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4.3 out of 5

"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 o ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

3-star Colonial B&B near Harvard University

City center stay

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 continental breakfast each morning. A terrace, a library, and a computer station 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 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$95* Per night/room Jan 20 - Jan 21

Single 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 1 Full Bed 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 Aug 11, 2019

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Aug 20, 2019 by Rachael S

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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May 6, 2019 by Rachael S

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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May 6, 2019 by Rachael S

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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May 6, 2019 by Rachael S

Thank you!

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

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019

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Mar 25, 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 Jun 26, 2017

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Jul 4, 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 Jan 22, 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 Oct 15, 2015

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Jan 5, 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 Mar 23, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 5, 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 Sep 17, 2013

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Jan 5, 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

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. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. This 3-star Cambridge bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1893
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • 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
  • 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.) (10.1 km / 6.2 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. This Cambridge bed & breakfast provides 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

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Tax ID - C0015050490. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No elevators
  • Tax ID - C0015050490

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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