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Parkside on Ellery

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74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed 5 nights in The Scholar. A perfect room for one out of the main thoroughfare of Harvard square but an easy walk to everything that Harvard has to offer. The room itself was snug (still very cold out) and very well fitted with plenty of storage and nice little details like sewing kit, clothes brush, ironing board etc. good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Spent several days on business in the Cambridge Suite. Breakfast arrives at the appointed time via dumb waiter. The room was clean, well-equipped with extra large towels and even umbrellas. The area of town is very convenient to Harvard, but quieter than hotels closer to Harvard Square.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed in the Victorian room, which was lovely, with a sunny view overlooking what we were assured will be a garden when the February snows finally melt. The room has a desk and table and chairs and sofa and a beautiful carved bed. Best of all, it has lights you can actually read by! Our host was knowledgeable and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a small B&B, but a delightfully private spot with exceptional location and gracious host. We stayed three nights in the Cambridge suite. It was spotless and quiet. The host was there to meet us, gave wonderful instructions and Cambridge (city) insight and then we had total privacy. The breakfast was perfect - coffee, juice, English muffins and cereal... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I stayed here for a weekend in the upstairs room with king size bed. Very nice large room with small ante room with table to eat breakfast.Cozy place with great location! Breakfast is limited to english muffins and museli cereal, about as much as i ever eat for breakfast, but don't expect a hot breakfast. I will go back.

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Seattle, WA
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13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place has only 3 bedrooms. I stayed in the only one with a king size bed and saw the basement apt. with the full size. The first bedroom is large and sunny. The basement one is smaller and cosy. We didn't stay inside enough to use the t.v., but did use the wifi. The stairs up to the king... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights in October when visiting Boston prior to joining a cruise. We chose to stay in Cambridge because it offered peaceful surroundings and less hustle & bustle. The host David was there to meet us in the evening after our long flights from Australia and made us feel very welcome. We were... More 

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Bay Area, California
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38 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was visiting Cambridge for work, and had difficulty finding accommodation in hotels under my business expense cap. Luckily, Tripadvisor pointed me to Parkside on Ellery. Not only were the prices very reasonable, but the rooms had everything I needed. I ended up staying in the Victorian room. Communication with David was pleasant and easy. Prior to my stay, I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I chose Parkside on Ellery based on reviews. When I booked my room I was asked to provide my flight details and to provide a window on when I might arrive. I arrived and David was there to greet meet. He was lovely and charming and took the time to show me the fastest way to Harvard Square. He also... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Parkside on Ellery is attractive and comfortable and in a superb location within easy walking distance of everything at Harvard and the Harvard Square T. Its secret weapon is the owner, David, who is an excellent host and suggester of sights to see, including the handsome new public library across the street and the venerable Glass Flowers at the... More 

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