One of the statements in the guestbook hits really close to the mark. "Whitman House is not like staying with friends, it IS staying with friends!"
Whitman House was recommended to us by a friend in the area. The house interior is very neat and tidy, and the rooms are spotless. The main lounge area is spacious yet cozy, and the host David is very friendly and a great person to chat with. I also noticed some nice washing machines and dryers, although we did not use them. Sadly during our visit we weren't able to hang out and chat more. Also, for a location so close to the heart of Cambridge and MIT, it is very easy on the wallet. If that wasn't already enough reason, Whitman House is run as a non-profit for Search For A Cure (HIV/AIDS research).
The only thing a little bit lacking was the continental breakfast, which was a little bit on the light side (they do provide gluten-free and other allergen-free fare though it seems). However, with the variety available around Cambridge, it is not a very large problem.
Overall, I would rate Whitman House 9/10, so I'm rounding up. It is a fantastic little bed and breakfast with great company and facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Though our Bed and Breakfast has been newly renovated, we think of the Whitman House as an established Cambridge residence, inn, and guesthouse. We are a 15 minute walk from both Harvard and MIT, or a 3 minute walk to the Central Square Red Line subway which gets you to the heart of either in one stop and the Heart of Boston in three. We have been personally involved in community affairs for over 26 years and glad to be your conduit to the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Beginning with no taxes, free off street parking on site, wireless internet, private bathrooms, and a flexible breakfast schedule; there is nothing you could need that isn't approachable in one way or another. This is a beautiful place that we wish you to enjoy, share and experience to its fullest as you conduct your stay. Please see the rest of our site for the full picture. Then be sure to Call Us Directly or email for any questions, comments, requests and bookings. Thank you and Enjoy! ... more less
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