The Inn at Harvard
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... burial ground, and then down to N Washington Street bridge - the surface of the bridge is mesh, thick mesh, but you can look through it to the river below, which Ed wasn't too sure about. We walked across the bridge and then realised that the USS Constitution would be closed, so we headed back to North Station and got the T to Cambridgeside Galleria (a shopping centre). We had fun window shopping and then noticed that there was a free shuttle ...
... Ben was very helpful. But-he cannot program the clicker for the front gate either. Something is defective and he will see that it is fixed under warranty when I return. It is 109 degrees today! At last home and was reading when I thought it was quite dark out and I was hearing funny sounds. Another storm and this was a doozy! The wind howled and blew rain from back on house down the walkway between the shed and house hard enough to cover the car in the car port ...
... which ended so tragically.
Anyway, the weather is still a mixture of rain, drizzle and mist, so we have called it a day for today. Expedia being just brilliant have already refunded the Whale watching trip - never complain about those guys. Tomorrow we have an early start before flying to North Carolina. The Weather is going to be much nicer for the next week.
A few pictures form today.
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... there. Ric***********e of the three most famous American architects) designed a few of the buildings on campus, including Austin Hall, along with Trinity Church in Boston proper. Looking for his checkerboard details on various buildings was kinda a fun/nerdy game of architectural Where's Waldo for me. Unfortunately, I didn't have the ideal camera for capturing all these interesting details (or ...
... got to watch the new dexter episode when it was first shown, none of this Internet tv catch up malarkey... It was magical. The hanging out consisted of random (hilarious!) story telling and generally taking the **** out of each other's accents which funnily enough never gets old... Especially when Danielle is repeatedly drunkenly demanding tea and toast from the back seat of the car.. Mess, hehe. Bringing us to Mondayyyyy, we had lunch again with Bridget (as I can't seem to ...
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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.