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The Kendall Hotel
3 stars

The Kendall Hotel

350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, United States
Cambridge, MA
See location+1 617 577 1300
From
C$ 329
Cheapest

rate per night

8.9
Great
based on 444 reviews
444 reviews
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Deluxe room
C$ 329
Standard Room
C$ 338
Superior Room
C$ 424

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About The Kendall Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Cambridge, MA is a unique city with a lot of history. Nowhere offers an experience as unique as Cambridge quite like The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse.

Every room at The Kendall is inviting and comfortable. Each one is uniquely designed with an “American folk art” theme and beautiful Victorian style furniture. Every accommodation has a bathroom with a separate shower and tub. The bedding is soft and inviting and the bath amenities provide the comforts of home. Each room and suite also has individual heating and air conditions control and windows that open.

Guests can begin every morning with a breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, guests can dine at The Black Sheep Restaurant and Bar which serves American style dishes with a fine dining flair. The décor follows the theme of the rooms with the added touch of fireman regalia. The lighting is warm, with natural lighting that is just as inviting as the food.

The Rooftop Retreat as a 24-hour business center and a Wine Hour every evening in addition to a beautiful view of the Cambridge skyline. This hotel is perfect for those who want to hit the town and explore all the Cambridge and Boston have to offer. Located near great public transport and beautiful scenery for a stroll, guests will be able to take in the scholarly history of Cambridge due to its proximity to both MIT as well as Harvard.

For the ultimate American getaway, guests will find everything their looking for at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse.

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Luxury Room
1 king bed
Standard Room
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1 queen bed
1 queen bed
King room
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Queen room
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
Superior Room
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2 queen beds
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Deluxe room
1 king bed
1 king bed
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Kendall Hotel

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Kitchen

  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Bedroom

  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining table

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Complimentary breakfast

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Kendall Hotel

8.9
Very good444 verified reviews
7.0Couples
2.4Families
5.6Solo
1.1Friends
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2Poor
Anonymous, May 2019

Cons. They called and cancelled room on me even though I was given a confirmation number - at 8:30 pm the night of check in! I had to try and find a room standing on the street corner - totally unacceptable.

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Dec. 2016

Pros. As an old firehouse, this hotel has great character and is a nice respite from typical chain hotels. The breakfast was excellent and afternoon wine was a nice touch. This hotel provides a wonderful experience for guests and is a very good value.

Cons. Parking was very tight

10Wonderful
akevilq, Aug. 2015

Pros. The hotel, a former firehouse, has a beautiful feel. The very opposite of a cookie cutter chain hotel. The staff were very friendly, and the room was large and comfortable.

Cons. The location, in the center of Kendall Square, is difficult to park in. The hotel does have a small underground lot (which is great) but the fit is right. Despite a warning from front desk staff, we still managed to nick the front bumper...

10Wonderful
Anonymous, Jul. 2015

Pros. We went for the 4th of July holiday and felt so comfortable in the small and warmly decorated hotel. Being such a crowded weekend, we never felt overwhelmed due to the hotel being near MIT and no school in session over the summer.

10Wonderful
scooper, Jun. 2015

Pros. Friendly staff, great location, Wi-Fi hotspot in every room.

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What can I expect from the breakfast buffet at The Kendall Hotel?

The breakfast buffet at The Kendall Hotel offers a delicious variety of options, including crispy bacon, fresh fruit, and a fine selection of dishes to start your day off right.

Is parking available at The Kendall Hotel?

Yes, parking is available at The Kendall Hotel. However, some guests have mentioned that the parking can be expensive. There is also a local garage close by for alternative parking.

How are the beds at The Kendall Hotel?

The beds at The Kendall Hotel are comfortable and inviting, providing a cozy and relaxing sleep experience. Some guests have specifically praised the quality of the beds and bedding.

What are the unique features of The Kendall Hotel's rooms?

The rooms at The Kendall Hotel are uniquely designed with an “American folk art” theme and beautiful Victorian style furniture. Each room also has individual heating and air conditioning control, as well as windows that open to allow natural light and fresh air.

When is the best time to visit The Kendall Hotel?

The best time to visit The Kendall Hotel is during the high season in October, when you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Cambridge skyline from the Rooftop Retreat and explore all that Cambridge and Boston have to offer.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Enjoy the Wine Hour

Take advantage of the complimentary wine hour every evening at the Rooftop Retreat. It's a great way to unwind and enjoy the beautiful view of the Cambridge skyline.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to MIT and Harvard makes it an ideal base for exploring the scholarly history of Cambridge. Take a stroll to nearby attractions such as Kendall Square and the MIT Museum.

Consider Low Season Travel

If you prefer quieter periods, consider visiting in December, which is considered the low season. You may find fewer crowds and potentially better rates.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests found the rooms to be well-equipped with comfortable bedding and individual heating and air conditioning controls. However, it's advisable to check for specific amenities like a fridge or microwave if needed.

Be Mindful of Noise

A few guests mentioned construction noise and proximity to the red line T entrance as potential sources of disturbance. Consider this when selecting a room if you are sensitive to noise.

Take Advantage of Breakfast

Guests appreciated the breakfast buffet, with many praising the delicious options. It's a great way to start the day before heading out to explore the city.

Parking Considerations

Some guests found the hotel parking expensive and opted for nearby garages. If you're driving, it may be worth exploring alternative parking options in the area.

Accessibility Features

The hotel offers various accessibility features such as wheelchair accessibility, adapted bathrooms, and increased accessibility. If you have specific needs, it's advisable to inquire about these features when booking.

Consider Alternative Dining

While the hotel offers dining options, some guests found the restaurant and bar to be closed or had mixed reviews about the food. It may be worth exploring nearby dining options for additional choices.

Location

350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

What's nearby

  • Kendall Square233 m
  • ITA Software Headquarters377 m
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology0.6 km
  • MIT Museum0.8 km
  • Royal Sonesta Boston1.1 km
  • CambridgeSide Galleria1.1 km
  • Central Square1.4 km
  • Museum of Science1.5 km
  • Harvard Art Museums2.6 km
  • Museum of Fine Arts2.6 km
  • Memorial Hall2.7 km
  • Semitic Museum2.8 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Kendall Hotel

Low season

June

High season

June

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 476
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Top tips for your stay at The Kendall Hotel

  • How long should you stay at The Kendall Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Kendall Hotel

  • Where is The Kendall Hotel located?

    The Kendall Hotel is located at 350 Main Street in Area 2/MIT, 2.1 km from the centre of Cambridge. Kendall Square is the closest landmark to The Kendall Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Kendall Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Kendall Hotel.

  • Does The Kendall Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Kendall Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Kendall Hotel from the airport?

    The Kendall Hotel is 3.7 km from Boston Harbor SPB. The Kendall Hotel is 6.5 km from Boston Logan Intl.

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    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Kendall Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Kendall Hotel.

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