Cambridge, MA Hotels
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With all Cambridge has to offer, you'll undoubtedly find your visit too short, but with Hipmunk, it won't be too expensive. Hotels like the Sheraton Needham and the Inn at Crystal Cove deliver top-notch service at bargain prices. On this page, get valuable tips like when the most affordable time to travel to Cambridge is, how to get around the city for cheap, and what to do if you're on a budget.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Cambridge, MA

Sheraton Commander Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
|
4.3
16 Garden St, Cambridge
from $189
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Cambridge
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Cambridge
|
4.0
250 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy, Cambridge
from $99
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
|
4.5
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge
from $134
Hampton Inn Boston Cambridge
Hampton Inn Boston Cambridge
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4.1
191 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge
from $98
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge
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4.0
777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge
from $96
The Charles Hotel
The Charles Hotel
|
4.3
One Bennett Street, Cambridge
from $179
Hotel Tria
Hotel Tria
|
3.9
220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
from $121
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
|
4.0
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
from $107
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Boston Marriott Cambridge
|
4.2
Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge
from $119
The Kendall Hotel
The Kendall Hotel
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4.5
350 Main Street, Cambridge
from $141
More About Cambridge, MA Hotels...

Visit Cambridge in Late Summer for the Best Prices

The best time to visit Cambridge is between June and November, which allows you to avoid the influx of visitors that spring brings due to commencement ceremonies and the Boston Marathon. While prices and crowds also spike slightly in the fall when the school year starts and fall foliage peaks, the weather and sights of mid-fall provide an ideal vacation. Average temperatures for September, October, and November are 73, 63, and 52 degrees, respectively, which makes sightseeing on foot a pleasure.

Use the "T" Subway for Cheap Transportation

Cambridge is about six miles from Boston's Logan International Airport, so a taxi ride into the city is very affordable. An even cheaper option is Boston's public transit system, which offers the "T" subway service and Silver Line bus service from the airport to Cambridge.

Once you arrive in Cambridge, you will probably find a car unnecessary, as almost all major attractions are within walking distance. For those farther away, most hotels in Cambridge connect to the "T," so visitors always have affordable and environmentally friendly transportation.

Enjoy Free Tours of Cambridge Campuses

You won't need a massive travel budget to immerse yourself in Cambridge. You can experience many of the city's highlights free or for a small cost. For example, you can take a student-led, one-hour tour of the Harvard campus free of charge, and MIT offers free mobile tours for users who download their app. You can also tour Kendall Square's shops and cafes for free, and if you want to ice skate in the area's rink, admission and skate rental are under $20.

Location Flexibility Will Cut Room Rates

For travelers on a budget, staying in the heart of Cambridge is unrealistic, but if you're willing to commute a bit, you can find terrific deals on cheap Cambridge, MA hotel destinations. For example, the Best Western Cambridge University Hotel is near Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts, which is about three miles across the river from Cambridge.

Cambridge Hostels Available Near Universities

A viable alternative to cheap hotels in Cambridge Boston Massachusetts is staying in a hostel, which provides an economical and more social experience for guests. Cambridge hostels are usually conveniently located near the city's university campuses, such as the HI-Littleton Friendly Crossways hostel near Harvard. If you stay in a hostel, you can usually expect a bunk bed, roommates, a continental breakfast, and a shared bathroom.

Rent a Home for the Price of a Hotel Room with AirBNB

Cambridge is full of AirBNB options, from a private room to a full apartment or house. The cost of a room is comparable to that of a hostel, but you can usually opt for a private room with AirBNB. In many cases, you can rent an entire home for a lower nightly rate than many hotels in the area, around $150.

For a vacation that bundles history, culture, and entertainment all in one package, Cambridge is the place for you. Convenient and economical transportation and accommodations make a Cambridge trip simple to plan, and Hipmunk can help you take care of everything you need for a memorable stay.

 

 

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