A Cambridge House Inn At Porter

2218 Massachussets Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
Breakfast
No pets allowed

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Ice machine

Services

  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

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, Massachusetts, United States, 00

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    2.7 km
Airports
  • Logan International (BOS)
    10.4 km
  • Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)
    63.3 km
Train Stations
  • Yawkey
    5.7 km
  • Back Bay
    6.6 km
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    2.4 km
  • Central Square Station
    3.7 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian)
    110 m
  • Cafe Barada
    160 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Contemporary Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Featuring contemporary decor, this room includes free Wi-Fi and a cable TV. A work desk and ironing facilities are also provided. Extra beds are available upon request and based on availability.

Style Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Featuring Victorian style decor, this room includes free Wi-Fi and a cable TV. A work desk and ironing facilities are also provided.

A Cambridge House Inn At Porter Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Porter Square900 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Longfellow National Historic Site1.8 km

Historical sites

  • Cambridge Historical Society1.8 km

Museums

  • Greater Boston Greatness900 m
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History1.8 km
  • Botanical Museum1.8 km
  • Peabody Museum1.9 km
  • Harvard University Museums of Natural History1.9 km
  • Cambridge Art Assn2.0 km

Parks

  • Danehy Park700 m

Halls

  • Masonic Lodge900 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Muscular Therapy Institute200 m
  • Astrophysics Center1.3 km
  • Tufts University1.5 km
  • Travel Education Ctr1.6 km
  • Lesley College1.6 km
  • Weston School of Theology1.9 km
  • Harvard University Stdnt Empl2.0 km
  • Yenghing Library2.0 km

College Campuses

  • Lesley University1.6 km
  • Harvard Law School1.9 km

Local attractions

  • Cambridge Common 1.7 km
    Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave.
  • Longfellow House Washington\'s Headquarters National Historic Site1.9 km
    105 Brattle St
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology1.9 km
    11 Divinity Ave Harvard University
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History1.9 km
    26 Oxford St
  • Harvard Yard2.0 km
    Cambridge, MA

Near the hotel

  • Formaggio Kitchen1.5 km
    244 Huron Ave

    Restaurants nearby

    • L'Impasto110 m

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

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

    • Redbones Barbecue350 m

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

      60% likes this, based on 255 reviews
      Price Range: ZAR 11 - ZAR 235

    • The Elephant Walk320 m

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

      73% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Price Range: ZAR 376 - ZAR 493

    • Cafe Barada160 m

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

      82% likes this, based on 14 reviews
      Price Range: ZAR 23 - ZAR 258

    • Frank's Steak House290 m

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

      63% likes this, based on 68 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: ZAR 376 - ZAR 376

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      15
    Cities nearby
    • Boston hotels - 4 km
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    • Watertown hotels - 6 km
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    • Waltham hotels - 10 km

    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, Massachusetts, United States, 00

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cambridge
      2.7 km
    Airports
    • Logan International (BOS)
      10.4 km
    • Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)
      63.3 km
    Train Stations
    • Yawkey
      5.7 km
    • Back Bay
      6.6 km
    Underground stations
    • Harvard Square Station
      2.4 km
    • Central Square Station
      3.7 km
    • Bus stop
      200 m
    Restaurants
    • L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian)
      110 m
    • Cafe Barada
      160 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      15