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This trip was supposed to start from Boston, Massachusetts where my dear hard working angel had a few business meetings...but almost till the day of the departure we were not sure whether we would go or cancel the whole trip...one of our collective children - Alexandra (aka Sasha the girl) - just had an emergency procedure done, and we both were …
... slight detour through the Harvard campus, a close encounter with a car, and I finally had some pizza and got laundry done. When I began writing this, I did not know where I would be staying tonight, and it was after 4pm. One of my least favorite consequences of a trip like this is having to arrive in a city and bum around for hours in my smelly bike clothes and smelly body while sightseeing. I felt homeless, and I am homeless, but I'm different than those people, ...
... pop corn. Looper was the movie of choice and 2 hours later I came out of the cinemas ready to play some trivia at the local pub with my mate and his friends.
We were demoloshing trivia in the first round, I guess it helped having two of the smartest people on your team (not including myself of course). However after atleast round 2 we consumed a fair bit of beer and the destruction of our brain cells started to take its toll ruining our chances of winning.
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After we'd spent some time in the grounds, we headed off to the next stop on the Freedom Trail, which was another church/cemetery combo; King's Chapel, and King's Chapel Burying Ground, the oldest in the city. Next up was the site of the oldest school in the United States, and the first public school, Boston Latin, then the Old Corner Bookstore.
We next went to the Old South Meeting House, which was where the Boston Tea Party ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Inn at Harvard Cambridge
Me senti como en mi hogar porque el personal disfruta de su trabajo
soy profesor universitario peruano
estuve unos dias por alla para entrenarme en la universidad de Harvard.Con suerte y con buena eleccion disfrute de su hospedaje muy elegante, calido y amable. Como no recoradr al amigo Enrique, a la amiga Alba, al amigo John, a la amiga Susana al buen cheff; si me olvido de muchos mil perdones,pero desde el Manager hasta la persona de aopyo han sido muy respetuosos, detallistas y atentos en todo momento.Fue una gracia para mi encontrar amigos latinoamericaos trabajando tan bien y honorablemente.
Amigos colegas del Perú, se los recomiendo,sinceramente
Enrique Sarmiento Hurtado
I stayed at the Inn at Harvard for 3 nights November 2005. It is a lovely hotel, the location is great and only 5 mins stroll to Harvard T station. The university is on the doorstep and there is a lot to do in Cambridge if you are worried that it is too far out of Boston for sightseeing. The museums in the university are great and there are some good shops in Cambridge too.
This hotel is in a great location and the staff were extremely helpful. Rooms were clean, warm and very comfortable. Ate breakfast and lunch there which were both very tasty but a little expensive. There is no bar but the Grafton St pub across the road was just fine!
I checked into the Inn at Harvard on the 18th of November and checked out on the 21st. My mother, who traveled with me, is a senior and was treated exceptionally well. She and I do not share rooms on trips, so I was very pleased to hear of the respect and courtesy shown to her by all of the hotel's staff. Initially, her room did not have a tub (only a shower,)the staff corrected this situation for her and helped her with many other minor problems.
We stayed at the Inn at Harvard for one night to visit relatives in Cambridge. The red brick building is about five stories high, on an island between two streets adjacent to the Harvard campus. There is a lobby atrium topped with a skylight at the center of the inn, with the rooms around the perimeter. When we arrived, we were told that the only room available with two beds was a second-floor interior room with a French door/window that opened onto the lobby atrium, and no outside window. I thought this might not be a good arrangement but accepted it as we needed a room with two beds. The room was very small, with barely enough room to fit the two full-size beds, a TV cabinet (containing a tiny 13" TV) a tiny desk and a stuffed chair. You had to close the closet door to get into the tiny bathroom.
Stayed in the Inn at Harvard for two nights in June 2004. Arrived late (around 1.30 a.m.) the first evening and the night staff booked me into the hotel and guided me to my room within ten minutes of my arrival. The impressive service was a hallmark of my stay. On entering the room I noticed two large bottles of mineral water cooling in a couple of large ice buckets. Given my level of thirst at that point in time, the water was like a crystal clear pool in the midst of a desert. The following morning, a breakfast of fragrant coffee, delicious wheaten toast and a sumptuous plate of summer berries helped to negative the jet lag I had experienced after my trip from Ireland.
Great Rooms and Location
The Inn at Harvard has one of the best locations in Cambridge just steps from Harvard Square. The room was nice with a queen bed, large shower, arm chair and desk. The hotel has a computer with internet access located in the lobby but no internet access in the rooms. One note of caution, I stayed in one of the rooms facing Harvard Square and the folks leaving the Grafton Street pub can be a little loud late at night. Overall this is a great hotel with an excellent location.
She deserves a facelift!
We recently stayed at the Inn during Harvard's reunion weekend, and were surprised that the hotel was not in better condition: lots of scratches on walls throughout the hotel, a less-than-professional paint job on the walls in our room; less than perfect towels and sheets, etc.
I was not impressed with the staff, but have no serious complaints. People were friendly enough, though not particularly service-oriented or professional. This was especially true of the valet, who was MIA when we arrvied and slow to retrieve our car when we left.
If you choose to stay at the Inn, you might want to avoid the rooms that face the Yard, unless you like to fall asleep to the sounds of drunken Bostonians leaving Grafton Street.
An excellent choice in Cambridge
We recently spent 4 nights at the Inn at Harvard, and I must say it was a delightful experience. The staff takes very good care of the guests with lots of help on negotiating the public transportation, sightseeing and general information tips. The rooms are lovely and very clean.
Housekeeping is superb and very attentive. My only complaint was the service in the restaurant which was spotty and often negligent. On more than one occasion, I actually had to ask the front desk if a server was available after waiting 1/2 hour in the restaurant. The restaurant prices are also a bit steep: $15+ for continental breakfast, though a cooked breakfast is just a bit more. However, it was a great hotel, and we will definitely return.
Inn at Harvard OK, but billed wrong
The Inn at Harvard is pretty comforable and well-located. I would not recomment the full-size beds for two people. Friendly service. The parking fee is expensive ($30/night), and they billed me incorrectly -- we had paid with Hilton points, but nevertheless they charged my credit card.