Located halfway between the Kendall Square and Lechmere T Stations, on Third St. at Charles St. in East Cambridge, we’re close to the Royal Sonesta and Hotel Marlowe, the Galleria Mall, and the Middlesex County Courthouse, convenient to Interstate 93, the McGrath-O’Brien Highway (Rt. 28), Bunker Hill Community College and the Science Museum. It’s well worth the 10 minute walk from the Marriott to Desfina! Ours is a very walkable neighborhood due to a high police presence, but if you do drive, look for the blue and white awnings and park directly across Charles St. Street, parking at the metered spaces is free after 6PM. Please don’t park in the lot behind Desfina because they’ll tow your car! Desfina is a great place to meet if you’re going to a Bruins or Celtics game or to the fireworks displays over the Charles River Basin and Boston Harbor when traffic and parking is a problem. There is easy access for the handicapped using the ramp, and of course, don’t forget to tip the waitresses!.
- #69 via Cambridge St. to Harvard Sq.
- #80 to Arlington Center via McGrath-O’Brien Highway, Medford St., Broadway, Tufts and West Medford
- #87 to Arlington Center or Clarendon Hill via McGrath-O’Brien Highway, Somerville Ave.and Davis Sq.
- #88 to Clarendon Hill via McGrath-O’Brien Highway, Highland Avenue and Davis Sq.in Somerville