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Restored Cambridge Victorian firehouse adjoining MIT
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Gateway to Boston
Across from the Kendall Square transit station in Cambridge, The Kendall Hotel is ideal for exploring the Haymarket, Museum of Science, USS Constitution, and Boston Harbor, all less than 1 mile away.
Formerly a Victorian firehouse in Cambridge, the hotel serves a complimentary breakfast buffet. The acclaimed Black Sheep Restaurant showcases organic and locally grown produce.
Quilts and Americana
Guestrooms at The Kendall Hotel feature Colonial-style quilts and antique reproductions. Modern touches include Ralph Lauren cotton sheets, complimentary wireless Internet access, and jacks for MP3 players.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
A member of Historic Hotels of America, this boutique hotel was formerly the Engine 7 Firehouse, the oldest building on Kendall Square, built in 1895. The “T” transit station, across the street, offer fast and easy access to downtown Boston's businesses and historic attractions. Firehouse memorabilia, antiques, original art, and handmade quilts pay tribute to the area's rich history.
Guests at The Kendall Hotel enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. The Black Sheep Restaurant, serving lunch and dinner, was named in honor of the Engine 7 firefighters, who considered themselves “the black sheep” of the Cambridge Fire Department. The bar serves locally brewed beers and domestic wines.
The hotel hosts a wine hour Monday - Thursday evenings in its rooftop retreat, a solarium with views of the Boston skyline. Hotel guests have complimentary access to Fitcorp, a nearby health club open Monday - Saturday.
Self parking is available in the garage beneath the hotel, or on the street, with limited availability (surcharge applies).
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Coffee shop or café
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Business center
- Conference space
- Meeting rooms
- Free use of nearby fitness center
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- 24-hour front desk
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Multilingual staff
- Fireplace in lobby
- Smoke-free property
- Number of floors - 7
- Total number of rooms - 77
- Year Built 1895
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Self parking (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Premium bedding
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Daily housekeeping
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Designer toiletries
- Iron/ironing board
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
Where to Eat
The Kendall Hotel serves a daily complimentary Fireman's Full American Breakfast Buffet, including scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, and homemade granola and scones.
The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar: Classic and innovative American home-style cooking. Focus on fresh organic and local ingredients. Menu may include Pan-Fried Red Snapper, Baked Scallops, Country-style Pork Ribs, Butternut Squash Ravioli. Named in honor of the “black sheep” firefighters of the Engine 7 Firehouse. Located in lobby of original firehouse building. Lunch, dinner weekdays. Light dinner Saturdays. Bar features local microbrews and domestic wines. Closed Sundays.
Nearby Things to Do
Guests enjoy complimentary access to a health club five blocks away. The club, open daily except Sunday, includes cardio machines, circuit-training equipment, a sauna, and locker rooms with showers, towel service, and toiletries.
The Charles River Esplanade, less than a mile from the hotel, offers miles of waterfront walking, running, and bicycling paths, along with views of sailboats and racing college crews. Tennis courts and picnic areas are located in parks along the Esplanade.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Please note: Room rates are based on single or double occupancy and extra guests age 18 or older will be charged a USD15 extra person fee. No more than 4 people can occupy a room with two double beds. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
- Resort fee
- Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
We should mention
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.