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Irving House at Harvard

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Irving House is a large bed and breakfast in Cambridge offering uniquely cozy accommodations and a variety of amenities for our guests to enjoy. Built as a two-family house in the 1890s, Irving House was converted to hotel use in the 1920s with 44 guest rooms in a variety of sizes. There are many room types to accommodate the ranging needs of our guests, from individual travelers to families. We encourage booking directly on our site, not through third parties. In this way, we can offer you better options for your stay. Bookings that come through a 'book now' button cost us high commissions! Be a savvy traveler and go to our site to book for best availability and rates.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
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Logan Intl Airport5 mi
Worcester Airport40 mi
Harvard9 min
Central16 min
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All reviews no elevator private bath fourth floor quiche shared bathroom boarding house off street parking yogurt single room breakfast room is small room short walk an older building tea and coffee nice breakfast place to sleep baked goods
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights (2 rooms) and were very pleased with the decision. The rooms vary quite a bit so do some research. Also, if you don't like stairs, then ask for a room on the main floor. Our first room was just...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Judith Hagen M
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind and thorough review! I think you have covered the bases for most travelers! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This bed & breakfast offers a good location, home-like environment and nice touches like breakfast, snacks, living room area and complimentary postcards mailed. It does not have elevator and some rooms share a bathroom. I found it a wonderful place to stay and would stay...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank MSLovell
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind and specific review. Future guests will appreciate knowledge of these details. We look forward to your future visits!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Irving House is a perfect location for anyone who wants to live back their student life. Quiet yet animated by multicultural visitors. Simple hospitality yet privacy, attention to details, comfortable room, and excellent breakfast. Next to Harvard University so 0.5 m from downtown Cambridge.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Carole G
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! for your kind an charming review! Irving House was redesigned in 1927 from being a two family house to providing housing for Harvard students. Though it has been renovated, with many more guest rooms with private baths now than when we bought the...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018

We had a last minute trip and it was difficult to find availability, so we appreciated that there was room here. I can't speak for the prices of the area, but over $300 for the Saturday night, I felt was pricey (the first quote was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your considered review. I, too, am glad that you found a room with us during an extremely busy time. My front desk staff carries bags as possible--depending on how well we are staffed when a guest checks in. I am sorry this...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

We arrived hopeful and tired, but found the Irving House to be old, tired, dirty and dilapidated. It was so disappointing to see the matted rugs, rough sheets on the beds and tired furnishings. The floors creaked and we could hear every movement above and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank DCB1000
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded October 22, 2018

I am so sorry you did not find us to your liking. I am glad you did find some place you could stay on this very busy weekend. Just a note, if you have booked directly, we would not have charged you for your stay...More

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Joanne K
July 6, 2014|
Response from RSolem | Property representative |
Dear Joanne, We do not have suites, so, depending on your preferences, we could accommodate your party in 2 or 3 rooms. With your son being so tall, I would recommend three rooms each with queen bed and private bath. This... More
Joanne K
July 6, 2014|
Response from RSolem | Property representative |
Joanne, I believe I have answered this question in another response. Irving House does not have suites, so we would accommodate your party in two or three rooms. Your tall 16 year old would be more comfortable in a full... More
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"Some rooms are small. Your first impression might be that the B&B looks a bit worn but the rooms were..."
3 weeks ago
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"Private bathroom"
4 weeks ago
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"Ask the manager...very helpful"
Apr 6, 2018
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"No elevator so if you have mobility issues ask for a lower level room"
Mar 31, 2018
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irving house at harvard hotel cambridge
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
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