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Whitman House

17 Worcester Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)
67 Reviews
$130 - $295
per night

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Enjoy Your Trip to Cambridge and Boston with Us! Rate Adjustments occur with Seasons, look at our website for a breakout, or explore availability to see the change. Don't worry we do the comparisons to ensure they are reasonable with everywhere else in the city and lower than the hotels. 15 minute walk from both Harvard and MIT, 3 minute walk to the local subway One stop to either Harvard or MIT and three stops to the Heart of Boston. We have been personally involved in community affairs for 26 years and glad to be your conduit to the cities of Boston and Cambridge. No Extra Taxes Free off street parking on site, Free wireless internet, Private bathrooms available, and a flexible breakfast schedule; This is a beautiful place that we wish you to enjoy, share and experience to its fullest as you conduct your stay. Please see our full site for the rest of the story Then be sure to Call Us Directly for any questions, comments, requests and bookings. Thank you and Enjoy!

Rooms & Rates

Blue Room

The Blue Room is our huge first floor room with a queen sized bed, tons of floor space, a leather recline chair, in room entertainment center including a TV with premium cable, DVD player, and access to our huge DVD Library. The room has a personal dedicated bathroom just across the hall for room use only. The room has a handmade cashmere rug and as everywhere in the house wireless internet access.

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

Nightly Rate: $170-$185

Green Room

The Green Room is a perfect second floor getaway with a King Sized Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress. The room has a brand new flat screen TV complete with DVD, premium cable and access to our DVD library. The room has access to wireless internet, as throughout the house and has a wired access point in the room. A shared bathroom with glass fronted shower and whirlpool is just across the hallway, which is shared with only one other guest room on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150-$170

Gold Room

The Gold Room is our second floor master bedroom featuring a King Sized bed and en-suited private bathroom in the room just beyond the walk through closet. The room also features an in room entertainment center with a flat screen TV with premium cable, DVD player, and access to our DVD library. As everywhere in the house the room has access to wireless internet and a wired access point in the room. The bathroom has a glass fronted shower door, and walk in tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170-$195

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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Great place to stay in Boston

5 on April 13, 2014

Would definitely stay here again. We loved our hosts and the bed in our room was very comfortable.

Wonderful stay

4.8 on April 10, 2014

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Whitman House and found the hospitality and rooms very accommodating. Very clean and tasteful decor. Location was perfect for our visit to Cambridge.

Like living at home

5 on March 05, 2014

I had a wonderful time at the Whitman Inn. David and Robert made me feel like family in a good way. The inn is particularly beautiful, very confortable, modern with a soul. Robert is the architect behind it. The refrigerator is full of healthy stuff for you to eat. David is the public relations guy. They not only offered the amenities of the inn but they drove me over in the middle of blizzard conditions to the theater where my son was performing . The inn is located just two blocks from Mass. Ave. with shops and restaurants and 3 blocks from the subway entrance. Very convenient. I'd stay there again when I'm coming back to Boston. Great people. For a woman traveling by herself I felt very safe here.

A stay for a meeting

3.0 on November 15, 2013

Everything was ok, breakfast was superb! However, I found the daily rate a bit more expensive than I'd have quoted. Anyway, an address to warmly recommend to visit Harvard and Boston

Enjoyable, quiet and safe stay

4.4 on October 27, 2013

Whitman House is the best B&B I have been in the United States. The house is very beautiful and clean, the location convenient within a quiet and safe area. The owners made everything possible to make you feel welcomed.

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Location Type

Harvard and MIT, Airport, City, Downtown


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Cab, Subway, or rented car.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Harvard and MIT, The Freedom Trail and Duck Tour, Museums of Science, Art, Natural History, 30 Minutes to Walden Pond, DeCordova Sculpture Park, Gerhy, Steven Holl, and Machado buildings, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Noon Check-Out with option to store luggage, Large DVD Library, Chargeable Charlie Cards, Free On site Off Street Parking, Wireless Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: inquire with innkeeper
  • Cancellations: 7 day prior notice required in winter, 30 day prior notice remainder of year. Winter is December, Jan, Feb.



David & Robert

Languages spoken

Greek, English, French

About the innkeepers

David is a mathematician who founded two nonprofits one in India the other which worked in Malawi. He founded He is well-traveled, and enjoys culture, local history. Feel free to ask about local history... as a former Northeastern professor, he has many interesting stories! David's partner Robert is a Harvard scholar and architect. Feel free to chat with them... they love people!

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: flexible
  • Serving Location: Luna Cafe close by, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

chicken a la marsala

Details Diamond Collection

17 Worcester Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)

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