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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #12 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located next to Harvard Square, and across the street from the Cambridge Public Library. Basic inn. Rooms are small but functional (bathroom was a bit on the smaller side). Multi-story building with no elevator, so be mindful of that when you bring your luggage and request a room. About a $40-45 taxi ride from airport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the place because it was affordable and close to Harvard. That is also the best I can say. The room is very small, bathroom also not really the usual space you get in the US. It is old world charm with carpets and lots of stairs in an old house that is the nicest thing I , but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a bed and breakfast near Harvard square and campus, this can't be beat. Our 3 nights proved excellent. The cold breakfast of cereals fruit and coffee hit the spot. The rooms were clean quiet and roomy. The value can't be beat. The management is very helpful and answers questions and requests easily.

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Chennai
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had stay at Cambridge for 1 week. It was the graduation week at MIT and Harvard. Rooms were not available even 3 months earlier. I choose this place because it was close to Red line underground and feedback was good. The place was easy to find. Rooms were neat and comfortable. The wooden floor was sequeky, which would wake... More

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cate26
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Fairly simple to find for strangers to the area. Limited parking driveway to the rear of property Friendly family run place Basic breakfast provided in the morning with tea / coffee facility all day 5 minute walk to Metro / Underground via Harvard Uni grounds Great location to stay to visit Boson City The bedroom we stayed in (201) could... More

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Concord, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Definitely not what I expected, but no complaints about cleanliness or noise, and it is a very convenient location for accessing the Harvard campus and surrounds. Bathroom was a bit strange with a tiny dark shower and curtain that was way too long. Television was a tiny thing mounted above the closet door. Very basic room and a very strange... More

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Bangor, North Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have stayed here three times now, and I never stay anywhere twice is the first experience was bad. The location is great, the atmosphere of the place is friendly and welcoming and the quality of accommodation and breakfast is more than adequate. Looking forward to staying again.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Once I entered the Hotel I was worried . it was too small, too dark but once i settled I was very comfortable with the family welcoming atmosphere .. The breakfast is some pastries with tea and coffee but it is enough .. the rooms furnished as it is from the last century but for me this was unique.. the... More

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South Thomaston, Maine, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Nice old hotel, great location. A refreshing break from modern hotel rooms. Check their cancellation policy. We cancelled our first reservation due to an icestorm & got charged $50, which was credited on our next stay. I understand the need for cancellation charges, but felt that this was harsh because it wasn't our fault. Fortunately, we were able to book... More

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Rockland, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Room was charming, nicely appointed and very clean. Shower room was fine and very clean. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was very simple. Hot water and teas were available all day. We enjoyed our stay.

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Address: 1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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