A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

5.54 reviews
Ranked #17 in Cambridge hotels
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1673 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Local from Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A Friendly Inn is quite unique because of the fact that you have to dial through a phone in order to get access to the hotel. However, much like other small hotels in Harvard Square, they do offer parking but it is on a first come first serve basis. The room is quaint and quite homely, like the room looks more like a rooms in your friend's house than it does a hotel. This isn't necessarily a bad thing though. The bathroom is clean but it does lack what the other hotels in the area offer. It's a lot more basic and rudimentary and lack style. The lobby itself is small and can be a little claustrophobic just because it's not very spacious.

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The inn is a cute red house near Harvard Square. It seems quiet and pretty cute, with free parking and continental breakfast, but don't expect the best service. I'm not sure if there was a miscommunication, or because their English isn't the best, but the staff sure wasn't as friendly as the inn's name would suggest. I was asking to see a bedroom and she initially said there was something but only on the third floor. She showed me the seating area where she said they have tea and the breakfast dining room in the basement, but after that all of a sudden she said they have no open room to show me. She was holding the door open as if shoo-ing me out, even though just 5 minutes ago she said there was something on the 3rd floor? The website is confusing, too, where one page says wireless internet in every room while the other says you need an ethernet port.

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With the name, you would expect only the friendliest service. While the rooms are clean, each with a private bath, the service was not the best. Staff were rather abrupt - though with graduations at nearby Harvard and MIT perhaps the busy bookings wear on them. There is complimentary wifi and a continental breakfast in the morning. It's tucked into the side streets of Cambridge, but just off Harvard campus, so while mostly quiet there is the occasional student outburst at night.

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