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Whitman House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   17 Worcester St., Cambridge, MA 02139
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Ranked #7 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in mid June. The location suited us as it was within walking distance of Harvard Square and the tube was only a 5 minute walk away for easy access downtown (where we walked the Freedom Trail). Room was clean and comfortable, each room has a different theme which was nice. We stayed in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Whitman House; not your typical B & B by any means. We have quite a bit of B&B experience and know what to look for in terms of the “experience.” Well we had an experience all right! Whitman House is not the type of B & B that pampers or spoils. That’s OK-we can rough it. But this venue is... More

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David S, Manager at Whitman House, responded to this review

These guests came to celebrate their daughters 21st birthday. We went out of our way to accommodate including buying balloons, tolerating use of our dining room for a party and consistent significant use alcohol. They arrived hours before check in during our daily house clean up and complained about the home not being cleaned yet. We are under the impression... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had a great stay at the Whitman House. It's ideally located in Cambridge, very close to a Subway stop, restaurants, cafes and food stores. It's a nice 20-minute walk to Harvard Square or one Subway stop if you don't feel like walking. The room, bathroom and kitchen were sparkling clean and generally the house is very comfortable. Breakfast was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

5 stars for a great place and two welcoming persons. We spent a night there, I had the nicest dreams because the bed was soooooo good and the room quiet. I loved to talk with them, they are really interesting people. We will and want definitly return there!!!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I throughly enjoyed staying at Whitman House in Cambridge. The room was comfortable and had a very big bed. Free Wifi and DVD's are included. The B&B is in a quiet neighbourhood that is only a short walk from the centre of Cambridge, as well as being close to the Metro. David and Robert are very generous and interesting hosts... More

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We spent four days at the Whitman house in mid June. It was comfortable, clean and above all quiet which was just what we needed to begin our vacation. The hosts David and Robert were very pleasant and made our stay even better. We had plenty of privacy, use of the outdoor patio and common area inside. The inn is... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We returned to our friends David and Robert at Whitman House when we came to watch our son run his first Boston Marathon. Thankfully, we exited the Marathon finish area before the tragic explosions. Whitman House continues to be a place of wonderful hospitality and stimulating conversations. On this trip it was also a place of peace and strength in... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The 1836 vintage restoration is fab! So beautiful and affordable! A short walk to the T station through a lovely neighborhood. Two stops to Beacon Hill. We walked to Harvard. Super location. The well-stocked kitchen is yours for whatever breakfast you desire. Robert and David are great hosts.This will be our lodging for future trips to Boston.

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Hannover, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The house has a great central location to dicover Boston, just a five minute walk to the T (3-4 Stops to downtown Boston or Harvard). The house is located in the middle of Cambridge with plenty of shops, bars and grocery stores within walking distance. The room was clean and big enough for two,private bath was not en suite (which... More

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Robert K, Owner at Whitman House, responded to this review

We are answering this review because it is misleading. Regarding bathrooms, we occasionally go into bathrooms to fix equipment, check heating/cooling, clean, replace linens and this is the only reason a guest would find that someone had 'used' a bathroom barring an emergency or someone breaking the rules. Regarding breakfast, preparing breakfast for guests in a bed and breakfast home... More

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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Whitman House with our 15 year old daughter, thanks to the kind, friendly and gracious of David and Robert. Got local knowledge and tips on transport, tourist spots and even got to make our own pancakes in the mornings! We'll definitely stay here again as/when we get back to this lovely part of the... More

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Address: 17 Worcester St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Whitman House 3*
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Though our Bed and Breakfast has been newly renovated, we think of the Whitman House as an established Cambridge residence, inn, and guesthouse. We are a 15 minute walk from both Harvard and MIT, or a 3 minute walk to the Central Square Red Line subway which gets you to the heart of either in one stop and the Heart of Boston in three. We have been personally involved in community affairs for over 26 years and glad to be your conduit to the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Beginning with no taxes, free off street parking on site, wireless internet, private bathrooms, and a flexible breakfast schedule; there is nothing you could need that isn't approachable in one way or another. This is a beautiful place that we wish you to enjoy, share and experience to its fullest as you conduct your stay. Please see the rest of our site for the full picture. Then be sure to Call Us Directly or email for any questions, comments, requests and bookings. Thank you and Enjoy! ... more   less 
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