Change your search

Lotus Place

208 Prospect St. , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)

Visit Website


Newly renovated (2006), Lotus Place is a luxurious and modern B&B located in the heart of Cambridge. Our inn features all new systems, materials and furnishings. Lotus Place strives to provide you with a relaxing and comfortable stay in the city and is ideal for business, getaways for the whole family or just the two of you! LOCATION 0.7 miles to MIT or Harvard (10-15 min walk) and only a few blocks to the T (Central Square, Red Line). Private, 6 spot car parking lot also available at guest's convenience. ROOMS All our rooms newly renovated and are outfitted with at least one queen sized bed. All rooms have their own private bathrooms, televisions, desks and internet access. ATTRACTIONS Easy access to Boston hot spots and attractions which include: Harvard, MIT, Peabody Museum, Museum of Science, Boston Duck Tours, Faneuil Hall, Harbor and Riverboat Cruises, Newbury Street and much more! Email: Lotusplace@gmail Telephone: 617-320-5370 Rate: $99.00-$179.00 Check Out Time: Before 12:00pm Check In Time: After 2:00pm



Write A Review

  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Score Breakdown based on
12 Reviews

Write A Review

Barely acceptable

2.0 on September 23, 2012

I stayed at Lotus Place in Sept 2012. On the positive side, I was grateful to get a last minute reservation and the person who took my call was friendly and helpful. It was for a weekday night and I guess I was the only one there. There is no sign on the house - a legal B&B? The bedroom was basic but fine. Clean, reasonably roomy for 1-2 people and just what I needed for a 1 night stayover. A little noisy. A positive - I had my own entrance at the side of the house. On the other hand, breakfast was dismal and do it yourself. Had to sit at the kitchen counter - no table or anything. And I mean do it yourself literally. No coffee was made, I was supposed to do it. Breakfast was all packaged: cold cereal or instant oatmeal, packaged pastry, etc. And it wasn't laid out or served. I was just directed to the fridge (or kitchen cabinet for dishes and silverware). I won't go on... and I won't go back ... and don't recommend it. I would have been better off staying at a more conveniently located hotel for 25% more.

I would come back!

4.4 on April 06, 2012

This B&B is very clean, very pleasant and very convenient to public transportation. The owners were delightful. This is not a fancy B&B but completely enjoyable and perfect for our needs while we were in the Boston area. We also appreciated the off street parking for the few days we needed a car. I would recommend Lotus Place without hesitation.

Very nice rooms and location, lovely host

4.8 on February 27, 2011

My husband and I had a great experience staying at the Lotus Place. We had originally reserved a room on the 2nd floor, but my husband's leg was bothering him (we are an old couple!) and the very nice host quickly offered to move us and all our luggage to a more convenient room on the first floor even after we already settled in. The rooms were wonderful, very nicely furnished and clean and well equipped with all the amenities we needed. We will definitely be back to Lotus place next time we are back in Cambridge. Thank you!!

What a find

4.8 on June 26, 2010

Usually a hotel stayer, I am very glad I gave bed and breakfasts a shot. Lotus Place is clean, comfortable in a very convenient location (walkable to Central and Harvard Squares) and with a price that is definately much cheaper than I expected. Dining was continental but they did have a wide selection of breakfast goodies. Will definately come back here again when I am in the Cambridge area.

Amazing Value, will stay again

4.4 on May 11, 2010

Came to Cambridge/Boston area to visit some colleges and had the pleasure of staying at this inn. My room was very comfortable and furnished with a nice flat screen TV, free internet access and I even had the luxury of having my own bathroom. The host was very polite and nice, helped with my luggage and answered all my questions I had about the area patiently and informatively. Breakfast was pretty standard, continental style but still a wide range of selections. Amazing value for the price, would most definitely consider coming back if I decide to visit the Cambridge/Boston area again.

inexpensive, Clean & Friendly

4.0 on March 16, 2010

My wife and I spent a Friday & Saturday here. Newly ronovated, clean and convenient to the T. Well stocked fridge and ample kitchen and living area. Help yourself. Would highly recommend for a less expensive alternative in a fairly pricy B&B area. Private parking also a plus.

Great Stay

4.4 on January 01, 2009

We stayed there for three nights, it was roomy, very nice and clean. Great common area and well stocked kitchen, we would go back!

Pristine, nicely rennovated rooms

5 on September 16, 2008

I booked a room for the weekend during our trip down to see our daughter at MIT. Needless to say, we were very pleased with our room. The room was spotless and beds very comfortable. Our bedroom and bathroom has a very nice and lovely modern decour to it. The location was also a godsend. The red line was only a few minutes walk away and MIT a couple stops down. No complaints so far!

Great Price and Free Parking!

3.8 on August 06, 2008

Lotus Inn is a great place to stay for the budget conscious. We were bumped to the two bedroom suite on the 3rd floor (although we're not sure why) and didn't have to pay anything extra. Parking is free and safe behind building. Room was relatively clean, although there was old coffee in the coffee maker and the microwave was quite dirty. Only other complaints are lack of towels and poor seating to watch tv in the 3rd floor living room. Also, there is no dining area and the noise from the street is bad at night. It has been recently renovated and it shows as the rooms are quite nice for what you are paying. The people are very nice and we felt as though we had alot of privacy. Very convenient subway access too!

Wonderful B&B

5 on June 27, 2008

The Lotus Place is a very nice place. The location is good. You can reach subway in 5 minutes, you can have a jogging to Harvard Sqaure everyday for exercise, you can enjoy a very good hosting at Lotus Place. I highly recommend Lotus Place to you, really a nice place to live in Cambridge.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

Lotus Suite

Suite located on private floor. Two bedrooms (1 King bed plus 1 Queen bed) and has its own private bathroom (with jacuzzi tub), balcony, living area and fully equipped kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Lotus Room

Queen sized bed with private bathroom. Accommodates couples.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

Nightly Rate: $99 - $169

Signature Room

Queen sized bed plus single bed and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Visit Website


Location Type

BOSTON, MIT, Harvard, 4 block to T, Airport, City, Downtown


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 5 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, MIT, Harvard University, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Shopping

Visit Website


  • Check In:: After 2PM
  • Check Out:: Before 12PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is due at the time of check in.
  • Cancellations: Updated Policy as of 2010 Reservations canceled two week prior to check in date will receive a full refund. Reservations canceled less than two week prior to check in date will incur a cancellation fee equal to the first nights charge.



Jon and Amy

Languages spoken

Chinese, Taiwanese, English

Visit Website




  • Time Served: self-serve
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


208 Prospect St. , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Give the gift of a getaway!