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Whitman House

17 Worcester Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)
4.5
70 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!

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.2

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Quintessential Cambridge

5 on October 28, 2014

Location, location, location! Whitman House Inn is in the heart of vibrant history sandwiched between Harvard U. and MIT. The neighborhood is a quaint and eclectic area that crosses between bohemian and intellectual. Dining venues within walking distance are superb - especially Craigie on Main and The Cellar. The hosts are kind, fun, intelligent and a wealth of knowledge, stories and humor. The breakfast was plentiful, delicious and was quite the variety. The home itself is understated, yet refined. It was minimalist, yet appointed with nice luxuries. I hope to come back time and time again!


Amazing stay!

5 on September 13, 2014

I ended up at Whitman House because my airbnb was cancelled and it turned out to be an incredible stay!!! I am really happy of this last minute change. The rooms are really cosy, Robert and David friendly and welcoming, and the area is convenient.


Best B&B in Boston/Cambridge

5 on July 22, 2014

Spent 4 days in May, 2014. Excellent location. Close to subway and local dining. Robert & David are excellant inn keepers. We rented the whole B&B for attending a wedding. Parking was included with the room. Much better than staying in any nearby hotel. The innkeepers let us host a small reception after the ceremony and before the formal reception. Had great conversations and talked about many social issues. Look forward to them coming out to California so we can meet up with them. All the rooms are as pictured. Great accommedations. Many breakfast items layed out so that we could eat at our leisure.


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.


Spoiled at The Whitman House

4.6 on September 19, 2013

I recently stayed at The Whitman while attending an Open Hardware Summit at MIT --the fun started as soon as I got off the train. David and Robert insisted on picking me up and hauling me off to lunch. It was such a great way to get to know them and to get a preview of Cambridge. Both are playful, and once we arrived at the house, Robert insisted on giving me the tour -- which is only appropriate since he is the architect genius behind the clean lines and tasteful art (check out the lamps!) Keep in mind this house is as adorable as anything you will see on "This Old House". Everything is absolutely spotless, and as someone who is pretty OC, I really appreciate it. This is not just someone's home; it is a true bed and breakfast complete with an entire closet, set of drawers, flat-screen TV, and set of keys. I was only here for two nights, but I could have easily been comfortable for a month. A friend who was also attending the summit booked a room as well, but the second night was not available for her, so I insisted she stay in my room. Even though my room was small, David and Robert inflated a comfy air mattress and had it set up in no time complete with comforters. It was really a life saver and enabled us to spend more time together. This is all great, but what I liked the most about my stay was the late nights with David and Robert. If you are an intuitive/feeling person, you know what I mean. Sometimes you just meet people and it is as if they have been your best friends for an eternity. They open their lives to you, but it's your choice whether you want to be part of it. Choose wisely. ¿ I never thought a silly bed and breakfast would turn into a friendship, but life is crazy that way. So, go have fun and explore Cambridge -- everything is walkable. But hurry home, because if you are lucky, you may sneak a peek at Robert's new plans for the carriage house or catch David practicing karaoke on his IPad.


Comfortable home in Cambridge

3.8 on September 14, 2013

The Whitman House is a quiet, comfortable place to stay while you are visiting Cambridge/Boston. It's an easy 15 minute walk to Harvard Square with its shops and restaurants, and an even shorter walk to Massachusetts St and the "T" stop to catch a train straight into Boston. The hosts of this charming B&B are friendly but not intrusive. The king bed in our room was quite comfortable. We will stay here again!


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Rooms & Rates

Green Room

The Green Room is on the second floor with a king sized memory foam mattress and granite topped counter top desk. The room has a custom made headboard, cable TV with dvd, wireless internet (as throughout the house), and shared bathroom just across the hall with glass fronted jacuzzi tub that is shared with the room right next to it.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Blue Room

This room contains a queen sized bed, plenty of room for storing clothing, flatscreen television with cable, wireless internet, alarm clock, and a private dedicated bathroom that is just downt he hall. The statue in the room is a repro from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts collection, and there are unique South African postcards on the wall. It is a sunny, friendly, large room you will find quiet, comfortable and you have the ability to change its temperature from zoned central heating and AC at any time. You can also relax in an original Ames chair if you desire.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Gold Room

The gold room is our master suite located on the second floor away from the fuss of the open kitchen and fire warmed living area hosting a private bath in the room, king sized memory foam mattress, flat screen tv with premium cable and dvd player, and plenty of privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Red Room

The Red Room is on the second floor, it has a queen sized bed and granite counter topped side tables and desk built into the room. There is a flat screen TV with cable/DVD, and a large closet for storage in the room. The Red Room shares a bathroom with the Green Room which is right next door. The bathroom is just across the hall with a glass fronted shower and jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Location

Location Type

Harvard and MIT, Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

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

Directions to property:

15 minutes walking distance to Harvard Square, five minutes to M.I.T., ten minutes by subway to downtown Boston, 20 minutes by foot to the Hynes Auditorium-- close to everything!

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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 searchforacure.org. 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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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

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

Signature Dish

chicken a la marsala


Details

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

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