A Cambridge House Inn At Porte  2 stars

2218 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, United States, 00  show mapSave
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The contemporary A Cambridge House Inn At Porte is a 3-star property set next to Harvard Museum of Natural History, Longfellow House National Historic Site and Harvard University Semitic Museum.

The hotel is conveniently located close to Davis subway station. A short distance to a subway station enables you to get to Porter Square, Cambridge Common and Davis Square in no time.

15 minutes by car from Logan International airport.


This property has 20 guestrooms including One-Room Room and Contemporary Room appointed with cable TV, ironing facilities, individual climate control, a writing desk and Wi-Fi. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower available in all guestrooms.


Dining options include a free continental breakfast served every morning. The spacious bar serves a selection of tea.


Guests can use porter service, wake up service and ironing service and such facilities as free parking and a convenience store.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   20.

City Center Cambridge - 1.6 mi
Airports Logan International (BOS) - 6.5 mi, Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) - 39.3 mi
Train Stations Yawkey - 3.5 mi, Back Bay - 4.1 mi
Underground stations Harvard Square Station - 1.4 mi, Central Square Station - 2.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants L'Impasto (cuisine: Italian) - 400 ft, Cafe Barada - 600 ft
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Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Bed type: King Size bed or Queen Size bed
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      What's nearby

      Historical sites
      • Cambridge Historical Society
        1.1 mi
      • 3000 ft
      • Cambridge Art Assn
        1.2 mi
      • Harvard Peabody Museum Archlgy
        1.2 mi
      • Harvard Semitic Museum
        1.2 mi
      • Danehy Park
        2300 ft
      • Masonic Lodge
        3000 ft
      • Medford Community Ctr
        1.3 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      • Muscular Therapy Institute
        700 ft
      • Astrophysics Center
        4300 ft
      • Lesley College
        5000 ft
      • Tufts University
        1.0 mi
      • Travel Education Ctr
        1.0 mi
      • Weston School of Theology
        1.1 mi
      • Arthur D Little Inc
        1.2 mi
      • 1.2 mi
      • Yenghing Library
        1.2 mi
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Mount Auburn Hospital
        1.3 mi
      College Campuses

      Local Attractions

      • Fresh Pond Reservation
        5100 ft
        250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
      • Harvard Museum of Natural History
        1.1 mi
        26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
      • Longfellow House National Historic Site
        1.2 mi
        105 Brattle St, Cambridge
      • Peabody Museum
        1.2 mi
        Harvard University, Cambridge
      • Harvard Art Museums
        1.4 mi
        485 Broadway, Cambridge

      Near the hotel

      • Porter Square
        3000 ft
        Cambridge, MA
      • Cambridge Common
        4500 ft
        Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

      Restaurants Nearby

      • L'Impasto

        75% likes this, based on 34 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

        400 ft
        2263 Massachusetts Ave

        Phone: (617) 491-1901

      • Cafe Barada

        82% likes this, based on 14 reviews
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

        600 ft
        2269 Massachusetts Ave

        Phone: 617-354-4446

      • Redbones Barbecue

        60% likes this, based on 255 reviews
        Cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
        Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

        1300 ft
        55 Chester St

        Phone: 617-628-2200

      • Frank's Steak House

        63% likes this, based on 68 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

        1000 ft
        2310 Massachusetts Ave

        Phone: 617-661-0666

      • The Elephant Walk

        73% likes this, based on 81 reviews
        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 42

        1100 ft
        2067 Massachusetts Ave

        Phone: (617) 492-6900

      A Cambridge House Inn At Porte Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at A Cambridge House Inn At Porte

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 37 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers

        One staff member in particular was very friendly and helpful. Also the breakfast provided is excellent with many options.

        not being able to make tea with boiling water (thermoses were available at any time in the breakfast area, but the water was not hot enough to make good tea).

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      • Single

        Nice breakfast, very friendly staff. Victorian rooms are beautiful.

        10 minutes walk from the first subway station.

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      • Single

        Staff is wonderful, friendly, accommodating. Excellent tips on area, restaurants and directions to airport much better than GPS route.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Very clean, excellent morning breakfast. I plan on making this my "go to" place to stay when visiting the city.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        Location was great. Good continental breakfast. Parking available.

        Room service: no cleaning the last day

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        My partner was impressed with the victorian facility. She was amazed with the room decore, four poster bed, and cloth walls that matched the drapery.

        Desk coverage was lacking and no one offered any explaination of what was available either in or near this facility.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        We liked the location close to public transportation (really the only way to visit the downtown Boston area) and the coffee/tea service throughout the day.

        While the room was clean and large enough for the 3 of us (husband, wife and teenage son) the bathroom was tiny, only fairly appointed. Breakfast was not satisfactory. The baked goods were stale all three mornings and we went down the road to a local coffee shop after our first breakfast. I would not stay at this b&b again.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Rooms were well appointed and comfortable.

        Breakfast was disappointing. While there was a large selection of breakfast foods, the many pastries , bagels etc seemed to lack freshness. Would have appreciated some bread, and especially a toast making facility.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The room was on the small side, but the bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and everything worked. We asked for a quiet room and it was indeed quiet. We got a good night's sleep and had a very nice continental breakfast in the morning. The price was very reasonable for Boston, and the location was perfect for us. We would definitely stay there again.

        There was nothing to complain about - although it would have been nice to have some yogurt for breakfast ;-)

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The location was close to public transportation.

        The dining area and suite had very low light because of the excessive layering of window treatments. In the bedroom it was so dark even with the light on one couldn't find things in the suitcase. All that fabric is also a gathering place for dust. A strong odor of scented products was very obvious throughout the space.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The location is very convenient to the t and there are buses right outside the door, making it handy for an overnight in Cambridge/Boston. We stayed in the house with the contemporary rooms, which are pleasant, clean, and nicely furnished. Hot coffee and cocoa in the lobby on a freezing night was most appreciated.

        The people at the desk during the late afternoon, evening, and weekend seem to be great: helpful, friendly, and welcoming. But man who is there in the morning and until 3 pm is unhelpful and downright rude at times. When I checked in late afternoon I asked if it would be possible to leave my car in the lot for a while after checking out the next day, and was told that it would be "no problem." When checking out the next morning I double-checked with the morning grump at the desk, who said it would not be all right because policy was for the parking to be available only to current guests. I can certainly understand that. But when I pointed out that I had been told otherwise by the evening staff, had planned accordingly, and needed to figure out an alternative plan, he just said, "Oh, that guy doesn't know anything," and ignored me. No apology for the misinformation and inconvenience. When I asked about nearby parking garages, the man just said, "I don't know anything about that," turned his back on me, and started fiddling with things at the back of the office. End of conversation. To him I say: Anybody running a bed and breakfast has to be willing to provide guests with helpful information about the local area gladly, or to look it up if he doesn't know, and has to have at least minimal social skills. It is part of the job, sir. If you don't like it, then please either fake it or move on to something other than the hospitality industry. You are the only reason I wouldn't recommend your inn to others. If you can learn to be a more considerate host, your inn will be a fine place.

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      • Older travelers

        I liked the location and the free parking was definitely an asset. The room was clean, and decorating was contemporary. Entering and exiting the house was very easy and secure. The continental breakfast was adequate and hours good.

        We were somewhat disappointed in the size of the room for the price...very small. The wine glasses were placed on a soiled napkin on a tray and there was not a corkscrew. Baked goods at the breakfast could have been much fresher.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Staff was willing to wait until midnight for late arrival.

        The room, bed, or bedding had been heavily deodorized with sweet over-powering scent. So heavily, I couldn't sleep. Went searching in my car for alternative hotel at 3:30 am. Checked out before my second night.

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      • Single

        Walking distance to subway; nice common room downstairs

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      • Older travelers

        The location is great and parking is sage in a busy area.

        The mattress in our room was not very good.

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