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|"Great room decor-unique and beautiful."||(in 62 reviews)|
|"Nice hotel , clean friendly staff."||(in 44 reviews)|
|"Location perfect for Harvard campus visit"||(in 73 reviews)|
|"The pool wasn’t good at all."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Waaay to expensive Breakfast was nasty and wait staff horrible"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"Where to stay when in Cambridge?"||(in 2 reviews)|
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Location was excellent. The room was very nice and comfortable. Excellent farm to table restaurant and bar.
Although they had a parking garage, the elevator to the lobby was out of order so you had to take the stairs and the stairs lead to outside the front entrance. Very inconvenient if carrying any bags from the car and also because of sub-zero temps that weekend. Also no in and out access for self parking at $40 per night. If you leave you have to pay again.
Location was great with excellent service and nice trait ants around in the plaza
A great find in Cambridge.
One great thing about Harvard Square is the high energy and bustle, especially when school is in session. What makes The Charles so perfect is that it is a tranquil respite right on the edge of all the happenings.
The Charles is a perfect place to stay in Cambridge. It is well located, well designed with contemporary clean lines but still warm, and the Rialto is a fabulous restaurant in the hotel. We had a corner room which was quite spacious which we really appreciated as we were staying multiple nights.
Poor customer service
Well decorated rooms. Convenient to Harvard square
Officious front desk staff. Being told they couldn't change our departure and charges despite a family emergency because it was our fault we used a third party reservation service. Being told entirely dissimilar rooms were the same. Smelly comforter covered by clean sheets. No coffee maker in room. Ice available only on request from room service.
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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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
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