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Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast

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112 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time we've stayed at Prospect Place, and we were thoroughly satisfied with the accommodations there. It's only a 4-5-minute walk from the Central T stop on Massachusetts Avenue, and it's walking distance to Harvard and MIT. Eric not only puts on a great breakfast, he is ready to answer questions about the area, look up things... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed 3 nights to visit our son who is at Harvard. It is a beautiful home, very clean, warm and comfortable. Eric is a great host and makes delicious breakfasts. We slept well, the beds were very comfortable, ate well and enjoyed Eric's company and helpful tips to get around Cambridge and Boston. It is a peaceful, genteel oasis... More 

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London, England
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Eric is the most helpful and gracious host you can possibly find. He helps with suitcases and also lays on a lovely breakfast of home-made granola, bread and cakes.He even offered to drive us to collect a hire-car in Boston. Eric, who is a trained musician, has a grand piano and gorgeous period furniture in the main living room, which... More 

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prospectpl, Owner at Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us. Our location to the T to get just about anywhere easily and quickly in Cambridge and metro-Boston is hands-down the closest of any B&B in our city. The Charles Suite, with its extra spaciousness and contemporary bathroom, is a favorite of many guests, who especially... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All, My wife and I were in Cambridge for a program that she was attending at Harvard, and we both absolutely enjoyed our stay with Eric. The property is beautifully maintained, the breakfasts are awesome, the walk to Harvard(up Harvard St., by the way)and the fact that Whole Foods is across the street are all very positive attributes of the... More 

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am a member of a local environmental organization that hosted an annual fundraising event at the Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast. We shopped around for weeks pricing locations and found all the local venues out of our price range or unaccommodating to our needs. Thanks to the owners Robert and Judy (who bent over backwards to help us) we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We couldn't have asked for a more helpful host. Eric helped us when we were struggling to get to his place from the airport, otherwise we would still be struggling with the Boston highways. Our stay was relaxing and comfortable and the breakfasts were worth getting up for. Location was convenient and Eric's recommendations for visits in Boston were really... More 

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Prospect Place B&B while in Cambridge for work. The location is very convenient in terms of public transportation, only 5 minutes walk from the subway and 15 minutes from Harvard Square. Eric was very helpful and accommodating, as was everyone. The house is absolutely beautiful! (a bit like being in a Jane Austin movie)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well located, homey, and comfortable. The best home-cooked breakfast imaginable, with freshly baked bread and interesting other guests (4 when I was there), so I had to force myself to get out in the morning. Very modern bath(s) and nice touches in the amenities (for ex., locally made soaps). TV in the room. A sitting room downstairs, for people waiting... More 

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East Aurora, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our recent stay in the Madeline room at the Prospect Place B&B was very relaxing, comfortable, and quiet. The host, Eric, is personable, polite and accommodating. The breakfast was simple and delicious, served on nice china in a beautifully decorated Victorian dining room. We also enjoyed the perfect location, which is centrally located in Cambridge near great restaurants and easy... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have just spent six nights here and found it a delightful experience. I loved the Victorian decor and ambience, towards which a lot of thought has been given. All the furniture, fittings and artefacts have been chosen with great taste and fit together beautifully to provide a most pleasing and restful atmosphere. Eric personally overseas the comfort of his... More 

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prospectpl, Owner at Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, Andrew. It was a pleasure having you with us last week. It's worth noting that you stayed in our back-up/reserve room on the top floor - not regularly used for the B&B. It has wonderful skylights and a Persian carpet. This is the same room that another guest earlier in July had stayed in for... More 

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