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Harding House

288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Ranked #6 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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63 reviews 63 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The rooms and building were clean and well taken care of. The staff was nice and generally helpful. Breakfast was average. I don't know that it's worth $200 plus a nice, but I guess it comes with the neighborhood.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your simple concise feedback. We do our best to provide friendly, clean, and comfortable accommodations. The fact that we are so close to both Harvard and MIT as well as the convenience to downtown Boston and historic tours makes us perfect for many travelers. I know that $200 a night seems high compared to some... More

Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife, our 21 year old son, and myself stayed at Harding House for 6 nights in room 31 on the third floor. Room 31 is a family room with a queen and 2 twin beds. The third floor stays very warm from the rising heat of the house, so the window air conditioner has to be run, even on... More

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve and I find that that best way to do that is directly from our guests. I was well aware of the smoke detector going off and we are all very sorry that it disturbed your sleep. It was a faulty alarm but for the safety... 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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National Geographic Traveler magazine calls Harding House "A charming, spacious and bright place in a great neighborhood, filled with nice people." Located minutes from Harvard and MIT Universities and downtown Boston, we offer classic comfort, a hearty breakfast, and unparalleled service, all in an atmosphere that feels like home. Enjoy complimentary wireless, parking, museum passes, and wine & cheese. ... more   less 
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