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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 10 miles
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
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
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Computer , Continental Breakfast included, limited parking; first come basis
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
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