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A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
Ranked #17 of 21 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 June 2012

The house is lovely and the guest rooms are charming - obviously furnished with love, care and thought for the comfort of guests. From the moment you walk through the front door you have the undivided attention of the owners of the B and B. They couldn’t be more solicitous. They not only help with getting around in Boston, but take a very keen interest in all your doings. They obviously enjoy their guests. Breakfast time was great not only because of the quality of the meal, but also the chat around the table. The location of the B and B is excellent for exploring both Cambridge and Boston – the subway is just five minutes’ walk away. When I am next in Boston I will stay here!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Very nice place to stay, very well located, 5 minutes of walk from Harvard and from the subway.
Rooms are clean and the innkeeper and her assistant were very nice. Breakfast was great. Met very interesting people there. Innkeeper was good to start conversation with other residents. It is sure that it is a share bathroom, but we didn't have problem using it and it was very clean. Would recommand it for sure, don't understand the bad critics.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

If you enjoy exposing yourself to a more in depth tourist experience then a stay at Doane and Karen's Lovely home should bring you just that. Tasty breakfast with a hint of homemade goodness on every plate, allow time for conversation to blossom and be amazed at all the inside knowledge you may find out from two wise locals. Very comfortable, pleasant stay. Thank you.

John Chambers

Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Doane and Karen were most gracious and helpful in arranging a room and pleasant stay in their home -- B&B. Their accommodations are typical of old Victorian homes with comfortable, spaciouls rooms,and without the quick in and out features and acres of parking as with the chains. That suited us fine. Breakfast was home made and delicious especially the company of Doane and Karen who joined us. All in all it served a perfect setting for my daughter and I to explore the Cambridge neighborhoods and Harvard SQ before she start a summer study program.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

Ok. Let's not knock it completely. The owners are good people - friendly & kind. But I owe it to my fellow travellers to give you an idea of what to expect. If you think you're paying the price for a clean, modern, airy, well-managed B&B... well, think again. Rather, the words: musty, overcrowded, and dated come to mind. The best thing about the place is its location. But I gotta be honest and say I wouldn't even return for that.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

Sounded nice on the website.... DO NOT believe everything you read! It reminded me of a run down boarding house. Dumpy rooms and a dumpy bathroom (1 for the whole house). On top of that, it was not the cleanest or tidiest place I have EVER seen! The outside looked unmaintained and unloved. We walked out upon inspection, it was a deal breaker. ALWAYS read all the reviews before making you decision!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

I stayed here overnight with my daughter when we were in town for college visits. It was nice to stay somewhere that felt like a home, not a hotel. We were made to feel very at home, and made ourselves cups of tea whenever we wanted in the kitchen. Sue made us a great breakfast in the morning. The location is great - very close to Harvard and Harvard Square.

Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 1657 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range: £150 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two short blocks from Harvard Yard, our 1897 Colonial Revival triple decker home features high speed internet, great beds and breakfast, and afternoon tea when you wish it. Our hospitality and local knowledge by long time Cantabridigians is well known. We promote green practices and sustainability including solar PV on our roof. We care about our community, give back to homeless service agencies and promote Local First. We have an ever changing art gallery of local art work. Our three bedrooms are on the third floor sunny and light with nine foot ceilings and share a bath. Dressing gowns, a basket for your toiletries, hair dryer and a full length mirror and handheld mirror, and good writing desks are in your room. NO smoking ever! AC is available in season as is a back porch surrounded by trees. We recommend free public transportation. Explore Harvard, MIT, the many museums, theaters and scores of fine restaurants a short walk away. Boston Common, Boston Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Symphony orchestra are twenty to thirty minutes away by public transportation. We have guidebooks for you to use and a little library of history, poetry and literature. ... more   less 
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