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Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast

112 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Innkeeper(s): Eric Huenneke
  • Introduction

    Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast front

    Welcome to Prospect Place; an Italianate residence built in 1866

    Prospect Place offers you a unique taste of the past – Victorian elegance with the modern amenities you require. For your comfort and convenience, we offer a smoke free environment with central air conditioning and complimentary wifi internet. We welcome well-behaved children 9 years and older.

    Conveniently located in the center of cosmopolitan Cambridge, Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast is only a short walk from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Cambridge and Boston are synonymous with New England history and charm. They offer all the cultural experiences of a large city, while being quite compact and accessible in layout - in short, the perfect walking city. Join us at our peaceful oasis in the midst of the vibrant city on Boston’s Left Bank.

    Metropolitan Boston is just across the river! With the MBTA subway and bus lines a few minutes from the inn’s front door, Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast Inn affords you the time and convenience to explore all of Cambridge and Boston.

    Please contact us if you need specific driving or public transportation directions to the inn.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Eric for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Tourism, college visits for prospective students, parents visiting, business travelers.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Historical authenticity, antiques, original art, unusual and high-quality breakfasts.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Depends on one's interests. World-class museums, one of the top symphony orchestras, arts & architecture, cradle of American history, top rated sports teams, some of the top universities in the world.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Feels so homelike & comfortable.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Rather than trying to attract people to come to Boston & Cambridge, they are usually already coming for one reason or another and just trying to find the right best place to stay for them. We're in a very high demand area.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Depends on interests. See #1.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Most of #1.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Several. There are very diverse possibilities. View our website for more details.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Cambridge Office for Tourism and a href="">

    How many rooms does your inn have?


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  • Breakfast

    Enjoy a delicious and varied breakfast in our special Victorian dining room. A lovely window seat full of arched top windows, the original white marble fireplace, and antique wallpaper from the turn of the last century set the stage for a unique breakfast experience at Prospect Place.

    Our breakfast offerings include:

    A full breakfast of sumptuous pastries, fresh baked bread, fresh fruit, juices, hot coffee, tea, or cocoa, as well as eggs or egg entrées, are served on china, linen, and silver each morning.

    Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast dining table

    Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast food

  • Historic Cambridge Bed and Breakfast

    Step back into another era as you walk through the doors of our lovely and historic Italianate Victorian bed and breakfast in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This historic home has been meticulously and lovingly restored to its original glory. Period details abound, from classic archways to marble fireplaces and cut-glass windows. The inn is elegantly, yet comfortably, furnished with eclectic antiques, original fine art, oriental rugs, and authentic lace curtains made on 19th century looms in Scotland. The inn’s atmosphere is refined and tasteful without being pretentious.

    Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast is a member of the following associations:

    • Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
    • Cambridge Office of Tourism
    • Professional Association of Innkeepers International
  • Area Information

    Prospect Place Bed and Breakfast kayak

    Enjoy the lovely four-season scenic beauty of Cambridge and Boston and all that lies around the ocean harbor with its islands and the great Charles River, which binds the two cities together. The Boston Marathon in April and the Head of the Charles Regatta in October are just two of the sporting events that draw competitors and spectators alike from the world over.

    Cambridge and Boston are hosts to an array of unique art museums from our renowned Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to the Harvard Museums and the MIT Museum, noted for its holograms.

    Walk the famed Freedom Trail and trace the footsteps of American’s founding. And Boston is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.

    The city never lacks for something to see or do!