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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
  • Free WiFi
Superb9.0
Location
Great location
Comfort
Rather comfortable
Room
Great room
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

from $269
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)

About The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

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

Transportation

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
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Nightclub
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 10
  • 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
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Year Built 1985
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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)
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

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.

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

Policies

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.

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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.) - 14 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 28 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 31 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 41 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 42 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 10 min drive
  • Boston South Station - 10 min drive
  • Belmont Station - 11 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)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 403 reviews

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Best bathroom I have used in a long time.
Super friendly staff, quiet rooms and a great view of the square below. The bathrooms were AMAZING and I travel frequently. only downside was no coffee in the room, but I did like having a mini bar.
L. Victora, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
I love this place
The perfect stay. Only complaint would be, my room had one of those locked doors that could connect to the adjoining room-- and I could hear literally every word that was said in the next room. Luckily they didn't talk much .
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Recently renovated and great
The Charles has undergone a renovation of its rooms recently, and the infrastructure and the furnishings are fantastic.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Very Good8.0
Water issue in bathroom. Shower would fluctuate in temp to very hot water and no cold water pressure in the sink. Front desk said they would have it fixed while we were out to dinner but never done and no follow up.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Fabulous decor and location !
Wonderfully located in Cambridge with lovely room and hotel decor !!
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

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