Overview of The Cambridge Karma House

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Flat-screen TV
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Guest reviews

48 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space



Popular LocationHarvard University9 min walk
Popular LocationHarvard Square9 min walk
RestaurantZinneken's2 min walk
RestaurantBoston Burger Company2 min walk
AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Corner

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Traditional Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Classic Apartment, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 79 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden Area

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Cambridge, The Cambridge Karma House is in the historical district and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, while New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Fenway Park or TD Garden. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 9 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 9 min walk
  • Boston University - 6 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 7 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 7 min walk
  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 16 min drive


  • Zinneken's - 2 min walk
  • Boston Burger Company - 2 min walk
  • Cilantro Chinese Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Zoe's - 2 min walk
  • Au bon pain - 2 min walk

About this property

The Cambridge Karma House

3.5-star Cambridge apartments in Riverside, walk to Harvard University
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free apartment building has express check-in and express check-out. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. Each apartment features a kitchen with a fridge and a microwave, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Added amenities include a balcony/patio, a private garden and a coffee/tea maker.
The Cambridge Karma House offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Property amenities


Free WiFi


Fridge (full size)
Coffee/tea maker


Rollaway/extra beds: USD 45.0 per stay


Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

Balcony or patio
Picnic area


Laundry facilities

Work spaces



Air conditioning


No lifts
Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

Iron/ironing board
Luggage storage

Location highlights

Near a metro station
In the historical district


5 rooms
3 floors
2 buildings
Built in 1885
Individually decorated



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 2 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email with check-in information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 45.0 per stay.

Payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 29.00 per accommodation, per stay.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 45.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Tax ID - C0177510491.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property is not wheelchair accessible.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Karma House Apartment
Cambridge Karma House

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 2 AM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Located in Riverside, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Harvard University and Harvard Square. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University are also within 2 miles (3 km). Harvard Square Station is 7 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not a good experience

I am sorry I did not take the reviews into account when booking this property. The house is falling apart, very run down. Even though the cleaner made a huge effort to clean, it is actually not clean-able.Not sure how come this is listed on hotels.com

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

excellent location close to harvard square. the building is not in the best of shape but is more than sufficient for comfort. all the amenities are in excellent condition and i found the apartment very functional and well suited to my needs. arrival and checking in was very smooth and well managed.

Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019


    • Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort

    It's convenient to Harvard Square and the T. There is no AC, which shouldn't be a problem in most, but not all months. But--Two days before my scheduled check-in, they sent me a message saying the space I had reserved months earlier was not available and my reservation was cancelled. I had plane fare and a commitment to be in Cambridge. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A RESERVATION? Phone conversations with Expedia, totaling some 3 hours over two days, resulted in something being worked out with the property. The owner told Expedia those in the apt. I had reserved had extended their stay. CAN YOU LET SOMEONE EXTEND STAY IN A SPACE THAT'S BEEN RESERVED? The owner communicated to me that my reservation had been cancelled because the credit card I gave Expedia didn't work. It had worked for the airline, however. This was after he was renting us a space. The number he had was off by one digit from that which I gave Expedia. So maybe there was a typo, but THIS WAS A DIFFERENT story from the original communication. Also, if a card doesn't work, DO YOU SUMMARILY CANCEL SOMEONE'S RESERVATION AT THE LAST MINUTE WITHOUT EXPLANATION OR DO YOU ASK FOR ANOTHER CARD? It's always been the latter in my experience.

    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018


    • Liked: Room comfort
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Know what it is before you arrive

    Location was good. Cambridge is an expensive place to stay. This is more of a VRBO type of set up than a hotel.