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Utica, New York
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The Irving House is in a perfect location for visiting Harvard. But incredibly expensive -- as are all Cambridge Hotels. Very clean, good breakfast. We stayed in the family room next to the office so stairs were not an issue. But office phone rang all night one night. Arrive as early as you can to get a parking spot and...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are pleased you found our style of accommodations to be to your liking. I agree, room rates in Cambridge, and Boston, are very high relative to many other places in the US. We aim to keep Irving House rates among the lowest in the Harvard Square area,...

Darien, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I recently stayed for one night at Irving House--it had been arranged by a local non-profit organization I was helping. Overall, it was a great place to stay. Although it describes itself as a B&B, it is really somewhere between a B&B and a hotel, due to its size and facilities. Here are the pros and cons: PROS -Great Location--as...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! And thank you also for providing some critical details about our house. These are helpful bits of information, for travelers. While we cannot change the conditions you mentioned, travelers choosing to stay with us are happier to know of them and plan accordingly. We hope to see you...

Washington D.C.
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We booked a "family suite" (Q + twin + trundle/private bath) for a visit with family in Cambridge. They also have bunk bed suites. This historic, slightly creaky inn is in a quaint neighborhood and wonderfully walkable to Harvard Yard, Harvard Square, restaurants and shops. The room had pretty linens and quilts, a clean bathroom, comfy mattresses even on the...

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Rachael S, Manager at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review! It is helpful for travelers, I think, to know what you have described. We look forward to your next visit...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 30 March 2015

What a wonderful two night stay we had at the Irving House Bed and Breakfast, so close to the Harvard Square. From when we met Ms. Devon at the front desk, we felt right at home. The staff went out of there way with the College Canvas Bag, Travel Coffee Mug, Water Bottle...all beacase we were there visiting Harvard. Mr....

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review! I will share your particulars with Devone and Andrew! It is always nice to hear where we are doing well.. It is helpful for travelers, I think, to know what you have described. We look forward to your next visit!

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 29 March 2015

The Irving House is located on a quiet side street, within walking distance of Harvard Square, local cafes, churches and public transportation. Public transportation and walking is important, because if you drive there and are luck enough to get a parking spot, you will probably not want to move. This urban B&B is steeped in history and university life. Due...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review! It is helpful for travelers, I think, to know what you have described. We look forward to your next visit!

Bristol
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This was booked quite late and it was mainly the location that was of interest to me, as I had meetings in nearby Harvard Square the following day. The rooms are a little dated but it is all super clean and really spacious from what I saw. Mine was huge, last one available I think, but great and very cosy....

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Your comments are very helpful for travelers, I appreciate that you have provided them. We look forward to seeing you again!

New York
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Irving House is a down to earth B&B within about 5 minutes of Harvard Square. You can't beat the location on a quiet street. Off street parking is provided, though a bit tight. The staff is very friendly and willing to help, whether it's with finding a local attraction or ordering food for delivery. They were even able to...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Your comments are very helpful for travelers, I appreciate that you have provided them. We look forward to seeing you again!

Connecticut
Reviewed 1 March 2015

What a charming, wonderful B & B. I was there for 1 week and felt very comfortable. Everything was clean and smelled nice. I thought it was big enough and loved the books that they had in the rooms. What I also appreciated was the fact that I could open the window a crack. Fresh air rules. Breakfast is another...

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Rachael S, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We lived in Cambridge 10 years ago and have stayed various places on return visits. Irving House was by far our favourite and we will definitely stay again! Family room was perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids (6 and 7). Large enough for everyone's luggage and still with room to move. Bunks for the kids had a safety rail...

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Your review provides good detail for travelers, which we appreciate. On the matter of more shelving in the bathrooms, we are working on that as part of our winter projects. Once we get control of the snow and ice removal,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Greeted nicely despite late arrival, and loved the charming decor and the neat deal where they give you Boston-area-themed postcards to fill out and then they'll apply the postage and send anywhere in the world. Only drawback: Old construction means rooms aren't quiet enough. I heard people talking in hallway like they were in my room, quite early in the...

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RSolem, Owner at Irving House at Harvard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on your stay! I wish I could say we are working on a solution for the noise problem. Alas, our research has, so far, not brought solutions. As I have stayed in hotels that were purpose built, and found noise transmission to be a significant problem--from neighboring rooms, hallway traffic, etc, I see that...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Irving House is a quaint 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 converted to a bed and breakfast in the 1920s with 44 unique 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. ... more   less 

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Address: 24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: RM521 - RM1,419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Irving House at Harvard 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Ask for a room on the lower floors if you have problems climbing stairs as there are a lot of steps between floors.”
 of 5 bubbles noelr488, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The smaller rooms are still spacious enough for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles B819RWjohnm, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room on the first floor right next to the front desk so it was a little noisy at times.”
 of 5 bubbles happyvacationers246, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is best to choose a room based on the size you need and/or how you do with stairways.”
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“Ask for a room on the first or second floor to minimize the stairs.”
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