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Get an overview of this hotelGreek Revival-style bed & breakfast in Cambridge

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Smoke Free

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.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

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.

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


Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Free self parking, Offsite parking reservations required

Room Amenities

  • Fireplace 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 

Where to Eat

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Guests who would like a parking space during their stay must call ahead to reserve a spot.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Mary Prentiss
  • Mary Prentiss Cambridge
  • Mary Prentiss Inn
  • Mary Prentiss Inn Cambridge
  • Prentiss Inn
  • Mary Prentiss Hotel Cambridge

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