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The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
+1 617 864 1200

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8.8

Excellent
based on 1,645 reviews
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge, MA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.4 km
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport Boston Logan Intl
Distance to airport 9.4 km

Rooms

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King rooms

$428+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
King bed
$428 per night

Deluxe rooms

$356+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
King bed
$356 per night
King bed
$357 per night
King bed
$371 per night
King bed
$371 per night
King bed
$394 per night
King bed
$428 per night
King bed
$463 per night
Double bed
$499 per night
King bed
$500 per night
King bed
$500 per night
King bed
$536 per night

Reviews

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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    Great location. Very friendly staff. Great room decor-unique and beautiful. Good price

    Nothing

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    I would stay at the Charles again in a heartbeat! The breakfast we had at the restaurant was delightful. The room was clean an well-appointed. Quiet, too.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9.2

    Luxurious! Staff very nice! Loved the bed and bathroom!

    Height of bed was low for a tall man!

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.0

    I liked the location being so close to Harvard. The room was great and fell a notch above what I was expecting.

    The pool was not part of the hotel but connected and therefore had weird restrictions on kids using the pool.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2018
    10.0

    The bedding (down comforter, great pillows), and the air quality/climate control were outstanding. The room was spacious and beautifully appointed, and the bed was actually more comfortable than my bed and home (and I'm fussy). The pool was excellent.

    No coffee maker in the room. Refrigerator packed with overpriced bar stuff. I was annoyed, but the NY Times outside the door in the morning put the smile back on my face.

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About

Overview

The Charles Hotel in Cambridge provides the intellectual elite with a rustic New England respite complete with modern luxuries from around the globe. Decorated in a minimalist Shaker style, the rooms contain luxuries that will impress even the most sophisticated adventurer. From in-mirror televisions in the bathroom to Bose audio, the rooms are outfitted with technology straight from Silicon Valley.

The Charles offers King and Deluxe Queen Guest Rooms, along with four suite layouts ranging from 475 sq feet suites to the sprawling 1,100 square feet Presidential suite. These plush luxuries combine with a location at the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square. A short jaunt from the doors of the hotel, guests can enjoy eclectic shops, quaint restaurants, indie bookstores, and boutique shopping. Because of the location, the Charles offers parents of Harvard students a special rewards club rewards that culminates in a free and guaranteed room during their child’s commencement.

For guests not wishing to leave the property, the Charles offers guests four onsite dining options. Henrietta’s Table serves farm-to-table dishes, while Benedetto has crafted an elite and romantic atmosphere serving handmade pasta dishes. Late night drinks are served at the hotel’s two bars: Regatta bar, a jazz club, and the Noir, a cocktail lounge inspired by the golden age of Hollywood. Patrons can also enjoy pampering at the hotel’s full service salon and spa, Cobru. The Charles provides a state of the art fitness club to all guests, including group fitness classes and a Kids Club.

The Charles has succeeded in creating an atmosphere that is both posh and unpretentious making it the perfect lodgings for everyone, from the business traveler to the family dropping their eldest off at Harvard.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 1,645 reviews

9.5

Location

8.8

Service

6.5

WiFi

3.8

Value

Things to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Stylish hotel
  • Comfortable beds
  • Good fitness area

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
EV charging station
Lift
Massage
Library
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Babysitting or child care
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at The Charles Hotel

What wedding amenities can guests choose from at The Charles Hotel?

If you decide to host your big day at The Charles Hotel, there are many amenities for you to benefit from, including several venues to choose between, such as courtyards and ballrooms. There is a professional event planning team that will help you with your entire event, and it is possible to customize your own catering menu, with sample entrees including items such as fresh lobster, seared tuna, spinach gnocchi, and beef carpaccio. Services such as decorations, floral arrangements, entertainment, and set-up can also be coordinated directly through the hotel.

What unique spa treatments are offered through The Charles Hotel?

To brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and aging, make a reservation for the Radiance Facial, a service that uses a fruit peel to boost collagen production and leave your face looking smooth and refreshed. If you would like to get rid of dead skin and hydrate your entire body, there is the Full Body Exfoliation, a treatment that lasts for 45m and costs $75. Known for being one of the most popular treatments amongst guests, the Corbu’s Pure Bliss Custom Massage can be personalized directly to your needs and is meant to rid the body of tension.

What special offers and packages are available for guests to book through The Charles Hotel?

For guests that are hoping to try out one of the hotel’s on-site dining options, book the Bed and Breakfast package, which will provide you with daily breakfast at Henriette’s Table. If you will be staying at The Charles Hotel with your significant other, opt for the Suiteheart Romance package, which will provide you with a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and your choice of breakfast at Henriette’s Table or through in-room dining.

What public transportation can be found near The Charles Hotel?

The Mt Auburn St @ Story St is a 3m walk from The Charles Hotel and is used by lines 71 and 73, while the Harvard stop services the red metro line, as well as several bus lines, including 72, 74, 75, and 77. If you need to take line 78, head to the Garden St / Mason St stop that is a 6m walk from the hotel. A one-way bus ticket will cost you around $1.70, while a one-way metro ticket will cost you $2.40.

What transportation options do guests have when going from Boston Logan International Airport to The Charles Hotel?

If you will be traveling with a lot of luggage or would just like to arrive at The Charles Hotel as quickly as possible, take either a taxi or ridesharing service. The trip generally lasts between 20 to 25m, and a regular taxi ride will cost you around $25 for a one-way trip. To save money during your vacation, consider using public transportation, such as the local metro. If you take a local bus and the red line, the trip will last you approximately 45 to 50m. (Prices checked 03/07/19).

Where is The Charles Hotel located?

The Charles Hotel is located at 1 Bennett Street in Harvard Square - The Quad, 1.4 km from the centre of Cambridge. Harvard Square is the closest landmark to The Charles Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Charles Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Charles Hotel.

Does The Charles Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Charles Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Charles Hotel offer free parking?

No, The Charles Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does The Charles Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Charles Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Charles Hotel from the airport?

The Charles Hotel is 9.4 km from Boston Logan Intl. The Charles Hotel is 17.4 km from Bedford Hanscom Field.

Can you bring pets to The Charles Hotel?

Yes, The Charles Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does The Charles Hotel have a pool?

Yes, The Charles Hotel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Harvard Square 306 m
  • Longfellow National Historic Site 0.5 km
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 0.7 km
  • Harvard Art Museums 0.7 km
  • Harvard University 0.7 km
  • Memorial Hall 0.7 km

About the neighbourhood

Harvard Square - The Quad is known for: great restaurants, touristy, bookstores, students

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Getting Around

Boston Logan Intl 9.4 km
Bedford Hanscom Field 17.4 km
Boston-Back Bay 4.8 km
Boston-North 5.1 km

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