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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

4-star4 stars
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near Harvard University
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From 2,401 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Room
Great room
Value
Value for money could be better

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

from $199
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

What’s around The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

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) - 19 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 - 5 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 6 min drive
  • Belmont Station - 6 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 23 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

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 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 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

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)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Year Built - 1985
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
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
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (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.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Henriettas Table - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Noir Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Benedetto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Pronto - This delicatessen specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

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

Nearby

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

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

Tax ID - C0015240490

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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 at the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • 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.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day

    Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 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 631 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Enjoyable Stay...Need to be more eco sensitive
    Great location and the room was spacious and very nice. I was a little surprised that The Charles doesn't seem to be doing anything to be more green...no recycle bin in the room, small plastic shampoo bottles, etc. Being located in the heart of Cambridge, I expected something a bit more forward thinking on this front. It is a lovely hotel though.
    Susan, us1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Under renovation ...
    I have stayed at the Charles hotel frequently in the past but they are doing renovations and there's no convenient access to the garage and the lobby is dusty and cramped. Neither the Charles hotel nor Hotels.com let me know at time of booking, nor did either offer any compensation.
    Paolo, us3 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    There is a lot of construction going on so it is a little inconvenient since the elevator from the underground parking did not work. I would appreciate a make up mirror in the bathroom. Otherwise, the bed and bedding is wonderful. The room was quiet and very comfortable. We live the location in Harvard Square.
    Julie, us1 night business trip
    Fair 4.0
    Saturday night misery
    Saturday night I had to suffer thru hours of music so loud that the floor vibrated — and I was on the 5th floor. When I finally called the front desk at 11 pm to complain, the manager said she could not ask the party to turn down the music, b/c they had rented the venue and had not exceeded the decibel limit in the contract. She offered to move me to a quieter room (inconvenient, so I declined) and promised they’d turn off the music by midnight. Strange that they allow venue renters to abuse room renters, like me. Beautiful hotel, charming staff, very comfortable room, except for Saturday night.
    us3 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Pleasant Surprise
    Wonderful surprise finding this gem on a business trip to Boston. The restaurant had a wonderful home cooking vibe.
    Brian, us1 night business trip

    The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

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