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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Headed into Davis Square for music and back to Cambridge for cocktails. Fun night. Great location. Lovely breakfast at Henrietta's Kitchen but the coffee was a tad bitter. Enjoyed a lovely massage and steam shower at the Corbu Spa.

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Harpswell, Maine
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Many things to like. Location, close to Harvard, Red Line (follow signs to buses and Brattle St.); rooms were very large (I recommend the deluxe king); rooms well well decorated (artwork seemed relevant to the surroundings and not just generic); I didn't try the mirror in the bathroom that turned into a TV, but I was impressed. And when I...

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Alex A, General Manager at Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Peter for sharing your detailed five star review with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted to have provided you with a comfortable, convenient stay. I am especially glad you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. On behalf of all our associates here at The Charles, I look forward to having you back with us again soon!

New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the look and feel of this hotel and the staff is amazingly nice and helpful. Happy to provide everything from sharpened pencils for my daughter's LSAT to heating pad for my mother's bad back. Benedetto's a great addition; had a great meal.

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Alex A, General Manager at Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ninav963 for sharing your feedback about your most recent stay. I am very pleased to hear that our associates were so attentive to your family's needs and that you enjoyed a meal at Benedetto. Thank you for choosing The Charles, and I look forward to having you back with us again soon!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I been at the Charles Hotel several a times, it has been no exception that our room is clean and neat. Very convenient located at walking distance from Harvard and HBS, as well as Kennedy School and Belfor Building. A little pricey but it's worth. Recommendation is to make reservations way ahead of time. Have brunch at the restaurant on...

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Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great property, great service, great staff! My room was well appointed, and I loved the tv built into the large bathroom mirror. Also loved the large floor-step shower stall Hotel was very clean and proximity to local pubs and restaurants started at just 5 mins away. I will be back, if ever in Boston again.

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bay harbor islands
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Charlels Hotel is like our home away from home. From the moment we walk in, everyone is extremely welcoming. It's like a breath of fresh air, when we walk into our room. The pillows are perfect, the beds are super comfortable and the bathroom amenities are our favorite scent. We love everything about the Charles. The staff, the restaurants,...

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Alex A, General Manager at Charles Hotel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure when your family visits! Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I will pass along your appreciation to the team. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Freeport
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an outstanding couple of day hosted in Charles Hotel. Friendly staff committed to make you feel confortable and very welcomed. I do recommend to everyone to experience of Charles Hotel once in their lifetime. Congratulations..!!!

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Alex A, General Manager at Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you carlosgW1860RR for sharing your detailed five star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of our property. On behalf of all our associates here at The Charles, I look forward to having you back with us again soon!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a bit of a splurge this is a great place to stay. The hotel is beautiful and in a great location, and the room was lovely. Henrietta's Table has delicious, standard food (though also a little bit expensive). I would recommend staying here!

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Alex A, General Manager at Charles Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, cwm90! I appreciate your kind words about the hotel and Henrietta's Table. We take great pride in our food, working closely with local farms to support sustainable agriculture. I hope to welcome you back again soon!

Mechanicsburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location at Harvard Square with updated rooms, excellent restaurants on site or within walking distance, complimentary NYTimes at door in morning, friendly and accommodating staff. Underground parking a little expensive but convenient.

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Thank you 557gm for sharing your detailed five star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of our property - from our close proximity to Harvard Square to our restaurants. On behalf of all our associates here at The Charles, I look forward to having you back with us again soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and well maintained. Informal tone,very friendly. Best shower!! Location amazing. Accomodating to All requests. Lovely get away for a tiny glimpse of highbrow American college life. Charming bookstores abound.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American
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Noir
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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, ice-skating rink (winter months only), 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 Rialto, recognized by one of the best restaurants in America by Gourmet, Food & Wine and Esquire. 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 

Additional Information about Charles Hotel

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5780
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $397 - $920 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 295
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Also Known As:
Charles Hotel Cambridge
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“I'm not sure where the quieter rooms are located, but our 9th floor hallway was noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles SimplebutSpectacular, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the higher level floors are quieter”
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“Nice view over looking the central patio”
 of 5 bubbles Floridabluemacau, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Hotels on the back are quieter”
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