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Parkside on Ellery

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)
4.3
111 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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Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining3.7

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We left Cambridge feeling Smarter!,,,,

4.8 on August 11, 2014

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


Our peaceful stay at Parkside

4.6 on August 10, 2014

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.


Our three-day stay at David's fine B and B

4.8 on August 05, 2014

My daughter and I spent a most enjoyable three days at the Parkside-on-Ellery B and B. Fondest thanks to David, our host, for his most pleasant welcome. The rooms are exquisitely appointed and include, in the Cambridge room, breakfast served via dumb-waiter, which is most charming. David goes the extra mile to ensure his guests are comfortable, yet he knows how to remain discrete and unobtrusive. The house is on a quiet street, with available on-street parking, and is a short walk from Harvard Square and the campus. For those who love turn-of-the-century finery at a decent price (considering how expensive it is to live in Boston today), I highly recommend the Parkside-on-Ellery B and B.


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!


Parkside on Ellery

3.8 on August 21, 2013

We had a wonderful stay with David. The room was well organized and clean. The garden is beautiful and takes your mind to a country-side. We found the breakfast lacking, but we are foodies.


Wonderful B&B Parkside on Ellery, Cambridge MA

4.2 on May 30, 2013

My family, in-laws and I stayed at the Cambridge room at Parkside on Ellery B&B in May to celebrate our daughter's graduation. The inn is charming, both the interior and the small surrounding garden are tasteful and beautiful. The inn has three rooms with many personal touches and all sorts of amenities. Our bed was extremely comfortable.The inn has a unique way of serving a very simple breakfast and the fact that one must keep one's own room neat and clean did not bother us at all. The owner is a very interesting person who is always ready for conversation and to accommodate his guests' requests. The rooms come with plenty of information about the area. Parkside is ideally located in the middle of Cambridge in a beautiful part of town. The inn comes with a free parking pass. We would certainly stay there again.


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Location

Location Type

Airport, City

Airport

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

Inn Details

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Guest room

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

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