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Carolyn's Bed & Breakfast

102 Holworthy Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)
14 Reviews
$120 - $150
per night

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The perfect destination for college visits, business trips or visiting the Cambridge/Boston area. Located on a quiet street in a residential neighborhood, this delightful renovated 100 year old farm house is 1.5 miles west of Harvard University. The bus to Harvard Square is a short walk, an eight minute ride to the "T into Boston. There are neighborhood restaraunts. It is between Fresh Pond Reservoir and the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Fresh Pond is a popular spot for joggers and walkers. Mount Auburn Cemetery is known for its horicultural landscape also as a bird sanctuary. A 15 minute walk to Mt. Auburn Hospital. Each guest room has a private bath. There is wireless internet access. Breakfast includes home made bread and granola. Check out our great reviews on TripAdvisor!

Rooms & Rates

Twin/King Room

Twins or King size beds. This is a bright cheery room. The beds have lovely linens and down comforters. There is a desk, TV, and wireless internet access. The private bath is large, with a bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Queen Room

Bright cheery room with queen size bed. Private bath, large bathroom with shower. Lovey linens, TV, Internet access, telephone, desk.

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

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.2

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14 Reviews

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lovely and central

5 on September 20, 2014

Everything was perfect. The house is beautiful, located in a quiet but central location. Breakfast was very nice and Carolyne's hospitality made the experience even better. I loved my stay there and I hope I will comeback soon.

Great Stay

5 on September 18, 2014

I stayed at Carolyn's for 4 days in September. The place is near Harvard Square. Coffee and breakfast was great. Carolyn is a wonderful host. She gave me a lot of useful sightseeing tips. I had a large room with en suite bathroom. The house was very comfortable and clean.

It was great being there!

5 on September 12, 2014

Big room, lovely furniture, nice and cozy. Great breakfast. Very warm wellcome from Carolyn, Just like being at home...


3.0 on July 23, 2014

We experienced a warm and friendly atmosphere. Stating " met my expectations" may sound too "normal", but from the announcement, that is what I had expected, a friendly bedandbreakfast.I will recommend it to whomever is looking for a saty in Cambridge.

A Lovely Setting!

4.0 on July 09, 2014

I have stayed at Carolyn's B&B twice while visiting my daughter and family in nearby Watertown. My sister joined me on both trips. Carolyn makes her own granola for our breakfasts, served with yogurt, fruit and toast. This healthy breakfast is perfect! Our bedroom has two comfortable twin beds. We have our own private bathroom just outside our bedroom door. Carolyn's B&B is located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood in Cambridge, with the bonus of a beautiful yard! Thank you, Carolyn, for making us feel welcome in your home.

Great stay in Cambridge!

4.6 on June 30, 2014

We spent 8 wonderful days with Carolyn. She is a most gracious hostess!

Very pleasant inn keeper in a lovely setting

4.8 on June 26, 2014


Great Location, Enjoyable Stay

5 on October 09, 2013

We stayed at Carolyn's B&B in September, and chose it because it was close to public transportation and close to Harvard Square. Carolyn's home is lovely and beautifully decorated. Our room was very comfortable, and Carolyn accommodated all our breakfast preferences. We look forward to staying with Carolyn again!

Artful B&B Exceeds Expectations

4.0 on October 07, 2012

Clean, comfortable and bright, Carolyn's Bed and Breakfast was a relaxing respite from Boston sight-seeing and college visits. Carolyn is delightful and has a beautiful original art collection throughout her home. The rooms are comfortable and quiet.

Enjoyable Stay

4.0 on October 31, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay. Caroline was very friendly and the food was wonderful. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. B & B is very close to the T and bus line. Boston was wonderful.

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Location Type

Mt Auburn Hospital, McLeans Hospital, Harvard University, Access to the "T", City, Suburban, Village


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From Airport the subway is easy and inexpensive. Take Silver Line to South Station, Red Line to Harvard, bus #71 or #73 to Star/Shaws Market. Walk towards Watertown. Holworthy St. is the first street on the right.BY CAR: Take Williams Tunnel. Follow signs for Worcester/Mass Pike. Take Cambridge Exit, move to left lane. After lights take a left to Storrow Drive. Follow signs Arlington-Fresh Pond Parkway to the right. Be sure to go right not left. Stay in left lane (Mt. Auburn Hospital will be on the right). Follow signs Watertown 16 south through large intersection (Distance thus far from Mass Pike exit is 9/10 mile.) At fourth set of lights (Star Market will be on the right) bear right on Belmont St and take an immediate right on Holworthy St. Beige house 2/10 mile on the left.From South Station take the Red Line to Harvard. From Harvard take either the Waverly or Watertown bus to the Star Market stop. Walk same direction as bus to Holworthy St which is first street on the right. House is 2/10 mile on left.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two (2) nights March through November
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-night deposit.
  • Cancellations: One-night deposit quarantees room rate and days of stay. Deposits are refundable if reservation is canceled 2 weeks prior to arrival.



Carolyn Fantasia

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About the innkeepers

Born and raised in the Boston area. Raised four sons in upstate New York. Studied ceramics at Elmira College & Alfred University. Owned and operated a boutique in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA for 12 years. Developed a porcelain jewelry and a functional ceramic line, sold in local galleries as well as my boutique. Started a B&B in home 4 years ago. Working ceramic studio located in home. Have always maintained a strong interest in design which is reflected in my home.

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  • Time Served: from 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Homemade granola
Variety of grains and nuts sweetened with maple syrup


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  • Nightly Rate $120 - $150
  • Reviews (14) 4.4
  • Rooms 2
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-6178647042 1-6178647042
102 Holworthy Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)

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