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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Suddenly without a place to stay, I was fortunate enough to get a room at "A B & B in Cambridge". The guesthouse exceeded my expectation, to say the least. The staff is super friendly and serves guests delicious crepés for breakfast! Everything is neat and clean; my room was good and the kitchen a clean and cozy place. While...

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Anaheim, California
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Rooms are hard to come by during graduation month! Our daughter found this non-descript B&B, and they had a room available for our six-day stay! The outside of this B&B is very non-descript. You would not even know a B&B resided inside! The room we occupied was very comfy, as well as nicely appointed. The bed was very comfortable (I...

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Lynbrook, New York
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We needed to take a spur of the moment trip up to Cambridge (from Long Island). We were going to book a hotel, but found this B&B instead. The rate was more reasonable than the hotels, and just a few blocks from Harvard. Really conveniently located. We booked a queen bed room, but they upgraded us to a king at...

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2Thank Robert S
Lynbrook, New York
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Great location, right near Harvard, and a short walk from the Harvard Square T station. The B&B is on the third floor of a beautiful old Cambridge brownstone. The staff was friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the interesting conversation over breakfast. The room was clean, with free wi-fi and TV. The bed was comfortable, the shared bathroom was well-appointed,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2012

If you're looking for a glossy, face-less hotel, this isn't it. If you insist on en-suite and 'all you can eat' breakfasts, this won't suit you at all. But we certainly weren't looking for these things. We wanted character, a warm welcome, freedom and creative inspiration and this B and B delivered in spades. The third floor of a Cambridge...

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3Thank TheStreets_221
Melrose Park, Illinois
Reviewed 18 October 2012

"A true home away from home! A B&B in Cambridge is a warm and welcoming environment that lacks all feeling of transiency. An ideal solution for a weary traveler. Hosts Doane Perry and Karen Carmean are respected members of the Cambridge Community for more than 30 yrs. Thoughtful, kind and helpful. Genuinely concerned about the safety and well-being of each...

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4Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Thanks for all. I enjoyed my stay at your B&B a lot. Nice conversations, yammi breakfast, clean rooms, all located in a very good area. Very friendly people. It really felt like home. Hope to be back there again.

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2Thank Dschach
Reviewed 22 September 2012

The room is clean also the bathroom and everything, though there's only one bathroom for all guests. The breakfast is very good, way better than expected. The best thing is the location, 7-10 minutes walk to Harvard square station and the bus stop is right in front of the place. I really enjoyed my stay and thanks for the kindness...

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Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 12 August 2012

The single bathroom situation, shared with 6 people (one being the innkeeper), was an immediate deal breaker. If the owners had been in town, we would have had 8 people sharing one bathroom. We tried to leave, but all the hotels in the area were booked because of college students moving in! Since our group occupied all three available rooms,...

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I spent a great week at the B & B in Cambridge. I felt very welcomed by the staff. The best part of my stay was the excellent directions that I received from Karen during my time in Cambridge and Boston. She asked me what my interests were in terms of sightseeing and then gave accurate directions to get to...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4316
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $145 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you are a stickler for breakfast, forget this place. Good for quiet, nearness to Harvard University, and outside meals.”
 of 5 bubbles 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
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 of 5 bubbles 853izabelal, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Rooms have king sized beds, queen beds, or two twin beds. Specify when making your reservation!”
 of 5 bubbles DeborahD536, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There is only 1 floor and 3 rooms. Not really much of a choice.”
 of 5 bubbles MandyN477, 11 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Be willing to look at numerous websites to find the place that best suits your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles 970jeanm, 22 Jun 2012 | Read review
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