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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a short stroll from The Kendall Hotel, and other popular attractions like Massachusetts General Hospital are within a mile (2 km). This 77-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, it's also near Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.

Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or meet other guests at the free daily manager's reception.

Rooms

All of The Kendall Hotel's 77 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.

Property features

The Kendall Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. Self parking is offered for USD 40 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Room Amenities

The Kendall Hotel offers 77 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • HDTV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Hotel Amenities

A member of Historic Hotels of America, this boutique hotel was formerly the Engine 7 Firehouse, the oldest building on Kendall Square, built in 1895. The “T” transit station, across the street, offer fast and easy access to downtown Boston's businesses and historic attractions. Firehouse memorabilia, antiques, original art, and handmade quilts pay tribute to the area's rich history.

Guests at The Kendall Hotel enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. The Black Sheep Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner, was named in honor of the Engine 7 firefighters, who considered themselves “the black sheep” of the Cambridge Fire Department. The bar serves locally brewed beers and domestic wines.

The hotel hosts a wine hour from 5 PM-6 PM in its rooftop retreat, a solarium with views of the Boston skyline. Hotel guests have complimentary access to Fitcorp, a nearby health club open Monday - Saturday.

Limited self-parking is available in the hotel's garage and is currently priced at $35 per night - parking rates may change and cannot be guaranteed until check-in. Parking is available at the Ames Street Garage, located across from the hotel - please check into the hotel first to unload luggage and check-in.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 77 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free reception 
  • Year Built 1895 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Where to Eat

The Kendall Hotel serves a daily complimentary Fireman's Full American Breakfast Buffet, including scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and homemade granola and scones.

The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar: Classic and innovative American home-style cooking. Focus on fresh organic and local ingredients. Menu may include Pan-Fried Red Snapper, Baked Scallops, Country-style Pork Ribs, Butternut Squash Ravioli. Named in honor of the “black sheep” firefighters of the Engine 7 Firehouse. Located in lobby of original firehouse building. Lunch, dinner weekdays. Light dinner Saturdays. Bar features local microbrews and domestic wines. Closed Sundays.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy complimentary access to a health club five blocks away. The club, open daily except Sunday, includes cardio machines, circuit-training equipment, a sauna, and locker rooms with showers, towel service, and toiletries.

The Charles River Esplanade, less than a mile from the hotel, offers miles of waterfront walking, running, and bicycling paths, along with views of sailboats and racing college crews. Tennis courts and picnic areas are located in parks along the Esplanade.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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

Hotel Policies

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

Please note: Room rates are based on single or double occupancy and extra guests age 18 or older will be charged a USD15 extra person fee. No more than 4 people can occupy a room with two double beds. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 40 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD varies
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Hotel Name

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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