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Mary Prentiss Inn
Ranked #1 of 21 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The wonderful Mary Prentiss Inn was a perfect place to stay while attending a course at the nearby Harvard University. The charming rooms, friendly and helpful staff and great breakfasts made it feel much more like a home than a hotel. Forget sterile and cold hotels, this place is a must stay when in Cambridge. I can't wait to come back again with my family.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We've enjoyed multiple stays at the Mary Prentiss Inn over the last couple of years while visiting our daughter and her family. The location is perfect for us...an easy walk to family and the metro at Porter Square or Harvard. The garden courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or just hang out with family and friends while admiring all the beautiful flowers. We've stayed in a variety of rooms and have been pleased with all of them. We especially like Room 5 and Suite 9. As prior Bed & Breakfast owners ourselves, we appreciate the hospitality and comforts at the Mary Prentiss Inn.

Room Tip: Room 5 has a private entrance plus mini refrig and microwave which are nice amenities if staying wit...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jnppgh
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A cozy, comfortable, astonishing place where I felt really at home. The service is excellent, the rooms are beautifully decorated, every detail has been taken care of. On top of all that, is walking distance from Harvard and Porter Square. It is just THE place to go when staying in Cambridge!

Room Tip: The rooms in the attic are not very big.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Claudia R
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have just returned from a trip to Cambridge MA. I had the pleasure of staying at the Mary Prentiss Inn. The room was beautiful with a big queen size bed, jacuzzi and large closet. The french doors opened onto a beautiful courtyard where breakfast was served each morning and where you could enjoy complimentary home cooked afternoon tea. The location was fantastic with good options for dining close by as well as a laundromat. The staff were freindly and helpful. I used a bike to get around Cambridge and I was perfectly located at the MAry Prentiss Inn. I would recommend this to any one wanting a beautiful and well established inn with great breakfast and beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

If you are seeking a romantic getaway back in time near the Harvard University campus, then this may be an adequate selection. However if you are attending a scientific conference at Harvard and wish to use modern communication devices such as phones and computers, then you shall be very disappointed. I could not access the room's free wifi and my cell phone didn't work inside either. The free computer in the lobby was occupied by a guest experiencing the same problem. The breakfast is very good, and there was banana bread available as an afternoon snack.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stay here! The Mary Prentiss is capital-W Wonderful. I live nearby and my parents stay at the inn every time they come to visit -- which makes me a very uncreative hostess, because all I ever want to do then is sit out on the delightful patio in back. It's flowery, quiet, and beautiful, and great for all things from games of Scrabble to reading to capitalizing on the wifi and getting some work done. There is also a glassed in inside-but-feels-outside portion, and a room with a fireplace... so this sit-at-the-Mary-Prentiss-Inn activity is really an any-season preference. And! Every afternoon there are tea and coffee and surprise kinds of cookies. Everyone who works there is super nice and helpful, too. My parents always love their stay. Plus it's in a great quieter-but-not-sleepy part of Cambridge, a very short walk to shops, restaurants, and lovely neighborhoods to amble through.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Mary Prentiss Inn during a vacation in Cambridge. The inn is in a beautiful historic house with elegant decorations but it is very welcoming and comfortable. The location is just a short walk (6 blocks) to the Porter Square T station. We spent most of our time in Harvard Square and Boston, but we did shop a little in the convenient stores in Porter Square.
Our room was large and light with a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The complementary breakfast was delicious and so were the cookies and cupcakes every evening!

Room Tip: The location is very quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mary Prentiss Inn

Address: 6 Prentiss St, Cambridge, MA 02140-2212
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range: $147 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mary Prentiss Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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