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Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good location for visit to Cambridge Square and Harvard, while being far enough way to be quiet. Clean comfortable room. Day-time front desk staff helpful and pleasant; night desk person complained extensively about how hard her life is and told us our home state was a devoid of culture. The community living room lacked adequate lighting for reading in the... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Usually the lights in a room are checked right before a guest checks in but more than that I am disheartened to hear of our evening desk staff speaking about your home state in a negative way! if you have the time I'd love to be in touch... More 

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was looking for a last minute reservation (my son was having surgery and we needed a place to stay for 2 nights.) All hotel rates were sky high for last minute reservations (they figure you are desperate for a room and they take advantage!) Harding House had a room available and the rate was the rate-whether I made the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a really comfortable inn and not a B&B where you are up close and personal with the owners. Rooms are cosy and my mom, sister, and I made good use of the living room to rest and read between outings. The breakfast choices are tasty with many healthy options. One thing to note is that it is closer... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Thank you Anne! I think you have hit the nail on the head, Harding House is small enough to know our guests but large enough to give guests space. You are correct that we are closer to Central Sq but I find, especially on the brisk fall days, a walk to Harvard Sq is quite nice. We look forward to... More 

Newtown Square, PA
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61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It had been five years since I was last at the Harding House, but it is as pleasant and welcoming as I remembered. I stayed in the single room with the shared bathroom, and despite my initial apprehension, it was fine. No problems at all. The breakfast buffet was delicious and the staff is gracious and welcoming. Hope it's not... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

So happy to have you back at Harding House! Great to hear that we continue to feel like a comfortable "home away from home" for our guests. We will look forward to future visits! More 

Arnold, Maryland
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Harding House is a good, economical alternative to downtown Boston hotels. The B&B is within walking distance of Central station and Harvard Square. It's clean and convenient. They offer a continental breakfast and a comfortable stay.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I originally had booked at the Hyatt Regency downtown but am glad I switched my reservation to The Harding House. Definitely not a 'party place' but I saved about a hundred dollars and the accommodations were charming and comfortable. I mean, the Hyatt didn't even have complimentary snacks and breakfast. And the breakfast here is definitely a few notches above... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank for your taking the time to comment on your stay here! As a small property, word of mouth is the best form of marketing and every bit helps! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you were even able to save some money by booking with us directly. We do our best to set... More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were looking for an economical alternative to staying right in Boston and based on other reviews we chose Harding House. It is convenient to two subway stops, which makes it easy to get around Boston. The place is showing it's age though. Wallpaper peeling and things looking run down. The bathroom wasn't that clean with hair on the floor... More 

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ManagingHarding, General Manager at Harding House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I am some what surprised since many of our guests comment on how clean our rooms are but from what you are saying in we certainly have some work to do. I will speak to both housekeepers and staff that have the task of... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have stayed twice at Harding House when visiting our son in Cambridge. It is an easy walk from Central Square if you are using the T, and also has off street parking if you drive. The living area and breakfast room are homey and comfortable to use. The breakfasts include a freshly made entree as well as pastries and... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Pro: Friendly staff - helpful with directions for out-of-towners Close to Harvard (About 3/4 mile to edge) Good TV reception and channel selection Clean room and bath A/C window unit in room Con: Parking is limited (7 spaces total for 17 rooms)

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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158 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Harding house is a family run bed and breakfast. It offers good proximity to Harvard Square. The rooms are comfortable and economical. Make sure to make an advance booking to get the best rates. The continental breakfast is also very good

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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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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
National Geographic Traveler magazine calls Harding House "A charming, spacious and bright place in a great neighborhood, filled with nice people." Located minutes from Harvard and MIT Universities and downtown Boston, we offer classic comfort, a hearty breakfast, and unparalleled service, all in an atmosphere that feels like home. Enjoy complimentary wireless, parking, museum passes, and wine & cheese. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Harding House

Address: 288 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $228 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Harding House 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Harding House Hotel Cambridge
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“The B&B does offer a queen with two twin room--great for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles lar010, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We've stayed din three. They were all fine.”
 of 5 bubbles hankhammer44, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Three floors, no elevator, something to consider if you can't climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles JacqueE53, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you can't do stairs, you can request a first floor room. There is a small courtyard on the Clinton Street side.”
 of 5 bubbles 438stephaniew, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask the front desk for restaurant suggestions”
 of 5 bubbles happytourist79, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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