Where to stay

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.

To help you plan your visit to MIT, we have prepared the list of accomodations below. Please note that some hotels are easily accessible by the MBTA subway system.

If you would like further information on accomodations, as well as information about historical tours, restaurants, and shopping in Boston, visit the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call them at 617-536-4100. For information about living on- or off-campus while studying at MIT, please see MIT Housing.

Please reserve a place BEFORE arriving. MIT does not recommend or guarantee any of the accommodations, but merely provides this list as a reference. The hotels below are listed in order of their proximity to campus.



Closest to campus


  • The Liberty Hotel
    215 Charles Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: (617) 224-4000
    Toll Free: (866) 507-5245
    *Please ask for the MIT rate
  • The Kendall Hotel
    350 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: (617) 577-1300
  • Residence Inn at Marriott
    6 Cambridge Center
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: (617) 494-1885
    Toll Free: (800) 331-3131

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Other Cambridge accommodations


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Boston accommodations


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Greater Cambridge/Boston area accommodations


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Bed & breakfasts


  • Harding House
    288 Harvard Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: (617) 876-2888
    Toll Free: (877) 489-2888
  • Host Homes of Boston
    Ms. Marcia Whittington
    P.O. Box 117, Waban Branch
    Boston, MA 02468
    Phone: (617) 244-1308
    Toll Free: (800) 600-1308
  • Irving House
    24 Irving Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    Phone: (617) 547-4600
    Toll Free: (877) 547-4600
  • Samuel Seawall Inn
    143 Saint Paul Street
    Brookline MA 02446
    Phone:(617) 713-0123
    Toll Free: (800) 738-2865
  • Yun's Place,
    a Boston and Cambridge B&B

    66 Hopedale Street
    Allston, Boston, MA 02134
    Phone: 617-987-2085

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