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A Cambridge House B & B Inn

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2218 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1836
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#6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
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A Cambridge House B&B Inn is a lovely turn of the century Victorian. We have two buildings; the rooms in one are contemporary decor, the other Victorian. All rooms are equipped with private baths, cable television, Wi Fi. Some of our Victorian rooms have fireplaces; all rooms have air conditioning during the summer months. We are conveniently located within minutes walk to Davis and Porter Squares offering quick access to Tutf, Harvard Square, MIT, Boston and more!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Alison S wrote a review Nov 2021
Springfield, Massachusetts840 contributions198 helpful votes
Stayed here for two week nights. Arrived late afternoon and got the last parking space in their limited capacity lot next door. Left the car there safely for the next two days. Easy access to 2 red line T stops - easily got everywhere we wanted to go. Our second floor room (no elevator) was small but clean w/ very comfortable bed & good temperature control. Quiet at night. We had our own bath, though some rooms share. (Hotel guests seemed like combination of retirees and students. Sort of "boarding house" vibe.) Wish they still provided breakfast, but there's an OK place across the street.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Karen L wrote a review Oct 2021
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We were so hoping to find a new place to stay for a week-long visit close to our family after the wonderful Mary Prentiss Inn closed, but this didn't work out for us. We were given a large room which looked nice, but the bed was rock hard and so were pillows. Also, the central heat coming out of the turned off radiator was unbearably hot, even with the window open and A/C window unit fan turned on. We tried to solve the problem by asking staff to help us turn off our radiator, but they said it couldn't be done. We went to Target in Porter Square to buy a mattress topper and a softer pillow. That helped but it was still too hot and uncomfortable at night. We finally gave up and checked out 3 nights early. We had to pay for two of the 3 nights. Not sure about cleanliness of place. Staff did not wear masks. There was an old tea bag in water pot in room, a hair in tub/shower when we first checked in and plastic pieces of something in bathroom sink drain. No cleaning service provided.. No breakfast or fresh coffee in dining area. Very sorry this didn't work out since location is ideal.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shelby113 wrote a review Nov 2018
Lahaina, Hawaii37 contributions39 helpful votes
This B&B is around the corner from my sons apartment in Cambridge so I’ve stayed here several times. It’s 1/2 mile from both the Davis and Porter T stops on the red line. Very convenient. The accommodations are nice and clean. I’ve only stayed in the main house, which is an old Victorian, so it’s truly old but kept up nicely. The breakfast is cereal and breads. This is a good value for Cambridge.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tourguide030 wrote a review Nov 2018
Aiken, South Carolina52 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in the main house on the 1st floor in the back for 2 days. Quiet, comfortable. Staff was very accomodating. Gave us tips on restaurants in the north end of Boston. A short walk to the T & the Universities. Breakfast was a typical buffet but good and all that we needed. A nice stay at a good price.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Patrick S wrote a review Oct 2018
Seattle, Washington4 contributions
We and our friends stayed a night, one couple in the main house and one couple in the "carriage house". The rooms were absolutely clean,quaint, and well-decorated. The location is great, within walking distance of the universities and the subway. The continental breakfast offered a good selection, and the price was very reasonable for a room in this location.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Fred W wrote a review Oct 2018
Decatur, Alabama100 contributions60 helpful votes
This was a good, comfortable place to recover from a day of too much walking and rich food. The continental breakfast we a more than adequate and plentiful. About a 15-20 minute walk to a T stop and Davis Square. We will use it again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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paginesparse wrote a review Oct 2018
Baltimore, Maryland272 contributions116 helpful votes
Having looked at some of the negative reviews of Cambridge House, it seems that maybe some people didn't know what they were getting into. Look, the fact of the matter is that this is an old house that been converted, in some ways a little awkwardly, into a B&B, and we had a great stay here. The rooms are quaint, and the decorations are a bit over the top -- our room had an elevated canopy bed that required a small set of movable stairs to climb in -- but we thought that it was great. The bed was comfy, the room was quiet. Cambridge House is also in a cool part of town, a few minutes walk from a ton of great restaurants and bars, and Davis Square, with its open-air market, is right around the corner. It's also right across the street from a super cool organic food market/nursery that is not only convenient (check out the pre-made foods, deli, etc.), but also just an interesting place to spend an hour exploring. The staff at Cambridge House was nothing but helpful, and definitely went the extra mile -- they helped us print a packing label, let us borrow tape and office supplies, and then let us drop our package in their outgoing mail, let us store food in the staff fridge, and were just super amenable and cool. The only problems we had at all were infrastructural -- the internet was slow to the point of being non-existent, the room was a little warm without the windows open, and the breakfast (photo incl.) was a little light on options, including GF options for Ladyfriend. That said, we would definitely stay here again. The price is right (especially for Boston), the staff is great, and the area is ideal.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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553elinag wrote a review May 2018
Walnut Creek, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
I am giving it 2 points because I was happy that there was a hot water running and I was exhausted. This is minimally acceptable accommodations. No ammenities such as coffee maker, no drinking water, the place smells like an old house. Visible dust on red curtains indicative of lack of care and questionable cleanliness. The whole experience was very unpleasant. I had no rest before morning meeting. I am not recommending this place. It is overpriced for what it is.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Abby B wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom92 contributions76 helpful votes
This B&B has two buildings. One has the Victorian-themed rooms and the second has modern rooms. I was in the modern building. The Victorian building is the one which contains the front desk, breakfast, and tea 24/7. The two buildings are separated by a short walkway, and stairs. This can be a challenge especially in the snow. Although there is an ADA-compliant room on the ground floor of the modern building, I do not know if there is an ADA-compliant entrance; if you have this need you should ask before making a reservation. This is a great location, just a few minutes walk takes you to Davis Square where there are lots of restaurants as well as the T. A few more minutes takes you to Tufts. This was very convenient for me for a four-night visit with my daughter at Tufts. The room was large and very well appointed. No particular charm, but more personality than a chain hotel. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. I never availed myself of the breakfast, but it looks similar to a chain breakfast; hard boiled eggs, fruit, muffins, bread or bagels to toast.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Stanley K wrote a review Mar 2018
39 contributions12 helpful votes
near T, good breakfast and pleasant, helpful staff. Free parking, first come gets place. Well priced compared to other B&B's in area. Really don't want to recommend the place in case it is full next time I want to book there.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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US$171 - US$274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
a cambridge house bed and breakfast inn, a cambridge house hotel cambridge
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United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Cambridge House B & B Inn
Which popular attractions are close to A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Nearby attractions include Davis Square (0.5 km), Sacco's Bowl Haven (0.3 km), and Somerville Theatre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boston Burger Company, Redbones Barbecue, and Posto.
Are there any historical sites close to A Cambridge House B & B Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (6.6 km), Old North Church & Historic Site (6.6 km), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (1.8 km).