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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

4-star4 stars
One Bennett StreetCambridgeMA02138United States of America
Stylish Cambridge hotel near Harvard Square
  • Free WiFi
Superb9.0
Location
Great location
Comfort
Rather comfortable
Service
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

from $239
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deans Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room
  • Fellows King Suite
  • Room (Selected at Check-in)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)
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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.

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

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.

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

Landmarks

  • In West Cambridge
  • Harvard Square (5-minute walk)
  • Boston University (37-minute walk)
  • Harvard University (5-minute walk)
  • Semitic Museum (13-minute walk)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (37-minute walk)
  • Harvard Law School (12-minute walk)
  • Brighton Music Hall (35-minute walk)

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-South Station 10-min drive
  • West Medford Station 15-min drive
  • Boston JFK-UMass Station 16-min drive
  • Harvard Square Station 5-min walk
  • Porter Square Station 26-min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 401 reviews

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Convenient
Good solid experience but missed in-room kettle with mugs for tea. Housekeeping brought a kettle but no mugs. Not having teabags was disappointing. Didn’t find out about am complimentary tea and coffee until we were leaving. If younfon’t Have kettles, you should make complimentary coffe/tea available somewhere.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Love the location if visiting a child at Harvard!
Tammye, us3 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
The Charles is tops.
Lovely hotel, right in the center of Harvard action, attentive staff, spotless facilities, comfortable beds and fabulous food at Henrietta’s. Always a great choice.
Mary, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
One of the best hotel we have stayed at.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Exceptional10.0
Best boutique in Boston!
Great place! I've stayed here well over 100 nights. In-house food can be pricey but the meals are great too. Front desk was very accommodating to three room changes!
Thomas, us2 night trip

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The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

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