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Irving House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • free Wi-Fi
  • good location and price
  • coffee, tea, and pastries are available until 10 pm

    Cons

  • parking spaces are first-come, first-served
  • some rooms with shared baths
  • four floors are not served by elevator

Irving House Review

On a residential street three blocks from Harvard Square, this four-story gray clapboard B&B is a bargain. It has two small porches, hardwood floors, and Oriental carpets, making it homier than a hotel, and there's a real sense of conviviality among guests, mostly Europeans and visiting parents or professors. The inn maintains a giving library, which means you can take home that book you didn't quite finish. The small, superclean rooms are recently refurbished with bright new paint, flatscreen TVs, and original art. The limited off-street parking is a real coup in car-clogged Cambridge. So is the green and guilt-free solar thermal water-heating system. As a nice added touch, the Irving House will mail postcards anywhere free of charge.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Irving St., Cambridge, MA 02138 | Map It
  • Phone: 617/547–4600; 877/547–4600
  • Website:
  • Metro Harvard.
  • Location: Cambridge

    Hotel Details

  • 44 rooms, 29 with bath.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-11-2013

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