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6 Prentiss Street, Porter Square, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 143 reviews)
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Mary Prentiss Inn's staff speaks: Portuguese, Spanish, English
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Portuguese, Spanish, English
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged USD 25 per night in an extra bed.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
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.
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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.
Based on 143 reviews
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May 3, 2015
Breakfast was a bit stodgy and limited.
The cheery homely but clean and professional style of the place. Great neighbourhood near Harvard with nice bar (The Abbey) and groovy shops nearby.
April 23, 2015
Everything was fine.
The bedroom was pleasantly decorated, the bathroom was modern and clean and the bed was perfectly comfortable. There were also considerate touches such as free water and snacks in the room as well as delicious snacks at tea time.
March 31, 2015
Clean, Comfortable. Very high standard of personal service. Complementary Wifi , PC and printer access. Complementary afternoon tea/coffee.
March 10, 2015
Parkng was tight but we were very grateful for a spot since there's so much snow!
Excellent service. Very Friendly and accomodating staff that met all of our needs. Delicious breakfast and mid-day treats. Rooms were comfortable and very clean. Very convenient location to restaurants and the T into the city. We will DEFINITELY be back to stay again! Thank you!
March 10, 2015
Great breakfast. comfortable room. very nice staff.
March 8, 2015
Quiet, with friendly staff and a convenient location for central Cambridge or - via the metro - central Boston.
March 6, 2015
Liked it all
Lovely, welcoming and helpful staff… Beautiful old house with comfortable colonial bedroom (but modern internet, ac/heat, tv, plumbing)… Great breakfast and lovely breakfast room with glass walls looking out on garden (but warm even with snow all around)…. Quiet side street but a few feet from Mass Ave.
March 5, 2015
February 27, 2015
wireless did not work on upper floors
convenience to Mass avenue, Harvard, and Porter Squares, staff, awesome breakfast and afternoon tea/snacks - friendliness of everyone
February 22, 2015
Everything. Such a gem!
February 15, 2015
Quiet location, but close walk to Harvard and Public Transportation. Off street parking is a definite plus with all the snow.
February 14, 2015
The peace and quiet.
February 4, 2015
This lovely inn serves a hearty breakfast next to an inviting fireplace, and is a few blocks from Harvard Square. Parking, afternoon tea, and chocolates on the pillow make this a great option for visitors to Cambridge.
January 20, 2015
Bed was small and could be more comfortable. Heating unit was noisy.
Beautiful decor. Great location. Friendly and accomodating staff.
January 7, 2015
The breakfast wasn't as fresh and hot as it usually is. Probably a fluke, though. Great place.
The facilities are lovely and comfortable. It had such a nice Christmas feel for a weekend in December. We walked to Harvard and Porter Squares easily, and also walked back from Davis.
December 23, 2014
Parking under the building was quite tight.
Location was ideal to family and Cambridge. 19th century building charming & in excellent repair. Wonderful breakfast.
December 11, 2014
Our room was at the front of the house near the front door and it was quite noisy both from street traffic as well as activity inside the inn. Next time would avoid rooms 1&2.
Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good.
December 4, 2014
I personally like softer beds but I think I'm in the minority.
The food was fantastic as well as the kindness, responsiveness , and elegance of the inn.
November 22, 2014
Room could use better lighting especially for night reading. Seems as simple as using a higher strength light bulb.
Felt right at home with tasteful decor, comfortable bed and a decent sized bathroom with necessary amenities. A number of guests were on the property but felt so quiet and private. Excellent location with unique shops and a variety of restaurants right around the corner as well as a T stop right up the street. Food also good.
November 20, 2014
Great location close to Harvard, friendly and helpful host, rooms were nicely decorated and cozy. Amenities like complimentary tea and continental breakfast show how much care goes into running this inn. I will stay there again when in Cambridge!
November 14, 2014
This has become our go-to B&B when staying in Boston/Cambridge!!
November 8, 2014
Since there are no elevators you must be prepared for a steep climb to your room. Not advised for guests with mobility issues.
The inn's location is a few blocks from the Porter Sq T station and a less than 15 min walk to Harvard Sq via Oxford St. Porter Sq has been revitalized since I was last there with new restaurants and shopping. The Inn has a delicious high tea in the afternoon and a full breakfast. You feel a part of history in the old house full of charming details including a garden on view from the breakfast room.
November 5, 2014
Parking was a little tricky
Everything, especially the food!
November 4, 2014
Heat woke us up when it came on. Tricky parking if you don't have a small car.
Comfort of the room and the inn in general. Helpful staff. Lovely old building. Patio/deck with so many lovely flowers and plants.
October 27, 2014
I was a little short - bed really high. Need an other category for travelers - had to use family and older children when in fact we were a mother and adult daughter.
Our stay was too short. Whole experience delightful. Atmosphere and decor charming. Really enjoyed the gardens. Breakfast menus varied each day and very tasty. Wished we could stay longer.
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