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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of academia at the architecturally rich, museum-filled campus of one of America’s most celebrated universities.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is not only one of the most famous educational establishments in the country, but its campus is also one of the architectural highlights of Massachusetts. Wander around the 168-acre (68-hectare) campus along the edges of the Charles River to admire a variety of stunning buildings and thought-provoking museums.

The university was established in 1861 and in 1916 moved to Cambridge, a town neighboring Boston. Stroll around the campus to admire some of its most impressive buildings. Explore buildings designed by 21st-century architectural heroes such as Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen.

The modernist MIT Chapel was designed by Eero Saarinen as a windowless, cylindrical space to encourage contemplation. Marvel at the neoclassical style of the Walker Memorial and the Great Dome. The iconic and controversial Ray and Maria Stata Center is Frank Gehry’s jagged, multicolored contribution to the campus.

Visit one of the institution’s 12 museums and galleries. Explore the MIT Museum to learn about how the establishment has been at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. Exhibits cover topics such as artificial intelligence, the art of holography and student engineering prototypes.

The MIT List Visual Arts Center hosts a collection of over 3,500 artworks, including a wealth of contemporary sculptures and paintings. Come here throughout the year to see a variety of rotating exhibitions in this prestigious gallery space.

Witness the meeting of science and creativity in the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology. Exhibits show collaborations between engineers and artists that push the boundaries of their disciplines. Marvel at the elegant geometry of the building, which was designed by I.M. Pei.

Spend an evening in the Kresge Auditorium, another building by Saarinen. The auditorium seats over 1,200 people and hosts MIT Music and Theatre Arts performances.

Take a subway or bus from Boston to Cambridge to reach the campus. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is easy to explore on foot and features a range of places to break for food and drink.

Top 10 Hotels Near Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Revolution Hotel
The Revolution Hotel
3.5 out of 5
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$217 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in South End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of John Hancock Tower, Copley Square and Charles Playhouse. Copley Place and Newbury Street are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,083 reviews)
"What a gem in the south end of Boston! Welcoming staff, great bed. Very clean. I would stay there again"

Reviewed on 2 Aug,2021

The Revolution Hotel
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
4 out of 5
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$314 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in MIT, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of MIT Museum, Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fenway Park and Hynes Convention ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,204 reviews)
"The balcony and views were amazing. A little noisy at night from people enjoying their stay but it's hard to blame them because this hotel was so awesome. Even during renovations we didnt hear any construction but it looks like this place will be even more awesome when they finish, cant wait to stay ..."

Reviewed on 1 Aug,2021

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$362 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Back Bay, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Copley Place and Hynes Convention ...
4.1/5Very Good! (4,633 reviews)
"I love this place. I stayed here two years ago as well and loved it. Staff are excellent & the lobby restaurant bar is always happening. It can be noisy mostly do to obnoxious street noise but that’s not the hotel’s fault and given you can walk to everything boston has to offer I think it’s worth ..."

Reviewed on 3 Aug,2021

Boston Park Plaza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hotel Deals

The Revolution Hotel
The Revolution Hotel
3.5 out of 5
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is SG$217 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
The Revolution Hotel
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
4 out of 5
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$314 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The price is SG$362 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Boston Park Plaza
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Hilton Boston Back Bay
4 out of 5
40 Dalton St, Boston, MA
The price is SG$302 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
4 out of 5
200 Stuart St, Boston, MA
The price is SG$330 per night from 2 Sep to 2 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Revere Hotel Boston Common
The Lenox Hotel Boston
The Lenox Hotel Boston
4.5 out of 5
61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA
The price is SG$443 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
The Lenox Hotel Boston
Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
4 out of 5
154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is SG$418 per night from 12 Aug to 12 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Loews Boston Hotel
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
4 out of 5
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
The price is SG$433 per night from 2 Sep to 2 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Boston Marriott Cambridge
4 out of 5
Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
The price is SG$314 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.