Hotel Irving House at Harvard (Cambridge, USA)


Hotel Irving House at Harvard (Cambridge, USA)

About Irving House at Harvard

Set within a charming building, Irving House at Harvard is a quaint option which supplies well-appointed rooms and unique amenities like loaner umbrellas and post cards. Located in Harvard Square, the B&B is only three minutes away on foot from the renowned Harvard University. Decorated in a simple yet appealing fashion, the rooms at Irving House at Harvard supply a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. The majority of the room options boast private bathroom facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas, and guests can read the books they find around the house, as well as daily newspapers from Boston and New York. A tasty continental selection, including fresh fruit, breads, cereals and more, is served for breakfast each morning. After a day of exploring the area, guests can return to the property and enjoy free afternoon snacks. Harvard Art Museums is a five-minute stroll from the B&B. Harvard Yard is seven minutes away on foot, while Harvard Museum of Natural History is an eight-minute walk.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


24 Irving Street, 02138, Cambridge, USA

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.8 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Homely B&B makes for a comfy stay.

Past guests lodging at Irving House at Harvard have described the guesthouse as being homely and comfortable. Guests enjoy the pleasant décor and original artwork, while little things like having books and newspapers to read make it easy to feel at home.


Varied breakfast proves popular.

According to reports, the B&B offers a varied and enjoyable breakfast. Breads, pastries, cereals, yogurt, fruit, coffee, assorted teas and juices are all available. Meanwhile, guests particularly enjoy the freshly-cooked specials, which include popovers, tartlets and croissants.


A short walk from Harvard Yard.

Travelers heading to Harvard University will find the guesthouse ideally located. Harvard Yard is less than five minutes away on foot, while Harvard Stadium is one mile away. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a 30-minute walk or two stops of the T.

Negative Reviews


Steep stairs prove troublesome for some.

Built in the 1890s and set over four floors, Irving House at Harvard is an older property without an elevator. As such, accessing rooms on the upper floors may be difficult for those with mobility issues.


Some rooms are small and cramped.

Several guests have found their accommodations to be on the small side, reporting that cramped rooms have little space to store luggage and spread out. Reports would indicate that the guesthouse's single rooms are the small rooms in question, with many other rooms said to offer more space.


Shared bathroom doesn't appeal to all.

Some of the B&B's guestrooms require guests to use a shared bathroom, located across the hall. This set-up does not prove popular with all visitors. If you're not the type of travelers that wants to use shared facilities, the guesthouse does offer rooms with a private bathroom.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Computer with Internet
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible bathroom
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
Sports facilities
  1. Bike Rental
Suitable for
  1. Gay-friendly
Theme / Type
  1. Eco-friendly hotel

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 3:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


24 Irving Street , 02138 , Cambridge , USA
Telephone: +1(617)5474600 | Fax: +1(617)5762814 | 

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