Where to stay

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.

Preferred hotels

Boston Marriott Cambridge
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-6600 
Toll Free: (800) 228-9290

Courtyard Boston Cambridge by Marriott
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-7777
Toll Free: (866) 323-4149

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA, 02134-1893
Phone: (617) 783-0090

Fairfield Inn and Suites Boston Cambridge
215 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA  02141
Phone: (617) 621-1999

Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 492-1234
Toll Free: (800) 228-9000

The Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 577-1300

Le Meridien Boston Cambridge
20 Sidney Street 
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 577-0200
Toll Free: (800) 543-4300



Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston Cambridge
250 Monsignor O’Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 577-7600

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215
Toll Free: (866) 784-4000

Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
25 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 868-8000
Toll Free: (800) 825-7140

Residence Inn Boston Cambridge
6 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 494-1885
Toll Free: (800) 331-3131

Royal Sonesta Boston
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 806-4200

The Whitney Hotel
170 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Toll free: (888) 673-3650









Other 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.


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