PET FRIENDLY Harvard University

PET FRIENDLY Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 2138

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 when Massachusetts was still the the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There are a lot of smart people at Harvard so you know it's definitely very pet friendly. It was named after the college's first benefactor, John Harvard, a minister, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Harvard University

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Hyatt Regency Cambridge

575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
1-888-675-9785

Pet Policy: Dogs weighing up to 50 pounds, or two dogs with a combined weight of no more than 75 pounds are welcome in the hotel. A non-refunable $100 pet deposit is required for stays lasting 1-6 days, and an additional $100 cleaning fee is required for stays lasting 7-30 days. Guests should inform the hotel they are bringing pets at least three days prior to their arrival.

Policy Confirmed: 10/01/2015 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/01/2015

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Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

25 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 2141
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 2141
1-888-675-9785

Pet Policy: We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Pet Amenities: Beds, bowls, toys, treats, and love provided free of charge.

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Harvard University

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The Automatic

50 Hampshire Street,
Cambridge, MA
617-714-5226
Pet Friendly The Automatic in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Automatic is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch, dinner, and late night snacks. The vibe is fantastic inside and out, with a generous pet-friendly patio area with umbrellas for hanging with your pooch. If you love making a meal of appetizers, you are going to love this place. Your biggest challenge will be deciding. Hmmmm, Viet Style Crispy Chicken Wings, Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower with Green Goddess Dressing, and Freaky Fries served with bone marrow for dipping? Or maybe Shrimp Ceviche, Frito Pie from Hell, and Funky Fries, served dusted with togarashi and crushed toasted nori and served with kewpie mayo? There is also a wide choice of sandwiches and skewers, as well as more substantial plates, like Confit Latin Duck Leg. And be sure to try out their signature cocktails, like the Automatic Dirty Martini made with gin and lemon-thyme brine, or Sully’s Rum Old Fashioned. Or go for one of their beers on tap or one of their many wines by the glass. Wh

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The Red House Restaurant

98 Winthrop Street,
Cambridge, MA
617-576-0605
Pet Friendly The Red House Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pet-friendly Red House is located right in Harvard Square, in the earliest settled section of Old Cambridge. Originally built in 1802, it sits atop a retaining wall that dates back to 1634. In addition to the dining room located in the historic house, there is beautiful pet-friendly canopied outdoor patio area where you and your best friend can dine al fresco in style. The Red House features raw bar specials every day (including two oysters for $1 from 12 to 5 p.m., then from 9 p.m. to close—count us in!!), and killer menus for lunch and dinner. Some of our favorite offerings include Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Smokehouse Bacon & Garlic Sauteed Spinach, 5-Spice Roasted Duck Breast, and Lobster Carbonara. This dog-friendly restaurant is open seven days a week, from noon to 11 p.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars near Harvard University

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The Bar by the Elevator

1 Kendall Square,
Cambridge, MA
617-958-3354
Pet Friendly The Bar by the Elevator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This is as seasonal and fun as it gets. Umbrella tables and a tiki bar set up, as the name says, by an elevator. Negroni and rosé are on tap, as is Frozé (basically a rosé slushie) and the vibe is about as chill as it gets. The Bar by the Elevator is definitely pet friendly. And if you get hungry, you can order hot dogs from Mameleh’s, which is right next door. Open weather permitting from 4 p.m. until they decide to close.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near Harvard University

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Pacific Street Dog Park

29 Tudor Street,
Cambridge, MA

If you are staying near Harvard, this is the closest one to you, along with the one at Rogers Street Park near MIT. It includes a water play area, water fountains, and benches for pet owners. The off-leash section of the park is located at Tudor Street between Pacific and Sidney streets.

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Giacobbe Dog Run

Pemberton Street,
Cambridge, MA

Located in the neighborhood of North Cambridge, the off-leash section is behind the Anderson Courts near the intersection of Pemberton Street and Yerxa Road. Formerly known as the Pemberton Street Dog Run.

There are multiple schools that make up Harvard University, including Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard School of Medicine, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School. We have a particular affinity for the school of medicine, because they just released a report showing that dog owners have lower blood pressure than non-dog owners, and that having a dog might contribute to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Harvard is located, naturally, in Harvard Square, which is in Cambridge, an absolutely wonderful pet friendly neighborhood in Boston on the Charles River. It's a great town for walking, with plenty for you to do with your student and your pooch. For a stroll, check out both of Harvard's boathouses, the Newell and the Weld Boathouse.

For some off leash fun, check out the Pacific Street Dog Park on Tudor Street between Pacific and Sidney. It's got a water play area as well as benches and water fountains.

If you'd like to explore more of dog friendly Boston and leave your car behind, your canine is allowed on the T, but not during rush hour (excepting service dogs, of course). Your dog must be on a leash and cannot take up a seat. If you have a smaller animal like a cat or rabbit, MBTA rules are that it must be in a pet carrier and, if at all possible, you should keep the carrier on your lap.

There are lots of dog friendly restaurants in Cambridge. The Automatic on Hampshire Street is a favorite. It's run by Chris Schlesinger, who had the East Coast Grill for years, also in Cambridge. It's open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner, and late night snacks, which you can enjoy with your pooch on their patio. If you love small plates and appetizers, this is the place for you.

Another favorite is the Red House, located right in Harvard Square. It's got a beautiful canopied patio area, where you and your pet are welcome. They've got raw bar specials every day in addition to their lunch and dinner menus.

And if you're looking for a fun place to grab a drink, you could do no better than to check out The Bar by the Elevator. It literally is a seasonal pop-up tiki bar that is located by an elevator at 1 Kendall Square. Don't miss their rosé slushy, the Frozé.