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Originally built in 1894, this historic Victorian-style boutique hotel is located adjacent to the MIT Campus in Cambridge, and features a unique and cozy atmosphere, complete with many modern conveniences. Just outside the Kendall's front doors is the area's fantastic public transportation system. This location allows guests to easily access all the areas of the city, including downtown Boston and Harvard University, both only a short distance away. After a restful night of sleep in individually decorated rooms, guests at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse can start the morning with a variety of breakfast buffet items, or work out at a nearby fitness center with complimentary access. A wine hour is hosted each night in the Rooftop Retreat.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Buffet


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
or
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.5
Free Wifi
9.1
High score for Cambridge
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Alejandro
    United States of America United States of America
    The ambiance was really nice . The breakfast was delicious.
  • Jennifer
    United States of America United States of America
    We booked a deluxe king which was lovely . Bathroom roomy with wooden chest under the window for toiletries. Warm bathrobes . Comfy armchair and desk chair.
  • Martine
    Canada Canada
    Amazing location, friendly staff, and great ambiance.

Hotel area info

Amenities of The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Happy hour
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Property practices

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House rules

The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
$50 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
$50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash is not accepted The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests under the age of 21 can only check in with a parent or legal guardian.

Early check-in will incur additional charges.

Please note that the usage fee includes local phone calls, 800 phone calls, and access to the indoor rooftop retreat and 24-hour fitness center.

Please note that a USD 25 credit card authorization is required to secure your reservation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

FAQs about The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse

  • The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse is 0.9 miles from the center of Cambridge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Check-in at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse include:

    • Double
    • Quad

  • The prices at The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Fitness
    • Happy hour