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Mary Prentiss Inn

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a three night stay at this delightful Inn. We were in Cambridge for a wedding and the Mary Prentiss Inn was the perfect setting for family and friends to congregate, recoup and visit. Breakfast, and happy hour were enjoyed on the large, beautifully landscaped private deck that runs behind the Inn and was also the...

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A bed and breakfast place that makes you feel at home. Great and healthy breakfast(continental is a hit) delicious cookies in the afternoon..walking distance to Harvard and metro station to go to Boston.

Thank Erika M
Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautiful old house turned into a well kept and run Inn. The room was very comfortable and cozy and the staff very friendly and pampering. A great place for a couple. Good location and walking distance to many attractions or Metro if needed

Thank Liban10452
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The small hotel is nice and located not far from Harvard. The rooms are small and pretty nice, bathrooms need renovation, breakfast is tasty and reasonable. The biggest problem is accessibility, there is no elevator and guests have to use narrow stairs. The hotel needs elevator if owners want to be receptive to people with disabilities.

Thank arikmilky
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love to stay in a bed and breakfast, especially when recommended by a friend. The Mary Prentiss is beautifully restored, quiet and run by helpful staff. Our room was small but lovely. Breakfast was a little slow to arrive, but simple and satisfying. Certainly demands a return visit, if only to try one of the other rooms!

Thank Jill B
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Our first stop after flying into Logan International from the UK.What a wonderful place.Beautiful period rooms in a historic B & B.Ideally placed in a side street so lovely and quiet but close to many bars and restaurants.Wonderful breakfast area that can also be taken outside and either a full or continental breakfast which left us struggling as there was...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Our family of three (2 adults and teenaged daughter) had a lovely stay in late June 2016, playing tourist for a few days. We stayed in Room 13, with a comfy Queen Sized bed in the loft and a pullout couch on the main floor. It was quiet, clean, airy and clean. The compact semi-kitchen was great to store and...

Thank Robin S
Stratham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last Summer while attending my niece's wedding. What a nice historic Inn. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff was attentive and helpful. And breakfast the following morning, on the outdoor patio topped off a wonderful visit to Boston.

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived around noon and were able to park our car a little earlier than check in time, then take the T into Boston for some sight-seeing. We never moved our car again until we checked out because public transportation was so convenient from the location of the Inn. Our room was beautifully decorated, cozy, and provided us with a...

Thank Paula D
Washington, DC
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a long overdue review of a well-deserving establishment where we have stayed possibly seven or eight times over the past few years...every stay has been a pleasure. I will miss the Mary Prentiss Inn, one of the high spots of our repeated trips to Cambridge. We always liked Room 7, upstairs - it just felt homey and comfortable....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Mary Prentiss Inn

Address: 6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $253 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mary Prentiss Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 9 in the old house is lovely and large, full of creaky charm.”
 of 5 bubbles Wanderlust777, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book far in advance. The Inn is close to all the universities in Cambridge and fills up quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles mrycik, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Call the Inn for assistance choosing the right room for your needs. The owners/staff are very pleasant and helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles U6158JVrobins, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms off the deck adjacent to the dining area are our favorite with woodburning fireplace and jacuzzi tub.”
 of 5 bubbles John_and_Michele, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is a barking dog next door. Also, no elevator. If need be, ask to stay on the first floor to avoid stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 804martinen, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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