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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

3.0 of 5
1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square
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Ranked #14 of 18 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015
JuliaRenate West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 hotel reviews
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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