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Greek Revival-style bed & breakfast in Cambridge

Near Harvard Square

This Cambridge bed & breakfast is a half-mile from Harvard Museum of Natural History. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is 1 mile away. Harvard Square is 1.5 miles from the hotel.

Afternoon tea

Mary Prentiss Inn occupies a restored 1843 Greek Revival-style mansion. The bed & breakfast serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, as well as afternoon tea and cookies.

Pillowtop mattresses

Guestrooms at Mary Prentiss Inn feature early American decor and beds with pillowtop mattresses. TVs come with cable channels. Local calls and wireless Internet access are complimentary.

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At your hotel

Architect William A. Saunders built this Neo-classical mansion, now the Mary Prentiss Inn, as a wedding gift for his son William, and his son's wife, Mary Prentiss, in 1843. The restored Greek Revival-style inn is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

Mary Prentiss Inn serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning on the seasonal terrace or in the parlor with a fireplace. This Cambridge bed & breakfast provides complimentary afternoon tea, coffee, and homemade cookies or pastries daily. The hotel offers business services and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests have access to a nearby fitness facility at a discount. Onsite parking is free.

  • Free breakfast
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Free parking
  • Business services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Year Built 1843
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms - 20
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Offsite parking reservations required
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet

Park your car

Free parking, Offsite parking reservations required

In your room
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Eat and drink

Mary Prentiss Inn serves afternoon tea, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast each morning on the seasonal terrace or in the parlor with a fireplace.


Guests have access to a nearby fitness facility at a discount.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf - driving range nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Tennis nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Playground nearby
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When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in is from 3 PM–9 PM. Guests planning to arrive in Cambridge after hours must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival to receive late check-in instructions.

Guests who would like a parking space during their stay must call ahead to reserve a spot.

Guests can contact the office using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking via this Web site.

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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