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Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge

3-star3 stars
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

City-center B&B within walking distance of Semitic Museum
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 326 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice

Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge

from $85
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)
  • Family Room
  • Single Room, Shared Bath
  • Room
  • Basic Double or Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

What’s around Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge


  • In Mid-Cambridge
  • Semitic Museum - 5 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Harvard University - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 34 min walk
  • Boston University - 42 min walk
  • Kendall Square - 34 min walk
  • Harvard Law School - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 19 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 27 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Boston North Station - 6 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 7 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 11 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 21 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Extended parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1893
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

  • Harvard Irving House
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast Cambridge
  • Irving House
  • Irving House Harvard
  • Irving House Harvard B&B
  • Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 274 reviews

Good 6.0
Look elsewhere
Convenient to Harvard, however the tiny closet of a room was unfortunate. The house is very old and one can hear the snoring from the next room. As far as the breakfast part of their B& B, It’s atrocious
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Grazyna, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
not for couples
This was a friendly and helpful hotel and the staff were great. This is not a couples hotel.. Our room would have been fine if there had been one of us. We could barely get around the bed and with our luggage as well (we didn't even bring most of it from the car) it was an impossible squeeze. We are not an overly large couple but of us are quite tall. It felt like my daughters student room - actually she had more space. Very expensive for the size. Nice breakfast though. Would only recommend to a single visitor.I understand that all the rooms are small - this should be made clear on the website then you may get better overall reviews
Maura, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good place within walking distance of Harvard
This is basically a "rooming house" style, whose main attraction is its extreme closeness to Harvard. It has a front desk, so you can check in easily. Shared bathrooms, but the arrangement is pretty decent. Each floor has perhaps 8-10 rooms, and there are two full baths and 1 WC per floor. Breakfast was great, with several options and reasonable quality. The staff were attentive and helpful. It's an older building, but the inside is clean.
Frank, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Worn out and over-priced
Irving house is not really a B&B. It's just a tired old cambridge apartment building that rents rooms and has a tasty breakfast in the basement. It doesn't offer any of the charm, interest, or personal attention you'd expect from a B&B. It has the feel of a super over-priced hostel. Sure, the location is great being only steps from Harvard Square, but it's not particularly nice or updated. If you know anyone who lives in cambridge, save your money and stay with them. The accommodations will be about the same and you'll get to spend since time with a friend.
us1 night business trip

Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge

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