Cambridge, MA

The Kendall Hotel

Alice Wu
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Why We Love It

  • One block from a T transit stop, the property is rated the #2 hotel in Cambridge by TripAdvisor members
  • Rooms are clean and spacious, with accents of vintage Americana to jazz up the traditional vibe
  • Sip complimentary wine 5-6pm on weekdays, then check out the skyline from the rooftop lounge
  • Occupying a former firehouse, the hotel offers a bountiful complimentary breakfast buffet “fit for a fireman"

“Homey and ultrafriendly, bright-hued and lively” -- Fodor's


Map & Directions

The Kendall Hotel is approximately 10 minutes from Logan International Airport. Taxi fare costs approximately $30.

Rooms & Rates

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Explore Boston’s coveted Cambridge neighborhood while staying at The Kendall, a boutique hotel and former firehouse. A five-minute walk from MIT’s campus, the hotel seamlessly links guests to Boston with a prime location on the T’s Red Line, two stops from Harvard Square.

The Kendall serves a complimentary full breakfast buffet billed as “fit for a fireman,” with fresh daily offerings such as eggs, bacon, homemade granola, scones and more. The hotel’s Black Sheep restaurant serves up organic and locally sourced American fare three meals a day.

Business travelers benefit from the hotel's location and amenities. Guests can spy skyline views from the hotel’s Rooftop Retreat, which doubles as a 24-hour business center. Clink glasses with other hotel guests at the hosted wine hour 5-6pm Monday through Thursday, or finish up some work with the city of Boston as your backdrop. Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel keeps guests in touch.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Kendall offers older, Colonial-style rooms with quilts and antique décor.

From the press:
  • “#2 of 19 Cambridge hotels” --
  • “Once the Engine 7 Firehouse, this city landmark is now a cool and classy all-American hotel” -- Lonely Planet
  • "You might think a place in such a high-tech neighborhood would be all stainless steel and chrome; think again: the Kendall Hotel is homey and ultrafriendly, bright-hued and lively” -- Fodor’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • 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.


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.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee
The hotel 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.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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