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74 Ellery St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4355
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#5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge

Looking for a place to stay in Cambridge? Then look no further than Parkside on Ellery, a romantic bed and breakfast that brings the best of Cambridge to your doorstep.

Rooms at Parkside on Ellery provide air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Parkside on Ellery offers free breakfast, which will help make your Cambridge trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Nearby landmarks such as John Harvard Statue (0.4 mi) and Porter Square (1.2 mi) make Parkside on Ellery a great place to stay when visiting Cambridge.

If you like Asian restaurants, Parkside on Ellery is conveniently located near Santouka Ramen, Cafe Sushi, and Thelonious Monkfish.

Best of all, Parkside on Ellery makes it easy to experience many great Cambridge attractions like Harvard University and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, which are some popular historic sites.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Parkside on Ellery as you experience everything Cambridge has to offer.

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Lisa S wrote a review Aug 2019
Albany, New York122 contributions5 helpful votes
Recently stayed in what was referred to as The Scholar -room 3. This is not a bed and breakfast, it is an Airbnb. Had to climb narrow steep stairs to the converted attic. Decorated as if a student recently graduated. Very small shower. Luckily we weren't tall. There was a one hour window for breakfast which consisted of coffee, orange juice, their choice cereal, and an English muffin. No clean up service. I would not recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Steven R wrote a review Apr 2018
Port Colborne, Canada83 contributions10 helpful votes
The host is very friendly and knowledgeable. Listen carefully to his recommendations. It is located on a quiet street and the rooms are clean and very nicely furnished. Breakfast is adequate but not great but the coffee is very good.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
rosinaherrera wrote a review Sep 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
I stayed there because i was attending a symposium in Harvard. The location is great. It is the only good thing about it. It is and old fashion b&b, not updated at all. The bed was uncomfortable and the breakfast very poor. Tons of options for coffee but just one type of cheap tea (i am a tea person). The juice is not natural and i asked if i could have some fruit and the owner sent me to the supermarket to buy it. I think for the price i paid -750 dollars for 3 nights- getting 1 apple and an orange per day it is not too much asking. Actually if he would have done it i would not be writing this review. Also, if you have any intolerance, forget about it, they only offer bread, muesli and cow milk.... Not that i have intolerance but i would appreciate some variety. I paid 750 dollars + my own fruit and soya milk...I rather stay in a place with no breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
brat7432 wrote a review Jul 2017
71 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in the Scholar's Room - way too small for two people and not much room to move about the space. It is also below ground level. "Breakfast" is coffee, juice, english muffin, muesli - served via tray outside your room (you have to eat in your room). The room itself had no special touches - soap, but no shampoo, conditioner, etc - definitely no frills. If you're a tall person or large-ish person, watch out - bathroom is small, shower stall tiny, shower head very low (maybe set at about 5 feet). Room was very clean; location is pretty good - you can walk to Harvard; parking is street parking only. You are given a temporary permit, so if you can find parking, you're ok. Cars must be moved once every 24 hours.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
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59acoupe wrote a review Jul 2017
3 contributions5 helpful votes
I blundered on to Parkside on Ellery by sheer chance when trying to find a place that was affordable and close to Harvard Square. O Lucky Me. The house and our host, David Szlag were just perfect. The room was a lovely mix of both Northern and Southern Victorian furniture. Very well appointed and every conceivable thing you could have wanted was already anticipated and supplied. Except one. I mentioned to David one morning, that it would be a help to have a 'back mirror' in the bathroom so that a woman could see the back of her hair when she was preparing for her day. That night when we returned, David happened to be outside and mentioned that there was a surprise waiting for us in our room. My husband was puzzled as he thought it would be a food item or wine and nothing was evident. I walked into the bathroom and there it was --- the back mirror --- hung just where I could see the back of my head. It simply doesn't get much better than a host who literally made my passing remark come true. Can't say enough about both the fabulous house, warm and inviting room and a host that stepped up to make our stay a perfect 10. Thanks, David, and we will see you in the future! I highly recommend booking with Parkside on Ellery.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Since there are only two rooms, I'd say they both are great as I viewed the other bed.
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$205 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parkside on Ellery
Which popular attractions are close to Parkside on Ellery?
Nearby attractions include Harvard Art Museums (0.3 miles), The Fogg Art Museum (0.3 miles), and Oberon (0.3 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Parkside on Ellery?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Parkside on Ellery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zinneken's Belgian waffles, Waypoint, and Cafe Sushi.
Is Parkside on Ellery located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Cambridge.
Are there any historical sites close to Parkside on Ellery?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (0.9 miles), The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (2.9 miles), and Old North Church & Historic Site (2.8 miles).