I stayed for three nights in March 2012 with my son. Staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The room was large and comfortable with lots of character and furnished with sturdy, not fragile, antiques. Bathroom was comfortably sized, large desk, free wi-fi. It used to be an old firehouse, Engine 7, and the decor is charming with old pictures of MIT crew, firefihters, embroidered mementos, etc. Breakfast was great with a lot of choices served cafeteria style in back room, then you have to carry tray to tables in front lobby of hotel where additional coffee and juice were set up for refills.
The hotel is reasonably-priced compared to the price of the other chain hotel in the area. There is no view from the rooms (nor from their wine-tasting look-out tower above where one computer and printer is available to guests), but really it doesn't matter unless you expect a view of the Charles or a skyline. The hotel has no room service, but the front desk did launder shirts for us which I dropped off and picked up myself. Rooms have ice buckets, no fridge, and there is an ice machine and vending machines for water, sodas and snacks in lobby. The black sheep restaurant is in the lobby, which was nice for the end of a long day, and I was given a $10-20 off voucher (can't remember the amount) upon check-in.
COnvenience is the strongpoint of this hotel located next to trolley Kendall Square stop, down the street from a dry cleaners/tailors, post office, restaurants, cafes. Across the street is the MIT Coop, Legal Seafood, and a free bus (!) that takes you back and forth from the Galleria shopping mall. Just as convenient as the larger chain hotels, but so much more charming, friendly and comfortable. Women would probably appreciate this hotel a lot more than men.
Not for people who want modern or sleek or hotel services.
The only negative was repairs that were being done all day on the floor, so there was a lot of banging during working hours, when I needed to rest and do some work. Walls are thin...
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia APAC, Wotif.com, Hotels.com, lastminute.com.au, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Kendall Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Kendall Hotel Cambridge