Located 750 feet from the famed Harvard University and set in the heart of Harvard Square, this charming guest house offers cozy accommodations, a delicious free daily breakfast and an on-site library.

The Irving House at Harvard provides a warm and friendly atmosphere along with a guest-use refrigerator, free wireless internet access and free daily newspapers. The property also offers on-site laundry facilities along with discounted passes to a nearby fitness center.

Guests staying at the Harvard Irving House are 1.7 mi away from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as charming shops and local restaurants. The sites of downtown Boston are also 3.7 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Irving House at Harvard has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 8, 2008

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)


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Host Info

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Irving House has been under the current ownership and management since 1990. We have renovated this old house several times to improve guest comfort and safety. Located on a quiet residential street, we are also near to the excitement and convenience of Harvard Square, with easy access to Boston. Irving House is an award winning green hotel too! Breakfast is locally sourced, organic and healthy as much as possible.
Languages spoken: Bulgarian,Czech,English,Spanish,French,Russian
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Sanders Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • Busch Reisinger Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Harvard University Art Museums
    0.2 miles
  • Arthur M Sackler Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Peabody Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
    0.3 miles
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
    0.3 miles
  • Harvard Square
    0.4 miles
  • Cambridge College
    0.5 miles
  • Harvard University
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Trina's Starlite Lounge
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Olé
    0.8 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Druid
    0.8 miles
  • Cafe/Bar 1369 Coffee House
    0.8 miles
Top attractions
  • Central Square
    0.5 miles
  • Inman Square
    0.5 miles
  • Brattle Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • John F. Kennedy Park
    0.7 miles
  • Central Square Theatre
    1 miles
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    1.4 miles
  • Boston University
    1.8 miles
  • Fenway Park
    2.1 miles
  • Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum
    2.8 miles
  • JFK Presidential Library & Museum
    5.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Logan Airport
    4.8 miles
  • Worcester Regional Airport
    39.7 miles
  • Manchester Boston Regional Airport
    41.9 miles
How to get to Irving House at Harvard from Logan Airport
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Amenities of Irving House at Harvard
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling Off-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
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House rules Irving House at Harvard takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


3:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
$25 per child, per night
2 - 17 years
Extra bed by request
$25 per child, per night
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed by request
$35 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express Irving House at Harvard accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

When booking for 3 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply. Reservations for 3 rooms or more require full prepayment and can only be refunded if canceled two weeks prior to arrival.

Please note, parking is limited.

Please note, there is no elevator at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

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.

FAQs about Irving House at Harvard

  • Room options at Irving House at Harvard include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Irving House at Harvard by:

    • Car 22min

  • Irving House at Harvard is 0.8 miles from the center of Cambridge.

  • Irving House at Harvard offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling

  • Check-in at Irving House at Harvard is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Irving House at Harvard may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.