My team and I were visiting a client in Boston and could not find any hotel rooms. So we took over the Hawthorne Inn! It was the best decision ever. Each room was beautifully decorated; the beds are so comfortable; and the hosts extremely pleasant. We used the common rooms quite a bit so we could prepare for our meeting - it was comfortable like being in our own home.
We travelled for Boston Marathon and had such a great surprise to be guests of this lovely house. Room was super confortable and has a unique location, near to the subway and easy to walk around. Breakfast was our favorite time of the day, we had always delicious food in exquisite china. Eric was so careful to have everything impecable. I would highly recommend this beautiful bed&breakfast.
We have stayed at the Bowers House about half dozen times and we have never been disappointed. It is conveniently located at Davis Square, just a couple of blocks from the Red Line. The owners are attentive to all of the details of a well-run B&B. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, and reasonably priced. The breakfasts are very good and there are always cookies available in the afternoons and evenings. The owners are extremely helpful and they have clearly thought about what makes a great B&B. For example, they have an umbrella stand at the door with umbrellas that you are welcome to use, in case you left home without yours. I really can't say enough good things about this B&B.
The room we rented at Parkside on Ellery was comfortable and cozy, and the breakfast was simple but delicious and very well presented. The house itself is extremely well located in Cambridge. My only comment is that it would be good to include in the description that the bed is a double; we were expecting something a little bigger.
We stayed in The Scholar room. Comfortable and clean room. Room was small but thoughtfully laid out and well appointed. David was a great host. We walked and biked everywhere. Close to Harvard, museums, and restaurants.Very homey feel.
We stayed at this B&B one night only while visiting our son at Harvard. The B&B is excellently located for just about all purposes in Cambridge -- within easy walking distance of the university and any number of good restaurants. The proprietor was helpful and friendly. The neighborhood is pleasant and parking is assured with a permit that comes with the booking. A good experience. I was prepared to book again for a second weekend about 2 months later, but Parkside was already fully booked!
We had an absolutely wonderful experience staying with Robert and David at the Whitman House . The home is clean and updated. It is refreshingly decorated with very modern but minimalist decor. We thoroughly enjoyed the conversations with both Robert and David , we honestly felt like we were in our own home right from the start. The location was perfect just a few blocks from the redline and tons of restaurants and shopping within close proximity. The breakfast every morning was great ! There was really a wide variety and everything was always so fresh. I also particularly enjoyed having access to a full kitchen and refrigerator as well. This was so much better than staying in a chain hotel !! Will definitely be back :)
We (Two Females) have stayed 3 weeks in July 2015 with no problems! The decent comfortable room with air-conditionner is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood, 7-minute walk from Porter Square (subway station). Laundry (The Laundry Room Etc.) is 7-minute walk, too. Joan and Elliot are awesome, accommodate your needs like breakfast and help you like Boston sightseeing. Small Fridge in the room is good fit for us. The wireless Internet was setting up. We would stay there again when we visit in Boston.
The Inn is in a perfect beautiful location nestled among the historic homes of Hawthorne and Alcott and minutes from Concord center. It is filled with paintings, sculptures and incredible art. The best pieces were created by Gregory. Breakfast at the Inn is delicious and provides guests with the chance to get to know Innkeepers Gregory and Marilyn- who are fantastic people! We have stayed there over many years on visits from California and it is always one of the very best parts of our trips!
I stayed at Parkside on Ellery for two weeks in February, 2015 - the worst weather in Boston history! But - my room was warm and clean and the staff accommodating. The location is ideal (if it's not too cold and snowy to get around).
This is one of those rare finds that you both want to tell everyone about AND want keep as your own precious secret. Location is terrific. Rooms have all the amenities of a major hotel, but are cozy and have character. We felt like we were in a friend's well appointed guest suite. Having spent the previous weekend at a well known Vermont resort, I could not stop gushing about how much better this little spot was--across the board-- and that's not even mentioning what a better value! Free tea and coffee, as well as the generous and delicious homemade breakfast were the perfect cap to a perfect stay. We will definitely be back!
Location, location, location! Whitman House Inn is in the heart of vibrant history sandwiched between Harvard U. and MIT. The neighborhood is a quaint and eclectic area that crosses between bohemian and intellectual. Dining venues within walking distance are superb - especially Craigie on Main and The Cellar. The hosts are kind, fun, intelligent and a wealth of knowledge, stories and humor. The breakfast was plentiful, delicious and was quite the variety. The home itself is understated, yet refined. It was minimalist, yet appointed with nice luxuries. I hope to come back time and time again!
Quiet place; the room is decent. Bed is comfortable but quite small for two people; fine for a single traveller. The best thing about staying here is the short walk to both Harvard and Porter Squares. There are red line stops at both. The TV is the size of a computer monitor and not too watchable. A nice, 32", flatscreen HDTV can be purchased today for $199, just a little more than the price of a traveller's one night stay.
I ended up at Whitman House because my airbnb was cancelled and it turned out to be an incredible stay!!! I am really happy of this last minute change. The rooms are really cosy, Robert and David friendly and welcoming, and the area is convenient.
We stayed at the Harding House for our first visit to the Boston area and were very pleased with our stay. For us, the location was a big selling point - we parked our car when we arrived and never touched it again until we left 2 days later. We walked to Fenway, walked to all major tourist attractions, and were always close enough to return home for some rest and be willing to head back out for dinner or more adventure. The staff was helpful in printing walking maps when we needed them or answering other questions that we had. The room did not feel small at all - we were in a deluxe queen and felt plenty happy with its size. Breakfast was a very nice layout and with good hours - even an option to get it to go on your last day if you leave early in the morning, which was yet another service we took advantage of. Overall we were very happy at the Harding House and would absolutely return there on our next visit.
I am a Harvard student and my mother came to visit me for a few days the week before Commencement 2014. I had to make a last minute reservation and was a bit uncertain about picking a bed and breakfast over a hotel. Now, I have to say that I won't ever have my mother staying anywhere else but Parkside on Ellery on her future visits. Hell, I'm even thinking about renting a room there once a year to come back and visit Cambridge once I'm gone. That little place went far beyond my expectations. And my mother loved it so much she decided to extend her stay. She had the room called "The Scholar", which is, I think, a lot nicer and has more personality than any other standard hotel room I have personally been in. It has all the appliances of a hotel room, plus the qualities of a home. And David, the owner, is such a nice man. The neighborhood is quiet and your are a 10 minute walk away from Harvard Square. I almost hesitate to recommend that place because I want to keep it for myself as my little hidden gem!
Our friends from Switzerland wanted a place to stay in Cambridge overnight, and we suggested The Cambridge House Inn. They received great service from a friendly staff. The bed was comfortable, and the room quiet. The breakfast had many options to choose from. The interior is Victorian style and full of personality. This was the second couple we recommended to go there, and both really enjoyed their stay. I'd recommend it again!
The room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was very good. The service excellent. The parking was very good with a spot available at all times. Second floor rooms are problematic since there is no elevator and the stairs are quite steep.
Parkside on Ellery was a Joy. The location was perfect with walking distance to so many attractions and interesting events. It's a ten minute drive to Boston or a short commute on the " T". The outdoor garden was charming and The Scholar room was delightfully comfortable with it's private entrance. David was extremely helpful in guiding us to the museums and the North End of Boston for the best itallian food I have ever eaten. The free permit parking was also very helpful as we drove to many places on a Sunday. Do not walk.....run to Parkside on Ellery. It's a treat. Jean & Mal Rintel New Jersey
The location was excellent in that it was both close to Harvard Square with its many shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants all within easy walking distance, but also in that was exceptionally quiet and private. The garden area was beautiful as well and the house is amazing. The neighborhood was also peaceful and felt very safe for me both during the day and night. I like to swim coached pool workouts (masters swim) and it turned out Cambridge Masters Swim has 4 workout times and uses three indoor Cambridge pool locations that allow drop-ins, so that was an added treat. If I'd had more time, I also would have enjoyed jogging around the neighborhood. The room was plenty spatious with an easy to adjust air conditioner. Usually when I sleep in a hotel, I find myself unable to fall (and stay) asleep. Yet, at Parkside, I slept very well each night despite having found the mattress a bit hard. Breakfast was light, but exactly how I like to start my day (options of cereal/granola, english muffins with butter and jams, and coffee/tea/juice). David was an excellent host. He was there when I arrived, helped us in with our luggage, and answered the few times I called him with a question without it ever going to voice-mail. He provided us with a notebook with essential information about the room, check-in and check-out, nearby events/shops/eateries, and a great map of the area. This made everything so easy.