If you want to make your trip to Boston or Cambridge enjoyable, whether it's business or personal, the Charles Hotel should be your first choice because it matches up so well with the community and local culture. Sophisticated and relaxed at the same time, dignified but fun, the Charles reflects the most attractive qualities of both Harvard and Boston. The location is as good as it could possibly be. It's small enough that you don't have to wait at the front desk or the elevator bank but large enough to have great bars and restaurants. The rooms are beautiful, the fitness facilities are awesome, the staff is attentive and helpful. I think it's just a great hotel. And my wife likes it too!