Ratings based on 274 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Central Illinois

Nice B&B.

Posted Jul 12, 2015
Pros: Location, breakfast.
Cons: Nothing. Just a nice B&B.
Location: Harvard and Harvard Square. About .7 miles to T stop.
We enjoyed our stay at Irving House. We chose a B&B as an alternative to a chain hotel in Cambridge. The room was comfortable and about 3 blocks from Cambridge Ave. entrance to Harvard. The staff were friendly and attentive. They steered me to Red House for dinner, a fine choice. The breakfast was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from HOUSTON

Comfort like home

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Pros: webside.
Cons: WIFI. The speed is not so fast. Sound insulation. It need to proove because i could hear the person talking next door and the gentlmen's snoring.
When i arrived the hotel it was just like home and when i entered my room it seems you come to your room and the other customers are those bothers and sisters live next door to you. The snap bar and beverage is 24 hours and you could go to the basement and have a cup of tea at late night.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 4, 2015
Nice hotel, friendly staff, the only problem is that the walls are too thin, but other than that I enjoyed my staying...If you are looking for a hotel to just spend the night, this is probably the one.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Excellent hotel with a character, great location, friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone who is visiting Harvard.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

convenient location

Posted Jul 1, 2015
good location, close to campus ,very nice breakfast and snack; not sound proof well, the next door feel almost like in the same room
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice character, better location

Posted Jun 11, 2015
Being able to get a room for less than 150$ on graduation weekend was awesome--if you don't care about having a ton of space and a luxurious room, which I didn't, this is a great place. The common areas have a lot of character and are easily accessible, the breakfast is quite pleasant, and the inn is a great place to use as a home base for a cambridge weekend. The room was perfectly comfy, but small, and definitely could not fit a second person. The shared bathrooms worked out fine, and are actually quite homey.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New Jersey

Mmmmm.......

Posted Jun 9, 2015
Cons: ELEVETORS!
The parking lot was terrible. The room was on flight 4, no elevators, and the room didn't have the ac working because outside was cool, but inside was stuffy. We wouldn't recommend this hotel to anybody. If you're an athlete and can take 4 floors up, with suitcases, then it will be suitable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Mid-Coast Maine

Walking distance to Harvard Square.

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Pluses - 1- Very convenient to Harvard Square, restaurants, theater and several colleges 2- great breakfast and home made baked goods during the day 3- very friendly and accommodating staff 4- free guest parking which is a huge plus in Cambridge Minuses - 1- Mattress VERY Firm. 2- not all rooms have a bathroom 3- Rooms are not insulated well so noise carries from hall and neighboring rooms. 4- Lots of stairs! Our room was on the 4th floor so 4 flights between bedroom and breakfast room in the basement:)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Burkittsville

A devotedly green B&B: Bug or feature?

Posted May 29, 2015
Pros: See above
Cons: See above
Location: 5 minute walk from Harvard Yard.
I liked everything about this pleasant, well-run B&B except that the management sets the temperature at a minimum of 75 degrees during the summer, providing an electric fan who find 75 degrees unpleasantly warm. For winter stays, I would have no hesitation in staying there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London Canada

Harvard location more affordable than most

Posted May 26, 2015
Pros: Location conveniently located near Harvard; tasty breakfast; book exchange in rooms was a nice touch.
Cons: My single room was on the small and spartan side, but clean and not uncomfortable.
Location: Lots to do around Harvard and Harvard Square, close to T. Happy to see that Harvard Book Store and Harvard Coop bookstore are still going strong.
I was happy to find a nice option to stay near Harvard that wasn't as exorbitant as the alternatives. Would return on my next visit.