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1 room, 2 adults

Kitty House Near Harvard Square

3-star3 stars
13-15 Holmes Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

Lakefront guesthouse connected to a shopping center, within easy reach of Harvard University
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • The property was clean. Clean bathroom, clean kitchen, clean room. Not a lot of amenities.Mar. 16, 2020
  • Great stay overnight - needed something close to Harvard. Was able to park, very quite.…Feb. 10, 2020

Kitty House Near Harvard Square

from A$164
  • Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Suite, 4 Bedrooms, Private Bathroom

What’s around Kitty House Near Harvard Square


  • In Strawberry Hill
  • Harvard University - 37 min walk
  • Boston University - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Fenway Park - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Northeastern University - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Boston Common - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • TD Garden - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 20 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 22 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 35 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Belmont Station - 4 min drive
  • Belmont Waverley Station - 5 min drive
  • West Medford Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 15 Holmes Street Cambridge MA 02138 To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 1927
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Kitty House Near Harvard Square’s small print

Also known as

  • Kitty House Harvard Square Guesthouse Cambridge
  • Kitty House Harvard Square Guesthouse
  • Kitty House Harvard Square Cambridge
  • Kitty House Harvard Square
  • Kitty House Harvard Square
  • Kitty House Near Harvard Square Cambridge
  • Kitty House Near Harvard Square Guesthouse
  • Kitty House Near Harvard Square Guesthouse Cambridge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Seasonally adjusted heating fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 percent

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 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 Kitty House Near Harvard Square

  • Are pets allowed at Kitty House Near Harvard Square?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Kitty House Near Harvard Square?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kitty House Near Harvard Square?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near Kitty House Near Harvard Square?
    Recommended spots to visit include Harvard University (1.9 mi) and Boston University (3.6 mi), along with Fenway Park (4.9 mi) and Northeastern University (5.4 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Kitty House Near Harvard Square?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include SOFRA Bakery & Cafe (5-min walk), Eastern Lamejun Bakers (11-min walk), and Shan gri-La (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 104 reviews

Very good 8.0
Very comfortable stay. Would definitely choose to stay here again.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great place except the heater in the room is pretty loud
Igor, us2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
A good value for Cambridge travelers
The house shares common living quarters but did have a room you can lock from the inside, while you sleep. The owners were friendly and helped manage guest parking in the driveway (a convenience in Cambridge), and on street parking was also available. The house was immaculate and located in a quiet neighborhood. It’s close enough to the city that you won’t absolutely require a car, and public transportation is available. This was an excellent alternative to more expensive options in the area. The bed was quite comfortable and the shared areas were spacious.
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
very nice homey atmosphere -- owners are very accommodable
Margaret, us3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Overall lovely place to stay
I enjoyed staying here a lot! It was a very nice place. It was hard to get a hold of them at first when we arrived, but after a few minutes it all worked out. Also, the other people who were staying there were a bit loud and cooked a lot, so I mostly stayed in my room.
Haley, us2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
The walls are very thin so it was difficult to s
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cute and little
Cute and little. Great for the price and convenient. Will definitely rent again
Breshun, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
I was quite disappointed in my stay. Since I booked it through I naturally assumed it was a hotel. It was far from it. Though it was spotless and the host seemed kind, it felt the onus was more on keeping the place spotless than the guest's comfort. Every time I left the place even just to go down to my car, someone had come in and adjusted the air conditioner and moved things around. My bedroom door had no lock on it unless I was inside the room. I had to continually take my valuables with me whenever I left. There was no free breakfast and the parking was street parking but only in designated spots that were known only to the owner. I don't drink coffee or tea, and the trip to Harvard Square was not right outside the door as I was led to believe. There should've been, at the very least, more than one little tray of ice in the freezer, especially in this heat. I was not in town for pleasure, but for medical reasons and needed some extra comfort. For the price paid, it would have been way more cost effective to get an AirBnb room for somewhere around $50 per night which were available, but I thought I would be more comfortable in a hotel so as not to have to share space. It may work better for a family.
Cathy, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Short stay
patrick, as2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Not recommended
I don't think this is a hotel, it is a basement of a house! Also, the name of the hotel is cheating! It is 7miles from Harvard square. You can find a much better room never Harvard with this price.
us1 night business trip

Kitty House Near Harvard Square

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