We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
No availability for your dates from these sites
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 42: English reviews
Start your review of A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
 Click to rate
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I stayed 6 nights. By far the most memorable thing about any location is the people you meet. Byron, who is the resident caretaker, is excellent, and made my stay as enjoyable and as interesting as it could possibly be expected to be. He is an excellent local guide and was very helpful to me in identifying worthwhile places to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank flandry19
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This facility misrepresents itself in its advertisement. It claims to serve breakfast, but "breakfast" is a waffle served by the resident caretaker, Byron. He is an incredible host, very engaging in conversation, but really, I paid for breakfast but I did not get anything remotely resembling breakfast. The excuse is that the local Massachusetts Bay authority does not allow them...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RioLoca
Rockwall, Texas, United States
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay for our whole family to participate and watch the Boston Marathon. Close to the Harvard Square subway station able to take the red line straight to the loading and finish area in Boston Commons Karen and Doan are great host with a great breakfast to start your day. The rooms are nice with a very much...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Scott S
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 16 September 2014

I stayed in this B&B about a month ago. We booked it following great reviews, and the only thing I can say is that we were extremely disappointed. When we arrived at the address we were surprised at how shabby the house was. It looked like it hasn’t been renovated since the Victorian times. The interior proved to be much...

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank Liz H
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I booked this B&B based on the great reviews and got seriously disappointed. The standard has obviously dropped since those reviews were written. The place was not clean, beds uncomfortable, bathroom not cleaned regularly. The towels were not changed in 5 days. This could be a great place because of the location (few minutes to Harvard Square) but because of...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Izabela L
Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The only reason that this doesn't get 5 stars is that it is way overpriced. With those rates, one would expect a fancy hotel, but this B&B offers something quite different than that. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Location is great, with a 10 minute walk to Harvard Square, metro, and restaurants. With only three rooms, you actually...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank anne m
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 May 2014

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge is a lovely B&B set on the 3rd floor of a traditional home. My son & I spent 5 days there while exploring the city. - Room: our room felt smallish because we had 2 twin beds, however it was extremely comfortable. In particular the bedding is super nice with down comforters and pillows....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Aida Y
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 November 2013

It is obvious that Byron's, Karen's and Doane's passion is hospitality. During our stay they listened, facilitated and helped us to find our way in the B&B, Cambridge, and the surroundings. We had booked the West-room which is on the back of the house next to the kitchen and in front of the bathroom. The rooms were very clean and...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank 2013_Shirley
Tokyo
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I had a great time here during my stay in September. Byron was very helpful and made sure that our stay was as good as it was. The breakfast was great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place in Cambridge or Boston area. The public transit is also very good making it easy to get around...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Joseph B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I spent a week staying at this B & B for a work trip- and I'd strongly recommend it to others. IT's a beautiful old building, located in one of the most picturesque parts of Boston, and walking distance from great restaurants and Harvard Sq. The owners and the manager also really care about you having a good experience, and...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank smithsmithsmith2013

17 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (1)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cambridge hotels
0.5 km away
Hotel Veritas
Hotel Veritas
#5 of 20 in Cambridge
490 reviews
1.1 km away
Charles Hotel
Charles Hotel
#3 of 20 in Cambridge
1,543 reviews
1.0 km away
Harvard Square Hotel
Harvard Square Hotel
#13 of 20 in Cambridge
719 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 km away
Sheraton Commander Hotel
Sheraton Commander Hotel
#8 of 20 in Cambridge
198 reviews
2.4 km away
Kendall Hotel
Kendall Hotel
#1 of 20 in Cambridge
923 reviews
1.8 km away
Porter Square Hotel
Porter Square Hotel
#18 of 20 in Cambridge
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two short blocks from Harvard Yard, our 1897 Colonial Revival triple decker home features high speed internet, great beds and breakfast, and afternoon tea when you wish it. Our hospitality and local knowledge by long time Cantabridigians is well known. We promote green practices and sustainability including solar PV on our roof. We care about our community, give back to homeless service agencies and promote Local First. We have an ever changing art gallery of local art work. Our three bedrooms are on the third floor sunny and light with nine foot ceilings and share a bath. Dressing gowns, a basket for your toiletries, hair dryer and a full length mirror and handheld mirror, and good writing desks are in your room. NO smoking ever! AC is available in season as is a back porch surrounded by trees. We recommend free public transportation. Explore Harvard, MIT, the many museums, theaters and scores of fine restaurants a short walk away. Boston Common, Boston Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony orchestra are twenty to thirty minutes away by public transportation. We have guidebooks for you to use and a little library of history, poetry and literature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge

Address: 1657 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $237 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and TripOnline SA so you can book your A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
a Bed & Breakfast In Cambridge Hotel Cambridge
a Bed And Breakfast In Cambridge
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you are a stickler for breakfast, forget this place. Good for quiet, nearness to Harvard University, and outside meals.”
RioLoca, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in West twin room. After I had complained they cleaned it and changed chairs, so probably the best room at the moment.”
  • West twin room
  • Spray shower
  • Bathtub
  • Bathroom
853izabelal, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms have king sized beds, queen beds, or two twin beds. Specify when making your reservation!”
DeborahD536, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There is only 1 floor and 3 rooms. Not really much of a choice.”
MandyN477, 11 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Be willing to look at numerous websites to find the place that best suits your needs.”
970jeanm, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
5 of 5
Check these sites for availability
Hotwire.com
Hotels.com
Travelocity
View all 5 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates