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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #15 of 20 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations here can best be described as “European”. It is located two blocks from the north-east corner of Harvard Yard. My wife and I stayed in Room 104 for six consecutive nights in early August. Our room-rate was $187, but with the 14.5% tax rate added in, the total bill for six nights was $1284. Our room with a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a couple of years ago and parking was no problem. Made this recent reservation based on that and the third party website I used for the reservation, which said, " Free Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed)." Only partially true-yes parking is free but it is VERY LIMITED and if you missed one of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square is very close to Harvard Square and the university. The room, bath room and bed linen were all clean. Breakfast is included and consists of cerials, fruit, toast, hard-boilded eggs, 'sweet bread', milk, juice, coffee and tea. We had a room on the ground level, facing towards the side-road, and we didn't have any... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The location of this Inn is ideal for accessing Harvard, but the facilities are inadequate - small room and bathroom, unfriendly and unhelpful staff, lack of heating. No kettle or tea facilities provided in the room. Expensive room rate for what is offered. Television signal disrupted when fridge opened. Would not recommend to other travellers ..............

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

we had a small room facing the street. though the bathroom was tiny, the bed was comfortable, we could park in the back and best of all could walk to everything near Harvard Square. Also the windows open, which was nice for fresh air since it was warm during the day. Breakfast was adequate, but nothing organic, however there are... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed here for two nights while in town for a wedding. The location is great: close to Harvard Square and the T station. The inn itself was fine, nothing to write home about. It's an older building but in fine condition. The walls are thin so bring earplugs if you are sensitive. The bathroom was a little small, but... More 

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Humberston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A fantastic location for exploring Harvard university and surrounding areas, like the gardens and book shop,reasonably priced, I would have liked tea and coffee making facilities in the room but there is a place on lower ground floor where you can make a drink to take to your room, very friendly staff, nothing to much trouble.The breakfast is a do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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voorschoten
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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Long Beach, California
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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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