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The Charles Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.5 / 5Excellent
1,560 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harvard University
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Harvard Square
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Boston University
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)
    16 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-844-709-7928
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (Deans)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Cambridge

Located in Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is in the city center and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Boston Public Garden and Boston Common, while Semitic Museum and Museum of Science are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Fenway Park, and consider making time for New England Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Harvard University - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Harvard Square - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Boston University - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fenway Park - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Henriettas Table – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Noir Bar – Alfresco dining cocktail bar. Serves light fare daily.
  • Benedetto – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar offering Italian cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • Regattabar Jazz Club – Bar offering American cuisine. Serves light fare on select days. Reservations required.
  • Pronto – Delicatessen offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare daily.

About this property

The Charles Hotel

Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. All 295 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include minibars, premium bedding, and LCD TVs.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Property is also known as

  • Charles Cambridge
  • Charles Hotel
  • Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • Hotel Charles
  • The Charles Hotel Hotel
  • The Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • The Charles Hotel Hotel Cambridge

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking: USD 50.00 per night
  • Electric car charging station
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 10-40 for adults and USD 10-40 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (18000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Boat tours
  • Fitness center (free access)
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Whale watching

Where to eat

  • Henriettas Table – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Noir Bar – Alfresco dining cocktail bar. Serves light fare daily.
  • Benedetto – Alfresco dining restaurant with a bar offering Italian cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • Regattabar Jazz Club – Bar offering American cuisine. Serves light fare on select days. Reservations required.
  • Pronto – Delicatessen offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare daily.
4.5

Excellent

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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Mediocre
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1 - Poor
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

The Charles is the nicest hotel in Harvard Square. Beautiful rooms, exceptional service, and great location.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

I was wowed by all the restaurant offerings, close proximity to great places, and cutting edge technology.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

3/5

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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