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1 room, 2 adults

Irving House At Harvard

3-star3 stars
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

City-center B&B within easy reach of Harvard University
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • I'm giving them an excellent review because the accommodations were as expected, but the…Jun. 26, 2020
  • Very convenient location. Walking dustance to subway and Harvard.Mar. 17, 2020

Irving House At Harvard

from A$135
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath)
  • Family Room
  • Room (Shared Bath)
  • Room
  • Room

What’s around Irving House At Harvard


  • In Mid-Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 11 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 34 min walk
  • Boston University - 42 min walk
  • Kendall Square - 34 min walk
  • Davis Square - 26 min walk
  • MIT Museum - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Logan Intl. Airport (BOS) - 18 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 18 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 27 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 32 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • West Medford Station - 7 min drive
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 7 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 11 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 21 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1893
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Irving House At Harvard’s small print

Also known as

  • Irving House Harvard B&B Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard B&B
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
  • Irving House Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Hotel Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Cambridge
  • Irving House At Harvard Bed & breakfast


State tax ID - C0015050490

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Irving House At Harvard

  • Does Irving House At Harvard offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Irving House At Harvard does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Irving House At Harvard?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Irving House At Harvard?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Irving House At Harvard?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Irving House At Harvard?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Kirkland Tap & Trotter (6-min walk), Bergamot (7-min walk), and Cafe Sushi (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 371 reviews

Very good 8.0
A little gem!
Jill, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Breakfast was unbelievably delish. Came up to last minute school's closed due Covid-19 clear out our HU son- came out a fan that will be coming back for the rest of his 4 years there. Highly recommend.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Old school rooming house feel
This is a throw back to the old rooming house style. I have stayed both in room with an en-suite bathroom and a room requiring me to use the hall facilities. Both rooms have have a single double bed that was very comfortable with crisp clean sheets. The furniture is all old and mismatched and the floors creak. The walls are also fairly thin so you will hear other guests (who tend to be a business minded fairly quiet type). I have to say this adds to the charm of the place but if this seems bad to you, you will not enjoy your stay. The facility is clean, the breakfast is quite nice and organic. The staff is very friendly and available 24 hours at the desk. The prices are very reasonable and the location in relation to Harvard is excellent.
Jessica, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Just what you need.
The room was tiny! But all I needed. It was great. Thank you.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A nice BnB in a nice neighborhood. We chose it due to its proximity to family and everything Cambridge has to offer. We also
us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great choice near Harvard
I love the Irving House ... it is a quirky old property and it feels a bit like staying with family. There's a comfortable, shabby-chic common area and the breakfast is above average. Staff are pleasant and helpful. The rooms are small, but for me, the homey atmosphere makes up for this.
Susan y., us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location. Breakfast was generous buffet. Staff very helpful and friendly
Debs, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
All the Good of a Hostel and None of the Bad!
Irving House is like all the best parts of a youth hostel with none of the parts that are a bummer! Comfortable common spaces with friendly guests and a huge number of books to choose from. Continental breakfast has a number of options and there are snacks all day. The room was reasonably priced, especially for the location. Our room was a little small for 2 people, but generally it was comfortable and the location surprisingly quiet. The staff was delightful and I loved that they mail postcards for you!
Helen, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Seeet spot walkable to the Squares
Front desk staffer Bill helped orient me to the place and neighborhood. ManagerRachel told me all about the history. The multicultural food staff and cleaners were lovely and helpful. Good spot. Great location. And excellent value.
Leslie, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pleasant Stay at Irving House
Irving house is comfortable and in a good location. Managements thinks of little details and tries to please. The bed was comfortable, and the room had a usable desk for my computer. Very nice!
us2 night trip

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