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The Charles Hotel

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1 Bennett St Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-5780
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#5 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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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; Henrietta's Table restaurant; seasonal farmers market; state of the art conference facilities; Corbu Spa & Salon; and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 2 more
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Pam M wrote a review Jan 16
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Well located…but. Tired/dated interiors, non-existent services and mediocre restaurants. Used to be the best in Cambridge, but you’d be hard pressed to call it that now. esp. given the presumption of quality implied by the price. Even Henrietta’s Table, a Harvard Sq. standard was anything but…ok for breakfast, but nothing more. Very disappointing…
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Date of stay: January 2022
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BrianKV5153DH wrote a review Dec 2021
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Visit was very good. Young bartender was helpful explaining all the various coctails he was serving that evening. Server was very helpful explaining the menu at Noir. The food was very tasty and service was quick.
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Jayaz12 wrote a review Dec 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
Great location and comfortable rooms. Price is high - OK for the prime location but not OK for the lack of attention to the guest experience. Old School feel. Mirrors in the shower for men but no shelfs for women to shave in the shower. Is that right for 2021? No coffee makers in the rooms - you have to physically go to the restaurant for coffee. The in room refrigerators are locked. No MiniBar service or just access to a refrigerator! The "Workout Room" is an afterthought. It is a conference room with a few machines and random dumbbells. You pull the TV slightly out of the wall to change channels in the workout room. The pool & Hot Tub area is closed. The "Business Center" is a closet with a printer using a USB cable. No PC or WiFi to access from your phone. It would not take much investment to get it to a reasonable standard (what you find at Hampton Inn) but they don't do it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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MichaelM195517 wrote a review Dec 2021
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
My wife and I live local to Boston but once in a while we like to treat ourselves and stay in Harvard Square. The Charles Hotel is perfectly situated right in the Square will great access to walking tours, restaurants, shopping and bars. The rooms are extremely comfortable, quiet and the beds are the best hotel beds anywhere. We will look forward to returning for a special event again soon. This time we celebrated my retirement and had a wonderful dinner at the Bar Enza within the hotel.
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J F wrote a review Dec 2021
Acworth, Georgia2 contributions
I was looking forward to staying at the Charles due to past experience. The hotel was clean and comfortable. For the price one had to pay I was expecting more. I left feeling like I could have been just as comfortable at another hotel and paid less. It may seem trivial but there was no room service available and no coffee/tea maker in the room.
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PRICE RANGE
$314 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Charles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harvard University (0.2 miles), Harvard Square (0.2 miles), and Harvard Cooperative Society (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Charles Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Charles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, The Hourly Oyster House, and Alden & Harlow.
Is The Charles Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Cambridge.
Are pets allowed at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Charles Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Charles Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charles Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (3.5 miles), Old North Church & Historic Site (3.5 miles), and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (0.4 miles).