A CAMBRIDGE HOUSE INN AT PORTER

2218 Massachussets Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 US
3.0 Star property
42.39348 -71.12593

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Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 345 verified reviews

80
Very Good

Very good boutique hotel. Excellent sightseeing, restaurants and bars nearby. Good accessibility by car. Popular among couples.

“Relaxed atmosphere” “Coffee on tap”

Excellent Boutique Hotel Top 9% in city
Great City Hotel Top 22% in city
Best Bar In City

Good to know

  • Close to public transport

    “Only 8 mins walk from subway” “Two subway stations nearby”

  • Affordable parking

    “Included parking” “Free parking”

  • Accessible parking

    “Good off-street parking” “Parking big”

  • Friendly service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Staff was very helpful”

Review highlights

Location

99/100
117 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Great accessibility by car with affordable parking. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Bar

83/100
10 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Coffee on tap” “Excellent coffee” “Coffee available all day”

Service

80/100
118 reviews

Friendly, acceptably professional service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Breakfast

61/100
87 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Enjoy the continental breakfast” “Breakfast included”

WiFi

55/100
9 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Slow internet” “Strong Wi-Fi” “Wifi could be better”

Food

53/100
21 reviews

Food is all right.

“Excellent choices for dining” “Informal dining room” “No hot food”

Amenities

52/100
25 reviews

Hotel buildings are unacceptable but amenities are OK. Unspectacular architecture.

“Property next door” “No elevator” “Nice patio”

Room

51/100
147 reviews

Adequate, clean, and new rooms. Small, poorly-maintained rooms with cramped bathrooms and uncomfy beds. Substandard furniture, A/C, TV's and kitchenettes.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Comfort

45/100
92 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable. Small rooms and bathrooms with shoddy A/C.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 78% by couples, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Lots of character” “Relaxed atmosphere”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Room was spotless”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “No elevator” “Drab decor”

  • Affordable parking

    “Included parking” “Free parking”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
38 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Parking is good and affordable.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Value

82/100
16 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value” “Included breakfast” “Free parking”

Service

81/100
37 reviews

Friendly service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Breakfast

63/100
28 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Perfectly adequate breakfast” “Breakfast included”

Amenities

49/100
11 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“No elevator” “Drab decor”

Room

49/100
58 reviews

Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms. Rooms are tidy, with decent beds.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Food

47/100
7 reviews

Food is not good.

“No hot food” “Hard boiled eggs and bread”

Comfort

45/100
34 reviews

Noise is as expected, as are the beds, although rooms are small and generally uncomfortable.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 67% by solo travelers, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Staff was very helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud”

  • Great location

    “Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

83/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Value

75/100
7 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value” “Included breakfast” “Free parking”

Vibe

71/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Lovely old house” “New England trip” “Relaxed atmosphere”

Breakfast

61/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Near the breakfast area” “Included breakfast”

Room

50/100
12 reviews

Room is not nice.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Comfort

45/100
6 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 91% by families, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Good off-street parking” “Parking big”

  • Great location

    “Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby”

  • Fantastic service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager”

  • Friendly service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Staff was very helpful”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
13 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

79/100
12 reviews

Friendly service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Value

78/100
4 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value” “Included breakfast” “Free parking”

Breakfast

57/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Excellence breakfast” “Included breakfast”

Room

49/100
7 reviews

Room is not nice.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Comfort

40/100
5 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

83/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Breakfast

66/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Breakfast was good” “Included breakfast”

Room

52/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

“No coffee maker” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Good to know

  • Affordable parking

    “Included parking” “Free parking”

  • Close to public transport

    “Only 8 mins walk from subway” “Two subway stations nearby”

  • Friendly service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Staff was very helpful”

  • Accessible parking

    “Good off-street parking” “Parking big”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
98 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Parking is good and affordable. Great sightseeing, restaurants and shopping nearby.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Bar

91/100
9 reviews

Bar is awesome.

“Coffee on tap” “Excellent coffee” “Coffee available all day”

Service

82/100
101 reviews

Adequately professional and very friendly service with good reception.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Breakfast

60/100
69 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Breakfast was disappointing” “Breakfast included”

Food

54/100
19 reviews

Food is all right.

“Excellent choices for dining” “Informal dining room” “No hot food”

Room

53/100
121 reviews

Adequate, clean, and new rooms. Poor beds in small and badly maintained rooms. Acceptable rooms with small bathrooms. Bad furnishing, kitchenettes, and A/C.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

WiFi

50/100
8 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Slow internet” “Strong Wi-Fi” “Wifi could be better”

Amenities

49/100
19 reviews

Poor hotel buildings. Unspectacular architecture.

“No elevator” “Drab decor”

Comfort

47/100
74 reviews

Room is acceptable, but beds are uncomfortable. Small rooms and bathrooms with shoddy A/C.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 62% by couples, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “No elevator” “Drab decor”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean rooms” “Room was spotless”

  • Poor beds

    “Mattresses much too soft” “Hard mattress”

  • Affordable parking

    “Included parking” “Free parking”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
33 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Parking is good and affordable.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

81/100
30 reviews

Friendly service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Value

81/100
13 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value” “Included breakfast” “Free parking”

Cleanliness

76/100
12 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Clean rooms” “Room was spotless” “Clean room”

Breakfast

64/100
22 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Nice breakfast” “Included breakfast”

Room

49/100
45 reviews

Small and dilapidated rooms. Rooms are tidy, with decent beds.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Food

47/100
7 reviews

Food is not good.

“No hot food” “Hard boiled eggs and bread”

Amenities

47/100
6 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“No elevator” “Drab decor”

Comfort

45/100
26 reviews

Noise is as expected, as are the beds, although rooms are small and generally uncomfortable.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 84% by solo travelers, with a score of 81

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Staff was very helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud”

  • Great location

    “Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

83/100
15 reviews

Friendly service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Value

75/100
7 reviews

Best value for money.

“Great value” “Included breakfast” “Free parking”

Vibe

71/100
4 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Lovely old house” “New England trip” “Relaxed atmosphere”

Breakfast

61/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Breakfast good for” “Breakfast included”

Room

50/100
11 reviews

Room is all right.

“No coffee maker” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

Comfort

46/100
5 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Mattresses much too soft” “AC unit loud” “Paper-thin walls”

Ranked top 90% by families, with a score of 85

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Good off-street parking” “Parking big”

  • Great location

    “Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby”

  • Fantastic service

    “Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager”

Review highlights

Location

100/100
9 reviews

Great location and easy parking.

“Close to Logan airport” “Many resturants nearby” “Only 8 mins walk from subway”

Service

83/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Man at the front desk helped me” “Beautiful manager” “Warm welcome”

Breakfast

56/100
4 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Hard boiled eggs and bread” “Breakfast was good” “Breakfast included”

Room

47/100
3 reviews

Room is not nice.

“No coffee making facilities” “Lights in the room didn't work” “Mattresses much too soft”

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Customer Reviews of A Cambridge House Inn at Porter

3.5 out of 5. Based on 97 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

Property Location
With a stay at A Cambridge House Inn at Porter in Cambridge, you'll be minutes from Somerville Theatre and close to Harvard Square. This bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Powder House Square and Harvard Law School.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include irons/ironing boards, and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) can be requested.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Grab a bite from a grocery/convenience store serving guests of A Cambridge House Inn at Porter.

Business, Other Amenities
The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

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