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.
- November opening is expected for Hotel 1868 in Porter Square, with its Caffè Nero to follow [Day]
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- Assembly Row hotel plunks 158 rooms at unfolding Somerville project [Curbed Boston]