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Porter Square Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Harvard University

8.9/10 Superb

975 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is P10,207
Price available on 31/05/2022
1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Main amenities
  • 65 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In North Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 8 min walk
  • Tufts University - 21 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 22 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 1 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 5 min drive
  • MIT Museum - 5 min drive
  • Cambridgeside Galleria - 6 min drive
  • Museum of Science - 7 min drive
  • Kendall Square - 6 min drive
  • Boston University - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 23 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 24 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 24 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 39 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

About this property

Porter Square Hotel

When you stay at Porter Square Hotel, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Harvard Square and Harvard University. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a garden, and rooms offer LED TVs and free WiFi. The helpful staff and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: 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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 65 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs USD 28.00 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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; guestroom 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 sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


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.

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.

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.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

State tax ID - C0015450491

Also known as

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10/10 Exceptional

Donald, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Muchafara, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I really wanted to like this hotel and I had read the warnings about the size of the room- TINY! but honestly there was literally no place to put our suitcases except the end of the bed but that does not work when you go to bed. The space between the two twin beds was no more than 2 feet if that. The Keurig maker took up the only place you might put a bag. We were there only overnight so we had just overhead luggage sized bags, god help you if you were travelling with a bigger bag. I have been on cruise ships with better designed cabins and that is the size we are talking about here. Also the window did not open. Covid was coming up in numbers so how do you get fresh air. I could hear the women next door as the walls are not that thick. As for the bathroom it too was tiny. The shower door opens in and as my husband said if someone collapsed inside the shower there would be no way to get them out. The door to the bathroom is a heavy glass sliding door and very hard to get closed so privacy is minimal. Finally the toilet paper holder is impossible to reach if you are sitting on the toilet. Must have been designed by a man. I took it off and put it next to the sink. ALL IN ALL, NOT WORTH THE PRICE. We Paid $327 including all taxes and fees for the night
Ripley, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Small but great hotel
Amazing location, great front desk staff, room was clean and had good amenities.
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10/10 Exceptional

Aimee, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Edric, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great stay. Apart from the fact that the housekeeping staff entered our room on Sunday morning without knocking. Fortunately my husband and I were fully just lying in bed and we both wear pajamas otherwise it could have been an even more embarrassing situation
Susan, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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4/10 Fair

ChihLiang, 1-night business trip
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