Direct Online Reservations
Online reservations for Harding House can be made any time of day directly on our site (with the exception of adjoining rooms). For the best experience, all or our room choices, and options for a discount we encourage guests to eliminate the travel sites when it comes to your reservation and payment here at Harding House. We have recently had a couple of moments of confusion with one guest who thought they booked with us directly but had actually been “scooped” by an “Online Travel Agent”. Then a guest who thought they had already paid for the room through an OTA and then was shocked and confused to find that we do not charge until you arrive. (This in turn disrupted their travel budget making their stay stressful.)
These big business travel websites have many tricks. Some create a very similar website address to the property so potential guests book through one of their sites and in turn charge hotels a commission for the online reservation. Travel sites also seem to bury the property’s website while making their own “book now” button bright and clear. It would seem these tactics overall drive UP the room rates in Cambridge. Larger hotels have to factor in how much they will have to pay in commissions and add that to a fair room rate. For more info on this greed driven and detrimental business practice go here.
However, if you are just interested in reserving a room with breakfast included, at a fair price, with the best selection of room types, a generous cancellation policy, and parking for free (on a first come first serve basis) click on the button in the upper right hand corner of your screen! We love to meet new travelers as well as welcome guests who have stayed with us before!