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Hotel 1868

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Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Mini Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel 1868

Hotel 1868

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Harvard University

9.2/10 Superb

438 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 7 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 20 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 45 min walk
  • Boston University - 16 min drive
  • TD Garden - 17 min drive
  • Encore Boston Harbor - 16 min drive
  • The Freedom Trail - 18 min drive
  • Boston Harbor - 20 min drive
  • Newbury Street - 16 min drive
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 25 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 26 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 27 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 41 min drive
  • Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.) - 68 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


  • Anna's Taqueria - 2 min walk
  • Yume Wo Katare - 2 min walk
  • Sugar and Spice - 2 min walk
  • Bagelsaurus - 3 min walk
  • The Abbey - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel 1868

Hotel 1868 puts you 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Harvard University and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Harvard Square. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the 24-hour fitness centre for a workout. Also, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Boston University. The nearby shopping and access to public transport get great marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a quick walk: Porter Square Station is steps away.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 3:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check 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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (USD 28 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

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


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour fitness centre


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Caffe Nero – On-site coffee shop.

Fees & policies


  • 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; guest room 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 sanitiser; 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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID – C0016100491

Also known as

Hotel 1868 Hotel
Hotel 1868 Cambridge
Hotel 1868 Hotel Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel 1868 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel 1868?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel 1868 on 18 December 2022 start from €135, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel 1868?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel 1868?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel 1868?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel 1868?
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.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel 1868?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel 1868 and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel 1868?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Abbey (4-min walk), Changsho (7-min walk) and Giulia (8-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel 1868 like?
Hotel 1868 is a short 1-minute walk from Porter Square Station and 7 minutes' walk from Harvard University. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Monique, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Monica, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Sooa, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good little hotel
We really like this hotel when visiting our daughter at Harvard. Just a 20 minute walk to the Quad and about 25 to Harvard Square. Loads of good restaurants and cafes in the area and a Target and CVS across the road. Opposite Porter Square t stop on the red line too so easy access to city and airport. We find the mini room is satisfactory for a short stay. This time our room was not as good as previous stays. The air con unit was very noisy and blew very cold air periodically before letting the room heat up again. We did not get good nights sleep! But generally a great little hotel.
Katie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alfred, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel across from red line
Hotel was beautiful and the room was very clean. Yes, it is small, but they used the space wisely and it was perfect for two people. I enjoyed the free water bottles and coffee in the room. If you ask ahead of time, they can put a mini fridge in your room. The best perk was that the red line was across the street. It was about a 30 minute ride to South Station in downtown Boston. Plenty of restaurants and shops around the hotel. CVS and Target across the street incase you need any last minute things. Safe neighborhood, mostly students as it is close to several Universities. Would definitely stay again on our next trip to Boston
Jaclyn, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Really good. Got in late but all went well. Would recommend
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Prior to our stay I had a number of concerns as so many reviews talked about how small the rooms were. I was prepared for the worst. Much to our delight the room was great. Plenty of room for my husband and myself. The one thing we found lacking was space for hanging up clothes. Also problems with the hair conditioner dispenser, ended up going out and picking up our own supply. Fabulous bed. Staff was super friendly and helpful, very accommodating. Everything was very clean .Great coffee shop/bakery next door. Definitely would stay there again and would recommend it to others.
Katherine, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maya, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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