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London
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We had a pretty unremarkable stay at this B&B. It is clean, the breakfast is OK, and it is walking distance from Hahvahd, which was important to us for that trip. We had a room on the ground floor behind the reception, and like some of the other reviewers, we did notice that the walls were somewhat thin (the owner...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I appreciate that you noted that Cambridge can have higher then average rates. The only thing I would add is that October is a peak month in this area so rates will reflect that. If you had any reason to come to the area for instance in December or January you would see significantly...

Decatur, Alabama
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Our family of 4 stayed here over the fall break weekend while visiting cousins in two local universities. We had a family room on the first floor facing the street. It consisted of a king bed and two single beds. The room was adequate size. The bathroom was a little small. The floors were hardwood with rugs covering most of...

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London
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights. I found the reception staff helpful. The location suited us and the breakfasts were fine too. The room was adequate and I liked the o.d world decor. I liked having access to teas and coffees on tap. We found the cleaner needed training in cleaning. She did not refill consumables. We had to ask for...

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

Dear Guest, I wanted to follow up with you to let you know that I am in the process of organizing a time to "retrain" our housekeepers. We do consider ourselves to be a "Harding House family" here and I agree that maybe some have gotten a little too comfortable in their routine and work to the point of perhaps...

Reviewed 10 September 2015

Located centrally in Cambridge, 15 minutes walk from harvard & MIT. Plenty of options around for food. Building itself is very nice although a bit louder then normal hotels, both from within the hotel and noise coming in from the street. Didn't bother me at all but a light sleeper might have a problem. Clean and service was excellent.

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My family of four stayed for three nights the end of June while looking at colleges in the Boston area. It was the end of a long two week trip and the Harding House was a great place to finish off our trip. The family room was spacious. The breakfast had more than enough choices for everyone; we really enjoyed...

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Wiscasset, Maine
Reviewed 2 July 2015

What I really like about Harding House is that everything-breakfast, parking, internet etc is included. Nice outside garden area, close to subway, good neighborhood, good beds. I'm occasionally in Cambridge and this place is my favorite.

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

Thanks for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and noted the you enjoyed the garden. We are hoping to bring some bright flowers to the garden this summer. Even with a small garden we'd like to do our part to help the bee populations! Hope to see you on a future trip to the Cambridge Area!

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We stayed at The Harding House this weekend for two events in Boston and to just kick around Cambridge. We had stayed here back in 2009 and decided to return to this lovely B&B experience. We had a room on the first floor that was clean and comfortable. There were plenty of choices for breakfast and the B&B accommodated us...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 31 March 2015

I stayed here in March for a weekend with friends in Cambridge and Boston. There were four of us and we were given a room at the top of the house. There was plenty of room for all of us and the larger bed was honestly one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in at any hotel...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We loved Harding House, we stayed on mid February after a very successful stay in May of 2014. The place is a few minutes walking away from Harvard Square and close to the Central Sq. T station. But mostly the hotel is fantastic because you have the feeling of a non big brand place with attention to detail and where...

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

Thank you for your time and honesty posting your feedback here. You seem to have accurately touched on a lot of positive and even some negative points about Harding House. The negative we like to think of a "quirks of an old house" but never the less travelers need a full picture from other visitors to make an informed decision...

Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

This is a dismal place with no charm and nothing good to recommend it. We were kept up for much of the night by voices from a nearby room. Not shouting, just normal talking but the sound carried. The dining room was depressing. One good thing: dried fruit and Hershey kisses for the taking.

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

Dear Susan, I am sorry you did not enjoy your time here. I am always open to hear ways in which I can improve Harding House however in this case it seems that maybe we are just not a good fit for you. I hope that it was explained to you at check in that if you have any issues...

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $188 - $488 (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.”
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“Ask for what you need - they will do whatever they can to be sure that you are happy”
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“The B&B does offer a queen with two twin room--great for a family.”
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“We've stayed din three. They were all fine.”
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“Three floors, no elevator, something to consider if you can't climb stairs.”
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