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Parkside on Ellery
Ranked #5 of 21 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife Nancy and I stayed at Parkside the first week in June. We arrived a bit late do to plane travel delays but were greeted warmly by David who took his time to show us our room and educate us on a few places to see and things to do. The room was great and our morning breakfast was wonderful; which helped to get us going for our 5 days of exploring Boston. We would stay at Parkside again and I'm sure your visit will be as enjoyable as ours.

Room Tip: If in dought please call and speak to David he will help you out.
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

From the moment I arrived David the host created an amazing first impression that carried on until we said our Goodbyes some 4 days later. The room was really well appointed, quiet and gave me a chance to unwind after a day of education. Really conveniently located with a nice 10 minute stroll to Harvard Square and transport options to Boston.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Spent three nights during my grad school reunion in the Scholar room. Very friendly and helpful owner, clean and charming room (wonderful selection of old books to peruse), and excellent location -- walk anywhere in Harvard or Central Square in 10-15 minutes. Quite private and quiet. Feels like staying in someone's very nice spare room. Only cons were (1) very expensive for what you get (though this is a criticism I'd levy at all accommodations in Cambridge) and (2) no daily housekeeping.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

This B and B is conveniently located to Harvard Square and the T, and yet on a quiet residential street. The rooms are beautifully decorated and soothing. Breakfast arrives on a tray in the morning--the offerings are limited but you can have as much as you want. David was extremely personable and accommodating.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Position of B&B convenient. Room comfortable.
Service totally non existent. After our first night, we came back to find the beds not made, bathrooms not cleaned,trash cans not emptied out. In fact there were no cleaners at all. However, If you stay 6 days or more then on 6th day your room will be 'freshened up'. Have you ever??? I have never heard of a B & B with no service.
Even more disturbing was our bathroom cabinet with used toiletries from previous guests- half bottles of shampoo, creams, lotions and even half a box of tampons. David was proud of this. Most unprofessional and unhygienic.
During our 2 night stay we tried to contact David but to no avail.
After our initial meeting when we arrived, we never saw anyone connected to this B&B again.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 74 Ellery Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
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Ranked #5 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range: €173 - €191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parkside on Ellery 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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