A Cambridge House Inn At Porter

2218 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States, 00show map
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FabulousBased on  41 reviews
Overview

The 3-star A Cambridge House Inn At Porter offers a budget accommodation to stay in Cambridge.

The property is set 30 minutes' walk of the city center. Such Cambridge sights as Harvard Square and Porter Square are all within reach.

Nearby points of interest include a theater and a museum.

Easily accessible from Porter Square subway station. A 20-minute drive will take you to Logan International airport.

Rooms

A Cambridge House Inn At Porter has 15 guestrooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, a laptop-compatible safe, cable TV, ironing facilities and IDD telephone and provides ideal lodging in Cambridge. The rooms are designed with Victorian décor and have carpet floors.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy American meals at Frank's Steak House, which is 300 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers free self parking and a safe deposit box and such services as laundry, housekeeping and shopping service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
Breakfast
No pets allowed

Services

  • Laundry

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsChildren above
0 years or adults
Extra bed
One childExtra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Greater Boston GreatnessGreater Boston Greatness3000 ft
Danehy ParkDanehy Park2300 ft
Masonic LodgeMasonic Lodge3000 ft
Muscular Therapy InstituteMuscular Therapy Institute700 ft
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L'ImpastoL'Impasto400 ft2263 Massachusetts Ave
Cafe BaradaCafe Barada600 ft2269 Massachusetts Ave
Redbones BarbecueRedbones Barbecue1200 ft55 Chester St
Frank's Steak HouseFrank's Steak House1000 ft2310 Massachusetts Ave
The Elephant WalkThe Elephant Walk1100 ft2067 Massachusetts Ave
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Cambridge Historical SocietyCambridge Historical Society1.1 mi
Cambridge Art AssnCambridge Art Assn1.2 mi
Harvard Peabody Museum ArchlgyHarvard Peabody Museum Archlgy1.2 mi
Harvard Semitic MuseumHarvard Semitic Museum1.2 mi
Astrophysics CenterAstrophysics Center4300 ft
Harvard University Stdnt EmplHarvard University Stdnt Empl1.2 mi
Harvard University Housing OfcHarvard University Housing Ofc1.4 mi
Harvard University Reunion OfcHarvard University Reunion Ofc1.4 mi
Cambridge CollegeCambridge College1.7 mi
Davis SquareDavis Square1.4 mi Somerville, MA
Porter SquarePorter Square1.5 mi Cambridge, MA
John F. Kennedy National Historic SiteJohn F. Kennedy National Historic Site3.2 mi83 Beals St
Museum of ScienceMuseum of Science3.3 miScience Park T Green Line Direction Lechemere and stop : Science PARK
Coolidge Corner TheaterCoolidge Corner Theater3.5 mi290 Harvard St., Brookline
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)6.5 mi
Hanscom Field (BED)9.9 mi
Train
Yawkey3.5 mi
Back Bay4.1 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station1.5 mi
Central Square Station2.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  41  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    One staff member in particular was very friendly and helpful. Also the breakfast provided is excellent with many options.

    not being able to make tea with boiling water (thermoses were available at any time in the breakfast area, but the water was not hot enough to make good tea).

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Nice breakfast, very friendly staff. Victorian rooms are beautiful.

    10 minutes walk from the first subway station.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Staff is wonderful, friendly, accommodating. Excellent tips on area, restaurants and directions to airport much better than GPS route.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very clean, excellent morning breakfast. I plan on making this my "go to" place to stay when visiting the city.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location was great. Good continental breakfast. Parking available.

    Room service: no cleaning the last day

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    My partner was impressed with the victorian facility. She was amazed with the room decore, four poster bed, and cloth walls that matched the drapery.

    Desk coverage was lacking and no one offered any explaination of what was available either in or near this facility.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    We liked the location close to public transportation (really the only way to visit the downtown Boston area) and the coffee/tea service throughout the day.

    While the room was clean and large enough for the 3 of us (husband, wife and teenage son) the bathroom was tiny, only fairly appointed. Breakfast was not satisfactory. The baked goods were stale all three mornings and we went down the road to a local coffee shop after our first breakfast. I would not stay at this b&b again.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Rooms were well appointed and comfortable.

    Breakfast was disappointing. While there was a large selection of breakfast foods, the many pastries , bagels etc seemed to lack freshness. Would have appreciated some bread, and especially a toast making facility.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was on the small side, but the bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and everything worked. We asked for a quiet room and it was indeed quiet. We got a good night's sleep and had a very nice continental breakfast in the morning. The price was very reasonable for Boston, and the location was perfect for us. We would definitely stay there again.

    There was nothing to complain about - although it would have been nice to have some yogurt for breakfast ;-)

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location was close to public transportation.

    The dining area and suite had very low light because of the excessive layering of window treatments. In the bedroom it was so dark even with the light on one couldn't find things in the suitcase. All that fabric is also a gathering place for dust. A strong odor of scented products was very obvious throughout the space.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location is very convenient to the t and there are buses right outside the door, making it handy for an overnight in Cambridge/Boston. We stayed in the house with the contemporary rooms, which are pleasant, clean, and nicely furnished. Hot coffee and cocoa in the lobby on a freezing night was most appreciated.

    The people at the desk during the late afternoon, evening, and weekend seem to be great: helpful, friendly, and welcoming. But man who is there in the morning and until 3 pm is unhelpful and downright rude at times. When I checked in late afternoon I asked if it would be possible to leave my car in the lot for a while after checking out the next day, and was told that it would be "no problem." When checking out the next morning I double-checked with the morning grump at the desk, who said it would not be all right because policy was for the parking to be available only to current guests. I can certainly understand that. But when I pointed out that I had been told otherwise by the evening staff, had planned accordingly, and needed to figure out an alternative plan, he just said, "Oh, that guy doesn't know anything," and ignored me. No apology for the misinformation and inconvenience. When I asked about nearby parking garages, the man just said, "I don't know anything about that," turned his back on me, and started fiddling with things at the back of the office. End of conversation. To him I say: Anybody running a bed and breakfast has to be willing to provide guests with helpful information about the local area gladly, or to look it up if he doesn't know, and has to have at least minimal social skills. It is part of the job, sir. If you don't like it, then please either fake it or move on to something other than the hospitality industry. You are the only reason I wouldn't recommend your inn to others. If you can learn to be a more considerate host, your inn will be a fine place.

  • 6.6
    Good

    I liked the location and the free parking was definitely an asset. The room was clean, and decorating was contemporary. Entering and exiting the house was very easy and secure. The continental breakfast was adequate and hours good.

    We were somewhat disappointed in the size of the room for the price...very small. The wine glasses were placed on a soiled napkin on a tray and there was not a corkscrew. Baked goods at the breakfast could have been much fresher.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Staff was willing to wait until midnight for late arrival.

    The room, bed, or bedding had been heavily deodorized with sweet over-powering scent. So heavily, I couldn't sleep. Went searching in my car for alternative hotel at 3:30 am. Checked out before my second night.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Walking distance to subway; nice common room downstairs

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location is great and parking is sage in a busy area.

    The mattress in our room was not very good.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  41 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsChildren above
0 years or adults
Extra bed
One childExtra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)6.5 mi
Hanscom Field (BED)9.9 mi
Train
Yawkey3.5 mi
Back Bay4.1 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station1.5 mi
Central Square Station2.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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