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“Beautiful Inn - Loved staying in Cambridge!”
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Mary Prentiss Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful Inn - Loved staying in Cambridge!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Loved our stay at the Mary Prentiss Inn! The staff was friendly and accommodating, always happy to give us suggestions for restaurants or directions. Our room was comfortable and beautiful. We sat on the patio every morning and enjoyed our delicious breakfast. We requested gluten-free choices for my daughter and they were happy to provide this for her. The location is perfect - close to many great restaurants, Harvard Square, and Porter Square Subway Station. We had a memorable week in Boston and enjoyed our stay at Mary Prentiss Inn.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here after a week in Maine, and the Mary Prentiss was a great place to stay in Cambridge. The room we had was a garden rough, and though small, was well-appointed with a jacuzzi tub and a working fireplace. The furnishings all looked nice and the room was very clean. Our only issue was with parking - which is a problem in Cambridge. However, the staff of the Inn helped us with these issues in a prompt and courteous manner. We look forward to visiting the Mary Prentiss Inn again next summer!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The Mary Prentiss Inn is adorable and comfortable. The breakfast and afternoon tea add the perfect touch to make a stay luxurious without being extravagant. And the location is in a charming area of Cambridge, convenient to Harvard and Porter Squares. It is definitely my favorite place to stay when visiting Cambridge.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed at the Mary Prentiss Inn for 3 night while we were visiting Boston. It's located walking distance from the subway and Harvard Square which was very convinient. Our room was beautiful right down to the trim in the bathroom made from pieces of old tea cups. The breakfasts were fantastic! And the afternoon tea was a lovely surprise - don't miss out on that when you stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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West Islip, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our daughter is living in Cambridge and we wanted something in her neighborhood. We were very happy with our stay and the convenience to our daughter. She joined us for delicious breakfasts at a nominal fee. Our was was very comfortable and clean, right next to the front door and surprisingly very quiet. The attention to detail was greatly appreciated. Rooms were beautifully decorated and elegant. Staff was exceptionally helpful and cheerful.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed at this B&B for 3 nights in May 2014 while visiting Boston. The Inn is located within walking distance of a T stop (5 min) and about 15 min walk from Harvard Square. We found it convenient to take to the train to downtown Boston and to Fenway. (I would be more hesitant about the location in colder weather.) Rooms are comfortable and charming, but not particularly luxurious. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was exceptionally clean. The included breakfast was great. There are several restuarants close by and a Rite Aid across the street for any forgotten toiletries. I would stay again if back in the Boston, Cambridge are.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here when we were visiting Boston. It is located on a quiet residential street, just off Massachusetts Ave., which is packed full of restaurants and any other thing you may need including medicines.It is at a walking distance from the train station. We usually took the train to Boston instead of driving, to avoid parking hassles.

The room we had was absolutely charming, and I never slept better on any hotel bed than I did on theirs. The bathroom was well stocked and very clean.

They serve breakfast and an evening tea for all guests. The breakfast was different everyday and delicious. There were different cookies or cakes to go with the evening tea. We went in November and really enjoyed the fireplace they had going in the parlour.

The staff are friendly and eager to help, whether you need directions or a delayed check out. Also, if you find a good deal on a third party site, they are willing to price match even if you book directly with them.

If you are in the Cambridge/Boston area, I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mary Prentiss Inn

Property: Mary Prentiss Inn
Address: 6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mary Prentiss Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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