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Harding House

288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Ranked #5 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Dublin, OH
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Taos, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Harding House is not some precious, over-intimate bed-and-breakfast. It's a place where you could (and I did) base operations for a quick business trip to Boston. The WiFi is solid, the plumbing is updated, the bed linens are lovely and the coffee and tea service is a 24-hour thing. The included breakfast could well stoke guests for the whole day,... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your honest and fair representation of what to expect at Harding House. It has always been important to me to be honest about what a potential guest should expect and your review sums it all up. We look forward to seeing you again if your business brings you this way again! More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was a return visit to Harding House for me, and their records got me the same comfortable room with big windows on the side, so no traffic noise. Their attentive reception is always welcoming and helpful, and access to tea and coffee all day plus their great healthy breakfasts - on a self-serve basis - makes all the difference... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Check in was efficient. Reception staff at all times helpful and friendly. Room was comfortable but a little noisy on the ground floor. Bathroom and room clean. Breakfast very nice but not particularly special. Morning staff not very welcoming. For single $270 a night I feel it is inappropriate to expect guests to clear the table.Also advertised was cheese and... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry that you did not find Harding House to be a good value. October is a beautiful time of year to visit New England. The mild weather and changing leaves bring guests from all over. In Cambridge particularly the students have all returned to school and not only are parents coming to visit, but all sorts... More

Plano, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Cute, reasonably priced place to stay within easy walking distance of Harvard. Our group stayed in two of the larger rooms that slept four. The free breakfast was a nice bonus. We would definitely stay here again!!!

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Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Great place, location, value, and experience. Rare B&B that fit family of 4. Stayed in the lovely 3rd floor room with 3 comfortable beds. Staff super helpful during our stay. More fun & enriching than a hotel stay. Easy 6 min walk to T station on main avenue in Cambridge. Short ride into the city. 15 minute walk to Harvard.... More

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Address: 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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