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A Cambridge House Inn at Porter

2218 Massachusetts Ave , Cambridge, 02140-1836 USA (Show map)
3.7
15 Reviews
$149 - $289
per night

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About

We are conveniently located just outside of Davis and Porter Squares, within walking distance to the subway (REDLINE) allowing easy access to Harvard Square, Tufts University, MIT, and Lesley University. The inn has two buildings; one offering Victorian rooms and the other offering contemporary decor. All are equipped with private baths, cable TV and Wi-fi. We serve a hearty continental breakfast in our spacious lounge in the Victorian building and where our guests can relax and enjoy tea, coffee, during the day or evening. Free parking (limited; first come basis). There is also a common computer in the lounge for guests to use.

Rooms & Rates

Victorian Room

Victorian-style room, some with four-poster canopy beds, some rooms have fireplaces, all have private bathrooms. Very cozy and comfortable. High quality beddings. One Queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129-$269

Contemporary Room

Contemporary style decor room, newly renovated, private bathroom, lots of sunshine, very uplifting and comfortable. High quality beddings. Private Bathroom with one Queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109-$249

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Reviews

Overall
3.7

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Services3.5
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Dining3.5

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15 Reviews

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Excellent B+B

5 on June 04, 2012

This was a perfect place. Very close to both Davis and Porter squares, so plenty to do all around. Maybe a five minute walk to the Davis square t stop. The room was very nice, bed was comfortable and the service was outstanding. I will definitely be staying here again.


Good value and location

3.4 on May 15, 2012

The price is very reasonable. A short walk (several blocks) brings you to the Davis Square T-station. We took public transportation everywhere. The rooms and premises are comfortable and clean. Service gets a lower mark, because there was no Interenet connectiom (and staff could offer no assistance, repeatedly offering the same non-working password), maps of the city were inadequate and maps of the trains were unavailable, no assistance given when asked about local restaurants (a binder with menus is available). These problems were probably exacerbated by language limitations of the foreign-born staff (polite, but not very verbal). Breakfast was just ok (cold selections only)--some cheeses and cold cuts would have helped the mini-bagels feel more substantial. BUT overall, the stay was nice--I would come again.


A night in Cambridge

2.6 on May 13, 2012

The room was nice enough, but the non-English host who checked us in and was there the first night was less than communicative and not very helpful in answering questions of where to go out for dinner, or even pointing the way to where the room was etc. It seemed that English verbalization was difficult. The following day a local (English speaking) woman was in charge of the desk and was very friendly and helpful--a total 180 from the day before. The next day the non-Englisah speaker again, and again a very non-communicative day. The breakfast was adequate, but not memorable. The croissants and pastries did not seem to be that day fresh, but I guess as much as can be expected. The price was right and the location very convenient to the Davis station T (about 4 blocks away), so in summary, if you need a reasonably priced place to stay in Boston, close to public transportation, it's a good place. You just have to be prepared to figure things out on your own.


Decent place to stay

2.6 on April 13, 2012

We booked at Victorian room at the Cambridge house, the room was clean and a showed a little wear. The Bed was quite high off of the ground but steps were provided if needed. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was similar to what I would expect from a chain hotel and not a Bed and Breakfast. Which made the experience feel a little over priced. Overall it was a pleasant place to stay in a nice area.


Second Stay Was Exactly as Expected

3.0 on March 11, 2012

Ironically, we were in exactly the same room during both stays. It would have been nice to see more rooms, but the familiarity had its advantages. The inn is certainly convenient and the innkeepers are friendly. There are many nice touches such as chocolates and coffee/tea available in the breakfast room round the clock. I will stay there again!


Lovely place but slow Wireless connection

4.0 on November 27, 2011

Everything about this place was perfect, except for the wireless connection. It was so slow I couldn't work in my room, but there was a computer available in the living room downstairs that was fine. Also, not in good walking distance to Harvard, but the 77 bus runs frequently and it was easy for me to get back and forth


Awesome first B&B experience

3.6 on October 31, 2011

This was the first time my husband and I stayed in a bed and breakfast, and after this experience it will definitely not be our last. It was a beautiful room we stayed in with our own gas fireplace that we could control, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and were around 24 hours a day, which I understand not all B&B's provide. The breakfast was simple but sufficient providing hot and cold cereal, pastries and fruits.


Good night sleep!

3.4 on July 31, 2011

Nice people; comfy room! Breakfast was simple but satisfying.


A home away from home

4.0 on December 12, 2010

Staff here offer excellent service and really care about their guests. Family-owned and operated, staying at A Cambridge House Inn feels like coming home.


Charming b&b

3.0 on July 31, 2010

My daughter and I liked this b&b because the rooms were nice and in a good condition and the people who run it were very friendly and helpful.


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Location

Location Type

City

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From Logan Airport by subway (MBTA): At Logan Airport take the SILVER LINE BUS to the South Station stop. At South Station, take the Red Line subway T inbound-- Alewife direction. Get off at Davis Square T Stop. Exit the station on the Holland St. side; the second street on the right is Day Street; take a right on Day, walk to the end of Day Street and you will be on Massachusetts Ave., we are just across the street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, Red Sox in Fenway Park, Harvard Square, MIT campus, Boston Duck Tour, Minuteman Bike Path, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer , Continental Breakfast included, limited parking; first come basis

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 6 years and older, only
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No A $200.00 fee will be charged for violation

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights or three nights minimum for graduation or busy weekend.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is due at the time of check-in. Room reservations require a valid credit card. Without a valid credit card we reserve the right to cancel the reservation
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy is normally two days (48 hours) prior to check-in date. Special cancellation policies are in effect during certain times (graduations, special events; check with the Innkeeper); A cancellation fee equal to one night's stay will be charged to the credit card on file.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Hong Liu

Languages spoken

Chinese, English

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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2218 Massachusetts Ave , Cambridge, 02140-1836 USA (Show map)

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