Spent 3 nights here while helping my daughter move in to her dorm room. It was very quiet and convenient but I prefer a B&B with both the B's! This had a bed, no breakfast. I couldn't figure out the coffee pot which I found in the bathroom. If you like to relax with some television after a long day you will find that tough as the tv is just a small computer like monitor that's very hard to see.
I was also surprised to see that the front of the house was in dire need of gardeners. The grass and bushes near the walkway were so high I nearly tripped twice with my suitcase when I first arrived.
Also be very careful of the stairs. They are all iron and very steep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy this comfortable one-bedroom apartment in a multi-unit house on a quiet street in Cambridge, with shiny hardwood floors and a simple, pleasant contemporary decor. This modest unit contains a bedroom with queen bed, a queen futon sleep sofa in the living room, a single futon, a full kitchen for light cooking, and a full bath. The private entry is from the exterior walkway via one flight of iron grate stairs. The room next to it can be rented separately or adjoining and contains a queen futon platform bed plus private bath. For larger parties, there is also one other apartment in the same location. The owner, who speaks English and French, operates a small yoga studio and healing center on site, and guests are welcome to join her for a class. You will occasionally hear students arrive and depart. Take a quick walk to Lesley College, a 10-minute walk to parts of Harvard University, or a 15-minute walk to Harvard Square. Residing in Porter Square, you will enjoy many restaurants offering a variety of cuisine's, as well as unique local shops. The Porter Square subway is 2 blocks away. For larger parties, there is another apartment and a guest room in the same location. You may reserve off-street parking. All linens and kitchen supplies provided. ... more less