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Irving House at Harvard

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West Granby, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B met all our expectations. We were looking for a nice, clean, and reasonably priced overnight location that included breakfast, free parking, and was a short (less than 15 min) walk to Harvard Square. We did end up in one of the smaller bedrooms, but it offered a comfortable bed, tv, and a full bath. It was all we...

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Navarre, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife had school up here this weekend and gave this place a try. Great place to stay. Good variety for breakfast (included), good location, great price (military discount) and not a hotel. Very friendly and homey atmosphere

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on your stay. This is just what we aim for. We hope to see you again some time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a sizable and comfortable room with a large ADA-compliant bathroom on the ground floor. We worried a bit about noise because we were just off the lobby and it was New Year's Eve, but all was quiet, and we slept well. Irving House is a slightly worn B&B offering an ordinary but ample self-serve breakfast. The staff was...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased you found our accommodations to your liking. I am very sorry that you lost your bottle of wine! Our guest refrigerator is for common use, on the honor system. While this is workable and useful 99% of the time, it does require the trustworthiness of...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Irving House is a very nice old and quaint B&B. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast provided had excellent selection of items. Note that their parking has extremely small parking spaces and is almost impossible to park in if you arrive late. However, the B&B is so well located you can easily walk to any Harvard...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We do try to warn guests of the limited nature of our parking lot. It is useful, but to be used carefully as it is a tight urban lot.... We hope to see you again some time, when your travels bring you back to Cambridge!

Allen, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay as always! Nice cozy room, clean bathroom,wonderful breakfast. Snowed while there and kept nice and warm and had walkway cleared well. Have stayed many times and would return again. Highly recommend it!

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit !

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a special holiday treat, I booked the "family suite" for my daughter and two granddaughters for an overnight in Cambridge that included the Christmas Revels at Sanders Theater and a trip to Harvard's Museum of Natural History the next day. Irving House was convenient to all our travels in and around Harvard Square. The breakfast bar offered a nice...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review! We are so pleased you found our location and amenities to your liking... While our heating system is efficient, it is limited in its ability to provide individual controls of temperature in guest rooms. Your solution was just what we would have suggested, though we are researching more sophisticated options. We hope...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place was great. Wonderful, easy, and impeccably clean. Cheaper than everything else. At first I was unsure about the shared bathrooms, but they weren't a problem at all. They must clean them every few hours, they were ALWAYS spotless and always available. Good showers too. The room was wonderful, cozy, and comfortable. The 24 hour staff were super nice...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review ! We hope to see you again some time!

CT
Reviewed 20 December 2016

As a former Cambridge resident of many years, I never knew of the Irving House. We just spent a delightful weekend there. The rooms are small, European size, but clean and a really comfortable bed. The breakfast was excellent, and we're fussy! NO packaged foods, fresh made muffins and breads... Also coffee, tea and cookies available all day til 11...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review~ We hope to see you again some time!

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I stayed here during a recent visit to colleagues at Harvard. It is very conveniently located to the university and is not a long walk to the T for access to the rest of Boston. There are great restaurants nearby too. The breakfast is decent, though nothing fancy. The place is clean and the bed was comfortable. The only downside...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Yes, noise transmission is a problem. We have provided door snakes to put at the base of the door when it is closed, and ear plugs from the front desk. So far we have not found any further solutions to this problem. As I have experienced it in my own travels, even in purpose...

Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was a little apprehensive at first since I would be sharing a communal bathroom, and I was not sure what to expect, but I'm very happy I decided to stay here. the price can't be beat, the room was very cozy and comfortable and the breakfast lovely. it is a very relaxing and low key alternative to larger fancier...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review! We hope to see you again some time when your travels bring you back to Our Fair City!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Irving House is a quaint bed and breakfast in Cambridge offering uniquely cozy accommodations and a variety of amenities for our guests to enjoy. Built as a two-family house in the 1890s, Irving House was converted to a bed and breakfast in the 1920s with 44 unique guest rooms in a variety of sizes. There are many room types to accommodate the ranging needs of our guests, from individual travelers to families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Irving House at Harvard

Address: 24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $167 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Irving House at Harvard 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Ask for a room on the lower floors if you have problems climbing stairs as there are a lot of steps between floors.”
 of 5 bubbles noelr488, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The smaller rooms are still spacious enough for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles B819RWjohnm, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room on the first floor right next to the front desk so it was a little noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles happyvacationers246, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is best to choose a room based on the size you need and/or how you do with stairways.”
 of 5 bubbles mikesL1561OG, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first or second floor to minimize the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust777, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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