Ratings based on 287 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from hartford, ct
Charming B&B in a great locationPosted Jul 28, 2015
Pros: Charming decor, great location, wonderful staff
Cons: More breakfast choices.
Location: Many restaurants, shops and close to T stops and historical sites.
We found the Mary Prentiss Inn online at a well known travel review site. The inn was pretty much as described in the reviews. It is a charming renovated Victorian home with limited parking beneath the building. The rooms are renovated and our room, although small, had a new kitchen area in former closet with a sink, mini refrigerator and microwave, which is all we needed. We were on the first floor near the parlor so unfortunately we often heard noise from hall traffic as well as from the neighbors' backyard. But there was no street noise at all from nearby Mass Ave. On the plus side the room was super convenient for breakfast, tea (great cookies every day at 4 pm) and bringing up suitcases from the parking area. The staff was extremely helpful and the receptionist even moved her car to allow us to park in her space below the building. The location of the inn is excellent - walking distance to Harvard and Porter Squares as well as the T stops there. We would definitely recommend the Mary Prentiss Inn.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
LOVELY!Posted Jul 12, 2015
Location: This hotel is a few blocks from Harvard, and there were a lot of wonderful restaurants (get reservations in advance for Giulia!)
My husband and I recently had the chance to stay at the Mary Prentiss Inn, and we could not have had a nicer experience. While certain common areas in this lovely old home are a bit worn, it added to the charm for us, and the room was beautifully maintained. The bed was so comfortable that I looked up the brand of the sheets so I could try to order them (Ralph Lauren), and the room was charmingly decorated. The breakfasts were good and the service was excellent. This is definitely a traditional inn experience. You feel taken care of, and you feel a bit as if you've stepped back in time (with all the modern comforts). Oh, and the flower-pot gardens in the central courtyard were just gorgeous! Would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes a bit of a European inn experience a few blocks from Harvard.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Washington State
Nice B&B closer to Harvard SquarePosted Jun 20, 2015
Pros: Location was great!
Staff was very helpful. Location was excellent. Room was comfortable.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Uk
Attractive Old B&B in great location for HarvardPosted Jun 17, 2015
Pros: Location, ambience
Cons: Some aspects of breakfast
Location: Mass ave, 10 minutes walk from Harvard Square.
This was my third stay at the Mary Prentiss Inn. The location is very convenient for Harvard but also for more practical things nearby on Mass Ave. The rooms are comfortable, with creative quirky features and lived in furniture, which appeals to this Brit. The cooked breakfasts are very good, but some of the other elements to go with (oversweet gloopy yoghurt; pappy bread; packets of tasteless butter and jelly) have no place in this kind of establishment. Afternoon tea snacks are good.
for Couplesby Faith from South Rockwood, MI
Home away from home!Posted May 15, 2015 on Hotels
Enjoyable and relaxing!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Miami
Nice and cozyPosted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: Character and personality
Location: Not much other than Harvard University
This is a picturesque and cozy establishment, it is nice. Perhaps unusual for a b&b to be in such an urban setting. It is well kept and maintained. The breakfast was ok, but nothing to write home about.
for Business Travelersby James
Posted Apr 21, 2015 on Hotels
for Familiesby Claude from Gatineau
A place you will wanna stay !Posted Mar 14, 2015 on Hotels
Great experience !
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Vermont
Comfortable place to stayPosted Mar 9, 2015
Pros: It's comfort and cleanliness. The bed was wonderful.
Cons: Wait service
Location: Well located to my daughters apartment in Somerville. Very close to Harvard Square
We arrived later in the evening and only stayed one night but the place had a great feeling about it.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Great StayPosted Feb 19, 2015 on Hotels
Great stay in a National Historic Society registered site, the staff was very friendly and they served free breakfast to the table.