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Mary Prentiss Inn

3-star3 stars
6 Prentiss St., Cambridge, MA, 02140, United States of America

3-star B&B, convenient for Harvard University
  • Free Internet and free parking
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Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Great room
90See all 90 reviews
From 352 reviews

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Mary Prentiss Inn

  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Mary Prentiss Inn


  • Harvard University (16-minute walk)
  • Harvard Square (16-minute walk)
  • Tufts University (41-minute walk)
  • Harvard Law School (9-minute walk)
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History (11-minute walk)
  • Davis Square (12-minute walk)
  • Somerville Theatre (21-minute walk)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 22-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 26-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 40-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 41-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 42-min drive
  • Belmont Station 13-min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station 15-min drive
  • West Medford Station 16-min drive
  • Porter Square Station 6-min walk
  • Harvard Square Station 17-min walk
  • Davis Station 21-min walk
  • Free self-parking

About Mary Prentiss Inn

Located in Cambridge, this bed & breakfast is a half-mile from Harvard Museum of Natural History, and 1 mile from Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Harvard Square is 1.5 miles from the hotel, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 3 miles away.

Hotel Features.
Mary Prentiss Inn occupies a restored Neo-classical mansion, built in 1843 by architect William A. Saunders as a wedding gift for his son William, and his son's wife, Mary Prentiss. This Cambridge bed & breakfast is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily, on the seasonal terrace or in the parlor with a fireplace. The hotel provides afternoon tea, coffee, and homemade cookies or pastries. The lobby includes complimentary newspapers. Business services are available, and free parking is on site. Guests can use a nearby fitness facility at a discount.


Air-conditioned guestrooms at Mary Prentiss Inn are individually decorated in an early American style. Beds provide pillowtop mattresses and cotton sheets. TVs are equipped with cable channels. Local calls and wired and wireless Internet access are complimentary. Bathrooms include hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms offer windows that open, irons/ironing boards, and digital alarm clocks with MP3 players. Some rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. All rooms are non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Built in 1843
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free wired Internet
  • Phone

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Guests who would like a parking space during their stay must call ahead to reserve a spot.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 90 reviews

Mary Prentiss Inn
Charming B & B, friendly people, homey feel, excellent breakfast, convenient
Ellen, us2 night family trip
Mary Prentiss Inn
Very Good8.0
The need for heat
The check-in was very casual and the check-in clerk seemed to have limited interest in good service. Also, the first room I was allocated had no heat and it took 45 minutes to try to resolve this and then get a new room. Everything else was lovely - great room (eventually), great breakfast , great area
Geoffrey, us2 night trip
Mary Prentiss Inn
Great place to stay and breakfast was fabulous!
Zanna, ie1 night business trip
Mary Prentiss Inn
Clean Room & Good Breakfast, but VERY Steep Steps.
Everything was very clean, and the breakfast was good. Good location near the Harvard campus and not far from public transit. Historic house. But I was sent to a 3rd floor room that had very steep, spiral stairs and a teeny tiny bathroom. I'm 63. I should have been warned that my room was meant for a small, young billy goat.
Marilyn, usOther trip
Mary Prentiss Inn
Great hotel, great location. My complaints are likely specific to our visit and situation (like coming back at 11pm to a room with broken AC after an 80-degree day). I would still recommend it to anyone in the area and would likely stay again.
Andrew, us2 night romance trip

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