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Mary Prentiss Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
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Ranked #1 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Encinitas, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very quaint B&B is in a perfect location if you want to get up, have a nice breakfast and still catch the 10:00 Harvard tour with ease. It is about a 15 minute walk through a charming neighborhood to the building on the Harvard campus where the information session is held and the tour begins. In addition to that,... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our stay at the Mary Prentiss Inn! The staff was friendly and accommodating, always happy to give us suggestions for restaurants or directions. Our room was comfortable and beautiful. We sat on the patio every morning and enjoyed our delicious breakfast. We requested gluten-free choices for my daughter and they were happy to provide this for her. The location... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here after a week in Maine, and the Mary Prentiss was a great place to stay in Cambridge. The room we had was a garden rough, and though small, was well-appointed with a jacuzzi tub and a working fireplace. The furnishings all looked nice and the room was very clean. Our only issue was with... More

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New York City
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mary Prentiss Inn is adorable and comfortable. The breakfast and afternoon tea add the perfect touch to make a stay luxurious without being extravagant. And the location is in a charming area of Cambridge, convenient to Harvard and Porter Squares. It is definitely my favorite place to stay when visiting Cambridge.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at the Mary Prentiss Inn for 3 night while we were visiting Boston. It's located walking distance from the subway and Harvard Square which was very convinient. Our room was beautiful right down to the trim in the bathroom made from pieces of old tea cups. The breakfasts were fantastic! And the afternoon tea was a lovely surprise... More

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West Islip, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our daughter is living in Cambridge and we wanted something in her neighborhood. We were very happy with our stay and the convenience to our daughter. She joined us for delicious breakfasts at a nominal fee. Our was was very comfortable and clean, right next to the front door and surprisingly very quiet. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at this B&B for 3 nights in May 2014 while visiting Boston. The Inn is located within walking distance of a T stop (5 min) and about 15 min walk from Harvard Square. We found it convenient to take to the train to downtown Boston and to Fenway. (I would be more hesitant about the location in colder... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed here when we were visiting Boston. It is located on a quiet residential street, just off Massachusetts Ave., which is packed full of restaurants and any other thing you may need including medicines.It is at a walking distance from the train station. We usually took the train to Boston instead of driving, to avoid parking... More

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really liked this B&B. The staff was very accommodating, rooms were very nice, had great afternoon tea and the breakfasts were wonderful! The only drawback is if you're planning to do anything in Boston it's kind of far away. If you're planning to visit Harvard and the downtown area of Cambridge, it's the place to be! I won't definitely... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed at this inn while I attended a conference at Harvard. The beds are comfortable, the rooms and bathrooms are very clean. It was quiet at night. I slept very well. The Internet service is included with the room, and it was good. The staff are very friendly. The location is excellent and a convenient distance from Harvard Square... More

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Address: 6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mary Prentiss Inn 3*
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