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Irving House at Harvard

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“no elevator”(29 reviews)
“b b”(95 reviews)
“private bath”(20 reviews)
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

I have been coming here for years; it remains just as delightful as ever. The house is charming, the personnel are very welcoming and friendly, the rooms are charming, the location is outstanding. I highly recommend the Irving House.

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 16 May 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's a quaint old Cambridge B&B. The room was clean, internet was good, room was moderate sized. No major complaints. The front desk staff is not especially outgoing - I always expect B&B's to have more friendly front desk staff - but they were professional...More

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 16 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our request for a review of your stay. I am not pleased to hear that our staff was not very outgoing. We intend that everyone--housekeeping, maintenance and at the front desk, is helpful, gracious and attentive....More

Reviewed 12 May 2016

I’ve stayed at Harding House, their sister inn, twice. Irving House is closer to Harvard where I needed to be. Like Harding House, the house is renovated with squeaky floors and lots of stairs. There is no elevator. My room was simple, and I shared...More

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are pleased you were comfortable with our shared bath arrangements even though this is not your usual accommodation. In the winter we do provide plain oatmeal in a pot, to which guests can add fruit and nuts if...More

Reviewed 4 May 2016

Cambridge is expensive and everyone wants to stay near Harvard Square. Well you can't beat the location! I go to school at Harvard Extension and when I fly in I always stay at Irving House. The breakfast is organic, home made, and locally sourced when...More

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 6 May 2016

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review~! One small correction is that we DO have central air conditioning. I am not sure you would have needed it during a recent stay, as this spring has been cool.. Just a note & bit of history:...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

A great B&B we have stayed at many times when visiting sons in the area. It's clean with pretty quilt on bed, quiet, great breakfast choices, convenient location. Just have to have a small car to park behind and be skilled at navigating tight spaces...More

Thank Guy G
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 1 April 2016

Thank you for your kind review! We are happy you took the time to let others know about your stays with us, and you are right about the parking! Small cars are best..... We look forward to seeing you again!

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
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US$187 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$187 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Joanne K
6 July 2014|
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Dear Joanne, We do not have suites, so, depending on your preferences, we could accommodate your party in 2 or 3 rooms. With your son being so tall, I would recommend three rooms each with queen bed and private bath. This... More
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Joanne K
6 July 2014|
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Joanne, I believe I have answered this question in another response. Irving House does not have suites, so we would accommodate your party in two or three rooms. Your tall 16 year old would be more comfortable in a full... More
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"Ask the manager...very helpful"
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"No elevator so if you have mobility issues ask for a lower level room"
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"Lots of stairs to climb for those in upper floors."
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"Ask for a room with a bathroom and if you don't like stairs a room at lower floors"
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