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Charles Hotel

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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Breakfast Available
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to school In Cambridge over 25 years ago and it looks exactly the same. In order to be a luxury hotel it really needs to go through a top down renovation. Low ceilings , ugly carpets , uncomfortable beds and 90’s style decor...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My wife and I have been long-time residents of Cambridge. We had our wedding reception at the Charles and have had friends and family stay at the hotel several times, and without fail the experience has been positive. This most recent stay was with my...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently stayed at the Charles, a hotel that I’ve stayed at a number of times in the past. The room was comfortable and clean. The front desk staff was attentive and professional. The hotel is quite expensive among a group of Cambridge hotels that...More

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I used to travel a great deal for my company and have stayed at many, many hotels. My number one standard is how well a hotel does the basics. And, for a hotel, the most basic requirement of travelers is a comfortable place to sleep....More

Thank mikelooch
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently had my first stay here, and it was extremely disappointing. The hotel is not a terrible place; it's just bad for the high prices they charge. I can only speak for their standard room, but there was almost no difference between it and...More

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About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
US$268 - US$596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#7 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$268 - US$596 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#7 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (132)
Room & Suite (355)
Dining (57)
Pool & Beach (16)
Amenities (51)
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Edward H
23 January 2018|
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Response from Alex A | Property representative |
Hi Edward, We understand your concern about past pet guests in the rooms. We take great care at cleaning and sanitizing each room after guests check out, especially when pets have been present. Our staff is trained... More
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Jodi M
23 June 2017|
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Response from Joycearellano | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you must have sent this question to the wrong place. I had a very positive stay at the Charles Hotel.
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Rserio9809
14 April 2017|
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Response from Alex A | Property representative |
Happy to help! The Charles Hotel is located approximately 8 miles from Logan Airport. While we do not have an airport shuttle, Ubers are available at all hours. We are also a five-minute walk from the Harvard Square T stop... More
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"Avoid the tiny standard rooms."
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"East facing rooms avoid the afternoon sun."
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"Avoid rooms facing the patio!"
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"The rooms facing the courtyard are lovely and quiet."
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