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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Canyon, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay. Was close enough to Harvard and to subway to walk. Reasonable rate. Our room was on lowest floor and the stairs were steep and narrow so we had a hard time getting luggage up and down. Would definitely not recommend this particular room for elderly for that reason. Breakfast was exactly what we needed and served late... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great location, within walking distance of points of interest, and across the street from a library. Continental breakfast available. Good wi-fi. Very clean, well-organized. My room was small but well-lighted; my bed was not very comfortable but plenty of pillows are available. Staff helpful. Would stay there again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

As prices are very high at this location, this was a good price for the location. very close to Harvard with many stores, pharmacy and restaurants around. My room was ok size but bathroom very small and sink even smaller. Everything was clean. TV was more like a computer screen very small if you want to watch from the bed.... More 

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Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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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 1, 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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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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