Ratings based on 104 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Milwaukee, WI

Lovely, cozy place to stay with a great breakfast!

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Everything....the location, the food, the staff, the atmosphere.
Cons: Can't think of anything. You might think of asking older people whether a first or second floor room is preferable. It would be a nice gesture.
Location: Nicely located in Cambridge, Mass, near Harvard Yard, Harvard Square, the science center.
I loved staying at Irving House and hope to go back again when I need to be in Cambridge. The place is beautiful, very well-kept and accessible by foot, just a 10-15 minute walk from Harvard Square and perhaps a 5-7 minute walk from Harvard Yard. It was spotless; the breakfast offered many healthy choices. The staff was cordial and the room cozy. Don't hesitate to "share a bath" if you need to be "economical." There are two full baths on each floor; they are spotless and Irving House lends you a very comfortable, large robe for trips down the hall. I'd go back there without hesitation and recommend the place with unreserved enthusiasm.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Aventura, FL

Cozy B&B near Harvard Graduate School of Design

Posted Jul 2, 2014
My room was small but cozy and warm. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10 AM, and it is good enough to start your day. I like the fact that they have coffee, tea, milk, cookies and fruit available the whole day. It is lovely to sit down outside in the patio to read, enjoying the quiet street during Summer. It is located 10 minutes walking to Harvard Square T-Station, but it is a very pleasant walk across Harvard Yard. There is a Hubway Station two blocks away (this is the share bicycle system that you can use to go across the city, just paying 6 dollars per day)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Lovely Inn close to Harvard

Posted Jul 2, 2014
I stayed two nights at Irving House. Very clean room (mine was en-suite) and very helpful staff. The walls are a bit thin, but that's understandable in an older house like this. Would definitely recommend for either solo or family travelers looking for a peaceful spot close to Harvard.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Great location in Cambridge, nice staff and a great room layout in the family room that we had. The kids loved being able to hide themselves in their bunk beds with a curtain.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Eduardo from Mexico

Close to Harvard Square, good price

Posted May 30, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Staff attitude
Location: It´s very close to the Yard
The room was very, very small, but clean. The night staff was very cold but the morning people was very helpful and nice. The location is great if you are visiting Harvard and the price is the best in the area.
3 out of 5
by M.E. from New Orleans

Just ok

Posted Apr 18, 2014
The B&B has a nice breakfast and the 2nd room we received was fine but the first would cause claustrophobia. There are many stairs and no elevator. The first tiny room was on the third floor & the second "family room" was on the 2nd floor and it was just a normally sized room. Next time I would just stay at a regular hotel for the price.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Harvard Alum from Chicago

A comfortable bargain

Posted Jan 18, 2014
Pros: Very nice staff; efforts at spic-and-span cleanliness.
Location: Not too far from the Harvard Sq MBTA station, and close by the University's museums, etc.
Within easy walking distance of anything one has to do at Harvard, this B&B is clean, quiet, and reminds one a bit of student days in old-style Cambridge apartments. For the price -- in contrast to the out-of-this-world pricey Cambridge and Boston hotels -- one has an exceedingly friendly and accommodating welcome here and a glimpse of the trans-national visitors to town, whom one meets over the hearty but health-conscious breakfasts laid one each morning. One's room is not a place to spend much more time than sleeping, but bed and bath are nicely clean and functional.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by William from New Jersey

Great B&B right in Havard Square

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Great B&B right by Harvard. As a b&b your not going to get swipe keys or cavernous parking (as one guy in an escalade found out on our visit), but you do get personal service from nice folks who remember your name, and as a local business your money stays where you visit. It's also quite reasonable for the location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by William from New Jersey

Great B&B right in Havard Square

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Great B&B right by Harvard. As a b&b your not going to get swipe keys or cavernous parking (as one guy in an escalade found out on our visit), but you do get personal service from nice folks who remember your name, and as a local business your money stays where you visit. It's also quite reasonable for the location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Tess from London UK

B&B near Harvard

Posted Dec 24, 2013
Pros: Unpretentious, courteous, and very civilised experience.
Cons: Less heating in winter.
Location: Harvard Yard is 5 minutes walk, Red Line MBTA station, 10 minutes, so a car is unnecessary.
Staff excellent, room small but adequate, overheated in winter but windows do open, so not a big problem. Self-serve breakfast is better quality than most, home baked muffins, plain yoghurt, etc. Relatively kid-free as rooms are smallish, and many without baths. Quiet and civilized.