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Irving House At Harvard

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Private Bath) | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Irving House At Harvard

Irving House At Harvard

3.0 star property
Colonial B&B within easy reach of Harvard University

8.4/10 Very good

1,001 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bathtub
24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mid-Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 3 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 11 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 25 min walk
  • Boston University - 36 min walk
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - 14 min drive
  • TD Garden - 16 min drive
  • Encore Boston Harbor - 14 min drive
  • Children's Hospital Boston - 16 min drive
  • The Freedom Trail - 15 min drive
  • Newbury Street - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 21 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 23 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 28 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 37 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 7 min drive
  • West Medford Station - 7 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 11 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 21 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk


  • Darwin's LTD - 2 min walk
  • Bergamot - 7 min walk
  • Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - 9 min walk
  • Grafton Street Pub and Grill - 9 min walk
  • Cafe Sushi - 9 min walk

About this property

Irving House At Harvard

When you stay at Irving House At Harvard, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Harvard University and Boston University. Free perks include WiFi and local cuisine breakfast daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Other highlights at this Colonial bed & breakfast include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Harvard Square Station is 11 minutes away.


Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 7:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1893
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer and dryer

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

State tax ID – C0015050490

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Irving House At Harvard offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Irving House At Harvard does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Irving House At Harvard?
As of 1 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Irving House At Harvard on 18 December 2022 start from NZ$154, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Irving House At Harvard?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Irving House At Harvard?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Irving House At Harvard?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Irving House At Harvard.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Irving House At Harvard?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Irving House At Harvard?
No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Irving House At Harvard and nearby?
Irving House At Harvard has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Irving House At Harvard?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bergamot (7-min walk), Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (9-min walk) and Grafton Street Pub and Grill (9-min walk).
What's the area around Irving House At Harvard like?
Irving House At Harvard is in Mid-Cambridge, a short 3-minute walk from Harvard University and 11 minutes' walk from Harvard Square. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Great location for Harvard. Very good simple breakfast. room was warm since the heat is controlled by floor so we had to open the window.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our space
Clean small tidy room with very clean shared bathrooms. Breakfast was what really made the stay. Many great options.
Leslie, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice place, nice stay, with a few glitches…
Nice location, if pricey (as pretty much everything is in the area). Beware that there are no elevators, in case you’re planning to bring larger luggage. Personally I wish I had been informed ahead of time about that.
John, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable and Convenient
We’ve stayed here multiple times when we’ve moved our daughter in (or out) of college. We’ll be back!
A.S., 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay
I loved staying at the Irving House and will come back on my next visit to the area. I was solo with no vehicle. The area is an easy walk to Harvard, Central or Inman Squares. The room was small and perfectly adequate for my needs. It even had a nice view. I never had to wait for a bathroom even though they were shared. Breakfast was wonderful. Staff were kind and generous.
Heather, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Reasonably priced spot well situated near Harvard
Great spot near Harvard and reasonably priced. No cleaning service due to short staffing but only stayed 2 nights so that was fine.
TARA L, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Andrea, 2-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

This property is old, not very clean, poorly maintained and it was very warm. The shared bathroom was a mess, and the parking in back is brutal.
Joe, 1-night business trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The location and the cleanliness of the property are excellent. Also, the staff are the very friendly and will go out of their way to accommodate you.
Maria, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Iris, 5-night trip
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