Originally built in 1895, the Kendall Hotel has been home to horses, coal and firemen in its previous lives. It belongs to the Historic Hotels of America Program, one of few in the Boston area. Loving restored by the owners, who are graduates of Rhode Island School of Design, their artistic sensibility is evident throughout the rooms and public space. There is an impressive assortment of American folk art, including furniture pieces from one of my favorites, Concord artist Richard Dunbrack The on site restaurant, the Black Sheep serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring organic and local produce as well as local micro brews.
For someone looking for a different hotel experience, this gem bridges the gap between the areas Victorian past and the high tech future of Kendall Square.
Photo curtesy of Kendall Hotel