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Cambridge’s hotel boom: New projects adding hundreds of rooms

In Porter Square especially

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A run of hotel construction that started in 2015 will add nearly 450 rooms to Cambridge by the end of 2018.

That is nothing like the number coming to Boston—the planned Seaport District hotel across from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will alone add more than 1,000 rooms—but, then again, Cambridge is about one-sixth the population of its neighbor.

This map charts what Cambridge Day’s Marc Levy aptly describes as Cambridge’s “mini-boom in hotels.”

Notes: It does not include the 35-room, extended-stay Beacon Street Hotel at 371 Beacon Street, just over the Somerville line, nor the Freepoint at 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, which is a rebranding of an existing hotel.

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1. Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge

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215 Monsignor O'Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA
(617) 621-1999
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This Marriott brand opened in early 2015 with 123 rooms.

2. AC Hotel Boston Cambridge

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10 Acorn Park Dr
Cambridge, MA
(617) 876-6190
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Another Marriott brand, but this one aimed toward millennials and millennial business travelers. It opened in October 2015 and has 150 rooms.

3. Porter Square Hotel

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1924 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
 (617) 499-3399
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The 65-room boutique also opened in October 2016.

4. Hotel Cambridge

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1868 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Developer Peter Lee originally planned condos and apartments here, but pivoted to a 50-room hotel aimed at business travelers. It is under construction and could open before 2018.

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5. Central Hotel

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907 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Developer PW Realty plans to convert the apartment-and-retail building here into a 58-room boutique by mid-2018.

1. Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Cambridge

215 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA

This Marriott brand opened in early 2015 with 123 rooms.

215 Monsignor O'Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA

2. AC Hotel Boston Cambridge

10 Acorn Park Dr, Cambridge, MA

Another Marriott brand, but this one aimed toward millennials and millennial business travelers. It opened in October 2015 and has 150 rooms.

10 Acorn Park Dr
Cambridge, MA

3. Porter Square Hotel

1924 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

The 65-room boutique also opened in October 2016.

1924 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

4. Hotel Cambridge

1868 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Marc Levy/Cambridge Day

Developer Peter Lee originally planned condos and apartments here, but pivoted to a 50-room hotel aimed at business travelers. It is under construction and could open before 2018.

1868 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

5. Central Hotel

907 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Developer PW Realty plans to convert the apartment-and-retail building here into a 58-room boutique by mid-2018.

907 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139