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Hotel 1868

3.5-star hotel in Porter Square with 24-hour fitness

  • Free WiFi
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ZAR 2,855

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1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 02140, MA, United States of America
9,2.Superb.
  • The hotel was so nice. I’d call it a small boutique hotel. Friendly valet, easy check in…

    Sep 3, 2021

  • Loved the hotel. Was very clean. Only complaint was the water pressure in the shower was…

    Sep 2, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Transport options
Dining options
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 50 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour business center

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 7 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 20 min walk
  • Tufts University - 22 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 45 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Location

1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 02140, MA, United States of America
  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 7 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 15 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 7 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 20 min walk
  • Tufts University - 22 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 45 min walk
  • MIT Museum - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Kendall Square - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Assembly Row - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Brighton Music Hall - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 13 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 24 min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 68 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 17 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 29 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • West Medford Station - 5 min drive
  • Belmont Station - 6 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 7 min drive
  • Porter Square Station - 1 min walk
  • Davis Station - 15 min walk
  • Harvard Square Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Dining

Caffe Nero - Onsite coffee shop.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A 6.0 percent city/local tax will be charged

ParkingPay at property

  • Valet parking costs USD 28 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - C0016100491

Also known as

  • Hotel 1868 Cambridge
  • 1868 Cambridge
  • Hotel 1868 Hotel
  • Hotel 1868 Cambridge
  • Hotel 1868 Hotel Cambridge

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FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel 1868 does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Abbey (4-min walk), Changsho (7-min walk), and Temple Bar (7-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (8-min drive) is nearby.
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
9,2.Superb.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Clean and comfy, great location.

    Dan, 1 night trip, Sep 2, 2021

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Escape from 1868 ASAP!

    Decor is incredibly ugly. Apparently intended to represent the Machine Age but harsh wood and dour decor defeat that purpose. Housekeeping must be requested, otherwise nonexistent. Half the time we entered or left, there was no one at the main desk at entry. Anyone could have entered and proceeded anywhere in the building. Squeezed space, barely enough room to circle the bed. No closets, just a few hooks on the wall. The only thing separating shower spray and floor outside is a high hanging shower curtain and a very small rise of tile. Floor guaranteed to have puddles. Lights overhead are on and off. Extremely bright and therefore annoying. Only solution is to turn them off and use side lamps.

    Michael, 1 night trip, Sep 1, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    Tiny

    The room is too small for 2

    Hidetomo, 1 night trip, Aug 31, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    The stay was good. The room was on the MA Ave side so it was quite noisy in the early morning.

    Barbara, 1 night trip, Aug 30, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Easy check in, friendly staff, great location.

    Christina, 1 night business trip, Aug 22, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Harvard Grad move-in

    My husband and daughter stayed here when he was helping her move into Harvard grad school housing. It was clean and a convenient location. We liked that we could get separate rooms for each of them at not too high of a price point

    Marit, 2 night family trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Recommend

    Clean, convenient and comfortable. Rooms are small but nice.

    Jeanne, 1 night trip, Aug 17, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Modern gem

    Clean, modern, and well-appointed. The perfect place for a long weekend base to visit Boston and Cambridge. Porter “T” stop right there made it easy to get around. Close to stores and wonderful walking neighborhood. Great service with plenty of coffee and water offered!

    Lisa, 3 night trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This is our Go To Place!

    Beyond question, this is absolutely the best place to stay. Our travel was interrupted with car trouble and they accommodated us in so many ways. They really care about their guest. This is our Go To Place!

    Carrie, 1 night business trip, Aug 4, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The hotel was clean and beautiful as always, however, when I was ill in the middle of the night and my wife went downstairs to ask the front desk for cleaning supplies. She was met with an unfriendly individual and a rather adamant lack of helpfulness.

    James, 4 night trip, Jul 3, 2021

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