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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

4-star4 stars
One Bennett StreetCambridgeMA02138United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Harvard University
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Great room
Very comfortable
Delicious food
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 2,199 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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 with Sofa 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) - 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, Cambridge

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.

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


  • 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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • 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 center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Computer station
  • 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/bellhop
  • Year Built 1985
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • 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 movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Noir Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Benedetto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Pronto - This café specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.


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


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

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

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 428 reviews

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
A Very Pleasant Stay
Exceptional location. Walkable to everything, which is economical given the very high cost to park anywhere in Greater Boston. Also, with local colleges on break, the price was one-third (1/3!) of what I've seen this hotel's rates posted for peak times. Everything was spotless and it every bath amenity, 2 robes, 2 pairs of slippers, a mirror in the rain shower and a TV behind the bathroom mirror. The restaurants all had good food, the health club/pool was enormous and, best of all, it was unusually quiet. It really felt like a European 5-star.
Paul, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Just a Short Walk from the T
Great hotel in a great location; it was well within walking distance from the Harvard T station. The room was decent in size and I had a great view of the Charles River.
Harvey, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Very Good8.0
Service overall was pro forma. Given the holiday season staff projected little warmth - and no “hope you enjoyed your stay” at check out. Surprised no coffee or tea maker in room. Makes little sense to order a coffee through room service so had to venture out to Peet’s. Henrietta Restaurant food was less appealing than on previous visits.
William, us2 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Wonderful hotel in beautiful area. Very clean and comfortable.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
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 romance trip

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