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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #13 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I would recommend A Friendly Inn, but you have to realize what it is and what it isn't. IT IS a decent alternative to the expensive hotels in Cambridge. It was clean, quiet and reasonably comfortable. IT IS very convenient to the Harvard campus (a 2 minute walk) and the Harvard Square subway stop (5-8 minute walk). The room size... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

On my trip to Boston, our choice was the Inn at the Harvard. Looking from the outside and walking inside, you immediately feel familiar and at home with this hotel. The staff are friendly and treat you very well. The best part though, is its location. Located near the train station and inside the college town, it's easy to go... More

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Room was very clean, you could smell the cleaning products. Extra linens in the rooms. Very nice breakfast set up every morning. We had originally booked to stay at a bed and breakfast next door which was more $$, and happy we made the decision to switch. Older building, request a room on the second floor and you will have... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is a three story walk up, faded worn carpet, tiny rooms. Cheap miss-matched furniture. Feels like a doss house. Zero charm and for the money overpriced. There is no way you could recommend this place. Not happy Jan. Sometimes it pays to do more research but I was in Europe and had to find a place quickly in Cambridge.... More

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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you want to be within easy walking distance of Harvard, this fits the bill perfectly. However, in all other respects, it is just average. The rooms are of adequate size, but the furniture isn't always in the best shape. In our room the small flat screen TV was located on top of a small end table in a corner... More

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Stanford, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Sigh. Where to start? The first place, I suppose, would be that you can't even get in to this building on Cambridge Street without ringing the front desk. The chap who registered my arrival just gave me the key without any real comment or welcome or information. The room I was in was really not impressive. It faced onto an... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great location but didn't feel like good value for money to me (although first time to Boston). Did find a centipede in our room which smelt a but damp, service was average and the breakfast area was difficult with couches (no tables). Wi-if good. Would not stay there again out of choice.

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Also Known As:
a Friendly Inn At Harvard Square Hotel Cambridge
a Friendly Inn At Harvard Square Hotel
Address: 1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #13 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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