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1868 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-2709
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#20 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
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4.6
Value
4.0
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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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English

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93Great for walkers
Grade: 93 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Steven P wrote a review Dec 2022
Redmond, United States4 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I have stayed at this hotel multiple times. Always excellent. Functionally designed rooms, comfortable beds. Outstanding fitness center. Staff is terrific, exceptionally good service and one reason we'll keep coming back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If Hotel 1868 is booked their sister location, Porter Square Hotel is also excellent (we've...
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Timothy d wrote a review Nov 2022
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After staying at a lot of other area Hotels, big and small, Hotel 1868 is by far my favorite! And that's because of the EXCEPTIONAL Hotel Staff! The hotel is edgy and contemporary-- really beautiful! The Housekeeping staff are excellent; rooms are immaculate! And thanks to the super wonderful Front Office staff, it feels like home. They are professional and extremely friendly and welcoming. Have stayed numerous times overnight for work, and they far outshine any other hotel. Everyone here far outshines anyone at a five-star hotel... they do it right! The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the beds are GREAT! Love the bathrooms and amenities. Amazing gym. Super convenient location, great bars and restaurants close by, 24-hour CVS across the street, Red T line across the street. I love this hotel so much I keep going back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Great gym, and great in-room Keurig machines! I love staying here!!!
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Camper813610 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Front desk staff Kaitlyn misheard our name and gave us the receipt for another person, also with a Chinese-sounding name. Her behavior was offensive because she had carelessly waved away our attempt to spell our name, and she remained unapologetic, uppity, and unconcerned even after we pointed out that the receipt was named for another guest. She should be re-trained in customer service. Also, the aircon unit kept turning on and off during the nights, leaving us sweaty and uncomfortable. Brian of the nightshift didn't know how to help us with the aircon and was also a bit defensive in talking with us, only apologizing when he saw the calm way with which we were trying to find a solution. The parking valet was the only pleasant person we encountered among the staff, but we unfortunately were not able to get his name. He's a young man of Chilean descent.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The mini queen room is really tiny, just good for one person.
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1NicePerson wrote a review Oct 2022
USA333 contributions472 helpful votes
Expensive for what you get. The compact room has no refrigerator, no microwave and no wardrobe for hanging clothes. While very clean, I was shocked by the extremely low water pressure in the sink. Yes, the valves were open fully, yet the flow could be best described as a trickle. The location is good, assuming you have patience with the slow-speed Red Line. At nearly $300 per night, I'm not sure I'll return.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Andy P wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom35 contributions22 helpful votes
A great place to stay in Cambridge. The rooms are compact and might be a bit cosy for two people but if you are staying alone or for a couple of days, this place offers great value for money and it's clean and new. The location is fantastic, right across from the T and commuter rail, near restaurants, shops, cafes etc. The walk down to Harvard Square is a pleasant 20 minutes. Staff all very friendly. My only gripe was the fantastically confusing air-conditioning controls - I still could not work them out after five nights of trying. I would happily go to Hotel 1868 again though.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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MangiaMuse wrote a review May 2022
Portland, Maine73 contributions32 helpful votes
The staff was friendly and helpful, and the hotel looked attractive and new. Great neighborhood and location. It was nice to be able to open windows, and the lighting was good. Unfortunately, there were things that didn't work well. The "standard queen" room was so small that I can't imagine what the "mini queen" would be like. It felt like the head of the bed was lower than the foot. In apparently trying to save space, there was a combination closet/dresser with no place to hang a long piece of clothing like a dress, and to open the "closet," you had to slide a door that prevented anyone from opening the drawers at the same time . The bathroom looked nice and modern, but shower wasn't fully enclosed, and water went everywhere, plus the floor was slippery. The toilet was weird and uncomfortable. We really wanted to like this place, but will not be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The standard queen was quite small, but I was told much larger than the mini queen
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kleic wrote a review Apr 2022
San Antonio, Texas950 contributions469 helpful votes
I was in Cambridge for two days visiting family and didn't need anything particularly fancy. This hotel was just right. It's modern, well run, and super well located for walking or the T. The spaces are definitely snug but I felt like I was paying for exactly what I got and really appreciated the little touches like windows that open, extra coffee when I asked for it, and water in my room. Basically it isn't trying to be anything but what it is and what it is it does well. Having stayed at much more expensive places in and around Cambridge, I really felt like I found the best choice here.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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monkeytony18 wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Angeles, California48 contributions15 helpful votes
What a great hotel! It is beautifully designed and decorated. The room was smallish, but very well-appointed, with very roomy, easy-to-open drawers under the mattress. The bed was super comfortable, with great pillows. Great shower! The front desk stay was friendly, welcoming and helpful. Close to several great planes to grab breakfast, a wonderful restaurant/bar called The Abbey and very conveniently located across the street from the T. Highly, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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DisneyTeacher wrote a review Sep 2021
Roswell, Georgia72 contributions74 helpful votes
This is a very basic hotel. No frills and limited space. It’s perfect if you don’t plan on spending much time in your room. Very modern decor. The staff is friendly. The best things are that it’s right across the street from a train station, and there are lots of shops & cafes within walking distance. A great, more affordable Boston option if you’re willing to travel a little to most of the action.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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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$135 - $228 (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, Sugar & Spice, 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 The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (3.7 miles), Old North Church & Historic Site (3.6 miles), and Granary Burying Ground (3.6 miles).
Is Hotel 1868 accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.