Welcome to
Irving House at Harvard

A small hotel, or, a large bed and breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Family-friendly, eco-friendly accommodations near Harvard Square

  • handicap access ramp for our inn in Cambridge Massachusetts
  • our parlor
  • Chinese boat on The Charles
  • entrance to Irving House bed and breakfast Cambridge, Massachusetts

Irving House is a small hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Our 44 room guesthouse 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.

Learn more.



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 house has been accommodating Harvard University affiliates since the 1920s.

The Irving  House Blog

  • Published On: April 18, 2023

    Earth Day April 22 2023!

    Although the road is never ending take a step and keep on walking, do not look fearfully into the distance. On this path, let your heart be your guide for the body is hesitant and full of fear. ~Rumi Earth Day April 22! Hello Dear Faithful Readers~ I am sending this out a bit early [...]

  • Irving House Gazette Vernal Equinox 2023
    Published On: March 26, 2023

    Irving House Gazette Vernal Equinox 2023

    23.03.20 Promise manifest: Each bud aching to unfold checked by the cool night. Hello Dear Reader,   The turtles gathered above are a gift from a long time friend.  He acquired them when a colleague retired. She had collected them in her office, and was shedding them.  He kept them in his office where visitors [...]

  • Published On: March 8, 2023

    Winter Solstice 2022

    “The Storm is Passing Over Courage My Soul” ~ Charles Albert Tindley My Dear Readers~ Early this month I attended a concert of the Mystic Chorale under the direction of Nick Page.  This was his last concert conducting the Mystic Chorale, a chorus he founded in 1990, the same year I started Irving House.  He [...]