The Charles Hotel is great. It has excellent restaurants, Henrietta's Table and Rialto, and the location can't be beat. Located right in Harvard Square, it is easy to get to Boston (red line is a one minute walk). The decor is very New England, and the rooms are spacious and well-decorated. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the water for both the shower and sink did not get very hot, and it took quite a while for it to heat up. Also, my room was facing the pool- and I mean literally. I was directly above the hot tub and the smell of chlorine was a bit overwhelming. I would absolutely stay there next time, but I would ask to not be placed with a view of the pool! Also, the bathroom mirror TV is great, and there is free wireless internet.
- 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, year-round farmers market, 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 Benedetto, inspired by the honesty and wisdom of traditional Italian regional cooking. 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