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The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
+1 617 864 1200

Cheapest
rate per night

8.8

Excellent
based on 452 reviews
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge, MA, United States
Tue. 2/3
-
Wed. 3/3
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Hotels.com C$ 278
Hotwire C$ 278
Expedia C$ 289
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Good to know

Value for money

7.7

Distance to city centre

1.4 km

Location rating

9.5

Nearest Airport

Boston Logan Intl

Distance to airport

9.4 km

Rooms

Tue. 2/3
Wed. 3/3

Deluxe Rooms

C$ 278+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
King bed
C$ 278
King bed
C$ 278
King bed
C$ 289
Double bed
C$ 290
Double bed
C$ 290
Double bed
C$ 290
King bed
C$ 290
Double bed
C$ 290
King bed
C$ 391
King bed
C$ 563

Reviews

Pros

Cons

Traveller rating

208
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  • Excellent
    Feb. 2016
    9.7

    Weekend in Cambridge

    Location was excellent. The room was very nice and comfortable. Excellent farm to table restaurant and bar.

    Although they had a parking garage, the elevator to the lobby was out of order so you had to take the stairs and the stairs lead to outside the front entrance. Very inconvenient if carrying any bags from the car and also because of sub-zero temps that weekend. Also no in and out access for self parking at $40 per night. If you leave you have to pay again.

  • Excellent
    Feb. 2016
    10.0

    Location was great with excellent service and nice trait ants around in the plaza

  • Excellent
    Aug. 2015
    10.0

    A great find in Cambridge.

    One great thing about Harvard Square is the high energy and bustle, especially when school is in session. What makes The Charles so perfect is that it is a tranquil respite right on the edge of all the happenings.

  • Excellent
    Aug. 2015
    8.5

    Cambridge standout

    The Charles is a perfect place to stay in Cambridge. It is well located, well designed with contemporary clean lines but still warm, and the Rialto is a fabulous restaurant in the hotel. We had a corner room which was quite spacious which we really appreciated as we were staying multiple nights.

  • Okay
    Jul. 2015
    5.4

    Poor customer service

    Well decorated rooms. Convenient to Harvard square

    Officious front desk staff. Being told they couldn't change our departure and charges despite a family emergency because it was our fault we used a third party reservation service. Being told entirely dissimilar rooms were the same. Smelly comforter covered by clean sheets. No coffee maker in room. Ice available only on request from room service.

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About

Overview

The Charles Hotel in Cambridge provides the intellectual elite with a rustic New England respite complete with modern luxuries from around the globe. Decorated in a minimalist Shaker style, the rooms contain luxuries that will impress even the most sophisticated adventurer. From in-mirror televisions in the bathroom to Bose audio, the rooms are outfitted with technology straight from Silicon Valley.

The Charles offers King and Deluxe Queen Guest Rooms, along with four suite layouts ranging from 475 sq feet suites to the sprawling 1,100 square feet Presidential suite. These plush luxuries combine with a location at the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square. A short jaunt from the doors of the hotel, guests can enjoy eclectic shops, quaint restaurants, indie bookstores, and boutique shopping. Because of the location, the Charles offers parents of Harvard students a special rewards club rewards that culminates in a free and guaranteed room during their child’s commencement.

For guests not wishing to leave the property, the Charles offers guests four onsite dining options. Henrietta’s Table serves farm-to-table dishes, while Benedetto has crafted an elite and romantic atmosphere serving handmade pasta dishes. Late night drinks are served at the hotel’s two bars: Regatta bar, a jazz club, and the Noir, a cocktail lounge inspired by the golden age of Hollywood. Patrons can also enjoy pampering at the hotel’s full service salon and spa, Cobru. The Charles provides a state of the art fitness club to all guests, including group fitness classes and a Kids Club.

The Charles has succeeded in creating an atmosphere that is both posh and unpretentious making it the perfect lodgings for everyone, from the business traveler to the family dropping their eldest off at Harvard.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 452 reviews

9.3

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.0

Facilities

9.5

Location

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

ATM on-site
Spa and wellness centre
Wedding services
Free Wi-Fi
Radio
Babysitting or child care
Business centre
Car rental
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Daily housekeeping
Disabled Access
Fax/photocopying
Family rooms
Concierge service
Safety deposit box
Gift shop
EV charging station
Elevator
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Massage
Library
Free toiletries
Shoeshine
Shops (on site)
Room service
Smoke alarms
Heating
Contactless check-in/check-out
Face masks for guests available
Bicycle rental
Physical distancing in dining areas
Physical distancing rules
Spa
Interconnected room(s) available
Indoor pool
Alarm clock
CCTV in common areas
Allergy-free room
CCTV outside property
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Express check-out
Hairdryer
Fitness centre
Breakfast in the room
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Telephone
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Air-conditioned
Newspapers
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Safe
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Free Internet
TV
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Parking (surcharge)
Valet parking
Desk
Coffee shop
Bathrobe
Private bathroom
Wardrobe or closet
24hr front desk
Steam room
Storage available
DVD player

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Harvard Square 306 m
  • Longfellow National Historic Site 0.5 km
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 0.7 km
  • Harvard Art Museums 0.7 km
  • Harvard University 0.7 km
  • Memorial Hall 0.7 km

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Harvard Square - The Quad is known for: great restaurants, touristy, bookstores, students

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