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Harding House

2.0 of 5
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288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Harding House
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Ranked #5 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I stayed here in March for a weekend with friends in Cambridge and Boston. There were four of us and we were given a room at the top of the house. There was plenty of room for all of us and the larger bed was honestly one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in at any hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We loved Harding House, we stayed on mid February after a very successful stay in May of 2014. The place is a few minutes walking away from Harvard Square and close to the Central Sq. T station. But mostly the hotel is fantastic because you have the feeling of a non big brand place with attention to detail and where... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a dismal place with no charm and nothing good to recommend it. We were kept up for much of the night by voices from a nearby room. Not shouting, just normal talking but the sound carried. The dining room was depressing. One good thing: dried fruit and Hershey kisses for the taking.

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I am sorry you did not enjoy your time here. I am always open to hear ways in which I can improve Harding House however in this case it seems that maybe we are just not a good fit for you. I hope that it was explained to you at check in that if you have any issues... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As a family, we spent two nights here and it worked very well for us. The room was good value, and they were very accommodating of the kids. Good breakfast. Convenient location - a ten minute walk from the T and Harvard Square, only a short ride into Boston. Staff were friendly and helpful. Recommended.

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cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I greatly enjoyed my stay at Harding House. It was recommended to me by word of mouth .. so I hope I am not spoiling the secret by going more public! HH has an individual charm and is very conveniently located a few blocks from the Central Square T station and in easy walking distance of Harvard Square. Located in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This bed and breakfast has the best location ever if you´re planning to stay in Cambridge for awhile. The rooms are cozy and the overall b&b is very practical : there´s a small fridge to store stuff for guests, a water bubbler and ice. It´s all DIY so don´t book if you´re expecting or need standard hotel service. The rate... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A characterful small hotel with easy access to Harvard University and the metro to down-town Boston. Friendly staff ,very willing to sort problems and a most welcome and free car park alongside the hotel. Very nice breakfast in rather cramped breakfast room.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed here for three nights as a family. The room we had was at the front of the house but was still very quiet. The hotel is close to the metro and close to a good number of restaurants. The staff are very helpful and polite and the breakfast is of very good quality (but if you want the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Since I had to visit folks near MIT campus, I stayed here. It is at walkable distance from the campus and lots of eatery. The commute from the airport to the location is affordable. As for the facility, it is clean and relatively noise free. Since it is a house converted to lodging, I could hear my neighbors chat. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed here while visiting both the Harvard and MIT campuses. The location was great with a moderate walk in either direction to reach the schools. The room was large enough to accommodate a queen bed and a twin but not much else. We did find the room to be very noisy between other guests moving about overhead, street noise,... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I am glad you found our location to work for visiting college campuses. Mid-Cambridge is called such because of its convenience to both universities and restaurants and cultural attractions. It is for this reason we are also a perfect place to stay when a conference is in town and unfortunately it sounds... More 

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