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“Wonderful and Conveniently Located Bed and Breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mary Prentiss Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful and Conveniently Located Bed and Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I stayed here for the complimentary stay on Veterans Day and found the Mary Prentiss Bed and Breakfast to be a wonderful place to stay while in Boston. It was located just down the road from the Porter Square tube station in the Cambridge area of Boston. The area is full of restaurants' particularly Japaniese restaurants'. In the bed and breakfast they had a wonderful tea service with homemade cake and cookies. The bed in my room was also, super comfortable and puts my bed at home to shame. I would love to know what the matress brand was on that bed so next time I can buy one at the mattress store when I am in the market to get a new mattress. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone visiting Boston or considering a visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had a fantastic stay and cannot say enough about how great we were treated by the staff. The breakfast was amazing and we had many places to choose from to eat dinner all within walking distance. The location of this place makes public transportation a perfect choice. What really stood out in my mind is how well maintained the entire place was. Plus, I really enjoyed how quiet it was both inside the Mary Prentiss Inn and outside as well. I realize my review will probably be read by many outside the U.S. This would be my #1 First Choice if I were planning a trip from outside the country. I believe this property will not disappoint even the harshest critic. I plan on returning again in the near future. Thanks to Lisa Gartland for making my stay smooth and worry free!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryan T
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norhfield, ma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

The room was spacious, clean and comfortable, and my wife thought it was gorgeous. The location is amazing, walking distance to dozens of restaurants, 5 minute walk from the T, and a liquor store across the street. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DJBIII
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Cannot say enough about the quality, warmth, and lovliness of this very special home away from home. The attention to detail is spectacular; breakfast is superb; tea and goodies make it a delight to return each evening. Package with T pass wonderful and so convenient for the people from outside the Boston area. It feels like a cozy home away from home!! You'll love it!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our recent stay could not have been better. The staff were extremely friendly and accomodating.
They helped me surprise my wife on her birthday with balloons & banner at breakfast and wine, chocolate covered strawberries & cookies in our room when we returned that evening. The room was very quaint. The location was excellent (only four blocks from the subway). And I cant say enough about the service. I would diffenently reccomend staying here. I know when we return to Boston there is only one place we'll stay. The Mary Prentiss Inn.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul G
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Newport, Vermont
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66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this mid sized inn near Harvard Square while visiting Cambridge for a reunion. The room amenities were great, the breakfast generous and the staff very pleasant. I thought the off street parking was perfectly adequate in contrast to one reviewed who couldn't seem to manage maneuvering in tight spaces. I was just glad to have free parking in a town where on street parking doesn't exist. We would definitely stay again

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank taem111
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

A lovely, comfortable inn on a residential street convenient to the Porter Square T station, and an easy walk to the center of Cambridge. Includes a great breakfast with a view of the lushly planted patio. The best place by far to stay in Cambridge!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Mary Prentiss Inn

Property: Mary Prentiss Inn
Address: 6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mary Prentiss Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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