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Des Moines
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was absolutely adorable! The decor was unique, tasteful and immaculate. It was one of the quietest hotel rooms I've ever had. The location was perfectly suitable to events and places we were going to. The wine tasting was lots of fun. The breakfast menu was well planned and carried out. The only downside was checking-in. The receptionist was...

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Dorking
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been staying here for 4 nights whilst visiting Boston from London for a wedding. A very cheery welcome on arrival with all the Christmas decorations and lights installed in and outside the hotel. Our bedroom on the 5th floor is exceptionally comfortable with two huge double beds, plenty of space and an adequate bathroom with bath. Breakfast is...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at the Kendall Hotel many times, because its location is ideal for visiting MIT and it has far more character than other hotels in the area. I was sorely let down on my last visit. The room was extremely hot, and when I asked the staff for help correcting the temperature, they made it hotter rather than cooler....

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Brenda A, General Manager at Kendall Hotel, responded to this review

First, thank you for staying with us on several occasions, nothing is a greater compliment than a repeat guest! I am sorry to read your recent visit fell short of exceeding your expectations. I apologize our thermostat was set on warm rather than cool - I completely understand how vexing this is as I prefer to sleep in a colder...

Tuggen, Schwyz, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This traditional hotel is placed close to MIT campus. The building is a former fire figther house. The rooms are furnitured in a art deco type of style. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A special remark on the breakfast: just excellent!

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Brenda A, General Manager at Kendall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your posting on TripAdvisor - I am always happy to read about our staff; they all work very hard to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us. I do hope we will see you back in the near future. Cheers, Brenda

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at The Kendall Hotel July 21-23 on our way to pick up our daughter attending camp in NH. Even after reading about the historical elements of the property, never imagined all the effort and details that went into turning the original Engine 7 Firehouse into a most comfortable and quaint boutique hotel. It is actually registered as a National...

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San Carlos, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay here every time we visit our MIT student and it always feels like home. The staff is always so attentive, the beds comfortable, the rooms have everything you ever need - refridges, microwaves to warm up leftovers and they always leave waters. The daily fireman's breakfast is spectacular with eggs, amazing bacon, waffles, homemade granola and yogurt just...

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Romeoville, Illinois
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came to visit MIT and Boston. Hotel, and staff were fantastic. Hotel location couldn't be better as "T" staion is across the street and 2 stops from downtown. Fabulous restaurants are a walk away. It was very clean, room was great, and loved the Ladder company 7 blanket so much that I bought one. I live in Chicago, and chill...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms with the world's most comfortable bed! Cute and quirky decorations throughout the hotel. Very convenient to the subway, 7-11 and a bottle store. The Blacksheep Restaurant serves great food. Free wine tasting from 5pm to 6pm :-) A little pricey but well worth the money.

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Winter Park, Florida
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed staying here two nights. Modern with a traditional New England feel. There is no guest parking and overnight parking is a little steep (maybe not for the area though). They will charge you full overnight parking if you have someone visit you for a few hours. And they aren't too helpful with suggesting public parking alternatives.

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Springfield, MA
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have stayed here once before. I love the decor and antiques throughout. There is even limited parking under the new part of the building. A few restaurants across the street. Breakfast buffet is very good and convenient for a start to your day. Large bathroom for a hotel. Excellent cleanliness and staff courtesy. Wine hour is a nice perk...

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Brenda A, General Manager at Kendall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for returning as our guest! The greatest compliment we have our guests who return to stay with us. I am glad you were able to enjoy all of our extra amenities like the wine hour and our fabulous breakfast - we use fresh, house-made items on our buffet. Our eggs are actually "cracked" the morning of and not...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Kendall Hotel

Address: 350 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1017
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: €147 - €404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kendall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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“We had 507 on 5th floor. Quiet, clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles OldieDorking, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe room has microwave, fridge, and coffee maker.”
 of 5 bubbles TwoBlackCatsInMass, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure, but our room had a street view and was VERY quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles Jackie7764, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“our room was quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles kghudson, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors should be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles angiefr0st, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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