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A Room at the Top

51 Avon Hill Street , Cambridge, MA 02140 USA (Show map)
4.1
9 Reviews
$95 - $135
per night

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About

The beauty of the outdoors meets the comfort of the indoors in the 16' by 25' space with windows all across the front, large skylights in the cathedral ceiling, and French doors to a private balcony in the trees. The entrance is separate from the main house. There is a queen-size bed; full bookshelves, several chairs and sofas invite work or lounging. The quiet house and historic conservation neighborhood are a few minutes' walk from restaurants, shops, transportation, Harvard Square. For breakfast, we usually place a basket of baked goods and fresh fruit outside the room each morning. The fridge in the room is stocked with milk, juice, butter, and jam. We replenish as needed. A shelf is stocked with coffee and tea. If guests would prefer something different, we welcome requests and try to accommodate all tastes.

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Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Dining3.9

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Awesome

4.4 on November 24, 2011

Great room. Extremely friendly and polite hosts! Absolutely 100% recommended


would stay there again!

4.2 on August 12, 2010

Large and comfortable room with air-conditionner! (very appreciated). Located in a quiet neighborhood, 10-minute walk from Porter Square (subway station), and about 20-minute walk from Harvard. Downtown Boston is a 25-minute subway ride. Joan and Elliot are very nice and try hard to accomodate your needs. Fridge in the room is a good idea. I would stay there again if I have to return to Boston.


a quiet haven in Cambridge

4.4 on June 21, 2010

I've stayed here twice now while working at the smithsonian astrophysical observatory and have really enjoyed it. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood, a short walk from the Porter Square T station (Red Line) and walking distance to Harvard Square. There are good restaurants, an excellent bakery, coffeehouses and convenience stores close nearby. The room is a large suite on the third floor (separate entrance, somewhat steep steps up), and is bright and clean, with large windows, skylights, a fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking trees and gardens. It is very quiet, private and cozy- perfect for a quiet stay for one or two people. There is good, free internet service, and the room has a tv and a fascinating book collection. The owners are very friendly and check in daily, but you are mostly left to your own. An excellent breakfast of fruit, yogurt and a generous array of fresh gourmet breads and sweet pastries arrives on a tray every morning; there are coffee and tea facilities in the room and a small fridge supplies milk, juice, butter and jams. I cannot imagine a more comfortable, peaceful and home-like place to come to after a busy day working or exploring the Cambridge and Boston area.


Happy customer

4.8 on January 06, 2009

This is a beautiful home in a quiet residential neighborhood. When my husband and I arrived at the inn, we were greeted cordially by Joan. She was very kind and asked us if she could make any special accomodations for breakfast; we said no and were surprised with a nice spread of fruit and muffins the next morning! I highly recommend this B&B, great value for its location, beauty and privacy! Thanks Joan and Elliott!


Cambridge, MA

3.4 on November 21, 2008

I was pleasantly surprised when they were willing to work with some of the logistics of my stay. I was truly grateful for that. I opted for no breakfast so cannot comment on the "dining" experience and service. The room was huge and there was a tv with cable available with basic channels. It was so close to everything, definitely within walking distance and the public transportation was very easy, so no car rentals were needed. You need to climb a flight of three stairs, so keep that in mind if that sort of thing is a hindrace. I never saw the owners and everything was very private. Would stay here again just for the value comparitively to what else is available.


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Location

Location Type

City, Suburban

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Take the airport shuttle to the T; take the Blue Line inbound to Government Center. Switch to Green Line inbound to Park Street. Switch to Red Line outbound; exit one stop past Harvard at Porter Square. Cross Massachusetts Avenue to Upland Road. The 4th left off Upland is Avon Hill Street. The 10th house on the right is #51.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Private balcony

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: The minimum stay is 2 nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit for one night will be applied toward the last night of the stay; for reservations over 1 week, 2 nights deposit is requested.
  • Cancellations: Deposit will be returned on 2 weeks cancellation notice; otherwise, only if the space is filled. There is a $25 cancellation fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joan Friebely

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: By 7:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Details

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51 Avon Hill Street , Cambridge, MA 02140 USA (Show map)

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