B&Bs, Guesthouses & Home Stays
Bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), guesthouses, and home stays are usually accommodations within a private home. Most B&Bs and guesthouses are not appropriate for children. If a particular accommodation is child-friendly, it is noted on the listing. In a home-stay situation, property owners rent rooms to visitors from other countries to help them adjust to life in the United States. Most of the listings below are accessible via public transportation.
Important to remember
- Rates vary by season, and information on the individual websites may not reflect current pricing.
- Be sure to confirm the rate you will be paying when you make your reservation.
- All rates are subject to a Massachusetts room tax ranging from 5.7% to 12.45%.
- You may pay extra to park a vehicle.
- Advance reservations are highly recommended.
- Be sure to ask about the availability of an MIT discount, family rates, or other savings when you make your reservations.
- Home stays usually require membership in an organization.
|Name, Address & Phone Number||Single||Double|
A Cambridge House/Bed & Breakfast Inn
Bed & Breakfast – Cambridge/Boston
|$80-100 shared bath||$110-140 private bath|
|Boston Reservations (Reservation Service)
67 Lincoln Woods Road, Waltham MA 02451
Toll Free: 866-221-6097,($5 Processing Fee)
|$135 (Shared Bath)||
$145-160 (Private Bath)
Bed & Breakfast Associates Bay Colony (Reservation Service) 453 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02115
|A Friendly Inn
1673 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138
Parking, Private bath, MIT discount
617-547-7851, fax 617-547-0202
|Anthony's Town House
1085 Beacon St., Brookline MA 02446
Children welcome, rates vary by season,
inquire about long term rates
The Feathered Nest and the Antrim House
1750 Beacon St., Brookline MA 02445 Nightly Rates $130-200
Parking, children welcome, no breakfast served
617-566-0088, fax 617-264-7948
16 Cameron Ave., Cambridge MA 02140
458 Park Dr., Boston MA 02215
No smoking, includes parking and kitchen use
288 Harvard St., Cambrdige MA 02139
Cambridge, between Harvard Square and Porter Square, 5 minute walk to Porter Square
|The Irving House at Harvard
24 Irving St., Cambridge MA 02139
Weekly rates available
3 Exeter Park, Cambridge MA 02140
123 Longwood Ave., Brookline MA 02446
Children welcome, weekly rates available, kitchen
The Yellow House
14 Hall Ave., Somerville MA 02144
email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two fully furnished cozy rooms for singles only, shared bath, short and long-term, in non-smoking historic home. Everything is provided including wireless, except personal items and food. Use of washer/dryer. The large two-room suite has a private bath and kitchenette. Minimum stay: 3 nights. No parking. Winner of 2004 Historic Preservation Award.
These are two potential resources for underage visitors, but please note that MIT does not endorse either organization, nor does it make any representations regarding the suitability of such lodgings for housing minors. Parents are encouraged to check references and conduct other due diligence prior to making any housing arrangements for their children.
At Home in Boston
212 Tremont Street, Newton, MA 02458
Arranges homestays for students, fellows and visiting professors, 1month min, $700-1000/month inclusive