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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
Exterior detail
Business centre
Shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels
Fitness facility

Overview of Hotel 1868

Hotel 1868

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Harvard University
9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

521 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
1868 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Valet parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Porter Square
  • Harvard University - 12 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 21 min walk
  • Tufts University - 2 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 6 min drive
  • Kendall Square - 6 min drive
  • Museum of Science - 8 min drive
  • Boston University - 6 min drive
  • Encore Boston Harbor - 7 min drive
  • TD Garden - 8 min drive
  • Assembly Row - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 25 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 25 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 25 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 38 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 - 14 min walk
  • Harvard Square Station - 21 min walk


  • Cafe Rustica - 6 min walk
  • Panera Bread - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 7 min walk
  • Sugar & SpiceThai Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Anna's Taqueria - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel 1868

At Hotel 1868, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Harvard University and 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, Fenway Park and TD Garden are within a short drive. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Porter Square Station is steps away and Davis Station is 14 minutes.



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 (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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.


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 Cambridge
1868 Cambridge
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.
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 (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel 1868 and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
What's the area around Hotel 1868 like?
Hotel 1868 is a short 1-minute walk from Porter Square Station and 12 minutes' walk from Harvard University. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The cutest hotel in Cambridge
Loved it. Will definitely stay there when I’m back in Cambridge. Lovely staff and a great hotel overall.
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Porter Square gem
Cute little hotel right in Porter Square. Nice amenities and friendly staff.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nancy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Showere experience
The shower stall floor was very slippery.
Grace, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Quick Solo Trip
Conveniently located near the T and great area restaurants. A short walk to Harvard Square or quick Uber trip. Room and bathroom were smaller than I would have liked, but they served their purpose. LOVED the super hot shower water temperature and helpful staff.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deborah, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mini Room - Queen Bed
Brett, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

JEFFERY, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Came to Cambridge to see a play in Harvard Square. This was a perfect spot to stay. Walkable to Harvard Square and many dining options. Room was attractive and comfortable, a bit cramped and lacking in space to hang coats, etc. But perfect for a short stay when not intending to hang out in room. Staff was very friendly!
Cynthia, 1-night romance trip
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