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A Friendly Inn at Harvard
1673 Cambridge Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 204 reviews)
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
One additional child or adult is charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 30 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
A Friendly Inn at Harvard accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Please be aware that parking is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Cute, clean, comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff. Convenient location and quiet stay. Competitive price but they couldn't get away with the price in other neighborhoods or cities.
Closeness to Harvard. Good breakfast spread.
Lots of stairs to climb with luggage.
Facility was well maintained and room was spacious with small clean bathroom. Would recommend as good value for your money in Boston.
Staff was not "friendly."They were not rude, just very perfunctory. I guess in a home converted to a "bed and breakfast" I expected more friendliness, similar to the gracious services we received in the chain hotels we stayed in during our trip, where the staff expressed appreciation for staying in their facilities. Would still recommend as a good value for your money.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was cute and cozy. And the price was the lowest I could find close to where we were moving our daughter and son-in-law.
The bed was very hard.
I liked that it was not a generic square motel room. Lots of character. Very close to the campus.
- The location - Parking and breakfast included with the room - Cozy and clean rooms - Wifi is free and works well
- Nothing, really!
Close to Harvard square with bus stop across street. Quaint place and you will meet people from all walks of life and nationalities. Although you will need to start the conversation with most guests but maybe its an east coast thing and I'm from the Midwest. Breakfast was lite but adequate. Staff was great and very accommodating.... we arrived around 2am.
Rooms were small and so was bathroom. First time I've stayed in an inn so guessing that's normal.
Friendly clerk, good location, charming old Victorian hotel.
We are 80 and 85 years old, and it was somewhat difficult taking luggage up to the 3rd floor (and bring it back down). Overpriced for the facilities
Rusty and dirty bathroom with a toilet you can hardly sit on as the sink is right in front of it.
Very close to Harvard Square and transit (including the Red Line), but still in a quiet area. Staff was friendly, the room was clean. May seem expensive, but it was by far the most affordable place to stay in the Boston/Cambridge area that included breakfast and wifi.
Breakfast was basic and poorly thought out. Rooms are tired; the rooms are in need of renovations. Given the location this would be good value in the budget market at $100 per night - but at almost twice that when you include tax the value isn't there.
Room was spacious. Bathroom was efficient. Common areas were good. Sitting room upstairs had water and tea available which was very handy and nice touch. Continental breakfast was good.
The room lacked air movement so a ceiling fan or portable fan would have been helpful. The mattress was firmer than preferred. Furniture was worn. It would have been helpful if yogurt was available as part of the continental breakfast.
It's walking distance to the Harvard square. Friendly and helpful staff.
- near to the Harvard University campus - good price & good quality
Excellent location for Harvard Clean
Wi-fi slow and poor mobile home reception. Had to walk into street for clear phone reception.
Breakfast limited in quality
It was very charming.
Rooms are very congested and had no lift
The hotel is wonderful! It is located near Harvard University close to subway. Also, it takes only 50 minutes to walk from the hotel to the center of Boston, if you like to walk though. It's so unusual to have a decent breakfast in the US, but in Friendly Inn there is a good breakfast. The stuff is very friendly. The management of the hotel did us a favor and reschedule our booking to the next day because of the hurricane. They also allowed us to leave our car the next day after we checked out on their parking lot. Thank you so much for your hospitality! I'd book this hotel again if I ever decide to visit Boston again.
Location, value for money
location, location, location
impossible sound of air consitiner
Great location. Convenient to Harvard University. Compared to other options, it was a better value, but still very pricey for the size room and comfort of the place. Continental breakfast was adequate.
Rooms were extremely small. The mattress was not comfortable. The stairways were dangerously steep and narrow. There was no comfortable place to read or relax in the room or in a common area, although there were a couple of plastic chairs on the front porch. Staff was relatively indifferent. Bedding was old and worn.
Close walk to Harvard. Breakfast was good.
The air in the room caused a slight asthma attack.
- WiFi - Close to Harvard / MIT - Good, quiet neighbourhood - Soft towels - Flat pillows
- Couldn't open windows
Comfortable room, air conditioning available, wifi is good, breakfast is good. 24hrs tea/coffee/water. Staff was friendly and accommodative of any request.
Lift would have been useful. We had heavy bags. The wooden floors were squeaky so walking around was not so nice.
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