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Arnold, Maryland
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Harding House is a good, economical alternative to downtown Boston hotels. The B&B is within walking distance of Central station and Harvard Square. It's clean and convenient. They offer a continental breakfast and a comfortable stay.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I was looking for a last minute reservation (my son was having surgery and we needed a place to stay for 2 nights.) All hotel rates were sky high for last minute reservations (they figure you are desperate for a room and they take advantage!) Harding House had a room available and the rate was the rate-whether I made the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I originally had booked at the Hyatt Regency downtown but am glad I switched my reservation to The Harding House. Definitely not a 'party place' but I saved about a hundred dollars and the accommodations were charming and comfortable. I mean, the Hyatt didn't even have complimentary snacks and breakfast. And the breakfast here is definitely a few notches above... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank for your taking the time to comment on your stay here! As a small property, word of mouth is the best form of marketing and every bit helps! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you were even able to save some money by booking with us directly. We do our best to set... More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for an economical alternative to staying right in Boston and based on other reviews we chose Harding House. It is convenient to two subway stops, which makes it easy to get around Boston. The place is showing it's age though. Wallpaper peeling and things looking run down. The bathroom wasn't that clean with hair on the floor... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I am some what surprised since many of our guests comment on how clean our rooms are but from what you are saying in we certainly have some work to do. I will speak to both housekeepers and staff that have the task of... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We have stayed twice at Harding House when visiting our son in Cambridge. It is an easy walk from Central Square if you are using the T, and also has off street parking if you drive. The living area and breakfast room are homey and comfortable to use. The breakfasts include a freshly made entree as well as pastries and... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Pro: Friendly staff - helpful with directions for out-of-towners Close to Harvard (About 3/4 mile to edge) Good TV reception and channel selection Clean room and bath A/C window unit in room Con: Parking is limited (7 spaces total for 17 rooms)

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Harding house is a family run bed and breakfast. It offers good proximity to Harvard Square. The rooms are comfortable and economical. Make sure to make an advance booking to get the best rates. The continental breakfast is also very good

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

A beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood. Everything is simple: the service, the breakfast, the room. If you need a quiet stay, don´t miss Harding House. Staff are nice and there is a small and beautiful garden.

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Averill Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stayed at the Harding House this weekend for the third time this year! It is a gem. Why? Several reasons, in no particular order: The location - it's very easy to get to off the Mass Pike. It's a short walk to the T (red line); because of the off-street parking, you can get rid of the car and... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review as well as your return visits! It speaks volumes when guests return time after time. Of course we also rely on word of mouth to keep business strong. Getting your experience out on TA and also within your circles of friends and work acquaintances is always helpful! So thank you!! Recently we... More 

Ormond-by-the-Sea
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

For a brief moment, as I was making plans to visit Cambridge to see my daughter, I considered staying somewhere else. Maybe a chain hotel since I have points from previous trips around the country. Fortunately common sense prevailed and I clicked on the Harding House website. We have stayed here before and once again I was not disappointed. For... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to go into such detail about Harding House! We do try to make traveling as stress free as possible by keeping the little things on hand and reminding staff to be attentive to wary travelers needs. We will look forward to your arrival on your next trip to Cambridge! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
National Geographic Traveler magazine calls Harding House "A charming, spacious and bright place in a great neighborhood, filled with nice people." Located minutes from Harvard and MIT Universities and downtown Boston, we offer classic comfort, a hearty breakfast, and unparalleled service, all in an atmosphere that feels like home. Enjoy complimentary wireless, parking, museum passes, and wine & cheese. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harding House

Address: 288 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2341
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $135 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harding House 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Harding House Hotel Cambridge
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