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The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138  show map
 4 stars
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The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

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

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness centre

Editorial review:

Located in the heart of Harvard square, this classy hotel with its wonderful location gives a contemporary rendition of traditional New England style. Frequented by proud parents, university guests and alumni, there is top notch food (especially the weekend brunch) in Rialto and Henrietta's Table, the exceptional Regattabar jazz club and comfortable rooms with Shaker- inspired furnishings.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Vending machines
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff

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
  • A la carte restaurant
  • 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
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of cots in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
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Hotel Address:

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Yawkey
    2.2 mi
  • Back Bay
    3.0 mi
Underground
  • Harvard Square Station
    1400 ft
  • Central Square Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
    100 ft
  • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294

Rooms and availability

The Charles Hotel photos Room
One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Charles Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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King Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Media:DVD player
King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Seating area
  • Living room
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Media:DVD player
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

Executive Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Media:DVD player
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a seating area, and a work desk.

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a seating area, and a work desk.

The Charles Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Davis Square1.6 mi
    Somerville, MA
  • Berklee College of Music2.4 mi
    Boston, MA
  • Boston Public Library 2.8 mi
    700 Boylston St At Copley Sq.
  • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site1.7 mi
    83 Beals St
  • Boylston Street2.6 mi
    Boylston Street

Near the hotel

  • Porter Square1400 ft
    Cambridge, MA

    Restaurants nearby

    • Henrietta's Table100 ft

      Address: One Bennett St.
      Phone: 617 661 5005

      65% likes this, based on 245 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

    • Legal Sea Foods400 ft

      Address: 20 University Road
      Phone: 6174919400

      73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 20 - USD 40

    • IHOP300 ft

      Address: 16 Eliot St
      Phone: 617-354-0999

      56% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 0 - USD 10

    • Rialto100 ft

      Address: 1 Bennett St
      Phone: (617) 661-5050

      67% likes this, based on 164 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 80

    • Charlie's Kitchen300 ft

      Address: 10 Eliot St
      Phone: 617-492-9646

      51% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      294

    The Charles Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Charles Hotel

    8.0
    FabulousBased on65 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Rooms
    9.2
    Service
    7.0
    Location
    9.5

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.2

      The location of the hotel is so close to Harvard University where my daughter studies. I saved a lot of time and money for the travelling from the hotel to Harvard . Furthermore it was a nice and comfort place to stay.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The hotel is trendy yet elegant with a style of its own. There are great restaurants on site, notably Henrietta's Table. The location is convenient to those visiting students in Cambridge and convenient to the T for those traveling via train to Boston.. We would stay there again.

      No coffee maker in the room. Free coffee was weak.

    • Family with children
      7.0

      The location is great.

      The rooms are small. There is no turn-down service, which I would expect in such an expensive hotel. There were multiple items in the room which didn't work, such as the door bolt, two of the phones, and others. I expect more for the extremely high price. By contrast, in New York City, I stayed in a hotel that cost less, had more spacious rooms, and better service.

    • Single
      7.4

      Location and convenience to harvard Square

      Rooms were very small and "double beds" were barely full size

    • Single
      7.4

      Good location

      Extremely noisy room on floor 10 (1011). The noise caused by a machine of the house.

    • Single
      9.6

      Very comfortable room. I liked the corner room with windows on two walls. I liked the free WiFi and the quiet of the hotel. No one disturbed me so I got a lot of work done. I also liked receiving the New York Times in the morning (I was expecting the Globe).

      The coffee wasn't great. I also got charged a convention fee. I didn't have time on checkout to question it but I was not at the hotel as part of a convention.

    • Single
      5.8

      The staff were very helpful and the bed was very comfortable. Location is perfect for Harvard Square

      I didn't think that the overall look of the hotel justified the cost per night of a room; especially when compared to want is on offer in the city centre. The distance from Boston centre isn't ideal and therefore is only really useful for locations north of the river.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      Very pleasant hotel, good restaurants inside the hotel,and in the area, excellent location.

    • Couple
      9.6

      the rooms were extremely comfortable - fantastic pillows and sheets.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      I like the way the staff is friendly and helpful. Staff also treated me as if I were as important as any person in the hotel and did not dismiss me as if I were invisible. I like the calm way each person treated each event--special orders and special payment arrangement.

      The servers in the main resturant are wonderful; however, they have too many jobs and too many people for whom to care. Each person treated me well; however, some were too busy to be individual in their treatment--not because of their personality but because of the conditions.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Location and staff are great

      Very expensive relative to class of Hotel and Boston hotels

    • Single
      9.6

      An old tradition, before heading to summer vacation house we would spend the night before at the hotel. I occassionally return to rekindle special memories. I do some writing, as well, and the "Square" stimulates creativity.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Ease of check-in, comfortable bed and the general environment

    • Single
      7.8

      Fantastic location very close to Harvard, comfortable room and good facilities, helfpul staff.

      Very expensive for bed and breakfast, would have been nice to have a simple continental breakfast included at the rate I was charged.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Very comfortable beds, clean and elegant rooms, nice spacious shower and superb restaurants

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Charles Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • Yawkey
      2.2 mi
    • Back Bay
      3.0 mi
    Underground
    • Harvard Square Station
      1400 ft
    • Central Square Station
      1.1 mi
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
      100 ft
    • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
      100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      10
    • Number of rooms:
      294