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Irving House at Harvard

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24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-3007 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews no elevator private bath quiche fourth floor shared bathroom boarding house off street parking yogurt single room breakfast room is small room an older building nice breakfast place to sleep free parking few blocks the staff was friendly and helpful
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has enjoyed this reasonably priced, charming place for two decades It has gracefully improved over the years without changing its identity. There is little luxury here, but ample comfort throughout the house: good beds and bedding, multiple common areas with books (take one!)...More

Thank chicomac
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. We so appreciate guests who understand the constraints of a small urban guesthouse and appreciate what we do within those constraints. If we could install and elevator we would all be much happier--housekeeping staff as well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place, with friendly staff and very clean. But lots of little problems. Plastic shower, separated from toilet and sink, and set off from the room by curtains. Sink stopper very hard to close. Toilet paper holder loose and falls to the floor. Bed was...More

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your detailed review. Please note that the room you occupied is the only one where the shower is separate from the rest of the bath facilities. We have noted the need to address repairs in it. I am sorry these problems existed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute on the outside, but insufferably hot on the inside. It ostensibly has AC, but the thermostats are set high and locked up behind a plastic cover. There is a sign above the thermostat that says you can get a fan from the front desk,...More

Thank John H
Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John I am sorry your room was so hot. Yes, we do control the thermostats for the central air conditioning, but we do not want our guests to be uncomfortable! Generally you should have been able to get cool air if the vent was...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This bed & breakfast offers a good location, home-like environment and nice touches like breakfast, snacks, living room area and complimentary postcards mailed. It does not have elevator and some rooms share a bathroom. I found it a wonderful place to stay and would stay...More

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind and specific review. Future guests will appreciate knowledge of these details. We look forward to your future visits!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a simple place. It's not luxury but is clean, fairly comfortable, and good for an economical stay in Cambridge. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is good, and it's also nice to have regular access to tea and coffee.

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Response from Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at HarvardResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your kind and accurate review. We are not trying to be fancy, and aim to be the best value in Harvard Square. We hope to see you again some time if your travels bring you back to Cambridge.

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Irving House is a large bed and breakfast in Cambridge offering uniquely cozy accommodations and a variety of amenities for our guests to enjoy. Built as a two-family house in the 1890s, Irving House was More converted to hotel use in the 1920s with 44 guest rooms in a variety of sizes. There are many room types to accommodate the ranging needs of our guests, from individual travelers to families. We encourage booking directly on our site, not through third parties. In this way, we can offer you better options for your stay. Bookings that come through a 'book now' button cost us high commissions! Be a savvy traveler and go to our site to book for best availability and rates. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$139 - US$382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
Location
United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
44
Price range
US$139 - US$382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
Location
United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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Room & Suite (175)
Dining (50)
Amenities (56)
Family and Play Areas (2)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
Location
Full view
92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
367Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
78Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Joanne K
7 July 2014|
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Response from RSolem | Property representative |
Dear Joanne, We do not have suites, so, depending on your preferences, we could accommodate your party in 2 or 3 rooms. With your son being so tall, I would recommend three rooms each with queen bed and private bath. This... More
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Joanne K
7 July 2014|
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Response from RSolem | Property representative |
Joanne, I believe I have answered this question in another response. Irving House does not have suites, so we would accommodate your party in two or three rooms. Your tall 16 year old would be more comfortable in a full... More
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"Ask the manager...very helpful"
cb1_10
6 Apr 2018
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"No elevator so if you have mobility issues ask for a lower level room"
buzzingbee
31 Mar 2018
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"Lots of stairs to climb for those in upper floors."
374mmdc
13 Jan 2018
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"Ask for a room with a bathroom and if you don't like stairs a room at lower floors"
mozhan
2 Jan 2018
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