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Diverse and friendly staff

The central air conditioning was freezing. The room was very small. If you really need to stay right at Harvard it might make sense, but otherwise not a great stay

Location was perfect, near Harvard Square and Harvard Museums. On a relatively quiet weekend, there was plenty of on site parking. Room was small but comfortable. Towels needed upgrade.

The property was in a nice area. I thought it was a bit outdated. Restrooms and shower areas needed updating. My room was fine, although small. I was fine with that. The breakfast was ok, it was the same thing every morning. The staff was really good and friendly.

I didn't eat breakfast there, so no comment on the food. It's a short walk from the Harvard metro & one of the bus routes is around the corner. The room was small compared to a typical hotel chain, but offers the same: bed, desk, bathroom, lounge, wifi.

Check-in was fast, easy and even though I arrived long before check-in time, the room was cleaned and ready to go! Awesome!! Would definitely stay again.

I never stayed there. False advertisement. They never mentioned that I would have to share a bathroom with strangers. If I knew I would’ve never book the hotel. I’ve been trying to speak with someone regarding this issue because I need ny money back.

Super friendly. Casual. Great location

Staff was helpful and accommodating. Breakfast choices were substantial. The

Comfortable.well located.

Friendly and helpful staff, great location, and good value. Will stay here again on our next trip to Cambridge.

The staff was quite nice. Other than that everything was horrible about this hotel.

Very close to campus, nice breakfast and quiet environment.

College atmosphere. Picturesque environment near the campus.

Irving Street Cambridge MA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Harvard University
  • Free local cuisine breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Mid-Cambridge within a 5-minute walk of Harvard University, Irving House At Harvard is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights like Harvard Square. This 44-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Dining

Free local cuisine breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 15-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, free newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.


Property features

Irving House At Harvard features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Single Room, Shared Bath

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Economy Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Private Bathroom

1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Irving House At Harvard

Everyone (16) Couples (3) Family (5)
5
Family with small children

Diverse and friendly staff

By on Dec 3, 2022

Review comment responded on Dec 4, 2022

Thank you!

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Business Business

The central air conditioning was freezing. The room was very small. If you really need to stay right at Harvard it might make sense, but otherwise not a great stay

By on Jul 4, 2022

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2022

We are sorry you did not find Irving House to your liking. The AC is adjustable in each room by adjusting the vent over the door. Our rooms are priced by size of room and size of bed. If you had wanted a larger room, you could have paid more for that, closer to the comparable rates in the Harvard Square area.

4
Partner Couples

Location was perfect, near Harvard Square and Harvard Museums. On a relatively quiet weekend, there was plenty of on site parking. Room was small but comfortable. Towels needed upgrade.

By on May 26, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2022

Thank you! We are improving our towels on the next order..

3
Everyone

The property was in a nice area. I thought it was a bit outdated. Restrooms and shower areas needed updating. My room was fine, although small. I was fine with that. The breakfast was ok, it was the same thing every morning. The staff was really good and friendly.

By on May 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 9, 2022

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We are doing what we can, when we can to update the physical spaces as well as consider how we can add to the breakfast menu in ways people will appreciate. I'm glad overall you had a pleasant stay and we will take your feedback seriously.

5
Everyone

I didn't eat breakfast there, so no comment on the food. It's a short walk from the Harvard metro & one of the bus routes is around the corner. The room was small compared to a typical hotel chain, but offers the same: bed, desk, bathroom, lounge, wifi.

By on Mar 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 30, 2022

Glad you enjoyed what you experienced! Visit or website where we offer a wide range of rooms to fit all guests needs and budget!

5
Everyone

By on Dec 19, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Nov 1, 2021

5
Partner Couples Friends

Check-in was fast, easy and even though I arrived long before check-in time, the room was cleaned and ready to go! Awesome!! Would definitely stay again.

By on Oct 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We will look forward to your return visit!

1
Partner Couples

I never stayed there. False advertisement. They never mentioned that I would have to share a bathroom with strangers. If I knew I would’ve never book the hotel. I’ve been trying to speak with someone regarding this issue because I need ny money back.

By on Sep 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2021

Sorry we never had the opportunity to serve you. We have all kinds of room types, many with private baths. Sharing a bathroom while traveling is not for everyone but it can be an economical way to stay close to Harvard Sq at a lower rate.

5
Family

Super friendly. Casual. Great location

By on Jun 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 6, 2021

thank you!

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