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Porter Square Hotel

1924 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-2102
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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 21 hotels in Cambridge

Finding an ideal trendy hotel in Cambridge does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Porter Square Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Porter Square 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 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and 24 hour check-in. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Cambridge, Porter Square Hotel is located a short distance from Porter Square (0.1 mi) and Cambridge Common (0.8 mi).

While in Cambridge be sure to experience local lobster favourites at Giulia, Craigie on Main, or Summer Shack.

Best of all, Porter Square Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Cambridge attractions like Harvard Art Museums and MIT List Visual Arts Center, which are some popular art museums.

Porter Square Hotel puts the best of Cambridge at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Paid private parking on-site
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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6Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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olollyberry wrote a review 16 Oct
Honolulu, Hawaii136 contributions71 helpful votes
Cute and tiny room. Very clean. Wished there was an actual closet. Bed was comfy, but sometimes moved a little off the frame when I sat down since there was no box spring. The first valet when we got there was very nice and helpful. The second valet just drove our car up to us and left after he got his tip, did not even offer to help us with our luggage. But overall, stay at this hotel was enjoyable.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Theresa W wrote a review 6 Oct
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions4 helpful votes
We reserved the Petite Double Twin, which was clean, beautiful, and nicely appointed. The room was small, but perfect for an overnight stay. The mattresses and pillows were supportive and comfortable. No troubles for my back. I'm glad we brought sleep masks, as the clock and thermostat displays were bright, in the otherwise dark room. I wish that the $28 valet parking fee had been clearly disclosed upfront. Overall, it offered a great night's sleep. We will come again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Chase B wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had a room with two twins and it's not exaggerating to say the beds took up 90% of the real estate in the room. The bathroom is equally tiny. If you can get past that, however, the hotel was great. Front staff was super helpful and pleasant, rooms were clean and we had the basement area with computers to ourselves on a weekend where we could sit and have a few drinks. Great French restaurant on the main floor (and when the employees came downstairs to eat they all spoke French which made me feel better about authenticity) that has drinks and a good, small menu. Less than 5 minute walk to the train, a Target and CVS. Great location that is close to lots of restaurants but still very quiet. Our room was next to the elevator and we didn't hear it once. Would definitely come back if you're looking for a relatively no-frills hotel for a reasonable price in a city that doesn't have many options for reasonably-priced rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2021
tinaNtravel wrote a review Sep 2021
San Jose, California1492 contributions735 helpful votes
The clerk at the front desk was friendly and check in was quick. We reserved a room with two twin beds and the room was quite small. The bathroom was particularly small and for some, could be tight. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The room contained a little closet and a jacket hanging rack along with a little table. The location was quite good, within an easy walk to the Porter T stop and with several restaurants within easy walking distance. If you take the T to the hotel, once exiting the T, turn right, walk a short distance, and you will see it on the opposite side of the road, approx. across from the side of Panera and after CVS.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Jennifer S wrote a review Aug 2021
Bedford, New York37 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel bills itself as a boutique hotel. I expected something akin to a Kimpton, with small rooms but other charming features. It’s just small rooms, like, the size of the bed small. We had a suite for a couple and our teen and the second room had a sofa, but not a bed. The staff was very helpful to bring a roll away bed for us, but even with two rooms, we felt cramped and cranky. Room was quiet from street noise, even tough facing busy Mass Ave (a/c was very loud). Furniture is all banged-up particle -board faux wood and bathrooms tiny as well. Room and common spaces clean but not as clean as what I would expect - visible dust. We chose the hotel because of proximity to universities but I think next time will stay closer to Boston. No covid protection with staff besides plexiglass at front desk (staff unmasked).
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$127 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
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Frequently Asked Questions about Porter Square Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Porter Square Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Porter Square (0.09 km), MEM Tea Training Center & Tasting Room (0.4 km), and Sign of the Dove Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Porter Square Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a business centre, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Porter Square Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Porter Square Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Porter Square Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Posto, The Abbey, and Bagelsaurus.
Are there any historical sites close to Porter Square Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (6.1 km), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (1.5 km), and Old North Church & Historic Site (5.9 km).
Is Porter Square Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.