Ratings based on 251 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 Couples
by A verified traveler from 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.
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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sue from New Hampshire

Quaint Inn Close to Harvard Square

Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: Very cozy. Loved the antique furnishings and wall hangings. Bed was comfortable.
Cons: The "full" breakfast could have been more substantial.
Location: In the heart of Cambridge--walking distance of Harvard Square and the Porter stop on the Redline. Lots of shops and restaurants within walking dist.
We had a wonderful weekend in the city, made better by the ability to walk from our Inn to nearby Harvard Square or Porter on the Red Line. We visited the MFA and had wonderful dinners at an Ethiopian restaurant in Cambridge and in Chinatown.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Michele from Middketon, MA

Charming,clean Inn with exceptional service

Posted Jan 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Barb from Toledo, OH

Great location in Cambridge!

Posted Jan 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
Wonderful location and pleasant place to stay. Very quiet and clean with full or continental breakfasts and afternoon teas included! Parking included on a limited basis at inn and also on the street. Staff very attentive and helpful. Within walking distance of many restaurants and businesses.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Stacey from New Hampshire

Posted Jan 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Wonderful hospitality! The older section of the Inn boasted beautiful period d├ęcor, while the newer room we stayed in had an interesting mix of new and old styles. The complimentary breakfast was delicious, the coffee strong (even the decaf). The granola was a special treat with spiced walnuts and toasted coconut. The one way roads made arriving at the Inn a little tricky, but with GPS we figured it out quickly. We highly recommend a stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Wonderful bed+breakfast in Cambridge

Posted Jan 1, 2014
Wonderful atmosphere - great location - lovely staff....and ask for a room with a fireplace...Extraordinary!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Gail from Holland, MA

My Return

Posted Dec 29, 2013
Pros: The fireplace, comfortable bed, and especially the bathtub!!
Cons: nothing
I came home after 4 months of being away from the start of a 2 year teaching contract in the United Arab Emirates. My husband picked me up at the airport and we drove straight to the Mary Prentiss Inn. Following a 15 hour flight I was delighted beyond belief to see the room, and especially the big whirlpool tub. It was the most relaxing romantic enjoyable experience! Thank you for giving me and my husband a wonderful homecoming night!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Charming for leisure, not great for business

Posted Dec 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
This three story old mansion has a great deal of charm - quirkily laid out rooms with wonderful flourishes throughout. However, without a serviceable desk, limited access to power and poor lighting, it is not a good place to get work done. There is limited service, which can be hard if a guest has mobility challenges and luggage, given that the place has no elevator. Also, the breakfast and evening happy hour items are not accessible to people with issues with dairy, meat or gluten. Still, a nice place for leisure located less than 10 minutes drive from Harvard Square.