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1 room, 2 adults

Porter Square Hotel

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

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Harvard University
  • Free WiFi
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Good internet service
Awesome vibe
Great location
More comfort would be nice

Porter Square Hotel

from A$181
  • 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


  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 22 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 22 min walk
  • Tufts University - 32 min walk
  • Davis Square - 5 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

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 22 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 23 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
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



  • Valet 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
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2016
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

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

Special features


Colette Wine Bistro - This bistro serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Porter Square Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


Tax ID – C0015450491

This property will place a credit card authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

Optional extras

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

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

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

  • Are pets allowed at Porter Square Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Porter Square Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Porter Square Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Porter Square Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Christophers (1-min walk), Toad (1-min walk), and Sugar and Spice (1-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 651 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel & location. Only issue was the bathroom lighting was not good above the sink...very dim
Maureen A, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent choice to stay in Cambridge
Beautiful hotel in Porter Square, centrally located for all places to visit in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. Steps away from the Porter Square T station on the Red Line.
William, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay witg easy check in and check out
Josh, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Location and clean, but tight quarters.
Nice and clean. Rooms are small. We took the bigger rooms and it was ok, but not large for two. However, if you want the location or easy access to the subway, it’s great. Be careful with breakfast, the restaurant is separate and paying ala carte adds up fast.
us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great spot!
Had a great stay at Porter Square, perfect location to explore Cambridge. Ended up eating at Colette only because it was raining so hard we didnt want to walk anywhere & we were so glad we did! Food & bar were excellent, service was friendly & attentive. Mussels were delish! Only drawback were the twin beds which were TINY! Rooms are small but efficient. We'll be back!
Heidi, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Close to subway, restaurants and stores.
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Mostly good.
Great location. Great facility. Great staff. Beds are far too soft; aggravated my back condition. Completed our stay but couldn't bear staying another night because of so much lost sleep.
us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Winter Visit
everything was very nice; will stay there again
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location!!
This is a really safe, fun, and convenient part of the Boston area to stay in. The MBTA Red Line is right across the street and can get you directly into Davis, Harvard, Central, or Kendall squares really quickly, and on into Boston if you need to get downtown or to South Station and the airport. There are tons of great restaurants, music venues, and stores within walking distance. Checkout "Toad" next door to the hotel for local music 7 nights a week and a killing burger and beer list.
Bradford, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Cambridge, MA
Our stay began with the warm welcome at check-in. Every staff person was friendly and cheerful. The hotel is immaculate and full of charm. We had a beautiful view of a courtyard. The Metro and many dining options are across the street. This is a great place to stay in Cambridge.
Judith, us2 night family trip

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