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4.3 out of 5

"Great, historic property right next to Harvard. Room was quaint and comfortable. Breakfast each day was plentiful, nutritious, and tasty. Staff was co ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 11 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star Colonial B&B near Harvard University

Heart of Cambridge

Within a 15-minute walk of this Mid-Cambridge B&B, you'll find Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kendall Square are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and free self parking. Enjoy the free local cuisine breakfast each morning. A terrace, a snack bar/deli, and a library are also on offer.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 44 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include washers/dryers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$116* Per night/room 3 Jul. - 4 Jul.

Room (Shared Bath)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Irving House At Harvard ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Irving House At Harvard

Everyone (7)
5 out of 5
Great, historic property right next to Harvard. Room was quaint and comfortable. Breakfast each day was plentiful, nutritious, and tasty. Staff was courteous and helpful. Definitely recommended.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on 11 Aug. 2019

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20 Aug. 2019 by Rachael S

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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6 May 2019 by Rachael S

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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6 May 2019 by Rachael S

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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6 May 2019 by Rachael S

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5 out of 5
Cozy room. Great location. Nice staff. I will definitely stay here again!

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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25 Mar. 2019 by Rachael S

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Beautiful bed & breakfast; easy walk to Harvard Sq

Quaint bed and breakfast on a quiet street and only a 5 or so minute walk to Harvard Square. The staff was very welcoming, friendly and attentive to our needs as guests. The family room was beautiful- plenty of room for a family of four. The breakfast was incredible! Homemade muffins and other baked goods, eggs, fresh fruit and delicious coffee made for a fantastic start to our day. I will definitely stay here again when visiting the Cambridge/Boston area.

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2017

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4 Jul. 2017 by Rachael Solem

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review! We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

everything we needed and nothing that we didn't

My family of four stayed overnight in one of the family rooms. It was immaculate and comfortable with charming touches like built in book shelves and reading lights in the lower bunk. The staff were intelligent and informative. Parking was convenient and free. We had less than 1/2 mile walk to Cambridge clubs and restaurants. We slept deeply in comfortable clean well-made beds and awoke to abundant hot water for our showers. Breakfast was charming. Everything you could want. Teapots with loose leaf tea, hard boiled eggs, pastries both savory and sweet, plentiful fruit, juice, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea..the list goes on. All self serve in a thoughtful and pristine setting. A refrigerator is provided for guest use complete with post-it notes for labeling. We couldn't have been happier!

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Adequate boarding house.

We needed a place to stay within walking distance of Harvard that would house myself, my husband and my teenaged daughter for one night. We booked a family room. It was perfectly adequate but a four flight walk up. The bathroom was tiny and not exactly spotless. Room needed two hours' ventilation before I could breath, it was so stuffy. Breakfast was fine. Front desk staff seemed annoyed at me that my online booking seemed to be for two people when in fact we were three. I had a copy of the reservation which requested a room for two adults and a teen and they did have us down for the "family" room, so I'm not sure what the fuss was about. The receptionist just seemed generally annoyed. I have stayed in bed and breakfasts before but this one was completely charm-free. I would more accurately describe it as a boarding house. In any case, I would not stay here again.

Posted by , from NYC on 15 Oct. 2015

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5 Jan. 2016 by Rachael

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I have shown it to my desk staff so they can be reminded of the importance of kind attentiveness to each guest. It is not our way to offer less than this. In looking back on this stretch of time, I note that we endured some staff shortages due to family and health issues which badly coincided, so we were often short staffed during peak times. This was hard on everyone. But still, not an excuse. We hope your stay in Cambridge was otherwise enjoyable.

5 out of 5

Went out of their way to accomodate

Pros: their desire to accomodate specific needs.
Cons: parking is a problem. their lot is tiny and street parking almost nonexistent.
Location: convenient for doing colloege tours and easy access to Boston for all it ahs to offer.
staff were very accomodating to my needed check in time and room location needs. room was spotless. nice healthy selection of free snacks available. nice variety offered for included breakfast buffet.

Posted by , from NY on 23 Mar. 2015

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5 Jan. 2016 by Rachael

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that, if your travels bring you back to Cambridge, and you choose to stay with us again, you will book directly with us for the best availability.

1 out of 5

Never Again!!!

Yes, it had a/c and tv. In the common area!!! My room was long enough to fit a twin bed and only about 8 feet wide. Not even a/c in the room. Common showers, bathroom. Definitely not worth the cost. Litterally the worse place I have ever stayed at, unless you like sleeping in 80 degree rooms and having to have the window open, which allows all the neighborhood noise in. The pictures are WAY off from what you will experience.

Posted by , from Charlotte, NC on 17 Sep. 2013

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5 Jan. 2016 by Rachael

We are sorry you did not find Irving House to your liking. We hope your time in Cambridge was otherwise enjoyable.

About the Irving House At Harvard

Location 24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Irving House At Harvard. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Cambridge bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1893
  • Local cuisine breakfast (free)
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Deli
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (14.2 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Boston Yawkey Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Harvard Square Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Irving House At Harvard offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and complimentary newspapers. 15-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free local cuisine breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The tax ID number is C0015050490. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Tax ID - C0015050490
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Harvard Irving House
  • Irving House
  • Irving House Harvard
  • Irving House Harvard B&B
  • Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast Cambridge

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
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