Prospect Place      
112 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139-2503, USA    
(800) 769-5303, (617) 864-7500
 
 

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Description

Circa 1866. This 5,000-square-foot Italianate Victorian was owned by the same family for more than 100 years (until 1994). Located in the heart of Cambridge, the inn is within walking distance of Harvard University, MIT and the Boston Freedom Train Trolley Tours. The inn, including its three guest bedrooms, has a Victorian décor that makes the most of an eclectic collection of antiques, including two grand pianos in the parlor. Period details are evident throughout the charming inn, from classic archways to cut-glass windows and extraordinary marble fireplaces. The delightful breakfast is served in the Victorian dining room and includes a variety of freshly baked breads, pastries, scones and muffins, a fresh-fruit bowl, juices and eggs to order. Afternoon tea is available upon request. After breakfast, guests can head out on foot or grab the subway or bus, which are just a few minutes' walk from the inn, and explore the area's rich history. Metropolitan Boston is just across the river from the inn.

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Rates

$130 to $350

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Master Card, Travelers Checks and cash.

Amenities

This property has 4 total guest accommodations, 2 with private bath, 2 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite. The types of beds available include King, Twin and Double.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Daily Newspapers
  • Desk
  • FAX On-site
  • Gym Nearby
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings

Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History
    • Churches & Parsonages

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

Two weeks prior


Other Activities

    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Sports Events, Major College

Historic Interest

Significant 19th century Italianate house

Historic Awards:

  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historic Restoration Award

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • National Trust

Historic sites nearby:

Boston Freedom Trail (2 miles), Harvard University (3/4 mile), Longfellow House (1 mile), Hooper-Lee-Nichols House (1 mile), Mount Auburn Cemetery (2 miles), Boston Symphony Hall (1 mile), Fenway Park (2 miles), Mass. State House (2 miles), Boston's North End (3 miles)


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Prospect Place-- great place, great owner

I had the privilege of staying at Prospect last month. The property was beautiful and well kept, the owner an excellent host, and food fabulous. I highly recommend this place
Phil Krichilsky
Pinedale, WY

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Great place to stay!

The owner is very accomodating and the breakfast are great! The inn is well situated for anyone who wants to visit the Cambridge area and the heart of Boston. Thanks!
Jean-François Trudeau
Montréal, QC

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Great base while finding a new home

Eric and Judy: Thanks for a wonderful experience staying in your fabulous BnB. We will definitely recommend your place to others. Tina and Steve, recently stayed in Emma Room...
Tina & Steve Olton

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Hospitality Abounds

Prospect Place is very conveniently located near the train station. Host's were extremely accommodating and served a delicious breakfast each morning! Meeting people from all areas of the world was an enriching experience. My daughter and I came to visit my son and left with an experience to remember and cherish always. Thank you Eric for being thoughtful and including my son as well. We enjoyed staying at your beautiful place and recommend it highly!
Robin Hill

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Amazing Place....

From gracious hosts and charming decor to tasty breakfast fare served in style, it's an amazing Place, Prospect. Wonderfully convenient to transportation and places of interest. I book months in advance! -- Arkansas Traveler
Ruth P
9/13/2013

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wes

Innkeepers were nice but the A/C was not working and had not been working for a while. It was hot in our room and the only recommendation they had was to open the window. I am from texas and it was still hard to sleep because of how hot it was. Breakfast was average but not bad.
wes pemberton

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Great Place for a Harvard training

I spent 5 nights here in late July and found it just what I was looking for - a lovely change of pace from a hotel for my week's institute. It took 20 minutes to get to Harvard (Ed School - which is on the far side of Harvard Square) and the price was far less than what I was seeing offered for the hotels closer in. The home was lovely, Eric was very accommodating, breakfast was lovely and the window air conditioner was up to the task in the muggy weather. Two blocks to Central Square T stop and food coop right across the street. My family dropped me off and the approach was very easy from I 90. It's nice when B&B's, which I usually associate with vacationing - can work this well for a work week as well.
Frances Durkin

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Enjoyable ... I'll be back!

Like being at home -- except a much bigger, more elegantly appointed home with a friendly inn keeper who makes you breakfast and cleans up after you! Very convenient, clean and enjoyable.
Mark Lewis
12/5/2010

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A Gem

Simply put Prospect Place is a gem in Cambridge.
Kamal H
5/14/2010

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Isle of Solitude

There is an inn called Prospect Place - an isle of solitude from Boston's rat race between Harvard and MIT and furnishings high class. Leaves memories that can't be erased.
Kevin M
4/16/2010

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Lovely

We enjoyed the privacy and style of this suite.
Jeanne & Joe C
11/15/2009

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This place is BEAUTIFUL!

This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast. My father and I are here looking at colleges. Hope to be back!
Ann & Larry A
11/13/2009

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Fantastic

Our stay in the Charles Suite was fantastic and the breakfast were wonderful the three nighs we were here.
Paul & Nancy F
9/30/2009

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From Las Vegas .....

Thank you for everything. We especially loved being downstairs tucked away from the rest of the house. Very nice! We couldn't have picked a better place!
Paul & Leslie x
9/15/2009

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Wonderful Wedding Weekend

Great new family get together. Everyone enjoyed the marvelous accommodations. Your breakfast were a treat - both for the eyes and the palate.
Art & Irish S
5/31/2009

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Lovely B&B

Delicious breakfast and very comfortable room. You made our 30th Anniversary a special celebration. Thank you!
Debbie & Paul P
9/5/2008

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Enjoyed

.... enjoyed your granola, Judy. From Star Island, to Cambridge, to home in Wood Cliff Lake, a lovely, long weekend.
Carol V
9/21/2009

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Boston Anniversary

Thanks for contributing to our 1st anniversary memories! Next time we come to Boston we hope to stay here again.
Julie & Matt M
6/13/2010

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Calm & sunny afternoon ...

...reading & musing. The bamboo grove dining room is one of the joys of breakfast time, with the music, shining silver and fresh fruit.
Olga M
5/9/2009

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From Spain .....

Rather than a hotel or B&B, this place is like home. One of the nicest rooms I've ever paid for. Breakfast was delicious and the kindness of the owners cannot be explained using words.
Hector Z
10/24/2008

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Comfy, Comfy

.... on this wonderful comfy bed. Could not have been better!
Susan & Paul W
6/12/2010

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Rivals the South!

Thank you for your gracious hospitality, beautiful room, delicious breakfasts, and calming environment. We'll visit again. Bill & Nancy, Birmingham, Alabama
Bill & Nancy C
6/9/2010

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Killer Breakfast

Loved the place. Very nice, comfortable. Killer breakfast. Wonderful bed.
James B
6/15/2010

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The Highlight of Cambridge

Staying here was a highlight of my Cambridge experience. No reason to stay anywhere else on future visits to Boston/Cambridge area.
Matt R
7/16/2010

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A Great Place

We loved staying here. Truly a great memory to bring back to Korea. Love to visit again.
Robert & Susan J
11/19/2010

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Smile Filled Week

Thanks for a week of relaxation and enjoyment ... and warm smiles were always appreciated.
Mel & Agia B
9/22/2010

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Great Conversation

Very hopitable host, atmosphere of house quite special. Enjoyed the round-the-table conversation at breakfast and meeting such interesting people.
Rolf & Pam P
10/31/2008

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Wonderful ....

...as always a joy to stay with you.
Shatina & Sophia E
6/27/2009

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Captivating!

This "Florence" is almost as good as the one in Italy. Last minute decision to try a bed and breakfast & so glad I did. Feels like staying with nice relatives, quiet & cozy - warm & welcoming. I'll be back.
Dorothy F
12/3/2009

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Great Location, very friendly staff

Repeat customer. Excellent location (including Whole Foods across the street and close to the "T"), very friendly staff (thanks Eric!!), and a very good value for Boston. We've got to meet very friendly and interesting guests every time we've stayed here.
Susie G
6/14/2010

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Great place, nice hosts, convenient

Thoughtful canopy on a quiet street, warm welcome in the chilling winds, ancient decorations in the beautiful house, together with the meticulous concerns in the hosts' tender hearts, build up a genial home far away from my own home. I enjoyed their harmonious family member relationships, drinking in their whispers from everyone's soul. Surely I am willing to stay with them again and again if I have chances to come to Cambridge in the future.
Jeffrey Mao
Yunlin County,
11/26/2009

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