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4.6 out of 5

"No frills but fine for what it is. No elevator and parking is tight when school is in session. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 05 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star Colonial B&B near Harvard University

Mid-Cambridge stay

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

Free breakfast

Free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden are available at this bed & breakfast. Enjoy the free local cuisine breakfast each morning. A snack bar/deli, a library, and a computer station are also on offer.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$190* Per night/room Jul 6 - Jul 7

Single Room, Shared Bath

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Economy Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Economy Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Irving House At Harvard ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Irving House At Harvard

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 2, 2022

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4 out of 5
No frills but fine for what it is. No elevator and parking is tight when school is in session.

Posted by , from PORTLAND on Jan 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2022 by Briana P.

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Not much we can change about an elevator or parking but we appreciate your recognition of our limitations and glad you still had a positive experience overall.

4 out of 5
The parking situation is very challenging. Not enough spaces and the parking lot is way too small.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 26, 2021 by Rachael S

Thank you. We are finding that more guests are arriving by car, probably due to pandemic considerations. This has made parking particularly tight in recent weeks.

5 out of 5
Angel was extremely friendly and helpful checking in and giving advice how to get around Boston. Accommodations were clean

Posted by on Jun 27, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 27, 2021 by Rachael S

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 6, 2021 by Rachael S

Thank you !

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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Comment from Hotel Management

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

Thank you!

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!

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 eco-friendly Irving House At Harvard. 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
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Boston Yawkey Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Harvard Square Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)

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
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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

No onsite parking is available

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Tax ID - C0015050490

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

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 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. No onsite parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. The tax ID number is C0015050490. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. 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 and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • 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
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • State tax ID - C0015050490
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 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 20.0 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

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.