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Irving House at Harvard

24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #14 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Cambridge to visit Harvard in April, and selected a room without an in-suite bathroom. It was essentially a throwback to my undergraduate days! The room itself was small, but I really didn't need anything bigger as I was traveling alone. The bed and pillows were of average comfort, and the room came equipped with a small closet, a... More

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RachaelSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review. I think this is all very helpful information for travelers to Cambridge! We have made several attempts in our renovations to address the issue of sound transmission. So far, we have been unimpressed with the results. However, as a traveler myself, I have many times experienced noisy neighbors in hotels that were purpose built,... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have stayed at Irving House twice and appreciated its fantastic location, you cannot get much closer to Harvard Yar and if you are like me and attending the Graduate School of Design it is a mere block away. A good coffee shop around the corner. The accommodation is very relaxed and very clean. The staff at the desk will... More

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RachaelSolem, General Manager at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I hope your time at Harvard was productive and pleasant. We hope to see you again some time! More

Brussels
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Spent four nights here in June 2013 and really happy throughout! It's a normal-looking house in a leafy Cambridge street, and it is so welcoming. It has a very homely feel. There area is safe too, I was walking about quite late at night and early mornings. Also excellent bus connections into Boston just around the corner. I had a... More

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! It is the details you cite that help other travelers choose their accommodations and prepare for their trip. I appreciate your candor and fullness of review. We hope to see you again some time when your travels bring you back to Our Fair City. More

Urbana, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We ended up at Irving House because we're exploring various places trying to find a regular stopping place now that we have family in the area. It's the third or fourth place we've tried, and we'll probably keep looking. It was quiet and the breakfast was ok, though nothing special. The room was extremely small. This was reasonable value though... More

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. As you are an experienced traveler, I appreciate your comments. Please know that we have rooms of various sizes, so the option for a larger room is there. We hope you find the right place for your return visits to Cambridge. There are plenty of options right in... More

Attleboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I found Irving House a nice place to stay. It was easy to get to, a quick walk to Harvard Square, comfortable and friendly. Breakfast was okay. Parking is included but is very tight. I think this was a great value as compared to area hotels.

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! The lack of an elevator is a situation that affects us all. We wish we could change it, but so far the law and our physical structure do not find common ground. When possible, we do have staff to carry luggage, and we do honor requests for lower... More

Weston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I had to stay in town to sell at a bazaar and wanted to avoid driving home in the Boston suburbs in a snow storm so I booked at Irving House a couple of blocks from the bazaar venue. The room on the top (4th) floor was very comfortable, and I got the sleep I needed to be alert at... More

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RachaelSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear where we are doing well in serving our guests. I will share this with my staff, especially the breakfast crew--- More

Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I stayed here alone for one night and it was very cozy, quiet, and clean. I'm a young female so it was important that I stayed somewhere safe, and this inn is very safe and in a great location. I also enjoyed the morning breakfast. But be aware that it is about a 10 minute walk to the Harvard mbta... More

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RachaelSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate hearing where we are doing well. I will share this with my staff, especially the breakfast crew. I hope your sales went well at the fair! More

Middlebury, Vermont, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Our stay was over a single night, and we needed a comfortable place that was close to family living in the area - this was perfect. Friendly, clean, and conveniently located, we really enjoyed our stay. There is off-street parking; if you have a wide vehicle, it's going to be a bit tense, but they do a great job of... More

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RachaelSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to comment on it so specifically! It is hard to accommodate all preferences for mattresses. I am sorry that you found the bed too hard. We are pleased that in every other way you seem to have enjoyed your stay. We look... More

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed just one night there and I LOVE IT! Very friendly and helpful staff, very nice breakfast with variety choices of food. I love their interior setting, so English and cozy. I feel relax after a whole day tour in Harvard.

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RachaelSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are very pleased you enjoyed our hospitality. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Cambridge! More

Watchung, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My daughter and I stayed there this weekend while in town to visit colleges. We had nothing but positive things to say about this B&B. Room was very cute, full and twin sized beds. Bathroom was right down the hall, and very clean. The whole place was clean and well maintained. Reception was awesome. The young lady was personable and... More

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you found Cambridge (Our Fair City!) to be worth visiting again. Yes, parking is tight, but if everyone is co-operative, it works. Thank you for taking the time to review--every little bit helps! More

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Also Known As:
Irving House At Harvard Hotel
Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
Address: 24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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