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Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge

3-star3 stars
24 Irving StreetCambridgeMA02138United States of America, 800-491-6126

City-center B&B within walking distance of Semitic Museum
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.0
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Great location
287See all 287 reviews
From 299 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

  • Queen bed, private bath
  • Single bed - shared bath
  • Double - private bath
  • Family Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)
  • Family Room
  • Single Room, Shared Bath
  • Standard Room, Full Bed (Private Bath)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is 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

Other information

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

In the hotel

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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
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
  • Irving House Harvard
  • Irving House Harvard B&B
  • Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge


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.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

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

What’s around Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge


  • Heart of Cambridge
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Boston University - 41 min walk
  • Semitic Museum - 5 min walk
  • Harvard University - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 34 min walk
  • Harvard Law School - 13 min walk
  • Somerville Theatre - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 29 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 36 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 40 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 41 min drive
  • Boston-South Station - 15 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 16 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 17 min drive
  • Central Square Station - 20 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Extended parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 287 reviews

Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge
Friendly and convenient
Very friendly staff, easy check in, great location (easy walk to downtown Cambridge and the T stop). Parking is tight (I have a regular-sized Prius) but doable. One of us found the mattress too hard. The room was light on wall plugs, but it’s a old building, so it’s understandable.
Hamish, us1 night trip
Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge
This is an utterly charming B&B/Inn. Pleasant in a funky Cambridge way. Excellent staff that fits with the vibe. Really good breakfast options (if you're not into very gluggy). Nice sitting room to hang out in. Just steps from Harvard Square and, therefore, close to mass transit too. I lived in Cambridge for many years as a student. This hotel is true to the place. Price is reasonable to very good for a pricey area. And way more charming than other options. Will definitely stay there again if it's available when I'm in the Boston area. The only downside is that it is an older, historic building, built as a private house, so it is not as soundproof as a newer purpose-built hotel and, while there is off-street parking (a must if you have a car in Cambridge), the small parking lot can be a bit nerve-wracking to navigate.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge
Great Place!
Such a great place! Everything was perfect for our weekend stay.
Claire, us2 night trip
Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge
Nice quiet old place
We always stay at Irving House when we have to be in the area. It's old-fashioned, in what is to us a very nice way -- a big old building with small guest rooms on four floors. It's very cozy and quiet, and it puts you in a perfect spot for walking around the city. Parking is free, which is a big plus, but the amount of space is very limited, especially when snow piles are taking up space. We have never been completely unable to park either behind the building or a few doors down. Still, keep that in mind if you have mobility issues, or if you would worry about that.
Jeanne, us2 night trip
Irving House At Harvard, Cambridge
Very Good8.0
Very clean, did not stay long enough to have the food. Friendly helpful staff. Will stay again.
Matthew, us1 night trip

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