as it seems some of your issues could have been prevented here. Any chance you can email us directly with your name and room number so we may figure out what happened? Management would greatly appreciate it and can make this right for your next stay. Thanks!

4
Everyone

By on Feb 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2020

Thanks for your rating!

5
Everyone

Overall, this hotel was amazing. I gave quite a detailed review prior to this one (on the first day of my stay or so). In a nutshell, other than the bedsheet over the mattress being dirty (which was fixed right away, along with three complimentary breakfast vouchers for the inconvenience), my stay was perfect. Superb amenities (Keurig coffee, Fiji water provided, very clean, very new, lovely architecture, 24 hour new fitness gym w/ hi-tech treadmills), pleasant staff. Right across the street from the Porter red line stop, so ~15 minutes to MIT where I was attending a hackathon. I'm very happy that I picked Hotel 1868 and would definitely stay there again. It's a lovely boutique hotel whose owners and staff seem to care very much about their clientele.

By on Jan 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2020

Thank you so much for this lovely review. Your feedback means everything to the staff and reputation of our new hotel here in Porter Square, Cambridge. Thankfully we were able to resolve the issue with your sheet and happy that you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Please come stay with us anytime!

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