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Lotus Place at Harvard

208 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Lotus Place at Harvard
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

More rooming house than B&B. Noisy upstairs neighbors after midnight, running toilet could not be fixed, tissues instead of napkins, trash strewn entrance stayed that way for 3 days (though the owners family were planting flowers elsewhere). Location and room decent, but street side room is typical city noisy. WiFi was weak or non-existent. No communication with owner for 3... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice people, good location. Keep in mind that it is actually run like a guest house. No one will be disappointed. Price is good for what you are going to receive in return. Nice clean place in middle of the places you probably need to visit. The reason for low rating is the street noise early in the morning -... More 

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Butte, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great location-simple bedroom and bath- nice breakfast room- has stairs so you have to be able to do stairs with your suitcase. A bit on the higher price side for a room this size but well worth it over Marathon Monday and Tuesday. During the rain used Uber for short rides to T station etc. WIFI was not strong.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Decent location about 6 blocks from T between Harvard and MIT. When we arrived, the front entrance was littered with empty bottle and debris...not a good sign. We had the front room on the 1st floor facing the street with no view at all. The room was dark and poorly lighted. (The reading light above the bed did not work).The... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was very shocked to hear about all these mixed reviews on here. My friend and I loved this place! We were on the second floor and we had our own hallway, bathroom, t.v. We had a main room with the bigger bed and the t.v. and then a mini room with a separate bed. It was not noisy at... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The title says it all. The family who manages the place lives right outside the door of the room and watched TV. The breakfast was the worst part. Refrigerated croissants. Old fruit. How about a nice hot pot of coffee. Make it yourself, but you need to clean the pot out first. When the we saw the ant in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed at the Lotus Place guest house in early October during a half week visit to the schools around Cambridge/Boston area and had a positive experience. I was pleasantly surprised with the rate I got, it seemed that most of the lodgings around the area increased their rates during this time. The rate I got over the phone seemed... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We booked this B&B in Cambridge with Expedia, but unfortunately we did not read the reviews in Tripadvisor, what I normally do. The place was on a very heavy traffic street, so very, but very noisy. The room they gave us, was on the first floor, no view at all, dark, dirty, very badly and scarecly furnished. Worn out furniture,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the Lotus Place to be very noisy, as others have noted. It isn't only the street noise, which I can handle. It was noise from the floor above (dancing elephants?), noise from the host family below, and noise from the other two guest rooms-people coming and going and speaking in loud voices... More 

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Smerset
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This place is close to transportation. However, it's off a busy street, and next to some type of church, so it gets very loud and hardly a place to rest. Had a room on the first floor, you literally hear every sound of people coming and walking out. It's not a place I would recommend people to live when you... More 

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208lotusplace, Manager at Lotus Place at Harvard, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, We are so sorry you had a unpleasant experience with us during your stay. We realize that Prospect st. is a busy street and that the room you were staying in, on the first floor and facing the street is the most susceptible to the street noise which can be quite distracting to a light sleeper. We wish... More 

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