Ratings based on 298 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 TN
Lovely B&B Close to HarvardPosted Nov 22, 2015
Pros: Quaint, great location, clean, comfortable
Cons: Wish the room had a full length mirror
Location: Close to Harvard and the T. Lots of food and shopping close by.
Loved this B&B. My room was private and well appointed. Great location.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from K
Gutes Hotel mit freundlichem Service.Posted Sep 29, 2015
Gutes Hotel mit freundlichem Service und Charme liegt c.a. 10-15 Min zu Fuß zum Harard Square. 5 - 10 min zur U-Bahn (red line). Frühstück ist gut und kann auch auf in kleinen Innenhof/Terasse eingenommen werden. In direkter Nähe gibt es alles was man benötigt. Einziger Minuspunkt: Wir hatten Zimmer unter dem Dach, so dass aufrecht Duschen nicht wirklich gut möglich hat.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Philadelphia area, PA
Mary Prentiss Inn is a charming B & BPosted Sep 21, 2015
Pros: See above.
Cons: Parking accommodations were limited and challenging. The B&B has seemed to try making use the available 'footprint' of the existing area.
Location: See above.
Mary Prentiss Inn (built 1843) is a really nice, comfortable B&B which reflects the charm, the architecture and the sense of by-gone era but with current creature comforts. On a quiet street but near stores and transportation to Harvard Sq. or Boston. Not ultra-modern in any way but really nice, clean and super well-maintained. Our room reflected more of the turn-of-the century in 4 poster bed, linens and wall paper. The Common Room off the patio and Garden Room were beautiful and welcoming; this is where breakfast and afternoon tea were offered. Good food; great baked cookies, etc. The housekeeping staff kept the place spotless often without notice. Inn's front desk persons were welcoming and informative. Lindsay was just outstanding in her professionalism and personal warmth. Our wait-staff Odair could not have been more warm and helpful [shout out to Brazil, smile]. Parking while offered free is very limited and challenging. Gratefully we 'lucked out' in this area. We will return in next several months. Mary Prentiss Inn is a very nice B&B!!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London (UK)
Well situated in Cambridge in an historic buildingPosted Sep 15, 2015
Pros: see above
Cons: full size mirror in the bedroom. better lighting in the bath room. Crisp , clean napkins at breakfast.
Location: Locations is excellent, close to Porter Square and Harvard Square, and various museums.
The hotel is a converted home, rooms decorated with old furniture , large, some poster beds, floral wall paper etc,tasteful and homely. I missed a full length mirror in the room. Breakfast was less exciting. Most days it consisted of' a sugar hit, 'of cereal, muffin,pancakes , waffels etc. daily boiled or poached eggs with brown toast might go down well . Eggs were served on two occasions , smothered in sauce or accompanied by loads of fried potatoes. The bacon was crisp. I and an issue with the napkins. Sure they had been washed, but on several occasions I had a napkin which sported so many old stains that I felt unable to use it. I did not take the tea , served from 4-7 pm, but it always looked nice and inviting and was complimentary. The garden was delightful, one could take breakfast and tea in the garden. No lift, so quite a hike to my room in the loft. The staff was nice.
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 Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Relaxing place to stayPosted Jul 27, 2015 on Hotels
It was a very relaxing place to stay with a beautiful courtyard. I loved that there were two choices for breakfast each day and you could eat either inside or alfresco. The added touches of coffee/tea with light desserts in the afternoon and ice water were thoughtful. The front had a beautiful garden and colorful plantings in the back. Please note that since it is a historic house, luggage must be hand carried up the spiral staircase if your room is upstairs. The location is convenient - a few blocks from the T and within walking distance of Harvard Square. I was also surprised that there was free parking for guests. I did wish there was a small desk/chair in my room so I could work on my computer.
for Couplesby ASAF from גבעתיים, ישראל
ExcellentPosted Jul 16, 2015 on Hotels
Great location, great service, very good breakfast
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 Couplesby Elizabeth from Chicago
Lovely InnPosted Jul 7, 2015 on Hotels
Everything was lovely! The staff was friendly, the room was spacious and clean, and the breakfasts were wonderful. The parking area is rather tight, and we discovered we were parked in when we were ready to check out and leave. This was resolved quickly, though, so no worries. Although this inn has the charm of an older building, we appreciated the modern touches like the charging stations in the rooms and in the breakfast area. We also love the fact that you can have guests join you (for a fee) at breakfast. Although we didn't take advantage of it, it was a nice touch that I have not seen elsewhere. We'll definitely stay here again next time we are in the area!
for Business Travelersby Vicki from TX
Posted Jun 25, 2015 on Hotels
Stayed in front bedroom. If you are not a city person, the front rooms here all the in/out traffic. Location is awesome! Great breakfast host!