Morrison House Bed & Breakfast

221 Morrison Avenue , Somerville, MA 02144 USA (Show map)


Homey, tranquil, and friendly lodging in conveniently located, vibrant Davis Square. The nearby subway stop provides quick and easy access to the entire Boston area. Walk to great restaurants, shops and entertainment. Five ultra-clean guest rooms have queen or king beds, wide-screen cable TVs and DVD players, wireless internet, individual heating and cooling controls, and a host of other comforts and details. Most rooms have ensuite baths. Parking (by advance reservation), use of a computer and printer, and home-baked pastries are just a few of the free amenities we offer. Tourists often find that our Somerville location is more convenient than many B&Bs with Boston or Cambridge addresses. In addition to tourists, we cater to those who have business with nearby colleges and companies, those in search of entertainment or a getaway, and friends and relatives of local residents. All are welcome in our beautiful, updated 1870 historic home



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Christmas Stay

5 on December 30, 2014

A wonderful stay during the Christmas holidays. Everything about our visit was perfect. Ed and Leslie from Winterville, GA.

Cozy & Comfortable

5 on July 06, 2014

The Morrison House is a great place to feel at home when you're away from home! A wonderful alternative to busy, impersonal hotels! We highly reccomend staying there. Dave and Cathy in North Carolina

family trip to Boston area

5 on September 14, 2013

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast to stay at in the Boston area. Rooms are nice with a good breakfast.

We'll be back.

5 on September 11, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at the Morrison House. Our room was clean and charming, we so enjoyed meeting the other guests at breakfast, and it was fun area that was surprising quiet at night. Ronald and Linde are fine hosts and excellent bakers. We'll be back. Art and Kristy, East Lansing, MI.

Great Location

5 on August 06, 2013

The Morrison House is located just outside of Davis Sq. Far enough away, tucked on a quiet side street that allows you to leave the windows open and listen to crickets at night or birds in the morning without hearing traffic and bar patrons at 1am. Close enough that if you want an ice cream at 11:30 at night, it's a five minute walk to JP Licks. Or if you want a Dunkin' Donuts coffee at's a less than a ten minute walk. David Sq has a lot to offer, with CVS, a gym, bowling, Johnny D's Lounge, and Harvard Sq is a quick train ride as is Boston Common; Morrison House is beautiful; the bathrooms immaculate; breakfasts offered a great variety of choices and I loved that tea and coffee were available all night long. I stayed in the Davis Room and it was quiet and looking out upon a spectacular garden. In the back, is a deck and patio area. It was lovely to take a cup of tea and a book and sit out there midday and relax. I would absolutely stay at Morrison House again given the chance. Irene

Davis Square in July

4.6 on July 24, 2013

We stayed at Morrison House for five days in July when we were visiting friends and family. Our room was clean, cozy and attractively appointed. We enjoyed air conditioning, the patio and the gardens as well as breakfast each morning--the fruit cups and fresh muffins were most welcome. Since it was HOT while we were there, we needed to do some laundry--this was easily arranged and conveniently done. We'd stay here again.

May 8-14,2013

4.2 on May 20, 2013

Ron and Linde were excellent hosts. Breakfast was fresh and on time every day. Rooms were always clean and neat (We stayed in 3 different rooms while we were there). Can't find a better location for Davs square. House is off the main thoroughfares which kept everything quiet at night. We will definitely stay there on our next visit

Excellent place to stay

5 on April 10, 2013

I have stayed here several times now, have been in different rooms and everything has always been top-notch. Thanks, Ron and Linde

very nice B&B

4.6 on August 07, 2012

very nice and clean Bed and Breakfast. Very close to public transportation (5mn on foot) and close to downtown Boston as well. Very helpful hosts.

Highly recommendable

5 on June 13, 2012

The hosts are very kind and helpful. The house is pretty and clean, with freedom to stay relaxed. The atmosphere is friendly and the house is very near to a subway station, buses and restaurants. It is located in a quite neighbourhood with beautiful houses. The breakfast is very good.

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Rooms & Rates

Morrison Room

The spacious Morrison Room features a queen bed, a twin-sized Murphy bed, an antique braided rug, a nearly 9-foot high ceiling, and a lovely en-suite bathroom with shower. Air conditioning, WiFi connections, and a DVD player with premium cable TV provide for all of your modern needs.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $190

Boston Room

Light-filled and exceptionally quiet, this lovely room features a queen bed, an antique secretary, and a flat-panel TV with premium cable service. The cozy en-suite bathroom with shower has a frosted-glass window. With air conditioning, DVD-player, and WiFi, all of your modern needs are provided for. Easy access to the lovely deck.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $190

Davis Room

The sunny and spacious Davis Room features high ceilings and a queen bed plus a single bed. The shared bathroom is spacious, with tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $105 - $160


Ground floor, Large and Luxuious. King bed plus twin Murphy beds. Bath with shower and tub. Additional sink and makeup area outside of bathroom. Air-conditioning. 40" TV with Showtime and DVD player. Five windows. WiFi, fridge, lots of thoughtful touches.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $200

Winter Hill

Ground Floor, sunny, queen bed, ensuite bath with shower, fridge, Air conditioning, 32" TV with Cinemax & DVD player, WiFi, lots of thoughtful touches

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $190

Little Room

Cozy single with all of our amenities as well as 3 windows. Spacious shared bathroom has tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Location Type

2 subway stops from Harvard, 4 subway stops from MIT, 6 subway stops from Boston Common, Steps to Davis Square subway station, Walk to Tufts, Urban


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

By T (subway): Get off at the Davis Square stop on the red-line. Go to the College Ave. (Tufts) exit. Turn right onto College Ave. as you exit the station. Walk up College Ave. approx. two blocks, and, at the flashing yellow light, turn right onto Morrison Ave.(white church). Morrison House is the third house on the left, #221. For driving directions, please call.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer , large, fluffy towels & robes, Deck & Patio, safe storage for your bicycle, Large-Screen TVs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, 12-mile tree-lined bicycle trail runs right by Inn, Bowling, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No cigar/pipe smoking on property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Not child-proofed. Parents must be responsible for toddlers.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Our own cat, Sebastion, does not approve.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Single night stays may occasionally be available, depending on our calendar.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a credit card number for booking.
  • Cancellations: $25 service fee for cancellations. Additionally, you will be charged 50% of total cost for cancellations or shortened stays if under two weeks notice and if we are unable to rebook the room.
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Ronald & Linde

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Ron is a harpsichordist and organist, Linde is a singer. We are also bicyclists, woodworkers, bakers, photographers, and world travelers. Sebastian is our seven-year-old friendly short-haired cat.

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Continental-plus (w. fr. fruit, hb eggs, yogurt)

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00 or flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free, dairy-free

Signature Dish

Blueberry Scones

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