Irving House At Harvard

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Irving House At Harvard

Irving House At Harvard

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Map
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarvard University3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHarvard Square11 min walk
  • Popular LocationMassachusetts Institute of Technology3 min drive
  • AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)19 min drive

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About this area

Cambridge

Irving House At Harvard is located in Mid-Cambridge, a neighborhood in Cambridge, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Museum of Science and Berklee College of Music are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at TD Garden, or consider Encore Boston Harbor for a night out.

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 3 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 3 min drive
  • Boston University - 9 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 11 min walk
  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • Darwin's LTD - 2 min walk
  • Bergamot - 7 min walk
  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - 9 min walk
  • Grafton Street Pub and Grill - 9 min walk
  • Cafe Sushi - 9 min walk

About this property

Irving House At Harvard

Eco-friendly Cambridge bed & breakfast in Mid-Cambridge, walk to Harvard University
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free breakfast (local cuisine) and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and a library are onsite.
Irving House At Harvard offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and complimentary newspapers. 15-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Cambridge bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages spoken

Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Washer/dryer

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Washer and dryer

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Tax ID - C0015050490
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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
Irving House At Harvard Cambridge
Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast
Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 450 out of 980 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 356 out of 980 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 109 out of 980 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 49 out of 980 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 980 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and quiet. Great location. Second or third floor might be better than the fourth floor... Lots of steps.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient and pleasant way to stay near Harvard. Very expensive by my standards but probably par for the neighborhood.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A little tired and quirky but charming, comfortable convenient to Cambridge, with great staff. We like places like this.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good breakfast, great, walkable area with public park and library across the street. Accepting environment and helpful, friendly staff. Easy to feel relaxed and comfortable at Irving House.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
As hoped: clean, compact, and convenient to Harvard Square. Staff were efficient and friendly. My only frustration was the wifi signal, adequate in the lounge but totally useless in my own room.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rooms are simple and there is not an elevator so you have to carry luggage up 2 or 3 flights of stairs. Excellent breakfast, snacks available which was very nice. Livingroom with an accessible computer, outside areas to sit, very accommodating, easy check in and out, great location near Harvard, shops and restaurants. Convenient to subway into Boston.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Wonderful place so clean and great location Yummy breakfast and polite service
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good accommodation. Shared bathrooms.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
This facility is in an excellent location. It has much-needed parking, although not super easy to get into. It is very quiet all the time, even at meals, either no one spoke or they whispered. I had not read carefully enough to understand there are shared bathrooms. It turned out to not be an issue because there were two on my floor and I always found one open. The room was only slightly larger than my walk-in closet, I could not open both suitcases at one time, but I made it work. It has a charm, I felt safe and I enjoyed it. Breakfast was very good.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed in a private room with shared bathroom - the private room was small but sufficient for a single traveller, with a desk to work at and a bed next to a window overlooking the street. The shared bathroom was never occupied when I wanted to use it. The breakfast spread was decent, and coffee was available throughout the day. Very well located as well, and good value-for-money!
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022