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Parkside on Ellery

74 Ellery Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)
108 Reviews
$150 - $210
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Parkside on Ellery in Cambridge, Massachusetts has been described by a guest as having “…all the comforts of home and all the privacy of a hotel”. Built in 1865, this post Civil War Victorian has been renovated for modern comforts. While this B&B in a garden setting maintains a relaxed atmosphere, it is just a ten-minute walk to bustling Harvard Square. The Bed and Breakfast is also perfectly located for university visits, experiencing historic Boston or day trips to quaint Cape Cod. Three unique guestrooms featuring private entrances, private baths, complimentary local telephone service and internet access. The Victorian Room is decorated with American Renaissance period furniture of rosewood and walnut. American and Asian inspired simplicity invites guests to enjoy the treetops in the cheery Cambridge Room. Chinese lions welcome guests to the tranquil, study-like, Scholar Room. A continental breakfast menu offers choices of regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, English muffins with assorted jams and muesli cereal. Breakfast is served in-room. Parking is on-street with a provided permit.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining3.7

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Very nice and cozy B&B

4.2 on April 22, 2014

Charming, lucid room with nice bathroom, comfortable bed and a small but nice eating area for breakfast ("The Cambridge", room 2). Breakfast comes directly to room, with "real" dishware and cutlery (not the plastic stuff you often get in hotels) Great place if you want some privacy, quiet neighborhood. Storage room for clothes could be larger, but is fine for a not so long stay. Liked it very much, would definitely come back!

Wonderful location and charming place to stay

4.2 on October 26, 2013

This was the perfect solution as a place to stay while visiting Harvard and other area schools. The location was ideal, being a 5 minute walk to Harvard Yard, and we enjoyed the lovely park across the street. Our room was very comfortable and gave us everything we needed. David was very helpful and accommodating whenever we needed anything, from directions to reheating our meal from the North End! Breakfast was a little limited, and my daughter (who is gluten-free) could not eat it, but otherwise, this suited us perfectly. Compared to hotels nearby, this was an incredible value as well. Highly recommend for those seeking a lovely solution close to Harvard Square.

Unlike other B&B experiences, the host at Parkside on Ellery keeps everything simple and complete. The location is quintessential Boston and located in a perfect spot.

4.6 on September 28, 2013

There were 5 of us coming from all different regions of the US for a wedding. Parkside on Ellery was easy to find, centrally located, within walking distance of almost everywhere we needed to go. There were even umbrellas for the unplanned rain!!!

Quiet place to stay

4.0 on September 28, 2013

My first time in Cambridge for a meeting, glad I found this quaint little B&B. Quiet, big room, very good.

Garden lovers take note! Parkside is sweet!

4.6 on September 05, 2013

Parkside on Ellery was exactly as expected, clean, neat, well organized. But more, it was considerately, and intelligently designed by the founder. If you chose the "Scholar" room for your visit, expect the quietest stay in busy Cambridge, plenty of leaf-filtered light and windows that work. Don't call it a basement, its a lower level lovingly adapted from a study, and with accents on hort and landscaping. Walk right out the garden and four blocks to Harvard Yard. Perfect!

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Location Type

Airport, City


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

Directions to property:

From Logan Airport: Bear right on the airport exit drive and follow signs to the Sumner Tunnel into Boston. Out of the tunnel, follow signs to Storrow Drive. Stay in the left lane (Charles River is on the right side). Take the first ramp to the left off Storrow Drive, MGH Exit. At the stop sign turn right and drive over the bridge. 5th traffic light is Inman Street, proceed five more streets and turn right on Dana Street. At the end, turn left onto Cambridge Street. Go one block to Ellery Street and turn left. Proceed to # 74.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Fax Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:30pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of Total Booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or a reduction of the nights booked if made 14 days or more in advance of the arrival date: A $30 service fee is charged. Cancellations or reductions if made less than 14 days in advance of the arrival date: The entire deposit is non-refundable unless the cancelled dates are refilled. In the event the dates are refilled, and to the proportion that they are refilled, the deposit will be returned minus a $30 service fee. Cancellations within 24 hours,in addition to the above, the first night is non-refundable. Cancellations or a reduction of the nights booked at times of Special Events, Commencements, Boston Marathon, Fall Foliage in September & October if made 30 days or more in advance of the arrival date: $100 service fee is charged. If the cancellations or reductions are made less than 30 days: The entire deposit is non-refundable unless the cancelled dates are refilled. In the event the dates are refilled, and to the proportion that they are refilled, the deposit will be returned minus a $100 service fee. See 24 hour above. *One night Cancellation: Payable in advance and non-refundable.




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74 Ellery Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)

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