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Hotel 1868

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1868 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-2709
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#20 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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A one-of-a-kind experience is yours to enjoy at Hotel 1868. Located in Cambridge, MA, we offer a fresh interpretation on fresh post-industrial design, independent spirit and a knowledgeable local staff. Whether you are a business traveler looking for a boutique home base in the Boston area or a world nomad planning your next big adventure, Hotel 1868 has everything you need.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Photo copier / fax In business center
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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48Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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R. M. wrote a review Jan 2021
Lewiston, Maine2 contributions
I stayed in January as I was in the Boston area for a medical procedure. Due to COVID, much of the city was closed down. However, that didn't stop me from having a wonderful stay at Hotel 1868. It's got a real funky look to it, like cottagecore meets boutique hotel. There's all sorts of plants. I couldn't tell if they were all real. Now it's tiny. That's something you should be aware of. The lobby is small. The hallways are small. The room is small. But it's perfect for a single traveler. It's right across from Porter Square on the Red Line if you want to take the subway into Downtown Boston. Harvard Square isn't a long walk away. There's a 24-hour CVS across the street if you need anything. There's some decent restaurants that will deliver in the area. But I think the best part of this place is the staff. I spoke with a manager named Meaghan who was just a gas. As we say in Maine, she's a "real hoot". She just cracks me up. In the evening, Brian was extremely helpful and polite. He hooked me up with extra coffee. Adrian the valet was great. And Antonio who did housekeeping was so so nice. The gym is really cool and large with many treadmills and those big yoga balls? (Is that what they're called? It sounds obscene.) I will definitely recommend this place to friends who are looking for a good deal on a swanky hotel in a great location. I'm definitely going to come back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: The front can get noisy because it's right off Mass Ave but the view is better.
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vacat7 wrote a review Jan 2020
washington21 contributions15 helpful votes
The location was very good, especially during cold weather. Room was clean and relatively quiet (from surrounding rooms). I am from area but when checking in, since I did not want to explain what I was doing there, clerk thought I was from out of town and then gave me loudest room by Mass Ave. intersection. I did not feel like complaining and white noise machine helped. Water pressure was extremely low in bathroom though. I stayed alone but if I had another person there, smallest room would have been too small.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Try a room in the back of the hotel (off Mass Ave).
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Douglas C wrote a review Jan 2020
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The rooms are small but clean and have large TVs. Complimentary water, tea, coffee. Decent gym with some free weights, pulley machines, treadmills, and ellipticals. The attached coffee shop is okay. I spent ten days there and found the housekeeping staff friendly and professional.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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World_travelbug13 wrote a review Jan 2020
Worcester, Massachusetts20 contributions11 helpful votes
I stayed here for 1 night and it was great! I stayed in the smaller rooms and I was nervous about the size because of some of the previous reviews but there was plenty of space. I probably wouldn't stay in a smaller room for a week with a family of four but it's definitely a great space for a couple of people for the price. The hotel is literally across the street from the T so you can't beat the location. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I can't speak to the shower because I didn't use it but I can definitely understand why people were having some of the flooding issues they described. All in all - I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. You cannot beat the price for this location.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Krystin G wrote a review Dec 2019
Key West, Florida173 contributions49 helpful votes
This hotel is right in Porter Square, steps away from the T. It is new and everything was very clean. I used the gym a few times during my stay, which also has brand new equipment. The bathroom is a little small, so it takes some creativeness to do your hair in there. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit the Boston area and would not hesitate to book Hotel 1868 for my next Boston stay.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel 1868
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel 1868?
Nearby attractions include Porter Square (0.05 miles), Abodeon (0.3 miles), and Sign of the Dove Gallery (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel 1868?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel 1868?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel 1868?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel 1868?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel 1868?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Abbey, Baraka Cuisine, and Bagelsaurus.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel 1868?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel 1868 offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel 1868?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (0.8 miles), The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (3.8 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (3.6 miles).
Is Hotel 1868 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.