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Mary Prentiss Inn
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6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States
+1 617 661 2929


Overall guest ratings

9.0/10 Excellent
based on 270 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.4
  • 1.5

Good to know

  • Accessible parking
  • Great desserts & fruits
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service


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    Located in Cambridge, this bed & breakfast is a half-mile from Harvard Museum of Natural History, and 1 mile from Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Harvard Square is 1.5 miles from the hotel, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology is 3 miles away.

    Hotel Features.

    Mary Prentiss Inn occupies a restored Neo-classical mansion, built in 1843 by architect William A. Saunders as a wedding gift for his son William, and his son's wife, Mary Prentiss. This Cambridge bed & breakfast is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily, on the seasonal terrace or in the parlor with a fireplace. The hotel provides afternoon tea, coffee, and homemade cookies or pastries. The lobby includes complimentary newspapers. Business services are available, and free parking is on site. Guests can use a nearby fitness facility at a discount.

    Air-conditioned guestrooms at Mary Prentiss Inn are individually decorated in an early American style. Beds provide pillowtop mattresses and cotton sheets. TVs are equipped with cable channels. Local calls and wired and wireless Internet access are complimentary. Bathrooms include hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms offer windows that open, irons/ironing boards, and digital alarm clocks with MP3 players. Some rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. All rooms are non-smoking.

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    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • No smoking
    • Air-conditioned
    • Free parking
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Free Internet
    • Pets not allowed
    • Fireplace
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    Guest reviews

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    Overall rating

    9.0 Excellent
    based on 270 reviews
    • 9.5 "Food is to die for."
      9.1 "Yummy desserts, said 91%."
      10.0 "100% loved the menu selection."
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      7.7 "Great parking, according to 77%."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% thought parking was inexpensive."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 9.4 "World class service."
      9.7 "97% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.1 "71% said the reception staff was great."
      10.0 "100% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.4 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.3 "Vibe was good."
      9.2 "92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
      10.0 "100% said it was a stylish hotel."
    • 1.5 "Disappointing internet connection."
      0.9 "91% said the wifi quality was bad."

    Overall rating

    9.1 Excellent
    based on 159 reviews
    • 9.4 "Food is to die for."
      9.0 "Yummy desserts, said 90%."
      10.0 "100% loved the menu selection."
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      7.8 "Great parking, according to 78%."
    • 9.3 "World class service."
      9.6 "96% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.4 "Vibe was good."
      9.3 "93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    • 8.3 "Breakfast is good."

    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    based on 43 reviews
    • 9.5 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
    • 8.7 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.7 "Good amenities."
      7.3 "73% thought the building was wonderful."
    • 7.2 "Nice rooms."
    • 6.9 "Average comfort."

    Overall rating

    9.2 Excellent
    based on 67 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
    • 9.5 "Food is to die for."
    • 9.4 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.5 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.3 "Vibe was good."
      8.9 "89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere."
    Hotel type
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    Good to know
    "Accessible parking"
    "Great desserts & fruits"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Friendly service"
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