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Where to stay

The Greater Boston area offers a wide variety of options for overnight accommodations.

  • 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 (October 11 this year, though it's usually held in April) and the days surrounding the Head of the Charles Regatta (annually in October).
  • We strongly advise reserving your accommodations before arriving.
  • Refer to this map of hotels in the greater area and the list of preferred hotels nearest to campus; bed and breakfasts are another option. Please note that MIT does not guarantee any of these accommodations—this information is provided for reference only.
  • Many of the accommodations in Boston and Cambridge are accessible by the MBTA subway system.
  • For information about living on or off campus while studying at MIT, visit MIT Housing.

Map of area hotels

Preferred hotels

MIT has several preferred hotels in the campus area, three of which are in Kendall Square*. Contact the hotels directly to request the MIT discounted rate.

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

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

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

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
Toll-free: 866-784-4000

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

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

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

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