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Kendall Hotel

350 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1017
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
Travellers' Choice

Kendall Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Cambridge, offering a historic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and Kendall Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

Nearby landmarks such as The Alchemist (0.4 mi) and Harvard University (1.8 mi) make Kendall Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Cambridge.

If you’re looking for a barbeque restaurant, consider a visit to The Smoke Shop BBQ, Highland Fried, or Gyu-Kaku, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Kendall Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (0.3 mi), MIT Museum (0.5 mi), and Charles River (0.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Cambridge!

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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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HelloNY2012 wrote a review 10 Oct
New York City, New York14 contributions
Great hotel. Huge rooms. Very clean. Great staff. I stayed there for just one night and really liked the hospitality of the staff. Welcoming and very helpful to me. Offered me water and glass of wine as I checked in late. Great for longer stays too as the rooms are big.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kendall Hotel, Owner at Kendall Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at the historic Kendall Hotel. We are thrilled you enjoyed the spacious clean rooms and our personable staff. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Cheers, The Kendall Hotel
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Jim B wrote a review 9 Oct
Parker, Colorado70 contributions51 helpful votes
We stayed at the Kendall in October 2021. The hotel is decorated very nicely, service was excellent before and throughout our stay, the room was large and very comfortable, and they serve a hot breakfast (eggs, bacon, etc.). I liked that we could text the front desk at any time with a need or question and they were very responsive and helpful. I had questions prior to our arrival and they responded well with directions and where to park. The T stop is a half block away and easy to get too. It is situated near the MIT campus and bustling with students walking about - cool atmosphere. Boston is easily accessible from the T and the hotel is very close to the waterfront to enjoy watching the water activities. Covid safety measure were taken very seriously which we appreciated. Highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Kendall Hotel, Owner at Kendall Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Wow! Thank you so much for this awesome review. The Kendall does indeed have an excellent location and we're glad you could take advantage. We also strive to exceed all guest expectations and we're thrilled that you had a great stay with us. We hope to see you again very soon!
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Ana Herrero wrote a review 7 Oct
1 contribution
When traveling to Boston, about twice a year, we stay at The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge. Is the best hotel in the area. We travel a lot, and we always end up saying..."its not the Kendall"! Great customer service, breakfast, location, cleanliness and a wonderful staff! Would not consider staying anywhere else!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kendall Hotel, Owner at Kendall Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our historic hotel. It brings us great joy to hear our repeat guests enjoy the atmosphere and leave the hotel happy. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Cheers, Kendall Hotel
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Kathleen M wrote a review 4 Oct
Champaign, Illinois10 contributions2 helpful votes
In all honesty, our stay at Kendall began very rocky- the room we had reserved was unavailable and a switch was made to a less desirable room and promised parking was not available . The staff however worked hard to work things out so that our stay was more to our liking . I appreciate all the effort they put in to turn our initial experience around. When we left a few items behind, they even boxed them up and shipped them to us at home. This is a staff that wants you to be happy with your stay and goes the extra mile to make sure you are pleased. I would definitely return here on my next trip to Boston.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kendall Hotel, Owner at Kendall Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this kind and very informative review! I'm pleased to hear our staff went the extra mile after you had such a rough start checking in. We take your comments about the parking and room availability very seriously and will implement changes to make sure your next stay with us begins on a positive note. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Judy S wrote a review 3 Oct
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We love the Kendall Hotel and everyone who tirelessly works on behalf of the guests that cross their threshold. The staff truly cares about all of our needs and makes each stay personal and memorable. When we moved our son into MIT it was all so new but the Kendall felt like home. Our son is now a sophomore and after a quirky chain of events we found ourselves back for our fourth stay--this time to be there as our son had unexpected heart surgery. After Frankie was discharged your comfy King mattress in the suite was exactly what he needed--quite an upgrade from the hospital bed at Mass General. We will never forget your kindness, caring and support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Kendall Hotel, Owner at Kendall Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your glowing review of the hotel! Our staff strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for our guests that ensures they feel at home. I'm glad we could make your son comfortable after his surgery and I hope he had a speedy recovery as well. Thank you again for commending the hotel staff for our efforts and we hope to see you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kendall Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kendall Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Charles River (0.3 km), Stata Center (0.3 km), and Kendall Square (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kendall Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kendall Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kendall Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kendall Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tatte Cambridge, Area Four Kendall Square, and Legal Sea Foods.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kendall Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kendall Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kendall Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kendall Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (2.5 km), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (3.6 km), and Old North Church & Historic Site (2.7 km).
Is Kendall Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.