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Porter Square’s Hotel 1868 plans an early fall opening

50-room inn will include a cafe on its ground floor and joins several hotels in opening in Cambridge and Somerville recently

Rendering via Young Construction Company

A new hotel at 1868 Massachusetts Avenue just off the busy, busy Red Line in Cambridge’s Porter Square area is expected to open as soon as November 1.

The 50-room inn geared toward business travelers—and dubbed Hotel 1868 after its address—was supposed to open in May. An apparent tiff with electric utility Eversource delayed that opening, per Cambridge Day’s Marc Levy.

Peter Lee, the developer behind Hotel 1868, is also building an extended-stay lodge near Porter Square at Beacon Street and Somerville just over the city line in Somerville.

Hotel 1868—which will include a Caffè Nero in its corner ground-floor retail space—joins a slew of hospitality openings in the city and neighboring Somerville in recent years, including a Fairfield Inn & Suites in East Cambridge, an AC Hotel near Alewife, and the Row Hotel at Assembly Row.