We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kendall Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
Hotel website
Hotel deals
350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
2 people have started booking this hotel
Kendall Hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Mike D Louisville, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

623 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    400
    154
    31
    20
    18
See reviews for
150
202
53
153
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (106)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (623)
  • Mar-May only
    (144)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (208)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (182)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (89)
All months
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here a few times over the years and I love it. The atmosphere is so warm and enjoyable, I feel like I am in a classic B&B. The Kendall sits right next to a subway stop so getting here from the airport and getting around Boston is incredibly easy. Can't wait to return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Kendall to be close to the Anime Boston convention that was happening that weekend. We only stayed one night, and when we checked out I almost wish I could hand more money to them and ask to stay an extra night. It is a beautiful hotel, very clean and well kept, and very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hingham, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small boutique hotel was outstanding! The firehouse theme is really fun - the rooms are surprisingly large, meticulously clean, and equipped with very high quality furnishings. The bed was extremely comfortable. Staff was friendly and accomodating. There is a small restaurant and bar in the lobby. Drinks were a bit pricey but effective. The free internet in the room... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small hotel but perfect for Cambridge. Fun rooms with great creative décor. Very clean, well kept and the whole hotel is decorated as if its a bed and breakfast. The restaurant is quite nice for a small hotel. You really can't go wrong here and it will be a pleasure for any traveler. Love that fast elevator.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this place as it was convenient to our friends' wedding reception (and cheaper than their venue hotel) but now I think it will be my go-to spot to stay in Boston. Right by the T, super cute, and great touches on the convenience scale: free breakfast and wifi, including free NY times online access (I hope that idea... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hollywood, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to stay at a hotel themed like a firehouse! The hotel is nice, clean and well appointed. Breakfast is the best hotel breakfast I've ever had. Wifi is fast and staff is nice and helpful. Did they mention how they are a hop skip and a jump from the Kendall subway (they call it T here) station?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This boutique hotel is across from MIT campus. The rooms are clean and fresh and seemed like fair value for the location. The only negative is the mini bar fridge is completely empty. Not even a water bottle, and the open parking garage elevator goes directly to the guest floors, so the lack of security was a little concerning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the second time we stayed at the Kendall. We like the character of this old fire station, and the individual character of the rooms, as well as the convenience of its location right by the Kendall T stop. Staff were courteous and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely older property in Cambridge near MIT, this was the local fire house and has been sensitively refurbished as a boutique hotel. It is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and on the National Register of Historic Places. Nineteenth-century feel to the rooms but with modern and effective bathrooms ensuite. The Black Sheep restaurant is excellent with friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Kendall last month for three weekend nights. Had a king suite on an upper floor right across from the elevator. Unlike some other reviewers we did not hear noise from the elevator. The room was surprisingly large for a Boston-area hotel - we had plenty of space to leave our stuff and to relax in, in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

507 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (133)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (54)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (30)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
0:51
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (31)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (366)
Viewed
Amenities (48)
Viewed
Deluxe Double Room (59)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room (48)
Viewed
Luxury Suite (66)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (36)
Viewed
The Hotel (109)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay