Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division Lunch Talks:
Accomodations for Out of Town Visitors


Ivana Damjanov or Kate Rubin or Anna Barnacka

Accomodations in the Cambridge area are typically moderate to expensive, or are not convenient to public transportation.  The following are listed in roughly decreasing price and increasing distance from CfA (excepting the last one).  Prices do not include the room occupancy tax of 12.45%.

If you have problems with availability with these, you may have to go for a more expensive hotel room in Harvard Square (Charles Hotel, Inn at Harvard, etc.), try Kendall Square (Mariott Hotel), or try something downtown or in the Back Bay.

A larger listing of Cambridge and Boston area hotels -- albeit with little information about each other than a WWW link, address, and phone number -- can be found at the CfA Travel Office website.

  • Mary Prentiss Inn (bed & breakfast):
  • Irving House (bed & breakfast):
    • 24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • 18 minute walk to CfA
    • Rates $79-270, vary with season and room
    • Phone (617)547-4600, toll-free (877)547-4600, FAX (617)576-2814
    • Email for reservations
    • map
    • webpage translator...
    • non-smoking
    • Other links:
    • Note: Harding House, which is run by the same people, is significantly further away from CfA (30+ minute walk)
  • Jean Chapin (small bed & breakfast):
    • 54 Sacramento Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • 12 minute walk to CfA
    • Rates ~$65/night (requires payment by cash or check)
    • Phone (617)876-2113
    • Some reports of limited access hours
    • map
  • Prospect Place (bed & breakfast):
    • 112 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    • 12 minute walk to CfA
    • Rates $105-160/night
    • Phone (617)864-7500 or (800)769-5303
    • map (this location differs slightly from the one on their webpage)
  • Harvard Square Hotel:
    • 110 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    • 15-20 minute walk to CfA; located in the center of Harvard Square
    • Rates $129-219 (minimum price may even be $159)
    • Phone (617)864-5200, toll-free (800)458-5886, FAX (617)864-2409
    • map (which actually mis-places the hotel by half a block...)
    • smoking rooms available
    • Check rates/availability

Last modified on 2007 September 06
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