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Irving House at Harvard

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Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Irving House was convenient for getting to meetings at Harvard in the morning- just a few minutes walk. Breakfast was excellent and everyone was friendly. My room was small but all I needed was a place to sleep and desk to work at, so it was fine. I had a room with a private bath and it was clean and...

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

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your providing the details that some travelers need to know. We hope to see you again some time. We will consider providing conditioner as well, or actually, instead of the combination shampoo/conditioner that we now provide... Rachael Solem

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Clean place on a great location near harvard square. Good complete breakfast, tea, coffee and cake during the whole day on a common kitchen with microwave, and self service laundry at a good price. I spent the thanksgiving there and they offered a free delicious pie for free. great treat.

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights being invited by Harvard but had to pay for the extra nights The location is very convenient the rooms clean and homey - though the stairs rather steep if you're on the fourth floor. The all day long tea and cookies are great and the stuff extremely friendly and helpful The only down side is...

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

Thank you for your kind and candid review. While our rates may seem high, they are a very good value relative to the pricey market of Harvard Square. When the included amenities of parking, wifi, breakfast and afternoon snacks are noted, Irving House is an even better value. We do hope to see you again when your travels bring you...

Higganum, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I stayed in Rm 208 (see floor plan among my photos), which appears to be among the better rooms on the 2nd floor. If you want to be within 15m walking distance of Harvard Sq. and don't require luxury quarters, you will find this "bed & breakfast" is to your taste. Aside from a slightly musty odor upon entering the...

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West Granby, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 9 January 2017 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 2 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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 28 December 2016 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 28 December 2016

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 02138-3007
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $238 - $442 (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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“Check the 2nd floor plan I have included for relative room sizes. The side of Rm 205 (south side) which probably has more light”
  • Rm 208 - north side
  • room 208 - view from entrance
  • Rm 208 bathroom
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debrigard, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the lower floors if you have problems climbing stairs as there are a lot of steps between floors.”
noelr488, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The smaller rooms are still spacious enough for couples.”
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.”
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.”
mikesL1561OG, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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