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Charles Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #4 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in a great location, but that was some of the worst traffic I have ever seen. Everything was very close and you could walk to great restaurants and shopping. The room was small but very nice and clean, WIFI worked well, and staff were friendly.

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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was impressed by the decoration inside and the eye for details. For instance first time ever that I found the carpet in the corridors really nice, relaxing. In the room you see the same style. Excellent bed. More than full equiped rooms. i.e. adding a television in the mirror in the bathroom. The restaurant where the breakfast was served... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Cambridge, we usually stay in downtown Boston. After reading the reviews for the Charles, we booked it for one night. The hotel was just fine for a one night stay for the two of us. The room was small but clean. The bathroom was very small so both of us could not get ready... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel in Harvard Square! This hotel is in middle of Harvard square! Everything is very close by! You can walk every where! Restaurants & shopping! The hotel was nice and clean! The staff members were polite and friendly! Hotel members get use of gym in the building!

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Newington, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here w my husband through a last min reservation w Hotel Tonight. So glad we did because we loved our stay here. We have stayed in many different hotels all over Boston over the years but really enjoyed this location in Harvard Square right along the Charles River. We hopped on the Hubway bikes right outside our hotel and... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We run an annual event at the Charles and by now, it feels like a home away from home - an oasis in the urban environment of Cambridge. Many of the same staff (the concierges, the parker guys, many at the front desk) are here year after year. This trip I stayed in two rooms: a Charles Suite and a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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725 helpful votes 725 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the opportunity to return to The Charles Hotel since I was doing business in the area. I really liked this hotel the first time I stayed here and luckily things are still just as great. I had a wonderful room (#616) which was very comfortable, quiet and clean. The check in process was wonderful I ate in both... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Didn't think it was worth the money. They brought me a 12 cup coffee pot for the room, which was nice to have but a bit big. They brought me a bowl of coffee grounds. I was thankful for the coffee! I left something in the room and I called to see if they found it. All I got was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charles was a positive surprise. Having read tripadvisor reviews, I was not expecting much. Very cosy hotel, excellent customer service. The bed was sooo comfortable, Easy parking. The only disappointment was the food. Room service was overpriced and not good. Breakfast was very average. Overall though, would highly recommend. Plenty of restaurants around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal 5 minute walk from Harvard Square, the Charles Hotel is just far enough away to offer sanctuary from the noise and bustle of Harvard Square. Our room overlooking a courtyard (with a peek at the Charles River) was extremely quiet - not sure how it would be on the street side. It was very nicely furnished- very comfortable... More

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Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
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Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.Reflecting the eclecticism that is Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is a modern interpretation of New England hospitality with a thriving jazz club, the Regattabar, two signature restaurants, ice-skating rink (winter months only), state of the art conference facilities, Corbu Spa & Salon, and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.The Hotel is home to Henrietta’s Table, featuring “fresh and honest” home cooking, and Rialto, recognized by one of the best restaurants in America by Gourmet, Food & Wine and Esquire. Noir, the hotel’s chic, cozy bar, serves classic cocktails mixed to perfection and sultry signature drinks. Since its opening in 1985, The Regattabar has established itself as the leading jazz and world music club in Boston and the New England area. Corbu Spa & Salon is named after famed architect and designer, Le Corbusier and offers a harmonious escape from the stresses of urban life. A French influenced menu offers seasonal treatments with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily.Catering to internationally renowned business leaders, government officials, entertainment executives and leisure travelers alike, it’s no wonder that the New England Travel Guide has designated The Charles as the best hotel to “stay put in” when visiting Boston. ... more   less 
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