Porter Square Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Cambridge, just steps away from the MBTA Red Line train. We are easily accessible to colleges and universities in the area. Lesley College is only a 2-minute walk away! The campuses of Harvard University, Tufts University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. If youre looking to stay here while you check out the many cultural attractions that Cambridge has to offer, the museums in the hotels vicinity include Harvard Museum of Natural History, the MIT Museum, and the Museum of Science, all within a 20-minute trip from the hotels front door. Taking a day trip into downtown Boston one may have interest in visiting the sites. Were a quick 20-minute train ride from the famous Boston Common, and the start of the Freedom Trail. Those with an artistic interest, The Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art are within a 5-mile drive of the hotel.Our rooms are equipped with 48 inch flat-screen Smart TV's, Wi-Fi, comfortable bathrobes, slippers, and all the other amenities one would expect while traveling. The suites have a separate living area with an additional 48 inch flat-screen Smart TV, comfortable couches or chairs, a desk, and closet for all your long term, or business stay needs. Those looking to indulge in even more relaxation can do so in our lovely courtyard (opening in Spring 2017). We provide 24-hour service from our front desk concierge, and valet teams. The experienced staff are well versed in the direct neighborhood as well as the many attractions we have around Cambridge and Boston metro areas. They can suggest the best of restaurants and bars in the area as well as providing you with travel directions. The hotel is a quick 30-minute ride on the Red Line from South Station, and Logan International Airport is 8 miles away.
Had all essentials without superfluous luxury
Unfortunately cafe/restaurant was not open yet
Cons: No desk. Stains on sheet.
Excellent Stay With One Issue
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly
Cons: Water for shower did not heat up in the morning- was forced to take a lukewarm shower. Did eventually heat up before my girlfriend took a shower.