Size & Layout

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors
  • We have no elevator


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18



  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms


  • Free off-street self-parking (first come, first served)

Other Information


  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking is allowed on one designated area of our patio. This area is further from our guest rooms to avoid any disturbance for our non-smoking guests.

We have hotel rooms near Harvard Square to meet every guest’s needs!

Academic, here just for the university libraries? How about an economy single size bed with bath room across the hall?

Couple traveling on a budget adventure to see historic Cambridge? How about a small size room with private bath and double size bed to cuddle up after long day walking?

Backpacking friends? How about a room with two single size beds and bath across the hall?

Or maybe you need a room for the whole family? We have that too, with fun bunks for the kids!

Guests at Irving House enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the inn and a guest computer to search restaurants and look up museum hours. We even offer cookies, tea, coffee and fruit all afternoon!

Please note:

  • Most of our rooms have private bathrooms with showers and/or tubs.
  • We offer rooms with shared baths (located right across the hall from the room).
  • We have four floors and no elevator; if stairs are a concern, please let us know and we will happily accommodate a first or second floor request.

Enjoy convenience, comfort, and dedicated hospitality with a distinct, personal touch. Browse our room types below to find the right fit for you.

  • Small room, private bath

    Small room, private bath

    Max: 2

    1 full (double) bed

  • Standard Queen

    Standard Queen

    Max: 2

    1 Queen bed

  • Family Room

    Family Room

    Max: 4

    1 queen and 2 twin beds in either a trundle bed or bunk bed form

  • Double, shared bath

    Double, shared bath

    Max: 3

    2 twin or 1 twin and 1 double bed

  • Single, shared bath

    Single, shared bath

    Max: 1

    1 single bed

Irving House Reservation and Cancellation Policies

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

When you book directly, we do not charge your credit card at time of booking, but it will be tested for validity. You may cancel your reservation until 24 hours prior arrival with no penalty.

If you cancel closer to your arrival date, we reserve the right to charge your card for the first night. If you do not cancel, and then do not show, we will charge your card for the first night, including tax, and cancel the rest of the reservation. If you must cancel closer to arrival, and we can rebook the room, we will not charge you.

When you are reserving four or more rooms, a deposit of 50% of your whole stay will be taken at the time of booking. This is considered a group reservation. In this case, refunds will only be given for cancellations made at least one week prior to arrival. If you cancel closer to arrival, we may refund some of the deposit depending on our ability to resell the rooms.

Terms & Conditions

Please note: For stays between May 24-28/2024, there are different cancellation policies and restrictions.  Parking is NOT included and will be restricted to those who have reserved and paid for it.  There is a three-night minimum stay required.  Payment for those three nights is required to confirm any reservations during these days of Harvard and MIT commencement ceremonies.

Rates are subject to change unless secured by a valid credit card. Early check-in is possible (Based on availability). Late check-out is possible (Based on availability).

Extra adult charge (18 +) – $15

Children ages 8-17 (with guardian) – $5

Children ages 0-7 – Free

Rollaway bed (cot) – $20 (Please request upon reserving)

Crib-Free (Please request upon reserving)

Limited off-street parking–self park, first come first served, no extra charge (except during Harvard’s commencement week).

Pet Policy — Service animals only.