Parkside on Ellery

74 Ellery Street , Cambridge, MA 02138 USA (Show map)


Parkside on Ellery in Cambridge, Massachusetts has been described by a guest as having “…all the comforts of home and all the privacy of a hotel”. Built in 1865, this post Civil War Victorian has been renovated for modern comforts. While this B&B in a garden setting maintains a relaxed atmosphere, it is just a ten-minute walk to bustling Harvard Square. The Bed and Breakfast is also perfectly located for university visits, experiencing historic Boston or day trips to quaint Cape Cod. Three unique guestrooms featuring private entrances, private baths, complimentary local telephone service and internet access. The Victorian Room is decorated with American Renaissance period furniture of rosewood and walnut. American and Asian inspired simplicity invites guests to enjoy the treetops in the cheery Cambridge Room. Chinese lions welcome guests to the tranquil, study-like, Scholar Room. A continental breakfast menu offers choices of regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, English muffins with assorted jams and muesli cereal. Breakfast is served in-room. Parking is on-street with a provided permit.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.7

Excellent Location and Comfortable Accommodations

4.8 on May 01, 2017

A quick walk into central Cambridge. Nicely furnished, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast is light but tasty and on-time. A reasonable price compared to local hotels and other B&Bs. Owner does a nice job of making this a great place to stay!

Great location, host and value

5 on April 12, 2017

The location is excellent and priced very reasonably. Lovely homemade continental breakfast and friendly owner. Thumbs up from me!

Loved my stay at the Ellery

4.4 on April 12, 2017

I loved my stay at the Ellery! Our host was wonderful and provided just the right touch of friendly and attentive but also allowing privacy and autonomy. Took his recommendation on what to see and do in Cambridge and had a great trip. Will definitely stay here again!

Pleasant stay in Cambridge

3.4 on March 21, 2017

David is a great host! I enjoyed my stay in the Ellery B&B - the basement room available was basic but made for a great "home base" for my time at Harvard.

Experienced, thoughtful attention to detail

4.4 on January 24, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Parkside on Ellery. From the excellent, easy-to-follow directions for using (free) public transportation that David forwarded before my arrival in Boston to the good-sized room, furnished with antique furniture, to the warm welcome and excellent location, all aspects of my stay were very good. David is a very experienced host and has thought through all the details, including a clever system for ordering and delivering breakfast to each guestroom. Highly recommended.

A great place in Boston

4.8 on October 17, 2016

A clean, comfortable room neat Harvard university. The owener is very knowladgable and willing to help alas hard to get by phone (no cell phone). Nice garden and good location in Cambridge. We enjoyed our stay there. Breakfast was very good and nicely served.

Charming and great location

4.2 on September 30, 2016

It was an amazing experience. David was a friendly host. The location was extraordinary, very close to Harvard. I was in easy walking distance to the campus. The rooms are nicely decorated. I really enjoyed to be there!

Outstanding B&B

5 on June 25, 2016

David was a great host and his knowledge of the area was great too. Bill and Nancy


4.4 on June 12, 2016

excellent B&B from all points of views

Comfortable and well located

4.2 on November 08, 2015

The room we rented at Parkside on Ellery was comfortable and cozy, and the breakfast was simple but delicious and very well presented. The house itself is extremely well located in Cambridge. My only comment is that it would be good to include in the description that the bed is a double; we were expecting something a little bigger.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1, the Victorian

The Victorian Suite is decorated with richly carved furniture made of walnut and rosewood from the American Renaissance period. This B&B suite's warm and welcoming atmosphere is presented in a comfortable Victorian era setting. Enjoy views of Cambridge and our garden from all four windows in the suite.

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

Room 2, the Cambridge

The Cambridge suite provides all the comforts and convenience to help make your stay for the 360th Harvard University Commencement, a memorable event. The Cambridge, in a quiet, rear location, overlooking the tree tops, has a breakfast alcove and provides a tranquil retreat with a king size bed for guests. This light and airy B&B suite contains American and Far East inspired decorations that take you on a world tour. Whether enjoying the views from the room or the pleasantries inside the room, the Cambridge Suite is a choice destination.

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

Room 3, the Scholar

A walk through the garden of Parkside Bed and Breakfast leads you to the private entrance of the Scholar suite which is located on the basement level of the B&B. This suite is warm, serene, and comfortably appointed with Chinese decorative accents and contemporary furniture. The Scholar’s south facing window provides the room with plentiful light and a garden view.

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

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Urban


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

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Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fax Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:30pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of Total Booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or a reduction of the nights booked if made 14 days or more in advance of the arrival date: A $30 service fee is charged. Cancellations or reductions if made less than 14 days in advance of the arrival date: The entire deposit is non-refundable unless the cancelled dates are refilled. In the event the dates are refilled, and to the proportion that they are refilled, the deposit will be returned minus a $30 service fee. Cancellations within 24 hours,in addition to the above, the first night is non-refundable. Cancellations or a reduction of the nights booked at times of Special Events, Commencements, Boston Marathon, Fall Foliage in September & October if made 30 days or more in advance of the arrival date: $100 service fee is charged. If the cancellations or reductions are made less than 30 days: The entire deposit is non-refundable unless the cancelled dates are refilled. In the event the dates are refilled, and to the proportion that they are refilled, the deposit will be returned minus a $100 service fee. See 24 hour above. *One night Cancellation: Payable in advance and non-refundable.
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