Harvard/MIT double-close location

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Inman St, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

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If this listing is booked, try my other listings for the same rooms in the same property. All listings are for all rooms in a category, either single or double. Listings are not for specific rooms. Like a hotel, WE DO NOT RESERVE specific rooms, but only room categories, either double or single.

Beautiful sunny furnished room in lovely, elegantly restored Victorian townhouse in a very desirable location 6 blocks from MIT and Harvard. THIS PROPERTY IS NOT AN APARTMENT, IT IS A TOWNHOUSE.

Quiet street, 1 block to Central T. The house is in a vibrant area with lots of cool pubs, restaurants, bookstores, art galleries, grocery stores, banks, etc, but on a very quiet side street, so it offers the best of all worlds.

No kitchen or common areas, host not in residence, just a wonderful location, and perfect for those seeking privacy. 1/2 block from Mass Ave., 1 block to MBTA. Wireless internet included, cable TV in each room, free parking subject to availability. There is a large lot a block away, on the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect Street, that is free from 5pm Friday to 7am Monday, and 5pm to 7am weekdays. There is also parking available nearby at 260 and 438 Green Street. On-street meteres are free from 6pm to 8am and Saturday 6pm to Monday 8am.

Perfect for a friendly but focused professional/visiting professor/grad student. Harvard/MIT visiting professors and PhD students often stay here as well. It is a quiet environment, perfect for studying or quiet rest.

Note: confidential key code provided prior to check-in. This is key-access service, host is not in residence. Caretaker nearby and from time to time in residence, always available to respond by phone or text to any problems, issues concerns or requests. Guests wishing interaction with a host would be most comfortable choosing a different accommodation.

We provide a great location and lovely, comfortable, private rooms, no host interaction. NB we have multiple listings, if dates are unavailable on this listing you may try one of the other listings. All listings are for the same rooms. Check-in 6pm, check-out 10am.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This place is nicely located in Cambridge; nearby rail/bus connections, not far from Harvard, etc. It seemed ideal for a spot from which to visit my daughter living up by Harvard Square.
    I had trouble receiving the code for entering the front door, but somehow was able to enter the first of my two nights (I think another tenant opened it). However on the second night, I was absolutely stranded on the porch. I looked up Air B&B's help number and called it, and was told "due to exceptional call volume, you'll be on hold for at least 30 minutes..." It took a total of about 45 minutes before Lailani the help voice was able to supply me with a door code. That was REALLY a bad show! I had also called all the other access numbers I found, to no avail. (But despite that, I was asked via a voicemail at 4:45AM, while I was sleeping in the room, why if I was having a problem, why hadn't I called?)
    Other comments I'd make would be that I couldn't find any cups, paper or otherwise, for water (I usually need a cup for the meds I take), and maybe they were there, but I didn't see any room numbers on the doors.

    April 2014
  • Absolutely disgusting place. Cracks in the walls, stained drapes, and a shower that I was afraid to use due to the filth. Gives AirBNB a bad name.

    October 2013
  • We were not clear about the shared bathroom, in which we initially could not find a light switch. We had to listen to many other guests walking on our floor and overhead--very disconcerting when trying to sleep. And we had to wait our turn in the morning for showers.

    The bed was comfortable, but the comforter was too warm and did not allow for the fact that it wasn't yet cold out.

    October 2013
  • Pretty simple, but spacious, clean and convenient.

    October 2013
  • Super-comfortable stay on a beautiful side street during a hectic Cambridge weekend. Really appreciate the host's efficiency.

    September 2013
  • Perfectly convenient, excellent location, large comfortable room. Almost like staying in a guesthouse, or small motel. The A/C didn't work that well.

    August 2013
  • Overall my cousins who stayed in the room did not have the best experience. First, the house is very old and smells a bit. Second, the room didn't match the room in the photo at all. Third, my cousins were not able to use the kitchen (and I assumed that kitchen usage was included). Fourth, on the pre-last day new tenants entered the room where my cousins stayed and told them that they had to move in that day. My cousins had to argue with the new tenants explaining that they would move out next day morning. It turned out that the host may have mistakenly confused our check-out date.
    Among the positive sides, the apartment is very old and thus may appeal to those who love antiquities. Also, the apartment is very conveniently located near Central Sq. between Harvard and MIT.

    June 2013
  • On the day of our arrival, we had problems contacting "John" and could not reach him on either the provided phone numbers, email or airbnb site. At the point where we had been already considering other accommodation options we got a reply through airbnb. Other than that the house was quite ok. Not super clean but in fact a really beautiful house in a very nice part of the city. The room was actually quite large. No place to put clothes though, cause everything is already taken (things of the host). All in all I think the price was too much for what it offered.

    May 2013
  • Disappointing experience.

    The pro: very good location
    The cons: First, lots of personal stuff and no space for putting clothes. Second, a lot of things in disorder. Third, bed sheet was dirty. Finally, the most deceiving part. After my mother (who stayed there) told me about the status of the room I contacted John and he told me it was not possible this was the situation (but I had pictures) and eventually agreed to send someone to clean the day after. Nobody did come to clean and change the bed sheets.

    The pictures on AIRBNB look very different from the reality. Very disappointing

    May 2013
  • Great room, love it, and great location too, near Central. Yet the bathroom is not super clean...

    October 2012
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