Harvard Square Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Parkside Bed & Breakfast Entry


Last updated: 07/10/2009

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Property description

Parkside on Ellery, a bed & breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts provides excellent accommodations for the universal requirements of the traveler - Comfort… Convenience… Cleanliness… Whether visiting for business, school, family get-together, or a getaway, a stay at Parkside places you in the heart of Cambridge. It is perfectly located steps away from vibrant Harvard Square and minutes from picturesque Boston. Explore the area’s attractions including fine restaurants, shopping and points of historic and scenic interest. Parkside’s suites all have private baths, traveler and business amenities and pleasant views from the rooms.

Established in 1994, Parkside has welcomed guests in all seasons of the year. Its distinctive hospitality is based upon - your room away from home… for travelers to the Cambridge and Boston area. One guest put it, “just like home, but better” another puts it, “the comforts of home… the privacy of a hotel” and still another, “European ambiance and Yankee hospitality.” However it is experienced, Parkside allows guests to visit, work or vacate in a special way.

Activities and attractions are abundant in the area. With all the local history and the area’s charm, time spent here is a delightful and memorable experience. Guests are just minutes away from the Harvard University campus, subway access to Boston in Harvard Square and just a day trip away from the coastal towns of Cape Cod, and the north shore. Whatever the reason for a visit, Parkside on Ellery is the place to stay in Harvard Square.

The Parkside on Ellery house was erected in 1865, during the post Civil War era. Antiques, decorations, and furniture from the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries offer accommodation choices. Three unique suites all feature private entrances, private baths, comfortable sleeping and interesting décor.

Upon the arrival of guests a few minutes of time are taken to make the guests familiar with their “room away from home” as well as the immediate Harvard Square area. If an additional interest is mentioned, we help to find an answer. Continental breakfast in the room allows guests to casually gather their thoughts, plan their day or watch the morning news while having a cup of our excellent coffee.

Keywords: Bed & Breakfast

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Hotel

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Just blocks away from Harvard University.


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone


  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden seating available in spring and summer....moreless



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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 86 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport, Boston MA

Car: Not Necessary

Parkside on Ellery is located directly across the street from the new Cambridge Public Library and its adjacent park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: My name is David and I am your host at the Parkside B&B in Cambridge, MA. Originally from the mid west, I have found an appreciation for Cambridge/Boston and Yankee values. The area has been my home since I arrived in Massachusetts for graduate study in landscape architecture.

Why the Owner Chose Mid-Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, USA:
The Cambridge/Boston area is full of history related to culture and nature. The Harvard Square area is especially vital and diverse. Bustling with students for nine months of the year and then settling down to the qualities of a small town for the summer. Cambridge is home to some of the world's finest universities and a hub of biomedical technology. It also provides a full range of tradesmen and industrial services necessary to make a city an easy place to live. Everything is right here. I often refer to the Boston area as the 15 Minute City. 15 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to the ocean and 15 minutes to the country (Concord, Lexington and Walden Pond). Nothing is far away from Parkside B&B’s Cambridge location on Ellery Street and usually within walking distance!

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Restaurants abound as Cambridge is known in the area for its outstanding selection of quality food and exceptional dining experiences. Sandwich and burger cottages to Four Star dining are all are within 12 to 15 walking minutes from the Parkside B&B, the place I call home. The Rialto, Legal Seafood, Café Sushi, East Coast Grill, Darwin’s, Spice, Sandrine, Charley’s Kitchen, Zoe, S&S Deli, Oleana and Il Panino are on my list of favorites and places I recommend to guests. Places to see are all around as well, within a short walk from Parkside B&B... the Glass Flowers, Hawthorne’s House, Cambridge Common where Washington took command of the troops, the Peabody Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Sakler Museum, MIT Museum, Harvard Yard, MIT, Harvard Square, the American Repertoire Theater, Sanders Theater to just scratch the surface. The Redline subway in Harvard Square provides easy access to all there is in Boston and the metro area. The Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Museum of Science, North End, New England Aquarium, USS Constitution, Fanuel Hall Marketplace, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill monument, Boston Public Library, Arnold Arboretum, Boston Common, John F. Kennedy Library, Customs House, Children’s Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Afro American History, Boston Esplanade, Seaport District, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Franklin Park Zoo and Charles River Canoe and Kayak. Then there are the events that mark the passage of the seasons… New Years Eve and First Night in Boston, the Boston Marathon, Harvard Commencement along with Tufts, MIT, Lesley, Longe School of Music, Boston University, Cambridge College, Cambridge River Festival, Head of the Charles Regatta, Christmas Holiday in Harvard Square. David

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  • Parkside Bed & Breakfast Entry

    Parkside Bed & Breakfast Entry

  • #1, the Victorian Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

    #1, the Victorian Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

  • #2, the Cambridge Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

    #2, the Cambridge Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

  • #3, the Scholar Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

    #3, the Scholar Suite, at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

  • Garden at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

    Garden at Parkside Bed & Breakfast

  • #1 Bath

    #1 Bath

  • #2 Bath

    #2 Bath

  • #3 Bath

    #3 Bath

VRBO #150872

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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