Ratings based on 269 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Gracious and intelligent staff dealt well with workflow. Good breakfast! and they lent me an umbrella. Wonderful to be staying in a real historic house instead of brick carpeted horror. Walking distance to Harvard Square. Smart people.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Arkansas

Great location!

Posted Jul 20, 2014
Pros: Staff, cleanliness, nice rooms.
Cons: Difficulties with parking.
Location: Harvard and Cambridge. Also, close to the T.
Loved the Mary Prentiss! Great staff, great breakfast, and lovely rooms. This is now our go-to place to stay in Cambridge!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Not a B&B person...but...

Posted Jun 13, 2014
Cons: Better wi-fi; provide place for people to work.
Great location for Cambridge; spotty wi-fi. Rooms are great for those who like the B&B vibe. No real good place to work in the room. I found my own room (#1) noisy at times (right near the door and street). Staff was great and super helpful. Tea and coffee and cookies are great. If you like the B&B thing, this is a good choice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Australian visiting relativesfrom Australia

Lovely bedroom with working wood fire place

Posted Apr 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
I chose the location to be close to one of the big universities so I could easily visit my child and for this it was great. Very quaint and clean. The ONLY one thing that let it down was the very very limited breakfast options. Was hoping to be able to get breakfast staples such as bacon and eggs but it is dependent on what the kitchen offers for the one hot dish. There appeared to be no flexibility to assist with that. But if breakfast there is not a big deal then you have nothing to worry about. Thought it was great and would return. Loved being able to climb into the gorgeous big bed and light a real fire. Very clean throughout. Would have been nice if someone could have offered to carry my case up the stairs as no elevator. If my daughter had not been there I am not sure when/how I would have got it up the stairs. Great recommendation from staff re local resources.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Cathyfrom Vermont

I'd stay here again in a heart beat!

Posted Apr 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
I was very pleased with everything at The Mary Prentiss Inn. The people were very friendly. The breakfasts were good. My room was nice and they changed my sheets everyday - a bit excessive, but nice. I loved the location, close to Porter Square and Harvard Square - lots of good restaurants!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Cute and comfy

Posted Mar 21, 2014
Pros: Decoration, comfortable, unique style
Cons: staff 24/7
Location: very close to Harvard square and porter square, and all kind of stores are nearby
Very nice hotel, so cozy and pleasant to be there. Will definitely come back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by David Turanskifrom Berwyn, PA

Great Find

Posted Mar 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I just stayed one night on business. All the commercial hotels were booked. This place was a great find. Very well maintained and comfortable. Great service and the breakfast was great! The fireplace in my room was a nice touch. I'll be back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

Great place!

Posted Feb 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Terrific location, easy walking distance to Harvard, and with parking. Fabulous room with wonderful Jacuzzi tub and a real working fireplace with wood! Only minor quibble was the breakfast, which while perfectly fine, was not special the way many B&B's are. Book early, you won't get in during peak dates without seriously advanced reservations.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

kleines, gemütliches Hotel

Posted Feb 19, 2014
Pros: Die gemütliche Atmosphäre, der Frühstücksraum mit Kamin und der hübsche Garten hinter dem Haus.
Cons: Die Matratzen waren für unseren Geschmack etwas zu nachgiebig. Entsprechen aber dem üblichen Stil solcher Häuser.
Location: Unweit des Harvard Square in einem ansehnlichen Wohngebiet. Einige Restaurants in der Nähe.
Ein älteres Haus mit Denkmaleigenschaften und altmodischen, gemütlichen Räumen, eine kleine Frühstückszone, in der die Gäste dank guter Organisation alle untergebracht werden können. Die Betten sind etwa hüfthoch mit dicken Matratzen, die sanitären Anlagen neu und voll funktionstüchtig.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveler

Lovely with lingering class distinctions

Posted Feb 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very pleasant stay with lovely room and breakfast possible because of tactfully retiring staff who could not speak any English.