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Hotel Description

3-star B&B near Harvard University

City center stay

Your stay at this Agassiz B&B places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast features free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and free self parking. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. A garden and a fireplace in the lobby are also provided.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 20 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include ceiling fans and hair dryers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mary Prentiss Inn ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 1.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mary Prentiss Inn

Everyone (1)
2 out of 5

An attic room with slanted ceiling.

Pros: It's location. Breakfast was pretty good.
Cons: Almost everything else related to our room 16.
Location: Location is between Harvard Square and Porter Square. Lots of small nice shops along Mass Ave. Good museums within walking distance.
Never accept room 16. This has been the worst room I've ever stayed in. It is not disabled accessible but no mention of that fact was ever made. No elevator to the third floor. Long stairs. Bed was so high off the ground that we had to do a jump up to get on or had to use a chair to get on. Would be funny if it were in a show but not for us. Bed height was also dangerous, for going to the bathroom at night because of the danger of falling. Half the room had slanted ceiling with support beam to the ground. Repeatedly bumped ourselves to get around it. No real closet or dresser drawer so we lived out of our suitcases. Also, pricey for what we got.

Posted by , from Northern Virginia on May 25, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from June 10 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Mary Prentiss Inn also features a garden, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Cambridge bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1843
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Airport: Logan International Airport (BOS) (16.4 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: West Medford Station (5.2 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Porter Square Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Mary Prentiss Inn offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with designer toiletries and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a limited basis.

  • Select Comfort beds
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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 10.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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

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

Tax ID - C0015780490

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and onsite parking. The tax ID number is C0015780490. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; 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 48 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not 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
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • State tax ID - C0015780490
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 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 10.0 per day

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

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You should know

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