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Irving House At Harvard

3-star3 stars
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

Colonial B&B within easy reach of Harvard University
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Great location
More comfort would be nice
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Irving House At Harvard

from £213
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)
  • Family Room
  • Room (Shared Bath)
  • Standard Room, Full Bed (Private Bath)

What’s around Irving House At Harvard


  • Heart of Cambridge
  • Harvard University (11-minute walk)
  • Harvard Square (11-minute walk)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (34-minute walk)
  • Boston University (41-minute walk)
  • Kendall Square (36-minute walk)
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History (8-minute walk)
  • Harvard Law School (13-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 18-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 28-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 34-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 40-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 42-min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station 10-min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station 13-min drive
  • Belmont Station 15-min drive
  • Harvard Square Station 11-min walk
  • Central Square Station 20-min walk
  • Porter Square Station 24-min walk
  • Free self-parking
  • Extended parking
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Extended parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1893
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Irving House At Harvard’s small print

Also known as

  • Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard B&B
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 278 reviews

Irving House At Harvard
Very Good8.0
Friendly, comfortable - I'd go again
The room was clean and quiet, staff helpful and friendly, and breakfast provision fine. I particularly appreciated little touches like the small library of books in the room, and free water bottles at reception. Wi-fi worked well but I was surprised to find it unsecured. Minor niggles: the sink plug in the bathroom didn't fit well, allowing water to drain slowly out; overhead lighting in the breakfast room was a bit harsh; and 12 minutes walk to the metro is a bit optimistic on a hot day when you are towing a suitcase. Overall though, no complaints.
Derek, gbOther trip
Irving House At Harvard
Cozy affordable place to stay in Harvard
Really pleasant and affordable place to stay near Harvard. Convenient location for Harvard University (5 minutes walk from Harvard Square, with a choice of shops and restaurants). Breakfast was well stocked and fresh. The shared bathrooms were kept very clean and there was always a free bathroom when I needed one. Wifi worked well and was relatively fast. Room was a bit on the small side but had good storage and desk with a couple nice lamps to make it feel cozy. Only downside was the walls are quite thin (as other reviews have also mentioned) so I could hear my neighbors quite a lot, although with some ear plugs I had no trouble sleeping. For me, overall I had a very comfortable stay and would definitely consider staying here again in the future.
, gb6 night business trip
Irving House At Harvard
The Inn felt a bit outdated and the breakfast was not great. The location was perfect within walking distance of Harvard University and Harvard Square.
, us1 night family trip
Irving House At Harvard
Expensive for what it is. Disappointing.
Make sure to pay close attention when booking - I didn't expect, at the price I paid, that I would not have a bathroom in my room. The staff were friendly and nice, but the BnB itself felt rundown. The small room I was given had a fire escape right at the window, where the bed was directly positioned, which made the room feel like it lacked privacy. The window was cracked open and it took me some maneuvering to actually get it closed so there wasn't a draft. There was no iron in the room, so it was really not appropriate for a business trip. All in all, of all of the places I've booked through, it was the most disappointing. It would have been bearable if it had been half the price. I couldn't stay there. Despite the cost, I forfeited the money and booked an amazing place through Hotwire.
, us1 night business trip
Irving House At Harvard
The Irving House - A Warm Place in the Storm
The Irving House is well appointed, clean and cozy. I arrived at 1am in a snow storm but was able to park and was immediately serviced. The breakfast, and windowed basement room in which it is served, were outstanding. And the service, particularly by Zoia and the breakfast room staff, was even better! They made my experience exceptional. I immediately booked another trip and look forward to many stays there.
Frederick, us1 night trip

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