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A Friendly Inn at Harvard Square

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A Friendly Inn is very conveniently located, easy walking distance to Harvard University and Harvard Square. It is clean, the staff is pleasant. Probably because it is an urban area, it is necessary to have card access to the entrance. The room was clean, the...More

Thank Rosanne J
Reviewed 14 November 2017

As for some of the travellers above, this is our perfect kind of Inn. Very reasonable by Boston/Cambridge standards and had all of our favourite features: very clean, good comfortable bed, friendly helpful staff (but not ever-present or obsequious (sp?). We had a question about...More

Thank Mary Jo M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Had a week in Boston visiting family, chose Friendly Inn due to close proximity. Found the staff very friendly, the room was nice and clean with comfy bed, shower was nice and powerful with lots of hot water. Was little apprehensive about breakfast reading previous...More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The location is fantastic! Walk to the core of Cambridge in minutes. Wouldn't say the staff was rude but nor were they friendly or helpful. This place has quirky steep crazy stairs. If you aren't sure of foot and don't like heights this is not...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was my first time in Massachusetts. I did a last minute search for hotels on booking.com the day of my arrival and booked the hotel because a lot of other prices were....unfriendly. The location of the hotel is great and that subsidizes the cost...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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US$ 109 - US$ 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 109 - US$ 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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I am sure they do twin rooms, we stayed in a double room, but it is quite a big hotel and am sure they will accommodate.
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"The first floor room was heated with hot radiators, which make noise. This may not be true of other rooms."
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"Room very well appointed but ask about thermostat if important to you. We opened window; no problem."
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"not in front , try to choose backwards for bus stops on cambridge street"
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"First floor had noise from close neighbors outside the open window."
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