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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very pleasant, unobtrusive place to stay very close to Central Square with an atmosphere somewhere between family-run B&B and small hotel. (My partner tends to find B&Bs a little claustrophobic if there's an imperative to socialize with hosts and/or other guests, and he was perfectly happy here.) Comfortable, well-equipped room, friendly staff, and excellent buffet breakfast. We...

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was looking for a last minute reservation (my son was having surgery and we needed a place to stay for 2 nights.) All hotel rates were sky high for last minute reservations (they figure you are desperate for a room and they take advantage!) Harding House had a room available and the rate was the rate-whether I made the...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Harding House especially during such a stressful time as a family member undergoing surgery. We are doing our best to offer a fair rate so our guests don't have to "click around" and check 5 different sites to find a fair and reasonable price. Thank you for...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Harding House during campus visits to Harvard & MIT. It was friendly, cozy, quiet & well located. The B&B was an easy walk to both schools, as well as many places to shop & eat. It was also an easy trip from Logan Airport. Just take the Silver Line Bus (free) to the Red Line at Park...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend Harding House to anybody staying in Cambridge. The staff at Harding House was very helpful throughout the reservation process and in-person, too. The inn is conveniently located in Cambridge and is close to the T for getting over to Boston quickly and easily. The rooms were lovely, nicely decorated, had windows that open, and had very...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Thank you Amy for your glowing review! You seemed to have covered just about everything but I did want to clarify to any prospective guests that though we are more than happy to have one additional guest at no charge for breakfast we do need to know in advance so that we can plan on making enough of our hot...

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I get Red Sox tickets to several games every season. I live close by so this is a great place for me to put my niece and nephew up for the night. My condo isn't big enough to accommodate all of the family. I've had them stay at the Harding House at least three or four times. Staff are very...

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good location for visit to Cambridge Square and Harvard, while being far enough way to be quiet. Clean comfortable room. Day-time front desk staff helpful and pleasant; night desk person complained extensively about how hard her life is and told us our home state was a devoid of culture. The community living room lacked adequate lighting for reading in the...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Usually the lights in a room are checked right before a guest checks in but more than that I am disheartened to hear of our evening desk staff speaking about your home state in a negative way! if you have the time I'd love to be in touch...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a really comfortable inn and not a B&B where you are up close and personal with the owners. Rooms are cosy and my mom, sister, and I made good use of the living room to rest and read between outings. The breakfast choices are tasty with many healthy options. One thing to note is that it is closer...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Thank you Anne! I think you have hit the nail on the head, Harding House is small enough to know our guests but large enough to give guests space. You are correct that we are closer to Central Sq but I find, especially on the brisk fall days, a walk to Harvard Sq is quite nice. We look forward to...

Newtown Square, PA
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It had been five years since I was last at the Harding House, but it is as pleasant and welcoming as I remembered. I stayed in the single room with the shared bathroom, and despite my initial apprehension, it was fine. No problems at all. The breakfast buffet was delicious and the staff is gracious and welcoming. Hope it's not...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

So happy to have you back at Harding House! Great to hear that we continue to feel like a comfortable "home away from home" for our guests. We will look forward to future visits!

Arnold, Maryland
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Harding House is a good, economical alternative to downtown Boston hotels. The B&B is within walking distance of Central station and Harvard Square. It's clean and convenient. They offer a continental breakfast and a comfortable stay.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I originally had booked at the Hyatt Regency downtown but am glad I switched my reservation to The Harding House. Definitely not a 'party place' but I saved about a hundred dollars and the accommodations were charming and comfortable. I mean, the Hyatt didn't even have complimentary snacks and breakfast. And the breakfast here is definitely a few notches above...

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank for your taking the time to comment on your stay here! As a small property, word of mouth is the best form of marketing and every bit helps! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you were even able to save some money by booking with us directly. We do our best to set...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
National Geographic Traveler magazine calls Harding House "A charming, spacious and bright place in a great neighborhood, filled with nice people." Located minutes from Harvard and MIT Universities and downtown Boston, we offer classic comfort, a hearty breakfast, and unparalleled service, all in an atmosphere that feels like home. Enjoy complimentary wireless, parking, museum passes, and wine & cheese. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harding House

Address: 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $189 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harding House 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Harding House Hotel Cambridge
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“If you have a young child who likes to run around, request one that's not right above the living room/breakfast room.”
 of 5 bubbles trabbez, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for what you need - they will do whatever they can to be sure that you are happy”
 of 5 bubbles Amy19705, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The B&B does offer a queen with two twin room--great for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles lar010, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed din three. They were all fine.”
 of 5 bubbles hankhammer44, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Three floors, no elevator, something to consider if you can't climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles JacqueE53, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
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