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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square
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Ranked #13 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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 39 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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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