Prospect Place

112 Prospect Street , Cambridge, MA 02139 USA (Show map)


Prospect Place is a wonderful Italianate residence which dates from the mid-Nineteenth cenutry. Conveniently located just a few minutes from major bus and subway lines and only a quick walk to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since opening to guests in 1995, this historic home has been visited by guests from over 20 countries annually. A variety of antiques and oriental rugs create an elegant and warm ambiance. Join us at our peaceful refuge in the midst of a vibrant and bustling city.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Exquisite hosteling

4.2 on May 04, 2016

We travelled for Boston Marathon and had such a great surprise to be guests of this lovely house. Room was super confortable and has a unique location, near to the subway and easy to walk around. Breakfast was our favorite time of the day, we had always delicious food in exquisite china. Eric was so careful to have everything impecable. I would highly recommend this beautiful bed&breakfast.

Perfect Place

4.6 on July 11, 2014

1) Perfect location - close to subway, great restaurants, Boston 2) Wonderful Accommodations - Eric & Judy great Hosts 3) Tasty fresh breakfast and coffee 4)Comfortable Room - Home away from Home


4.8 on April 28, 2014

Very convenient, ideally located minutes away from the subway and from Central square. Staff was very friendly and the atmosphere with Eric and the other guests over the delicious breakfast was a wonderful way to start the day. Very nice room with beautiful decor and very nice details -- not only in the room but in the entire house. Will be coming back! Carmen

Great location at a great price!

5 on October 21, 2013

We just returned after a 10 day stay at the Prospect Place B&B and it was wonderful. Only 2 blocks from the subway and buses. Eric was so helpful to my wife and I with everything. We will be back in the future. Ken O

Excellent Inn; Excellent Innkeeper

4.6 on October 11, 2012

Location is fantastic. Eric the innkeeper was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. If/when we return to Boston, we will absolutely stay at Prospect Place.

Innkeeper Response
We do hear comments almost every week about how convenient our location is to getting around Cambridge and Boston with the subway and bus just a 5 minute walk down the street. We also have a lot of loyal returning guests year-after-year. We sometimes wish we had more rooms to accept all the requests for rooms that we get, but can't possibly accommodate. It's always great to see familiar faces returning.

Nice Inn

3.4 on July 03, 2012

We enjoyed our stay and location very much! The owner and staff were very nice. Steve & Laudi A.

Prospect Place

3.0 on June 01, 2012

Charming old home that is very well located in Cambridge. Good service and lovely breakfast. The furnishings are getting a little tired. No sitting area outside (no porch or patio; backyard inaccessible). Would return for this value.

Innkeeper Response
Glad this guest enjoyed our period bed and breakfast. Being furnished in antiques, things will not look like a modern hotel. For instance, some semi-antique orientals may actually show some wear and patina here and there, but they are the real thing. Also, it should be noted that we, in fact, do have a back porch with table and chairs off the kitchen, which guests are welcome to use for relaxing or eating. Just ask us and we'll be happy to show you.

lovely place, with people who wellcome you by heart

4.4 on April 28, 2012

This is a place that shows you the heart of the owners. You feel imediately wellcomed, they are very wellcoming you. The room is very clean, an old english style as you can find in Great Britain. rooms are reasonable big, in spite of not huge. The facilities work well. The best is the mavolous breakfast, with all what you want including freshly baked cake from the owner. Greatl

Great stay! Not a better deal in Boston!

5 on April 26, 2012

Clean, central location to T and Squares. Quiet, friendly. can't say enough good things. Will stay there each time in Boston.

A very good place to visit Boston and near Harvard

4.4 on April 25, 2012

Un bel endroit, fort partique, à proximité immédiate de Boston (bus direct. 10 mn max) et de Harvard. Chambre confortable avec un grand lit king et une salle de bain très bien équipée. La chambe que nous occupions est en demi sous-sol. La bibliothèque/séjour attenante, est une belle pièce, mais sans ouverture extérieure et nous ne l'avons guère utilisée de ce fait. Mais les autres chambres proposées ne me semblent pas avoir ce défaut Petit déjeuner d'excellente qualité et un hote vraiment sympathique. Le rapport qualité prix est bon et il est difficile de trouver mieux à proximité immédiate de Boston.

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Location Type



Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

1 mile across Charles River from downtown Boston. Contact b&b for specific directions when booking.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children over 9 welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: usually 2 nights, but 1 night OK if available on short notice
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None, except for graduations. Visa or MasterCard necessary to guarantee reservations.
  • Cancellations: $25 cancellation fee, plus one night charged for cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice before reserved dates.



Eric Huenneke

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Resident owners are a classical musician and historical archivist. Very involved with the arts, antiques, decorating and historical restoration.

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  • Time Served: 8-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room