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Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge

3-star3 stars
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140, United States of America

3-star hotel, convenient to Harvard University
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from January 25 2021 to February 3 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Terrible bed. Hard like rock. When asked if mattress could be changed, I was told all…Dec. 1, 2019
  • Clean, comfortable small room, very conveniently situated in Cambridge.Sep. 20, 2019

Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge

from $138 CAD
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge


  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 22 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 22 min walk
  • Tufts University - 32 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 14 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Museum of Science - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Kendall Square - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 23 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 23 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 24 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 37 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 - 2 min walk
  • Davis Station - 14 min walk
  • Harvard Square Station - 23 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

  • Porter Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Porter Square Cambridge
  • Porter Square Hotel Cambridge
  • Porter Square Hotel Hotel Cambridge


State tax ID - C0015450491

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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.

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; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge

  • Does Porter Square Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Porter Square Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Porter Square Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from January 25 2021 to February 3 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Porter Square Hotel?
    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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Porter Square Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Porter Square Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Porter Square Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Porter Square Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Abbey (6-min walk), Posto (8-min walk), and Changsho (9-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Porter Square Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (7-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Porter Square Hotel and nearby?
    Porter Square Hotel has a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 525 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location for Cambridge. Close to all amenities.
ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I had booked a petite room. It was very small. It was well appointed but no closet. They did upgrade the room to a king bed from twins, but still no closet! The location is perfect for me.
Rita, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very compact, no wasted space. That's attractive and fine for me, but it makes the bathroom we had a little too tiny for ease-- eg, toilet paper roll placed up and back of toilet, very awkward to use; get a shock of cold water until you figure out how to avoid that in the shower; have to learn to be careful that the water spout doesn't cause water to overflow sink just below it.
ca2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The staff was excellent. The restaurant was not completed. The space between the beds and desk was too narrow.
ca3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Cambridge Sept 2018
Good trip to Cambridge
ca1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
little gem just north of harvard
amazing location, steps from subway station. great neighbourhood for staying in for night. few stops from downtown and only 10-15min walk to harvard. staff is really friendly and helpful and amenities are great. amazing value for the price.
ca4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
very nice rooms, and nice service, thank you!
Isabelle, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
clean hotel within walking distance to many stores
amy, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Porter Square
Room was tiny, but nice. Staff was excellent. Location perfect!
Harold, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay and visit Boston
Awesome location, right next to the T. Great spot if you want to visit downtown Boston. Bed was a little on the hard side, but not uncomfortable at all. Staff was friendly and super helpful. Lots of covid safety precautions taken as well, felt totally safe.
Franklin, us6 night trip

Porter Square Hotel, Cambridge