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...from Tufts University. That was yesterday, and it was pretty much an all-day affair. We took the "T" (Boston subway) to Davis Square at 7:45 am, found seats on the enormous lawn near Tisch library, and waited for the procession. a 9 am. In the meantime, we leafed through a program the size of a small--town phone book. There was Leah, listed as …
... and floor to ceiling. It even got Andrew in the spirit of reading! They had books dating back to the 1600's but mostly from 1800-1900 era. They had sections for newer books as well but there was so much history in these stores. Was a dream. :-)
That's all for today,
Andrew and Mercedes
P.S. We were told today the correct way to pronounce Boston is Bahston or Bawston....whichever way makes it easier to pronounce. hehe
... that next day! Then they were going to charge me for the appt and I told them that they were not, due to him using wrong glue and causing me to go 5 weeks with no crown on that tooth and the nerves were exposed and HURT to touch the area with tooth brush! I did not have to pay it. Next went to Hobby Lobby looking for a frame for a photo of Boston Phil had given me, but it turns out to be an odd size, 6 x 20, so did not find one. Then to the Dollar store next door ...
... colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims. They were among the first people who immigrated to America to avoid religious persecution and to seek religious separation from the Church of England. It currently is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and volunteers.
The re-creations are sourced from a wide variety of first and second records, accounts, articles and period paintings and artifacts, and the ...
... flowers. When I left the museum, I asked the receptionists about a shop where I could get souvenir goods from Harvard. She said they had a excellent souvenir shop in Harvard and she was definitely right. It proved that Harvard was not just a university but also a tourist attraction! After I wandered in the shop for a while, I picked out a bag with the Harvard emblem.
After the Harvard museum, I headed for another museum: Museum of Fine Arts Boston. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kendall Hotel Cambridge
My husband and I were hoping to attend one of the Kendall's Wine Series dinners over Father's Day weekend. We called the hotel to make a reservation and were told that one of their cafe managers would get back to us in the next couple of days. Four days went by and no call. I called back and explained that we had not heard from any one yet. I was apologized to and told that the managers had been away for the weekend and that we would be called first thing Monday morning. Still no call. It was now Thursday of that week so I sent an e mail letting them know that we were very dissapointed in not even receiving a call back. It is now Monday of the following week, no email response and no phone call. We feel that is they cannot return a simple phone call to reserve a room in their hotel then the customer service in general must not be very good. we will be staying a the Hotel Marlowe instead.
Very cosy and comfortable
We enjoyed this hotel very much. rooms were unique, clean and very comfortable. a B&B sort of atmosphere. Charming, beautifully restored building. Had no problems with the staff. Breakfast was very good.
I searched and searched for a hotel in Boston with two queen beds and this was the only one I could find. I'm very happy I did.
There is not much going on in Kendall Square, but the subway is just steps away from the hotel and you can be in Boston in minutes. (Be sure to play the chimes in the subway station...)
Parking is available, and while not cheap, it is less expensive than other Boston hotels.
Typically nasty boston staff
I had a comfortable but unpleasant stay at the Kendall. The guy at the front desk at checkin seemed to care less if I found my room, reacting with a bored look when I dared ask what room belonged to the keycard he had handed me.
To top it off, I accidentally left behind a dress short hanging in the closet at checkout. I'm guessing the housekeeping staff claimed it, since no one I've talked to on the phone can seem to locate it.
Also, bring your own Ethernet cable, since the ever-annoyed staff wont be able to provide you with one.
I visit Kendall square for business (why else?) and this is my prefered hotel in the area.
Fresh ingrediants from the food to the atmosphere
It was releaving to have had such a warm place to stay on my business excursion to Boston. This family run hotel impressed me with it's professionally accomodating attitude. I appreciated the detail put into every from the individually decorated, americana/antique style rooms to the wild (meaning not farm raised) salmon on the dinner menu. Stay here if you want to experience genuine hospitality.
What a unique place to stay.
This hotel is the most unique hotel I have ever stayed at. It is in a great loction, on the MIT campus and just a few feet from the subway.
The rooms are spacious and furnished with antiques. My room had a large work desk and very comfortable chairs and a view to the cupola on the old firehouse which holds the lobby. The food in the cafe was great with large portions and good service.
Very bad service
Very nice rooms but avoid eating there. The food is nice but the service is really awful, extremely rude to the point of being schocking.
Stayed here for a wedding. The hotel is great..the rooms are nice..and it has an excellent location, right next to MIT, the T-stop, One-Kendall Sq., and it has a Legal Seafoods across the street. I only had a chance to eat at the restaurant for lunch, and it was outstanding. I would definitely stay here again....
So, maybe the Kendall Hotel is a nice place to stay but don't bother eating at their resteraunt. Or booking an event their for more than two people. I recently had a going away lunch for an Executive of our company. I had all the top executives from my company present and received probably the worst service I've ever received in my life. We were treated like we were a nuisance. Not only were we not treated with reasonable service we were not given any consideration from the management in regards to our complaint. The food was late, the service sucked, I finally got my drink I ordered as I was getting up from the table to leave the function. My review is...DON'T BOTHER! Go to the Legal Seafood across the street where they know what the word service means!
Fun place to stay in Kendall Square
Having worked in the Kendall Square area for years, it was fun to stay overnight in this very different hotel. The service was good. the room very quiet and dark, so very good for sleeping. The bed was comfortable. The decor was freshly and sparkling albeit a little cuteand therefore a little over the top but different from the standard chains. Internet access and local telephones calls were free. When we want a night in town this will be a good choice, in fact next week we're planning on staying overnight again!