The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, United States, 02138show map
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Overview

The 4-star business hotel Charles offers a non-smoking accommodation within easy reach of Central Square, which is about 20 minutes` walk. The hotel was opened in 1985, renovated in 2002 and is housed in a 10-storey building.

The venue is 2.9 km away from Boston University. The property is in a 20-minute walk to Cambridge city center.

The Charles Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Guests can reach The Charles Hotel by car from Logan International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

This property comprises 294 rooms featuring king suite, king room and deluxe king room with climate control, cable TV, an individual safe, a sitting area and an iron with ironing board. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, free toiletries and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served at the restaurant. Guests can try finest drinks in the library bar. Offering American, Middle Eastern and Egyptian dishes, Henrietta's Table is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Business travelers can avail of secretarial services, a banquet hall and a translation service offered on site.

Relax

Guests can make use of a spa area, a steam room and a Jacuzzi along with beauty services, facials and massage. A gym, yoga classes and a fitness club are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 40 per day.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   294.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 40 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Cambridge Historical SocietyCambridge Historical Society3000 ft
Harvard Peabody Museum ArchlgyHarvard Peabody Museum Archlgy2700 ft
Harvard Semitic MuseumHarvard Semitic Museum2700 ft
Cambridge Art AssnCambridge Art Assn3000 ft
Harvard University Housing OfcHarvard University Housing Ofc1000 ft
Harvard University Reunion OfcHarvard University Reunion Ofc1000 ft
Harvard University Stdnt EmplHarvard University Stdnt Empl1400 ft
Astrophysics CenterAstrophysics Center3300 ft
Cambridge CollegeCambridge College2700 ft
Porter SquarePorter Square1400 ft Cambridge, MA
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Henrietta's TableHenrietta's Table100 ftOne Bennett St.
RialtoRialto100 ft1 Bennett St
Legal Sea FoodsLegal Sea Foods400 ft20 University Road
Charlie's KitchenCharlie's Kitchen300 ft10 Eliot St
IHOPIHOP300 ft16 Eliot St
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Cambridge Recreation DivCambridge Recreation Div1.0 mi
Cambridge Parks MaintenanceCambridge Parks Maintenance1.4 mi
Laboratory-Computer ScienceLaboratory-Computer Science1.6 mi
Laboratory-Mfg and ProductivityLaboratory-Mfg and Productivity1.7 mi
Laboratory For InformationLaboratory For Information1.7 mi
Laboratory For Nuclear ScienceLaboratory For Nuclear Science1.7 mi
Laboratory For ElectromagneticLaboratory For Electromagnetic1.7 mi
Cambridge Birth CtrCambridge Birth Ctr4600 ft
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of Technology1.7 mi
Davis SquareDavis Square1.6 mi Somerville, MA
John F. Kennedy National Historic SiteJohn F. Kennedy National Historic Site1.7 mi83 Beals St
Berklee College of MusicBerklee College of Music2.4 mi Boston, MA
Boylston StreetBoylston Street2.6 miBoylston Street
Boston Public Library Boston Public Library 2.8 mi700 Boylston St At Copley Sq.
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)6.0 mi
Quincy (MQI)10.6 mi
Train
Yawkey2.2 mi
Back Bay3.0 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station1400 ft
Central Square Station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  84  reviews

Rating by category:

9.2
Rooms
7.0
Service
9.5
Location
  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location is absolutely perfect. Harvard Square has an amazing famer's market right outside the hotel. The subway stop is across the street and the hotel features some of the top restaurants in Boston.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Consistently fine. Great accommodations in excellent location. Henrietta's Table has very good food and service. Breakfasts are wonderful. Regatta Bar had legendary pianist Kenny Barron with his trio. Nice indoor pool. New spa. Favorite hotel in Cambridge.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Proximity to Harvard Univ. museums, the subway to Boston, Cambridge historic tours, walking in historic Cambridge, and along the Charles River. Shopping and dining-there are many good restaurants in Cambridge. Views from the hotel, its restaurants with their summer dining patios, attractive cocktail lounges, very helpful and accomodating concierges and all other staff, immediate attention to problems with equipment and plumbing in the room, prompt delivery of breakfast. All in all-excellent.

    Down quilts in summer, when there should have been light summer bankets at most. Plumbing in toilets in need of supervision.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Staff is relatively slow in understanding the needs of a business traveller

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    (1) No view (2) No ice (3) No coffee (4) No soft drinks (5) Small room (6) Room service trays left in hall for two days (7) Poorly designed bathroom (8) Two sets of towels provided for three guests

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Our daughter was attending a hockey camp at Harvard so the location was perfect. We stayed without a car so it was important to have a variety of amenities close by which there were. We were accommodated a late check out and the concierge was very helpful in storing and retrieving luggage.

    There was no self serve coffee in room. The room was clean and comfortable but for the cost I was expecting a little more luxurious surroundings.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Wi-Fi was very poor. Had an "engineer" come to the room- twice, he also could not make it work. Asked the concierge to arrange for a taxi the night before my early-morning departure- to Logan airport. The taxi was there, but the driver said only a fixed-price rate was available (not the case if I had walked 10 ft away from the hotel). The fixed price was ridiculously high, and the driver attempt to make it even higher- saying tolls were not included - even though his Rate Sheet said they were. The hotel/concierge should screen the taxi companies they use better.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Exellent location, warm decor, great restaurants on site or walking distance,close to public transportation, friendly staff and very helpful consierge.

    We got a good price through Booked.net, but sometimes the rate is a bit expensive. I visit Boston often and this hotel has been my favorite. Will try to stay there again!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel is perfect, I loved every thing in it

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    From the minute I stepped in everybody was very friendly from the Bell Captain to the reception staff.whatever I needed they accommodated me. When I asked to extend my departure till 2:00pm as I had a late flight , they did not hesitate. I thank you so much for the booking. Mary Iskander Senior Advisor to the President The American University in Cairo

    I was disappointed that there was no coffee kettle in the room

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Breakfast was cold -was expecting better

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked most the Henritta Restaurant. Breakfast was great and the staff were so friendly.

    The size of the double room was so compact.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent location. very near Harvard square in Cambridge MA

    liked particularly the restaurant Sunday brunch

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It is very near to Harvard University, therefore extremely convenient for me

    The hotel needs a bit of refurbishment

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Loved the painting in my room 607. Could instantly relate to the intellectual air that surrounds Cambridge. The stay was very comfortable

    There was no complimentary breakfast

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  84 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Logan International (BOS)6.0 mi
Quincy (MQI)10.6 mi
Train
Yawkey2.2 mi
Back Bay3.0 mi
Underground
Harvard Square Station1400 ft
Central Square Station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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