The Charles Hotel - Cambridge42.37227, -71.12263
Offering view over Copley Square, which is 4.5 km away, Charles is a sophisticated hotel featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a hairdresser and a golf course. The building was renovated in 2002. It offers a car park, a vending machine and a beauty shop on the premises.
The center of Cambridge is 20 minutes walk from the property. Copley Place is about 4.6 km away.
Restaurants and bars are close by and it is an easy walk to Harvard University.
JFK St @ Eliot St bus stop is 200 meters from the venue. Guests can get to Logan International airport in about 15 minutes' drive.
The hotel offers 294 rooms with high-speed internet, TV set with satellite channels and a fridge. The Charles Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests. A shower, a hairdryer and a drier are free in the rooms.
Eat & Drink
Guests can enjoy an award-winning American breakfast each morning. The restaurant serves a selection of creative regional specialties. Finest drinks are offered in the library bar. Guests can wine and dine at IHOP and Takemura Japanese Restaurant, located in the neighborhood.
The on-site car, bicycle and limousine rentals are also provided.
The hotel has a night club, an indoor heated swimming pool and barbeque grills, moreover guests can enjoy a spa centre, a treatment room and a steam room. The Charles Hotel features fitness classes and a gym.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site at USD 40 per day.
Number of floors: 10. Number of rooms: 294.
USD 40 per day
Late check-in/ -out
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor heated swimming pool
Spa & wellness centre
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Golf course
- 24-hour room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Limousine service
- Wake up service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Free American breakfast
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Catering service
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Business services
- Secretarial service
- Babysitting/Child services
- Kids club
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Night club
- Spa & wellness centre
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Sitting area
- Turndown service
- Free toiletries
- Bathroom telephone
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Free local telephone calls
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
7 years or adultsExtra bedUSD 20There are no cots provided in a room. There are no extra beds provided in a room.
Rooms and availability
2 Double beds
1 King-size bed
1 King-size bed
1 King-size bed
1 King-size bed
2 Double beds
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Rating by category:
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.
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.
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.
Staff is relatively slow in understanding the needs of a business traveller
(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
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.
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.
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!
The hotel is perfect, I loved every thing in it
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
Breakfast was cold -was expecting better
I liked most the Henritta Restaurant. Breakfast was great and the staff were so friendly.
The size of the double room was so compact.
Excellent location. very near Harvard square in Cambridge MA
liked particularly the restaurant Sunday brunch
It is very near to Harvard University, therefore extremely convenient for me
The hotel needs a bit of refurbishment
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