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Mary Prentiss Inn

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6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really delightful time at the Mary Prentiss. First, we got a good price on their website, better than the discount websites. It is beautifully landscaped in front and on the back deck where we had breakfast (which was very good). Our room was big and comfortable, lovely period furnishings (we had Room 7 with a king bed).... More 

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Ewa Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to stay at a B&B for our trip to Cambridge but my husband wanted to stay at a hotel. After showing him compared prices, he agreed to try the B&B. When selecting the room we each wanted, we actually chose the same room #9. We were so excited and was not disappointed. We arrived in time for tea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was beautiful, clean, and the service wonderful. I could not have asked for more, except a fridge in the room. My wife and I had a wonderful evening and a nice breakfast. We were upgraded to a nicer room for free when the manager learned it was our anniversary. Great location, parking underneath (really cool), and clearly a... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night at this bed and breakfast and wish we had of stayed longer. Excellent location. Walking distance to Harvard Square and very close to subway location. The inn itself is beautiful, with a lovely outside sitting area, and lovely dining area. The rooms are quaint and very comfortable. Lisa Gartland was an amazing host, and a very... More 

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MaryPrentissInn, Manager at Mary Prentiss Inn, responded to this review

Mike and Maura ~ Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your most recent visit to Cambridge and for the very kind words. It was lovely meeting you both. We hope to see you in the near future, once hockey season starts! Warmest Regards, Lisa More 

Henniker, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delightful place to stay. It was very clean. It is clear that the owners take great pride in this B&B. Afternoon tea/coffee with fresh pastries ws lovely. However, I have to say that having a 3rd floor room was difficult for a couple reasons. First of all, the bathroom was in the eve of the house. My... More 

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MaryPrentissInn, Manager at Mary Prentiss Inn, responded to this review

Hi Nancy ~ Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and for sharing your very thoughtful comments. I am sorry to hear that you were not completely happy with your room. We hope you return to stay with us and ask that you book directly with us so that we may give you your room of choice. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Bed and Breakfast was the best I have been to thus Far. I have been all over the country But nothing even comes close to any of the Bed and Breafast's I have been to. It is truly a hidden Gem on the out skirts of Boston. The staff were very pleasant and the manager lisa was very attentive... More 

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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed two nights at the Mary Prentiss and enjoyed my visit very much. Parking was was easy although I had to drive round the block because of the one-way street. The afternoon tea and cakes was an unexpected delight. Breakfast was good, very tasty and well presented. I chose the cooked breakfast, so I didn't get the cereal that... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming, historic inn is conveniently located between Harvard and Porter Square. The staff is friendly and very helpful and the breakfasts are delicious. This is my favorite place to stay when visiting Cambridge.

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canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so thrilled with the inn as soon as our taxi dropped us off at the front entrance. Walking into the inn was like walking into a beautiful and peaceful home. The staff was very considerate and attentive. The room we stayed in was very clean, spacious and charmingly appointed. The choice of continental or full breakfast, changes daily,... More 

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Maplewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay during Harvard's 2015 graduation activities. Our room was clean with lots of natural light and the bed was made with high-end linens and was quite comfortable. The room rate included a cooked breakfast that varied each day, afternoon tea with amazing homemade cookies and treats, wine and snacks in the evening and even a... More 

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