Irving House At Harvard - Cambridge

24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States, 02138show map
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FabulousBased on  383 reviews
Overview

Irving House At Harvard Bed & Breakfast is a 3-star property featuring free self parking, a storage room and a safe deposit box. Residing in a 4-story building, the hotel was opened in 1893 and renovated in 2012.

It lies within 30 minutes' walk of Boston University. This venue is 1 km away from the center of Cambridge.

Well connected to many sights, Irving House At Harvard Bed & Breakfast is close to Harvard Square subway station and Beacon St @ Park St bus station. The hotel is located 15 minutes walk from Logan International airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 44 rooms featuring family queen room, private queen room and queen room with individual climate control, satellite TV, a safe, a dressing area and a writing desk. The guestrooms look out on the terrace. They also include bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. The tapas bar Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar can be reached within a 5-minute walk.

Services

Guests can take advantage of computers, a meeting room and a photocopier along with 24-hour front desk, housekeeping and room service provided on-site.

Relax

A spa center and a sauna are offered for guests' enjoyment.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Cycling

Breakfast
No pets allowed

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Harvard Semitic MuseumHarvard Semitic Museum700 ft
Harvard Peabody Museum ArchlgyHarvard Peabody Museum Archlgy1000 ft
Lef FoundationLef Foundation2700 ft
Harvard University Housing OfcHarvard University Housing Ofc2000 ft
Harvard University Reunion OfcHarvard University Reunion Ofc2000 ft
Harvard University Stdnt EmplHarvard University Stdnt Empl2300 ft
Lesley CollegeLesley College2700 ft
Harvard UniversityHarvard University1400 ft
Cambridge CollegeCambridge College2000 ft
Porter SquarePorter Square2100 ft Cambridge, MA
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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet BurgersMr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers1800 ft1246 Massachusetts Ave
Dali Restaurant & Tapas BarDali Restaurant & Tapas Bar1500 ft415 Washington St
Hong Kong RestaurantHong Kong Restaurant1500 ft1238 Massachusetts Ave
The Kebab FactoryThe Kebab Factory1600 ft414 Washington St
BergamotBergamot1700 ft118 Beacon St
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Cambridge Historical SocietyCambridge Historical Society1.0 mi
Cambridge Art AssnCambridge Art Assn1.1 mi
Cambridge Parks MaintenanceCambridge Parks Maintenance4600 ft
Astrophysics CenterAstrophysics Center4600 ft
Laboratory-Computer ScienceLaboratory-Computer Science1.2 mi
Laboratory-Mfg and ProductivityLaboratory-Mfg and Productivity1.4 mi
Laboratory For InformationLaboratory For Information1.4 mi
Laboratory For Nuclear ScienceLaboratory For Nuclear Science1.4 mi
Laboratory For ElectromagneticLaboratory For Electromagnetic1.4 mi
Davis SquareDavis Square1.0 mi Somerville, MA
John F. Kennedy National Historic SiteJohn F. Kennedy National Historic Site2.1 mi83 Beals St
Berklee College of MusicBerklee College of Music2.3 mi Boston, MA
Beacon Hill Beacon Hill 2.3 miBetween Beacon St and Cambridge St Beacon Hill
Charles StreetCharles Street2.3 mi Boston, MA
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)5.4 mi
Quincy (MQI)10.4 mi
Train
Yawkey2.1 mi
Back Bay2.7 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station2700 ft
Central Square Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  383  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    good, quiet location. very good breakfasts. helpful staff.

    The top floor seems a long way up with no elevator with a suitcase. perhaps staff could help those who are in this situation with a hand!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very pleasant atmosphere

    I had booked for 3 nights but needed 4 as had put 14th as arrival but was actually arriving on 13th. Was coming from Australia and rrror would have been due to adding a day to departure date as is over 20 hour journey, but dateline crossing means I arrived on 13th. In the event there was a free family room which was good. But I was charged full rate although as I arrived after 9pm it was not going to get rented, and I would have thought could have been done at about the same rate as for the 3 days. I was lucky there was an empty room. You were lucky to fill it at all.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Beautiful, ecologically minded, clean Bed and Breakfast within waling distance to the Charler River, Harvard Square and the train into downton Boston. The staff were great.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The complimentary breakfast at Irving House was great, and the hotel serves complimentary refreshments everyday from noon until 10 pm.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Shared bathroom is quite spacious, clean, and well-managed.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location and the price.

    It is not really close to subway stations. If you are carrying large/heavy bags you will need a taxi.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The beds were comfortable and the TV large. I liked the free wireless.

    The first room offered was extremely small. Also, there was a musty smell to the room we did have.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked the personal feel, the people and the location was great. I did have the one with the ensuite bathroom which I paid extra for that facility but for me it is worth it. My sharing bathrooms is over, I like my luxuries. I loved it and would recommend it.

    It was a struggle getting my luggage up two flights of stairs as I was at the top but really that is minor. One shouldn't travel with so much stuff as I do and it was what 2 minutes of inconvenience for a nice room and I felt safe which is important as I am a solo traveller.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location was very good, and the room was clean.

    This is not a b+b in the traditional sense: it could generously be called a "hostel," not so generously called "boarding house." When you spend $150/night for a room, you expect to have a private bath. You will have not have one at Irving House. In fact, there is only a single bath and toilet for the entire second floor. When you spend $150/night for a room, you expect that the "breakfast" advertised as having "many options" will not mean that there are eggs in the fridge downstairs that you can make for yourself, or pots of coffee that have been out since very early in the morning, or boxes of cereal in the cabinet that you can use. If I did not read something carefully enough, that is my fault. But do not make the mistake I did: pay $10 or $20 more and stay at a place with reasonable amenities and equivalent convenience. It will not be hard to find at all.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I liked the very helpful staff. They tried to get our room ready quickly and let us check in early. They provided us with many answers to questions and directions to places. I liked the hotel's convenient location by the Boston T. The setting was pretty and I felt like I was experiencing Cambridge well. Traffic was very easy to handle at this location , but most things were is walking distance.

    I thought the price was a bit high when compared with what was offered (room size, king size bed, elaborate hot breakfast) for a lower rate at the Kendall Hotel the following day.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Rooms and shared bathrooms were very clean and comfortable.

    Breakfast pastries could have been better.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Great location. Friendly staff. Small, but cozy, room. Nice selection of complimentary breakfast foods.

  • 6.2
    Good

    It's cosy and charming

    Some of the things cookie-cutter hotel rooms offer, like powerpoints in useful places, are missing in the charming individuality.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    LOCATION. It is only 2 blocks away from the Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Its convenience is a bit expensive.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It´s an excellent place for whom need to stay near to Harvard. The employees are very kind and I always get informations when I need.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  383 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)5.4 mi
Quincy (MQI)10.4 mi
Train
Yawkey2.1 mi
Back Bay2.7 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station2700 ft
Central Square Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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