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Kendall Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the Kendall Hotel while visiting MIT for work. What a fantastic place! First, the location is great: right in the centre of the MIT campus, surrounded by a few good and a lot of quick restaurants. It couldn't be closer to the T either. Then the hotel itself is great: well-appointed rooms, top-notch toiletries, nice... More 

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really love this hotel and stay here when in the Boston/Cambridge area. It is a very cozy and welcoming hotel, particularly during the holidays. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated; the breakfast is fabulous offering many choices for a delicious breakfast. The hotel is very convienent to the Kendall Red Line T-stop, so traveling into Boston is a... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to like about this hotel, and I really want to praise it, but there are a number of hiccups that need to be acknowledged. First, the plus side. It's in a great location, directly across the street from the Kendall Red Line transit stop, surrounded by MIT and all the restaurants and shops that a great... More 

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

Thank you for the input. The Kendall is always trying to better itself and you have given us food for thought. The Kendall is a small, family owned and operated historic hotel, and you are right about the B&B feel - people love that about us and it is often the reason they chose us over the big chain hotels.... More 

Merida, Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is beautifull and different in decoration from all others hotels. People who works at the hotel is just GREAT and very kind. The room is perfect and also the full breakfast. El hotel es hermoso y diferente en decoración de otros hoteles. La gente que trabaja en el hotel es muy amable. El cuarto es perfecto así como... More 

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

Thank you! We strive for a cozy and warm excellence, and, judging by your response, it looks like we hit the nail on the head. Hope to see you again soon. My best, Brenda More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dropped off our daughter at her camp friends' house near Cambridge and we headed to our destination-The Kendall Hotel. We really had not heard anything about this Inn except that its location was perfect for exploring the city of Boston. Upon entering this immaculate hotel you are completely transfixed by the motif! Everything in the lobby... More 

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

So happy to have been able to give you such a positive experience. Sounds like you had a great time, and we are proud to have been a part of that. Thank you for your appreciation of our whole concept - it took a lot of time and effort to give the hotel its special look and feel and our... More 

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6 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby & I stayed here a couple of years ago...enjoyed our stay.., room was comfortable & clean...continental breakfast the next morning was very good. The other nice thing is the T was right across the street...easy access to any where in Boston!!! The fun part that it's an old fire house...the dining area & receptionist desk were in the bay... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel at least once if not twice a year over the past five. In fact, its our number one choice when we come to Boston. Its full of character and not like the cookie cutter options around the corner. The hotel's GM, Brenda, is unfailingly friendly and helpful as is the entire staff. Breakfast is... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. I always try to give my treasured guest my best, but my friendliness does fail from time to time if I'm caught before my morning coffee ;-) Love your appreciation of the character of the Kendall. A lot of work went into our aesthetic. It was a family effort. Look forward to seeing you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not luxury, but very comfortable, warm and friendly staff, antique furnitures, cosy atmosphere. Very convenient location, with lots of good food nearby, and bookstores in the neighbourhood. We had a rare power outage due to flooding during our stay but the hotel was very nice about it and have us a gift voucher to make up, along with a nice... More 

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

Thank you for being such a good sport during that freak occurrence. I felt not enough could be done to express our gratitude for your graceful endurance. Accidents happen and we have already taken measures to insure that that particular problem not occur again. Every room is different, with each hand-appointed by the family that owns the hotel. The Kendall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This hotel has a lot of character, is quiet and also convenient. I originally wanted to stay close to Harvard Square for a meeting I had but my first choices were fully booked. I decided to take a bet that the Kendall's location to the underground (called T-stop) would get me to my meeting on time, and I'm so glad... More 

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

Thanks for your recommendation. It is appreciated. The "T," which is steps from us, is the perfect way to zip around the city, for work or for play. The Kendall prides itself on being a quaint and quiet oasis in the midst of a thriving city. Glad you felt that way about it. Come back and see us again! My... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Right next to MIT and its T-stop this is a charming, comfortable hotel that lends a personal touch at every turn. Every room has character and homey touches that provide a feeling of cosiness and comfort. Love the extra blankets and historic touches. I needed some re-booking help and we had a few small requests that were handled beautifully by... More 

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

I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed the Kendall and our very personalized service -- we are such a unique oasis in our high tech neighborhood. I am sorry the elevator. We recently upgraded the cab and one of the new mechanical parts was defective. Of course, as “Murphy’s Law” would go, this happened Friday night and the... More 

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Address: 350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kendall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Business Hotel in Cambridge

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