Off-campus

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
Guesthouses
Homestays

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
jaenia@comcast.net 
www.incambridge.com 

$85 $95

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

www.acambridgehouse.com

$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)
bostonreservations@bostonreservations.com
$135 (Shared Bath) 

$145-160 (Private Bath) 

Host Homes of Boston, (Reservation Service) Ms. Whittington
PO Box 117, Waban Branch, Waban, MA 02468
Long term rates available
617-244-1308, 800-600-1308

$75-135 $75-185

Bed & Breakfast Associates Bay Colony (Reservation Service)                                   453 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02115
781-449-5302             
www.bnbboston.com

$65-125 $80-150

Guesthouses

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

The Feathered Nest and the Antrim House
85 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Daily Rates $135-175, Monthly Rates $1800-3500

18 Antrim Street Cambridge, MA 02139 Daily Rates $135-175, Monthly Rates $1800-3500
617-276-5409
www.antrimhouse.com  Opens in new window
jean@antrimhouse.com

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
www.beaconinn.com   Opens in new window
beacon1750@beaconinn.com

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
www.brooksidehouselodging.com Opens in new window
Rooms@Brooksidehouselodging.com

Cameron Inn
16 Cameron Ave., Cambridge MA 02140
617-661-9332
www.incambridge.com Opens in new window
jaenia@erols.com
Mrs. Frances
458 Park Dr., Boston MA 02215
No smoking, includes parking and kitchen use
617-267-2458
Harding House
288 Harvard St., Cambrdige MA 02139
617-876-2888 
www.harding-house.com Opens in new window
reserve@harding-house.com
Mrs. Hewitt
Cambridge, between Harvard Square and Porter Square, 5 minute walk to Porter Square
617-354-0425
Sanhewitt@gmail.com
The Irving House at Harvard
24 Irving St., Cambridge MA 02139
Weekly rates available
617-547-4600
www.cambridgeinns.com/  Opens in new window
reserve@irvinghouse.com
Mrs. Jensen
3 Exeter Park, Cambridge MA 02140
617-547-9164
802-728-6240
lighthausvt@gmail.com
Longwood Inn
123 Longwood Ave., Brookline MA 02446
Children welcome, weekly rates available, kitchen
617-566-8615
http://longwood-inn.com/ Opens in new window
lwdin@tiac.net

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

Email: eve@parentsforum.org

Vera Gropper
14 Hall Ave., Somerville MA 02144
617-625-9642
email: vera.gropper@gmail.com, vera@eecs.harvard.edu
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.

Windsor Inn
85 Windsor St., Cambridge MA 02139

The Windsor Inn is located next to MIT campus.  Originally built in 1847 the Windsor was renovated in 2001, to feature 7 guest rooms.  Each “suite” has its own private bathroom, cable TV and wireless internet access.  Other amenities include linen exchange, on-site laundry, complimentary  coffee bar and additional basement storage areas.  Weekly rates range from $525-$875 and monthly rates run from $1525 to $2475, depending on length of stay and number of occupants.  MIT and long-term discounts available.  Rate card available on request. 

Telephone 617-901-5159, Fax 617-491-6274, Email: Shulman87@msn.com

Home Stay Organizations

These are two potential resources for underage visitors, but please note that MIT does not endorse either organization, no 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
15 Cedar Rd., Chestnut Hill MA 02167
Arranges homestays for students, fellows and visiting professors
617-277-6444, fax 617-738-9566
www.athomeinboston.org
athomeinboston@gmail.com

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