Where to stay
The Greater Boston area offers a wide variety of options for overnight accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a hotel room with a view, a quiet bed and breakfast, an efficiency apartment rental near MIT’s campus, or something in between, the city has accommodations for every taste. A few things to note:
- Accommodations in the Boston area can be pricey, and depending on when you visit, very hard to find. In particular, please be advised that the months of May and June constitute Commencement season in eastern Massachusetts, so hotels and restaurants are especially busy during that time. Other busy times include the weekend prior to the Boston Marathon (April) and the days surrounding the Head of the Charles Regatta (October).
- We strongly advise reserving your accommodations BEFORE arriving.
- Many hotels and bed and breakfasts in Boston and Cambridge are accessible by the MBTA subway system. We provide a list below of the hotels nearest to campus and also a map of hotels in the greater area. Please note that MIT does not guarantee any of these accommodations—this information is provided for reference only.
- For accommodations other than hotels (bed and breakfasts, home rentals, etc.), please see our listing of resources below.
- For information about living on- or off-campus while studying at MIT, please see MIT Housing.
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott
Doubletree Suites – Cambridge/Boston
Fairfield Inn and Suites
The Kendall Hotel
Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT
Holiday Inn Express
Residence Inn Cambridge
Royal Sonesta Boston
The Whitney Hotel
Bed and breakfasts
Vacation and short-stay rentals
- TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals
- Apartment Advisor
Other hotel resources
For further information on accommodations, as well as information about historical tours, restaurants, and shopping in Boston, visit the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 617-536-4100.
**Summer 2020: MIT implemented a Limited Access Plan (LAP) for all Cambridge campus buildings: this means that the campus is closed to the public at this time. Find current information on MIT’s response to the challenge of Covid-19.**
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