When Mother Nature calls over Massachusetts way, it's the Berkshires, a rugged mountain range stretching across the western edge of the state, that pick up, a place popular with outdoorsy types for the abundance of trails on offer and the arts-oriented for the local selection of cultural attractions.
Since 1945 Irving House has had affordable rates and the best proximity to Harvard Square. It's a large guesthouse that feels like home. With a variety of room rates, 24-hour desk service and walking distance to all the major attractions of Cambridge, you'll find just what you need in our friendly accommodations. Telephones, high speed internet access, tvs (in rooms with private bath), central air conditioning, a continental buffet breakfast, parking in our adjacent lot are just some of the things that will make your stay more comfortable.
Map + Directions
BY FOOT Harvard Square (Red Line) Exit the station by the Harvard Yard/Church Street stairs. Follow signs for Harvard Yard, enter the Yard and bear left across it, exit by the north (Thayer) gate. Turn in front of the Science Center. When you leave the campus, you will be on Cambridge Street (along Memorial Hall) Irving Street is 2nd left off Cambridge Street, 24 is first house on right. Logan Airport Take S1 Silver LIne from terminal to South Station. Take the Red Line from South Station INBOUND (towards Alewife), exit at Harvard. South Station (commuter rail, Amtrak & bus terminal) Take Red Line towards ALEWIFE, exit at Harvard. |Taking the FUNG WAH bus from NYC? It will leave you at the entrance to Chinatown, just across a large intersection from South Station. Back Bay Station (terminal for some New England buses) Take Orange Line INBOUND to Downtown Crossing; then Red Line towards ALEWIFE, exit at Harvard. (Amtrak and some commuter trains stop at Back Bay, but they continue to South Station which is MUCH better for getting to Cambridge) From Logan Airport Board the Silver Line at any terminal, going to South Station. Take the Red Line subway at South Station, bound for ALEWIFE. Exit Harvard, see above. BY CAR Harvard Square From the river coming up JFK Street, or Boston/Central Square on Mass Ave--bear right as you see Harvard Yard on right. You will go under Yard, bear left in underpass; turn left onto Quincy Street. Turn right on Kirkland; Irving Street is 3rd right. 24 is just after large brick building. Driveway is just beyond house. Mass Pike (Route 90) Take Brighton/Cambridge exit (from the West it is a left exit). There is an exit toll of $1. Follow signs for Cambridge & get in left lane. Turn left BEFORE you cross bridge, onto Soldiers Field Road Exit at Harvard Square Memorial Drive
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