Fodor's Expert Review A Cambridge House Inn
2218 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02140, USA, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140, USA See on Map
Just outside Davis and Porter Squares, the original property is a restored 1892 National Register of Historic Places house with has richly carved cherry paneling, a grand fireplace, elegant antiques, and polished wood floors overlaid with Oriental rugs. A sweet Cambridge spot, it embraces both the past and present with half Victorian decor, and half contemporary, allowing guests to choose between old-school B&B charm and contemporary hospitality.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Children must be 6 years or older to stay at the Inn, and there's a $30 extra fee per night.
Rooms in the original inn are done in Victorian-style decor, filled with antiques and fabric-covered walls. Many of them also have beautiful fireplaces, four-poster beds, and canopies. In the newer part, decor is much less frilly with a more contemporary twist; think single-color paint and furnishings. All rooms have cable TV and air conditioning,
Do not attempt to bring your pet to the Inn: there's a $200 fine!
All rooms are equipped with private baths.
There is a den and lounge area, where guests can congregate to drink coffee or chat.
Guess are provided with a free continental breakfast.
The closest T stop is Davis Square on the Red Line, and that's about a 7-minute walk. Porter Square is about 10 minutes away on foot, and Harvard Square isn't terribly close at all. However, there are several bus stops nearby.
There are plenty of wonderful restaurants in Davis and Porter. Yume Wo Kutare (7-minute walk) is a beloved Japanese ramen restaurant so popular you'll find lines out the door in the dead of winter. If you'd prefer to head toward Davis, Posto is a popular spot serving Neapolitan wood-fired pizza (9-minute walk). No matter which was you turn, there are lots of options.
Davis Square is filled with great pubs, like The Burren (7-minute walk), an Irish pub, and Five Horses Tavern (9-minute walk). For a super-divey option, head to the Sligo Pub (7-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
Parking is included in your room rate, which is extremely rare in the area. However, it is limited.