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Charles Hotel

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1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here for five nights while attending a conference held at the nearby Harvard Law School. Close to (but not on) the Charles River, our room was very comfortable, and very spacious. And as anyone knows who has visited Boston in the summer, air conditioning is essential, and this worked like a charm! (Just as it... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good business hotel ideally located for visits to Harvard. It's modern, clean - albeit a bit soul less - and staff are helpful. There is quite a good gym with numerous machines, towels and water provided.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an excellent one-night stay at the Charles Hotel when our son was attending a sports camp. We received an upgrade to our room after the first room had a foul odor, and were very happy with the accommodations.

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff and valet service. Coffee at Henrietta's table not that great. Can't beat the hotel for amenities, service, helpful staff, and prompt valet service. This is a quality hotel that you can't find in many places in the USA. The rooms are all different and very relaxing. Very clean! No harsh sprays, cleaning products or perfumery. Quiet! Pricey but... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about our stay was great. The personalized touches in the room upon entry gave us a WOW factor (along with the TV in the mirror). Each employee we ran into was friendly. The hotel's close proximity to everything gave us the opportunity to not have to worry or fret about anything.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the most wonderful stay at The Charles Hotel. World class restaurant options, the most comfortable bed, and a farmers market setting up right outside on our Sunday morning departure. Highly recommend!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have occasion to be in Cambridge and want to be in the heart of Harvard Square, this is the place! Have stayed there numerous times over the years, and it has everything you would expect in a well-run, luxury urban property. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't find fault in The Charles Hotel. It's within walking distance to Harvard U. They have a great restaurant in the hotel. And, there are plenty of other restaurants within easy walking distance to choose from. The rooms are updated to a very nice standard, nicely decorated, have nice bathrooms, big TV's, and very comfortable beds. In addition, they... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Charles was the primary hotel for my daughter's wedding weekend. Adequate, clean, comfortable - but nothing special. Staff was inconsistently helpful in the planning stages. Would consider other hotels in Boston for future family events.

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Seymour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love my stay at The Charles. Very helpful and friendly staff. Extremely nice and clean rooms. I loved eating breakfast in Henrietta's--delicious food and quick service. It was also quiet and comfortable in the rooms.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Charles Hotel

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $278 - $733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 294
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Also Known As:
Charles Hotel Cambridge
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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