My wife was attending a program at Harvard, my son and I decided to tag along. Reserving a stay at The Charles was the best idea. From my first interactions with the staff, I was impressed. The property is in the heart of Cambridge and really in a great location. Harvard is just outside, the "T" ( subway ) is two blocks away and there are great places to eat nearby.
Rooms at The Charles are well appointed and really quite nice. With views of Harvard Square or the river, each morning was lovely, especially from the upper floors. Our first few days had a bit of rain but there was plenty to do with an indoor pool and fitness center on site not to mention the flat screens in the rooms. Everyone from the Concierge to Housekeeping was polite and professional. Traveling out to Boston was easy and we took in many of the local sites. Rarely have hotels exceeded my expectations but The Charles certainly did. We LOVED this hotel and will visit again.