We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mary Prentiss Inn

Traveler (137)
Room & Suite (74)
Dining (20)
6 Prentiss St, Cambridge, MA 02140-2212 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
{"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Dec 23Dec 24
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from $149.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Cambridge hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "1711e595ea744553b301a02c6e8cf8d0", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":77636,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[32448258],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":23,"month":12,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":24,"month":12,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":149,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"1711e595ea744553b301a02c6e8cf8d0","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":225,"lowestMetaPrice":149,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":225,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":225,"lowestMetaPrice":149,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":225,"hotelName":"Mary Prentiss Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjE3MTFlNTk1ZWE3NDQ1NTNiMzAxYTAyYzZlOGNmOGQwIiwiQUlLIjoiN2NlODc3MzRjZTE3NDgwNGFhZDA3MTc3NzQ0YjA3NjMifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "12/23/2018", "checkOut": "12/24/2018", "lowestPrice": "$149", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"32448258":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}}}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handler"],"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}}}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":[],"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}}}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (350)
Filter reviews
340 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews porter square historic house harvard square mass ave minute walk highly recommend this b b quiet street underground parking wet bar every afternoon jacuzzi tub breakfast was delicious the ground floor harvard law school first floor t station small fridge
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 340 reviews
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We lucked out on our visit to Boston! The Mary Prentiss Inn had wonderful accommodations, terrific breakfasts and was within walking distance to the Harvard campus and the public transportation took us to the Freedom Trail and downtown Boston. We didn't need to use a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This inn is beautiful. Truly. The décor, the architecture, the aromas of fresh baked goods all add up to a great first impression. We stayed in one of the private bungalows. They’re out back and set off from most of the hotel. There’s easy access...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank David H
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our third stay at the Mary Prentiss Inn The two previous times we had lovely room off of the patio area and on the second floor. This time because we had left it late to book we had a room behind the reception...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I have been staying at the Mary Prentiss Inn for several years now and it always feels like home when I arrive. The staff makes it a point to make visitors feel welcome. The rooms are immaculate, and the amenities are plentiful for an old...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stayed at the Inn for two nights. We had a very beautiful room that was clean and nicely decorated. It is in a great location with Harvard and the T a 15 minute walk. The breakfast was excellent and very filling. The coffee and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank buzzybee473
View more reviews
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Price range
$177 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
$177 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Traveler (137)
Room & Suite (74)
Dining (20)
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Porter Square Hotel
124 reviews
.34 miles away
Sheraton Commander Hotel
283 reviews
.54 miles away
Harvard Square Hotel
928 reviews
.82 miles away
The Charles Hotel
2,184 reviews
.86 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 692 nearby restaurants
251 reviews
.14 miles away
Cambridge Common
161 reviews
.17 miles away
Temple Bar
140 reviews
.13 miles away
The Abbey
76 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 150 nearby attractions
Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
157 reviews
.64 miles away
Aeronaut Brewing Co.
41 reviews
.67 miles away
Harvard Museum of Natural History
1,076 reviews
.44 miles away
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
150 reviews
.48 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from John_and_Michele | Reviewed this property |
Also Christopher's is within walking distance in Porter Square. We have eaten there several times however not lately.
April 13, 2016|
Response from John_and_Michele | Reviewed this property |
No idea whether they have twins or not. Did you look at their website?
Room Tips
"Avoid the bungalows and get bacon if offered"
Oct 20, 2018
Read review
"There is no elevator so if you have a hard time navigating stairs I suggest a first floor room."
Oct 4, 2018
Read review
"I'd try to get something other than the one of the front rooms by the main door."
Aug 1, 2018
Read review
"the room I stayed in has wooden floor and it made lots of noise."
May 10, 2018
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing