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The Charles Hotel

4-star4 stars
One Bennett StreetCambridgeMA02138United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Harvard University
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Superb9.2
Room
Great room
Comfort
Very comfortable
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Charles Hotel

from £180
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)

What’s around The Charles Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Harvard University (3-minute walk)
  • Fenway Park (33-minute walk)
  • Hynes Convention Center (39-minute walk)
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts (42-minute walk)
  • Copley Place (42-minute walk)
  • Boston Public Garden (45-minute walk)
  • Boston Common (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • TD Garden (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (4.4 mi / 7 km)

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 16-min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) 28-min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) 32-min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) 41-min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) 42-min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station 8-min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station 11-min drive
  • Boston South Station 13-min drive
  • Harvard Square Station 5-min walk
  • Central Square Station 23-min walk
  • Porter Square Station 26-min walk
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About The Charles Hotel

Location.
The Charles Hotel is located in Cambridge, Mass, just off the Charles River in the center of Harvard Square, filled with quaint cafes and boutique shops. This stylish New England retreat is five miles from Boston Logan International Airport and less than three miles from downtown Boston. Nearby cultural attractions include the American Reparatory Theatre, the Harvard Art Museums and Brattle Theatre, all within four blocks of the hotel.

Hotel Features.
The well-lit, contemporary lobby features original paintings of Cambridge streets and New England architecture, fresh floral arrangements, and clean lines. The lobby also provides a quiet setting for reading in the library nook. Kid's Kit gift bags, filled with toys and activities, are handed out to children upon arrival. The Charles Hotel features four eateries on site, including French and Italian fine dining, a jazz club, New England inspired café, a 1940s-style martini lounge, and a quick, casual restaurant. Ten meeting and conference rooms, wireless Internet access, an automated teller machine, car rental, and a 24-hour business center are also provided. Adjacent to the hotel are Corbu Spa and Salon and Wellbridge, a full-service health club and fitness center, with an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, fitness machines, and spa services.

Guestrooms.
The 295 spacious guestrooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows and Shaker-style accents reminiscent of a New England boarding school. Custom-made furnishings include professor's chairs and desks. Extra accents include black chalkboards with chalk artwork, oversized clock, and wooden coat pegs. Guest beds are dressed with handcrafted down quilts and premium linens. Bathrooms feature Seura in-mirror televisions, bathrobes, bathroom scales, makeup mirrors, Origins bath products, and shower/tub combinations. Additional room amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, speakerphones with free local and long distance calls, high-definition LCD televisions with premium channels, and BOSE Wave radios.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 295 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ice skating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Built in
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Corbu Spa and Salon has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Henriettas Table – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Noir Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Benedetto – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club – This bar only serves light fare. Open selected days.

Pronto – This café specialises in American cuisine and only serves light fare. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ice skating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

The Charles Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • Charles Hotel
  • Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • Hotel Charles

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs USD 40.00 per day

Valet parking costs USD 45.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

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

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 417 reviews

The Charles Hotel
Exceptional10.0
Great hotel! Location is good for visiting Harvard and other local attractions.
Rebecca, gb1 night trip
The Charles Hotel
Exceptional10.0
Exceeded expectations
Very comfortable, friendly service, great Cambridge location, and newly refurbished.
Michelle, gb2 night family trip
The Charles Hotel
Very Good8.0
Generally absolutely excellent hotel, with one exception. It offers "free wifi". In fact, the Wifi is erratic and very poor quality. It continually breaks up, with a poor signal. Needs fixing.
A Traveller, gb4 night business trip
The Charles Hotel
Exceptional10.0
Excellent
Wonderful hotel in beautiful area. Very clean and comfortable.
A Traveller, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great hotel, but hot tub needs attention
The Charles Hotel was a wonderful place for my partner and I to spend her birthday “staycaycation!” They gave us a room upgrade because it was her birthday, the room had a lovely view of Harvard Square. It was super clean and the staff was nice. Our only complaint is that on our last morning the hotub next to the pool was COLD. We could barely handle sitting in it and all we wanted to do was relax in a (hot!) hot tub for a bit before we left. Oh well, we’d still recommend the hotel but beware that the pool and hot tub are open to members that join the gym so there are often non hotel guests/kids in the pool. We didn’t mind but I imagine some hotel guests would be annoyed by it.
Lindsey, us1 night trip

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