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Irving House At Harvard

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Irving House At Harvard

Irving House At Harvard

3.0 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarvard University3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHarvard Square11 min walk
  • Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology8 min drive
  • AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)21 min drive

Room options

About this area


Irving House At Harvard is located in Mid-Cambridge, a neighborhood in Cambridge, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Fenway Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Boston Common. Check out an event or a game at TD Garden, and consider making time for New England Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 3 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 8 min drive
  • Boston University - 9 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 11 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 21 min drive


  • Darwin's LTD - 2 min walk
  • Bergamot - 7 min walk
  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - 9 min walk
  • Grafton Street Pub and Grill - 9 min walk
  • Cafe Sushi - 9 min walk

About this property

Irving House At Harvard

3-star bed & breakfast near Harvard University
Take advantage of free breakfast (local cuisine), a terrace, and a garden at Irving House At Harvard. In addition to a library and laundry facilities, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Smoke-free premises, a 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Free newspapers, a computer station, and multilingual staff
  • A front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 44 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and free newspapers.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Tubs or showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 15-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Heating, daily housekeeping, and desks


Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Washer/dryer


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Washer and dryer

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Tax ID - C0015050490
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Harvard Irving House
Irving House
Irving House Harvard
Irving House Harvard B&B
Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
Irving House Harvard Cambridge
Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
Irving House At Harvard Cambridge
Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast
Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Is Irving House At Harvard pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Irving House At Harvard?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Irving House At Harvard on Dec 18, 2022 start from $85.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Irving House At Harvard?

This bed & breakfast doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Irving House At Harvard?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM.

What time is check-out at Irving House At Harvard?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Irving House At Harvard located?

Located in Mid-Cambridge, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Harvard University Art Museums and Harvard University. Harvard Square and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are also within 2 mi (3 km). Harvard Square Station is 11 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 21 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Irving House At Harvard and receive a full refund?

Yes, Irving House At Harvard offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Irving House At Harvard cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 473 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 47%
Rating 8 - Good. 355 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 109 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 47 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 16 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the cozy historic building and charming rooms. Walking distance into Harvard Sq is excellent. Great to have a value driven option for Harvard Sq area. Breakfast is tasty and plentiful!

6/10 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
good location, staff helpful. carpets, bedding shows age, small rooms, climbing lots of stairs, limited parking
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Soo Jeong
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Did not like the breakfast, scrambled eggs. Too many carb's. Good coffee,...though.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Incredibly friendly staff! Practical accommodations with pleasant opportunities to meet others (if you want!)
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a really lovely place to stay. The location is perfect - a few minutes walk from Harvard, and it felt safe even at night. The b&b itself has a very friendly and welcoming feel. Check-in made me feel at home. I really liked the inclusive values. The room had a cosy feel, and I slept well. There was a lovely breakfast downstairs, which I really enjoyed. A great value find that I will definitely visit again, and recommend to others.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Peter Angus
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Brilliant for the Solo Traveller.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly. Good breakfast. Shared bathrooms kept immaculate.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a good location within walking distance to transit and restaurants, Harvard Campus, museums and they provided a great breakfast.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable and Convenient
We’ve stayed here multiple times when we’ve moved our daughter in (or out) of college. We’ll be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022