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.

Bed & Breakfasts

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.

Bed & Breakfasts

Name, Address & Phone Number Single Double

Cameron Inn
16 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 661-9332 

$75 $70

A Cambridge House/Bed & Breakfast Inn
2218 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 491-6300 or 1-800-232-9989,

$129-209 $149-249

Bed & Breakfast – Cambridge/Boston
P.O. Box 1344, Cambridge, MA 02140
617-576-1492, one time $10 fee

$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

$65-125 $80-150


A Friendly Inn
1673 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138
Parking, Private bath, MIT discount
617-547-7851, fax 617-547-0202  Opens in new window
Anthony's Town House
1085 Beacon St., Brookline MA 02446
Children welcome, rates vary by season,
inquire about long term rates
617-566-3972 Opens in new window

The Feathered Nest and the Antrim House
85 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Daily Rates $135-175, Monthly Rates $1600-3500

18 Antrim Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Daily Rates $135-175, Monthly Rates $1600-3500
617-276-5409  Opens in new window

Beacon Inn
1750 Beacon St., Brookline MA 02445 Nightly Rates $130-200
Parking, children welcome, no breakfast served
617-566-0088, fax 617-264-7948   Opens in new window

Brookside House
29 Miller Stile Rd., Quincy MA 02169
2 night minimum, weekly rates available, nightly rates $76-$113, 5-7 minutes to red line, $300 security deposit
617-471-0112 Opens in new window

Cameron Inn
16 Cameron Ave., Cambridge MA 02140
617-661-9332 Opens in new window
Mrs. Frances
458 Park Dr., Boston MA 02215
No smoking, includes parking and kitchen use
Harding House
288 Harvard St., Cambrdige MA 02139
617-876-2888 Opens in new window
Mrs. Hewitt
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
617-547-4600  Opens in new window
Mrs. Jensen
3 Exeter Park, Cambridge MA 02140
Longwood Inn
123 Longwood Ave., Brookline MA 02446
Children welcome, weekly rates available, kitchen
617-566-8615 Opens in new window

The Yellow House
North Cambridge, convenient to both Porter and Davis Squares.
Shared bath, shared kitchen, no smoking/alcohol, high speed internet access, weekly/monthly rates available. Built in 1891. Renovated in 2003. Winner of 2004 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission. Interiror renovations completed in 2013 include air conditioning and heat pump units in all bedrooms.

Landline Phone: 617-864-3802; Cell Phone: 617-233-7890


Vera Gropper
14 Hall Ave., Somerville MA 02144
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.


Morgan's Rest
205 Follen Road, Lexington, MA 02421
Morgan's Rest Bed and Breakfast is located in Lexington, Massachusetts. We are west of Boston, but very convenient for visitors traveling into the city. The Alewife subway station (beginning of the red line) is less than ten minutes away and has ample parking facilities. Outside of rush hour, Boston is a 20 minute drive. We offer our guests elegant and comfortable surroundings, good food, and attention to details. Each of our guest rooms has it's own private bath, air conditioning, internet access, and cable television. We also provide a kitchen area with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot for your convenience. Our guests enjoy lovely New England breakfasts with French Roast coffee, orange juice (often fresh squeezed) and other delights. You are sure to find something you like. Children are always welcome.
Phone: 781-652-8018
Fax: 781-240-4761


Home Stay Organizations

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

Global Immersions, Inc.
PO Box 71, Watertown, MA 02471
617-484-4055, fax 617-321-4009, toll free 888-924-2712 (USA)