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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great with easy access to metro into downtown Boston. The rooms were clean and quiet. Breakfast was continental. The staff were nice and professional. It was a good deal considering the proximity to both Harvard and downtown Boston.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The location is its best value if you have Harvard business. The quaint room and bathroom were on the small side, but if you consider that this used to be a women's dorm ages ago, it makes sense. Everything was clean and made up daily. The service, hmm, depends on the person you get. The first desk clerk I met... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Great location, nice room. AC unit was a window unit, it was cool enough to open the windows. Breakfast is limited. The Inn was predominantly empty so we had no trouble with parking or sitting for breakfast. The location is great. Easy walk to Harvard and/or the Harvard station of the T.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We wanted a place to stay that allowed us to be car free, walking to the Harvard campus. This bed and breakfast is close. There are three floors with at least five guest rooms per floor. When we came for our first breakfast, we found three tiny tables, seating a total of eight people! We got our food, returned to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The review is based my one-night stay at A Friendly Inn on May. I was at Harvard for a conference. The stay was booked and paid directly by the university (about $250). The Inn is a lousy and depression place. Despite its prime location, some of minimal functions as an acceptable lodging are lacking. There does not seem to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This quaint B&B is within walking distance to Harvard campus and the T. Despite it's being located on a rather busy street the room was quiet and conducive to rest. Like a typical B&B the bathroom was small (but clean). I stayed in May on a warm day and could not find a way to adjust the temp in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

For staying somewhere this close to Harvard, this place is a good deal because everything else around it is vastly over-priced. Friendly Inn is not always friendly - some of the staff are nice, while others were pretty rude (and I am not someone who is very demanding or difficult). The rooms are comfortable enough, but nothing special. It's a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I'm told this is the best bargain near Harvard University. A Friendly Inn is a perfectly OK basic B&B hotel. But if this is the best you can get at the price near Harvard, my advice would be stay somewhere else and commute over to Harvard. My room was warm and clean (although I too noticed a long black hair... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Location is ideal, walkable in 5 minutes to Harvard Yard, 10 to Harvard Square subway,buses etc. and also to excellent local restaurants (Dali, Bergamot). Within 100yards is a good cafe and convenience store. Other good things: 1) price is MUCH lower than any hotels 2) rooms have private baths, unlike some nearby alternatives 3) it's clean and seems well-maintained 3)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay. Was close enough to Harvard and to subway to walk. Reasonable rate. Our room was on lowest floor and the stairs were steep and narrow so we had a hard time getting luggage up and down. Would definitely not recommend this particular room for elderly for that reason. Breakfast was exactly what we needed and served late... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

Address: 1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4316
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $190 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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