Irving House at Harvard

A small hotel/bed and breakfast located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

We provide family-frendly, eco-friendly acccommodations

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Irving House is a small hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Our 44 room inn is larger than a conventional bed and breakfast, yet still offers a homey style and friendly service.

Delight in our welcoming atmosphere and comfortable rooms while exploring the cultural and academic delights of Harvard Square and all of Cambridge.  Return from your adventures in Harvard Square or the Inman Square or Central Square–any of Cambridge lively Squares!– to relax in our quiet parlor or read the papers and enjoy an afternoon snack in our dining room.  Know that our bed and breakfast is operated with environmentally conscious and fair trade policies.

Breakfast, off-street parking and wifi are included in our rates.

Our Rooms

Our Rooms

Stay where it’s ample yet comfortable. Irving House’s bed and breakfast has a variety of rooms that are perfect for individuals or families.

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Extended Stay

Extended Stay

Need a longer stay? Ask about Turner House, our Cambridge extended-stay or short term housing option.

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Book directly on our website today to enjoy special offers for College Tripping, Veterans’ and Birthday celebrations.

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About Irving House

Located near Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Irving House is a large bed and breakfast that offers guests comfortable lodging with amenities including breakfast and Wi-Fi.  We have been providing friendly accommodations to the traveling public since 1945.  The inn has been accommodating Harvard University affiliates since the 1920s.

The Irving  House Blog

  • Irving House Gazette, Winter Solstice 2023
    Published On: December 22, 2023

    Irving House Gazette, Winter Solstice 2023

    23.12.21 Therefore a person shall so square the circle And circle the square as not to injure, not to impede: The glow of life shall not daze, Yet shall guide. ~Lao Tsu Hello Dear Readers All! That glow of life is inside us, all around us, even in the long dark nights.  The small flames [...]

  • Published On: September 23, 2023

    Autumnal Equinox 2023

    All is in balance: stillness and stirring softness and sharpness stiffness and suppleness the dancing and the dead for just this moment. 23.09.23 Hello Dear Readers, The Autumnal Equinox occurred at 2:50 am Eastern Time in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is likely that many of you were sleeping.  I was.  So that point of balance passed [...]

  • Published On: September 15, 2023

    Summer Solstice Gazette 2023

                                          Now light holds darkness Feeds us all, shows us the way Breathe, and smile brightly 23.06.21 Dear Reader,   Oh, yes!  Summer has arrived!  This is, in many ways, my favorite time of year.  After the students [...]