Hotels & Lodging

Short Programs participants can arrange to stay at hotels or bed and breakfasts near campus or, during the summer, in a dormitory on campus. Most participants stay in hotels within walking distance of campus. Housing is not included in Short Programs tuition.

*We do not recommend booking your hotel reservations through third-party booking agents. Please book with the following hotels directly and ask for the MIT rate. Hotels only block off a certain amount of rooms for the MIT rate, so please call early to make sure you get a room at the discounted rate. In most cases, you will need to call the hotel to receive the MIT rate. You will not be able to make your reservation online.

Consult the MIT online map to locate campus buildings, accessibility information, dining facilities, transportation stops, and local hotels. Distance to MIT is measured from the main entrance of MIT: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139.

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Hotels near MIT Campus

Please contact these Cambridge hotels directly for reservations and information on room availability.

The Kendall Hotel: 350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
Distance to MIT: 0.5 mile 
Telephone: 617-577-1300
Fax: 617-577-1377
URL: http://www.kendallhotel.com/
Ask for the MIT rate

Cambridge Boston Marriott: Two Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
Distance to MIT: 0.6 mile
Telephone: 617-494-6600
Toll Free: 800-228-9290
URL: http://www.marriottcambridge.com/
Ask for the MIT corporate rate

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston/Cambridge: 6 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
Distance to MIT: 0.6 mile
Telephone: 617-349-0700; Fax: 617-547-8504
Toll Free: 800-331-3131
URL: http://www.marriott.com/property/propertypage/BOSCM
Ask for the MIT corporate rate

Hyatt Regency Cambridge: 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Distance to MIT: 0.7 mile
Telephone: 617-492-1234; Fax: 617-491-6906
Toll Free: 800-233-6448
URL: http://cambridge.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp
Ask the Reservation Agent for the MIT Volume Rate

Le Méridien Cambridge: 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Distance to MIT: 0.7 mile
Complimentary T1 and wireless access
Morning local shuttle service; contact hotel for details 
Telephone: 617-577-0200; Fax: 617-494-8366
Toll Free: 800-222-8733
URL: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/

Harding House: 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Distance to MIT: 1 mile
Telephone: 617-876-2888; Fax: 617-497-0953
Toll Free: 877-489-2888
URL: http://www.harding-house.com/

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott: 215 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
Distance to MIT: 1.5 miles
Telephone: 617-621-1999
Ask for the "MIT Rate"
URL: http://fairfield.marriott.com/

Irving House: 24 Irving Street Cambridge, MA 02138 
Distance to MIT: 1.5 miles 
Telephone: 617-547-4600; Fax: 617-576-2814
Toll Free: 877-547-4600
URL: http://irvinghouse.com/

The Inn at Longwood: 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 
Distance to MIT: 1.7 miles
Telephone: 617-731- 4700; FAX: 617-731-4870
Toll free: 1-800-468-2378
URL: http://www.innatlongwood.com/ 
Link for discounted rate: Reserve room online by June 1 or call and ask for the MIT Short Programs rate.

Sheraton Boston Hotel: 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199
Distance to MIT: 1.0 mile
Distance to MBTA Green Line, Prudential station: 0.1 mile
Telephone: 617-236-2000
URL: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

The Verb Hotel: 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115
Distance to MIT: 1.1 miles
Distance To MBTA Green Line, Fenway Station: 0.5 mile
Telephone: 617-566-4500
URL: http://www.theverbhotel.com/
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The Liberty Hotel: 215 Charles Street, Boston MA, 02114
Distance to MIT: 1.3 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Charles/MGH Station: 0.1 mile
Telephone: 617-224-4000
URL: http://www.libertyhotel.com/
Ask for the MIT rate.

Residence Inn Boston Back Bay-Fenway: 125 Brookline Avenue 
Boston, MA 02215
Distance to MIT: 1.4 miles 
Telephone: 1-800-409-2427; Fax: 1-617-236-0244
URL: www.marriott.com/bosfn
Ask the Reservation Agent for the MIT Rate.

Hotel Marlowe: 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02141
Distance to MIT: 1.5 miles
EZRide Shuttle available in Kendall/MIT Square to a stop near hotel 
Telephone: 617-868-8000; Reservations: 800-825-7140; Fax: 617-868-8001
URL: http://www.hotelmarlowe.com/
Ask for MIT rate

John Jeffries House: 14 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02114
Distance to MIT: 1.5 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Charles/MGH Station: 0.3 mile
Telephone: 617-367-1866
URL: http://johnjeffrieshouse.com/

Royal Sonesta Hotel: 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02142
Near Charles River, Galleria Mall
Distance to MIT: 1.5 miles 
EZRide Shuttle available in Kendall/MIT Square to a stop near hotel 
Telephone: 617-806-4256; Fax: 617-806-4232
URL: http://www.sonesta.com/boston/
Ask for the MIT rate

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites: 250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
Distance to MIT: 1.6 miles
Distance to CT2 Bus, Ruggles Station Via Kendall/MIT: 0.2 mile
Telephone: 617-577-7600; Fax: 617-354-1313
URL: http://www.hiexpress.com/boscambridgema
Ask for the MIT rate

The Charles Hotel: One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Distance to MIT: 2 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Harvard Square station: 0.2 mile
Telephone: 617-864-1200; Fax: 617-864-5715
URL: http://www.charleshotel.com/

The Harvard Square Hotel: 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Distance to MIT: 2 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Harvard Square station: 0.2 mile
Telephone: 617-864-5200; Fax: 617-864-2409
URL: http://www.harvardsquarehotel.com/

The Sheraton Commander: 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Distance to MIT: 2 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Harvard Square station: 0.3 mile
Telephone: 617-547-4800; Fax 617-868-8322
URL: http://www.sheratoncommander.com/

Holiday Inn - Boston/Somerville: 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02134 
Distance to MIT: 2.1 miles
Distance to MBTA Orange Line, Sullivan Square station: 0.4 mile 
Telephone: 617-628-1000; Fax: 617-628-0143
URL: http://www.holiday-inn.com/somervillema
Ask for the MIT rate

Club Quarters: 161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110
Distance to MIT: 2.5 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Downtown Crossing station: 0.3 mile
Telephone: 212-575-0006; Fax: 212-391-5525
URL: http://www.clubquarters.com/
Ask for the MIT rate

Best Western Hotel Tria: 220 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Distance to MIT: 3.5 miles
Distance to MBTA Red Line, Alewife station: 0.5 mile
Telephone: 617-491-8000; Fax: 617-491-4932
Toll Free: 866-333-8742
URL: http://www.hoteltria.com/
Ask for the MIT rate

A longer list of accommodations is available on the MIT website.


Dormitory Housing

Most Short Programs participants choose to stay in local hotels. Less expensive, basic housing is also available in June, July, and August in dormitories on campus.

NOTE: As of July 18, 2016, MIT is no longer accepting reservations for dorm rooms for the summer of 2016.

Dormitory Conditions

Most rooms have a single (twin-sized) bed. Guests are provided with sheets and a blanket, a dresser, a closet, and a desk. A few “doubles” are available to accommodate two guests. Bathrooms are shared with both students and other professionals and are located outside the room. The non-smoking, co-ed building offers a lounge/common area, self-service laundry room, and limited linen service (sheets changed weekly; towels daily).

*Please note that dormitory housing does not have air conditioning. Summers in Boston/Cambridge can be quite humid so please keep this in mind when considering staying at the MIT dorm.

Dorm rooms do not have room service, room televisions or radios, or kitchen facilities. Please note that telephones are not available in individual rooms; hallway phones are for emergencies and local calls only. The building is locked, but staff are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The dorm rooms offer free wireless internet access. During registration you will be provided with information regarding how to access the MIT wireless system.

Reservations

Room reservations are run by MIT Conference Services. To make, alter, or cancel a reservation, please go to the Online Application. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to room availability. Dormitory reservations must be received at least three weeks in advance of your intended arrival date. Requests made less than three weeks before arrival cannot be accommodated.

Dormitory housing is only available between June 8 and August 5. Dorm stays begin the day prior to the program. Checkout is 11:00 am on the final day of the course.

Occupants

Only participants in courses offered by MIT Professional Education - Short Programs are allowed to reserve dormitory rooms through our office. We are unable to accommodate requests to house family members or any other non-participant. Pets are not allowed in the dormitory.

Payment

Program fees must be received by Short Programs before dormitory reservations will be processed.

Rates for 2016

$86 per night; additionally there is an $10 access card charge.

Additional Information

For any further questions regarding dormitory accommodations, please contact MIT Conference Services.

Lesley University Dormitory Accommodations

Nearby Lesley University can also provide dormitory accommodations. Information and an application can be found on their summer housing page. Inquiries regarding the Lesley dormitories can be addressed to reslife@lesley.edu.

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