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Cambridge hotels

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Low season

JulyCheapest month to stay with an average 64% drop in price.

High season

MayMost expensive month to stay with an average 60% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$301Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$257Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Cambridge hotel?

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When to book a hotel in Cambridge

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Top tips for finding perfect Cambridge hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Cambridge, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Cambridge in July and December.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Cambridge if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cambridge accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Cambridge found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $161, while the most expensive was $4,823.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Cambridge for 3 days.
  • The best neighborhood in Cambridge for tourists is Harvard Square. There is a good choice of hotels in Cambridge located close to the main attractions. Stay at Harvard Square Hotel located close to Harvard University and John F. Kennedy Park on the Charles River, which is perfect for sightseeing. Sheraton Commander Hotel is also close by and overlooks Cambridge Common Park, as well as being half a mile from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
  • If you are looking to shop on your visit to Cambridge, you should look for hotels in East Cambridge. Kimpton Marlowe Hotel is conveniently located near the CambridgeSide shopping mall, which has over 100 stores and restaurants and is close to the CambridgeSide Galleria. Less than a mile up Cambridge Street is another shopping outlet, Twin City Plaza. The nearest hotel to this outdoor mall is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston.
  • When you are looking for hotels in downtown Cambridge you should try to stay near Harvard Yard, at the heart of the city. Centrally located hotels in this area include 4-star The Charles Hotel, which boasts a jazz club and several restaurants and old New England themed Hotel Veritas with 3-stars.
  • Rich in cultural attractions, Cambridge is home to a variety of museums, with the majority located close to Harvard University. Within its grounds, the Harvard Art Museums is comprised of three museums: the Fogg Museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, as well as four research centers. Look at booking hotels in Harvard Square, like A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square, which is only a two-minute walk away.
  • For cheap hotels in Cambridge, you should plan to visit in late summer when the average temperature is 73 °F and the tourist crowds are less. Avoid staying in the center of Cambridge and opt for south of the river, near Fenway Park, like the Best Western Cambridge University Hotel, which is just 3 miles outside of Cambridge.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Cambridge

  • Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Cambridge. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Hotels in East Cambridge and near Harvard University have the most searches on KAYAK.

  • Harvard University being one of the most popular landmarks in Cambridge, many travelers enjoy staying close by. Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Royal Sonesta Boston, and Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge are recommended hotels on KAYAK within walking distance.

  • For good access across Cambridge, you can take your pick from the rail, subway, trolley and bus services. If you stay in the Central Square area, you will have easy access to the bus line, so book a room at Le Meridien Boston.

  • Overlooking the city of Boston and close to the MIT Museum, the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency boasts an indoor pool with a retractable roof and adjoining sundeck. Another AAA Four Diamond hotel is the Royal Sonesta Boston which has an atrium-style indoor swimming pool that overlooks the Charles River.

  • Equipped with an indoor pool and a selection of family rooms with kitchenettes, the Residence Inn by Marriott is ideally suited to families and has easy access of the Museum of Science and close to Fenway Park, so you can catch a baseball game.

  • Central Square is known as the Historic District of Cambridge and is home to many old churches, including Christ the King Presbyterian Church and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. The Kendall Hotel in Cambridge is ideally located to these sites. Elsewhere, in West Cambridge, not far from Harvard University, is the poet Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a good place to stay as it is only 1.5 miles away.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Cambridge districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Cambridge city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Cambridge?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Cambridge by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Cambridge hotels

Most recommended Cambridge hotels

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The Kendall Hotel - Cambridge - Building
The Kendall Hotel - Cambridge - Building
The Kendall Hotel
9.3 Excellent
Area 2/MIT$219+
$219+
Free Wi-Fi
Mary Prentiss Inn - Cambridge - Living room
Mary Prentiss Inn - Cambridge - Living room
Mary Prentiss Inn
9.3 Excellent
Agassiz$192+
$192+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge - Building
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge - Building
The Charles Hotel
8.8 Excellent
West Cambridge$356+
$356+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Kitty's House in Cambridge - Cambridge - Bedroom
Kitty's House in Cambridge - Cambridge - Bedroom
Kitty's House in Cambridge
8.9 Excellent
Strawberry Hill$113+
$113+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Sheraton Commander Hotel - Cambridge
Sheraton Commander Hotel - Cambridge
Sheraton Commander Hotel
9.1 Excellent
West Cambridge$284+
$284+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Porter Square Hotel - Cambridge - Lobby
Porter Square Hotel - Cambridge - Lobby
Porter Square Hotel
8.7 Excellent
North Cambridge$149+
$149+
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Veritas - Cambridge - Bedroom
Hotel Veritas - Cambridge - Bedroom
Hotel Veritas
8.8 Excellent
Mid-Cambridge$229+
$229+
Free Wi-Fi
Royal Sonesta Boston - Cambridge - Bedroom
Royal Sonesta Boston - Cambridge - Bedroom
Royal Sonesta Boston
8.6 Excellent
East Cambridge$200+
$200+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Irving House At Harvard - Cambridge - Bedroom
Irving House At Harvard - Cambridge - Bedroom
Irving House At Harvard
8.6 Excellent
Mid-Cambridge$167+
$167+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge - Cambridge - Building
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge - Cambridge - Building
Le Méridien Boston Cambridge
8.6 Excellent
Cambridgeport$230+
$230+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Prospect Place B&B - Cambridge - Outdoors view
Prospect Place B&B - Cambridge - Outdoors view
Prospect Place B&B
8.8 Excellent
The Port$213+
$213+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Windsor Inn - Cambridge - Bar
The Windsor Inn - Cambridge - Bar
The Windsor Inn
8.6 Excellent
The Port$167+
$167+
Free Wi-Fi
Cambridge Smart House - Cambridge
Cambridge Smart House - Cambridge
Cambridge Smart House
8.4 Excellent
North Cambridge$181+
$181+