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“a peaceful stay”
Review of Parkside on Ellery

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Parkside on Ellery
Ranked #5 of 20 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“a peaceful stay”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

A comfortable, generous room with a great view looking out onto the park of Cambridge's public library. Within easy walking distance of central Cambridge, Harvard yard, restaurants and shopping at Inman Square, and scenic Cambridge. Parking in this neighborhood is a challenge but the host provided us with a temporary permit. A personable and attentive host. Small fridge a great plus, good internet access, firm bed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Westcliffe, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

An excellent, quiet Cambridge location across the street from the grounds of the library. Five or ten minute walk to Harvard. Everything is just about perfect in the room on the top floor: clean, good bed and everything in good shape. For those who like to socialize, there is no common area. Coffee is good, but breakfast is minimal: English muffins or pretty good muesli. Breakfast rules are rigid. Nothing before 7:30 and don't ask for an exception. I sure do recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Marion, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here during our honeymoon and it was fantastic. From location to value to amenities, Parkside has it all. It lays right on the edge of the Harvard campus and it is about a 10 minute walk to the nearest T station. The best part is the walk is through Harvard Yard which is a travel experience in itself. Parking was not an issue, and it was free! With its location there was no reason to drive anywhere...public transit was the best option.

The value is unbeatable. I searched for hotels in downtown Boston and the price was usually double or more. The Parkside offers a large bed, plenty of room (in the Cambridge room), a clean bathroom, and easy access to the city for a great price. I don't know why anyone would pay to stay at a larger hotel, and have to pay for parking.

We stayed during a warm streak in Boston, and David (the owner) made sure that the A/C was going well in advance and our room was the perfect temperature when we arrived. He also provided lots of valuable information for us regarding attractions, restaurants, transportation, etc. He was a great host, and gave us our privacy but was available to help whenever we needed something.

Room Tip: Cambridge room has breakfast delivered by crank elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

This was just a perfect place to stay while attending a seminar at Harvard. Private entrance with lovely gardens just outside, walking distance to the university and local restaurants. My room --the Scholar -- was all that I could ask for, quite reasonable and David was the perfect host .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Louisville, ky
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We stayed for Harvard's graduation. The price was very reasonable compared to the nearby hotels, the location was easily within walking distance of campus, the host was friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed relaxing with breakfast in our clean and well decorated rooms. I love the personal attention a bed and breakfast provides as well as the homey environment. I highly recommend Parkside on Ellery.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I stayed in the Scholar room which is in the basement. It has a loud dehumidifier. Breakfast was English Muffin, Orange Juice and coffee delivered to the room. It is better when you stay in a B&B when there is a breakfast room. The worst thing was that I was gone all day and when I returned the bed wasn't made, the towels were on the floor. If this is #2 B&B, I wonder what #3 was like.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Charming, comfortable & clean. Truly felt like I was coming "home" in the evenings. Great location & wonderful host. Enjoyed the uniqueness of breakfast delivered via dumbwaiter to my room at exactly the time I requested.

Room Tip: I stayed in the Cambridge room and found it delightful--spacious,light & airy--lots of windows j...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Parkside on Ellery
Address: 74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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Ranked #5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
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Hotel Class:3 star — Parkside on Ellery 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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