A Cambridge House Inn At Porter

2218 Massachussets Avenue ;, Cambridge, United States, 00  show map
 3 stars
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A Cambridge House Inn At Porter

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The 3-star A Cambridge House Inn At Porter is set just 1.6 km from Tufts University, Harvard University and MIT.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Davis Square, Porter Square and Apple Cinemas. The venue is set within 3 km from Cambridge city center.

A local bus stop is 350 meters away. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Logan International airport by car.

Rooms

A Cambridge House Inn At Porter provides 15 guestrooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, a telephone, individual climate control, a writing desk and multi-channel TV for a pleasant stay in Cambridge. They feature private bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The pizzeria Redbones Barbecue is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Fireplace

Services

  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

2218 Massachussets Avenue ;, Cambridge, United States, 00

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.6 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Arthur M Sackler Museum
    1.4 mi
  • Harvard University Art Museums
    1.4 mi
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    1.5 mi
  • Central Square Station
    2.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian)
    400 ft
  • Cafe Barada
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel A Cambridge House Inn At Porter Cambridge location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      2218 Massachussets Avenue ;, Cambridge, United States, 00

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cambridge
        1.6 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Arthur M Sackler Museum
        1.4 mi
      • Harvard University Art Museums
        1.4 mi
      Underground stations
      • Harvard Square Station
        1.5 mi
      • Central Square Station
        2.3 mi
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian)
        400 ft
      • Cafe Barada
        600 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        15

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      Places of interest

      Convention centers

      Historical sites

      • Cambridge Historical Society - 1.1 mi

      Museums

      • Greater Boston Greatness - 3000 ft
      • Cambridge Art Assn - 1.2 mi

      Parks

      • Danehy Park - 2300 ft

      Halls

      • Masonic Lodge - 3000 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Muscular Therapy Institute - 700 ft
      • Astrophysics Center - 4300 ft
      • Lesley College - 5000 ft
      • Tufts University - 1.0 mi
      • Travel Education Ctr - 1.0 mi
      • Weston School of Theology - 1.1 mi
      • Harvard University Stdnt Empl - 1.2 mi
      • Yenghing Library - 1.2 mi

      College Campuses

      Local attractions

      • Fresh Pond Reservation - 5200 ft
        250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
      • Longfellow House National Historic Site - 1.2 mi
        105 Brattle St, Cambridge
      • Harvard Art Museums - 1.4 mi
        485 Broadway, Cambridge
      • Harvard Museum of Natural History - 1.1 mi
        26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
      • Peabody Museum - 1.2 mi
        Harvard University, Cambridge

      Near the hotel

      • Porter Square - 3000 ft
        Cambridge, MA
      • Cambridge Common - 4500 ft
        Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

      Restaurants nearby

      • L'Impasto - 400 ft

        Address: 2263 Massachusetts Ave
        Phone: (617) 491-1901

        75% likes this, based on 34 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Redbones Barbecue - 1200 ft

        Address: 55 Chester St
        Phone: 617-628-2200

        60% likes this, based on 255 reviews
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

      • The Elephant Walk - 1100 ft

        Address: 2067 Massachusetts Ave
        Phone: (617) 492-6900

        73% likes this, based on 81 reviews
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 42

      • Cafe Barada - 600 ft

        Address: 2269 Massachusetts Ave
        Phone: 617-354-4446

        82% likes this, based on 14 reviews
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

      • Frank's Steak House - 1000 ft

        Address: 2310 Massachusetts Ave
        Phone: 617-661-0666

        63% likes this, based on 68 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        15
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      A Cambridge House Inn At Porter Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at A Cambridge House Inn At Porter

      Average guest rating

      8.2out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 37 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        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).

      • Single
        7.8

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

        10 minutes walk from the first subway station.

      • Single
        10.0

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

      • Older travelers
        10.0

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

      • Family with children
        5.4

        Location was great. Good continental breakfast. Parking available.

        Room service: no cleaning the last day

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        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.

      • Family with children
        5.8

        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.

      • Single
        6.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        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 ;-)

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        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.

      • Couple
        7.0

        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.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        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.

      • Single
        6.6

        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.

      • Single
        9.2

        Walking distance to subway; nice common room downstairs

      • Older travelers
        7.0

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

        The mattress in our room was not very good.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel A Cambridge House Inn At Porter Cambridge location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      2218 Massachussets Avenue ;, Cambridge, United States, 00

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cambridge
        1.6 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Arthur M Sackler Museum
        1.4 mi
      • Harvard University Art Museums
        1.4 mi
      Underground stations
      • Harvard Square Station
        1.5 mi
      • Central Square Station
        2.3 mi
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian)
        400 ft
      • Cafe Barada
        600 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        15