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The Mary Prentiss Inn

Cambridge, MA 02140 USA (Show map)
26 Reviews
$129 - $289
per night

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Experience our historic town by staying in a house whose family was part of early 17th century Cambridge history. Over 150 years ago The Mary Prentiss Inn was a county estate. Built in neoclassic Greak Revival style with monumental pilasters-a full front porch adorned with fluted columns & Ionic capitals. Today it is set in an urban landscape with renowned universities, museums, theaters, bookstores, shops and resturants just footsteps away. Relax in casual elegance. The Inn's 20 rooms, all with private bath, feature four-poster and cannonball beds. Each room is unique with a variety of amenities-exposed beams, pine floors, shutters, wallpaper, and furnished with one of a kind antiques. Many rooms have recently been refurbished and some feature working fireplaces and large soaking jacuzzi tubs.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

This room has high ceilings, a queen size four poster bed, a large antique secratarian desk, wing chair with side tables, closet and a large bathroom. Check in time is 3:00 pm and Check out time is 11:00 am.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Standard Queen

Queen bed with private bathroom.

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

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.1

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Cambridge at its best

5 on January 24, 2014

We spent 3 wonderful days in the Longfellow room. It felt like we were visiting a family friend or relative. We might even have felt Henry's presence. Jean and Doug

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

4.4 on March 14, 2013

We had a wonderful experience! The staff was exceptional and helped out whenever we had questions or needs!


4.6 on February 08, 2013

The hotel was well situated for our Boston trip. The staff were friendly, and helpfull. Our room was clean and spacious. A perfect stay from beginning to end. We will never stay anywhere else.

Enjoyed our one nice stay

5 on July 17, 2012

great room with separate entrance. Nice having parking available. Great location for visiting our son, daughter-in-law and new gradson. Staff was very helpful.


5 on November 15, 2011

Everything was quite wonderful for our recent stay. The rooms were spacious and the food delicious. The only drawback is that a guest checked out quite early (4 a.m. or so) and slammed the door quite hard and woke us up! That was not the fault of the Inn, but rather a guest who doesn't know his own strength. I would definitely recommend this B & B!

Georgians visit Harvard

4.6 on August 29, 2010

Though our room was a bit small, the garden terrace and quaint dining rooms extended our space nicely. The walk to Harvard Square to see our son was easy; the location is great!

Great for a Harvard visit

3.2 on June 11, 2010

We have stayed here before and it more than met our expectations but this time we had a small room. Loved the cookies in the afternoon and the tea and coffee.

Great place to stay!

5 on March 03, 2010

Homey and comfortable B&B for a great price. The staff was helpful and friendly. When I needed to stay an extra night, they gave me a great price. The room was spacious and beautiful. It was in a great neighborhood that was convenient to restaurants,and other attractions. The breakfast was great. I'll be happy to return to this B&B.

cozy comfort in the New England freeze

3.8 on January 15, 2010

we stayed at the Mary Prentiss Inn just for an overnight. The rooms were clean and really cozy. it was nice to arrive in the evening to a fire roaring in the living area fireplace. The breakfast was really tasty and the staff was friendly. I've recommended the inn to my friend who lives nearby for her relatives that come to visit.

could be exceptional

3.6 on December 27, 2009

Beautiful architecture, lovely furnishings, fantastic location for a visit to Boston! Loved the cookies and coffee/tea in the afternoon, and the coffee available in the morning before breakfast was served. No breakfast earlier that 7:30 was not "client friendly" for early risers like us. Front desk personnel were not engaging (some spoke only limited English). The room was nice but arranged awkwardly with a head banger post alongside the bed and TV off to the side so it was hard to view. The holiday decorations were beautiful, but a fire was lit and soft music was on only once in a three day stay. With a bit more effort on the part of the staff to be more welcoming and attention to little details (like keep the fire going in winter with soft music), this would be a standout.

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Location Type



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

Directions to property:

Follow signs for Sumner Tunnel to Rt. 93 north to Storrow drive west to harvard Sq. Right on JFK St. Turn right go through Harvard Sq., bear left to Massachusetts Ave. 1/2 mile turn right on Garfield St. (Gulf station, left on Oxford St., left on Prentiss St. to #6

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Fenway Park, Hynes Convention Center, Downtown Boston, Harvard University, Lesley University, Tuft's University, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Secretarial services, Wi-Fi , Tea Time with Freshly Baked Cookies, Complimentary Parking, Return Guest Gifts and Upgrades, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar

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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: All children are welcome, 1 portable crib available & cots
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on some weekends three nights on some graduations
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night room rate required to guarentee reservation.
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel for any reason we must receive your cancellation at least 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date in order to receive a refund of your deposit. Cancellation less that 14 days prior to your arrival will result in a forfeit of your one night deposit. Specific room requests can not be guaranteed but every effort will be made to honor them. There are occasions when guests have to be moved so please be understanding.



Jennifer Fandetti, innkeeper

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Full Gourmet & Deluxe Continental

  • Time Served: 7:30AM - 10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Outside on our private deck (weather permiting), Breakfast/dining area

Details Diamond Collection

6 Prentiss Street , Cambridge, MA 02140 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase