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288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Ranked #7 of 18 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014
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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 via mobile

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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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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Barranquilla, Colombia
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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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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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7 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
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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 

Taos, New Mexico
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Address: 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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Number of rooms: 14
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