This is a very nice hotel.
We had a nice large room knowing we would be in it a lot. Not much open over Christmas and the weather was crummy. Cold and wet the first day and colder but dry the next 2 days - 19-28 F
We brought some dvd's but they had no player and the movie selection was terrible.
Food at Henrietta's is very good - great buffet.
Room service was mediocre. food always came cold. Cold soup and hamburger.
Great location. Near everything Harvard related - no MIT
The reason I am writing is because others have written about the Doorman or lack there of. Sometimes there is a doorman and sometimes there is none. Some times he helps and sometimes he watches. Not to for get all the suited men in the lobby to say hello - Hello.
We just laughed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Charles Hotel Cambridge