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New York
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There is little doubt that The Charles is one of the, if not the nicest hotels in not just Cambridge, but all of Boston. Located within minutes of the Harvard Campus, the hotel allows for quick access to many locations throughout the school. Staff: Friendly and knowledgeable. Housekeeping did a phenomenal job with our room. Waitstaff, front desk, and valet...

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North Weymouth
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall quest experience was great. Rooms immaculate, staff was excellent and location ideal. Great people watching. Loved the farmers market on property. This space had too many characters???? 200 minimum too much

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Medford
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurant room and service the room was clean well furnishing the TV was gigantic and excellent I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Henrietta served excellent breakfast with great service

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Saugus
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the staff was not friendly, the hotel struck me as beautiful. The size of my room, the amount of amenities available, and the location were all perfect. But when the heat went way down so that I woke up in a room only 61 degrees, all of that became irrelevant. I had scheduled an 8 o'clock wake up call...

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was out of my price range, but with the discount available, I decided to do it. Brilliant decision! For the price, it was so far superior to anywhere else. From the pool to pillows, the comfortable room temperature and bed, great service, outstanding restaurants on site -- a wonderful and classy stay, in the middle of a bitter storm....

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Newbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a room to have a local get-away for a night and were able to enjoy a wonderful meal and evening, without the hassle of having to drive home afterwards. The room was very comfortable, and had a number of modern features including a tv in the bathroom mirror. The bed was very comfortable and the staff were great....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed during the winter storm they made us feel welcomed. We were able to leave our luggage so that was great perk at no cost until check in. The blinds make the room completely forget what time it is which is great to sleep in.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the room, services, location. Would recommend to anyone not concerned about price. Gym and poll access were a big plus. New Italian restaurant in hotel was excellent. No noise issues, very efficient staff, utterly pleasant stay.

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Worcester
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charles Hotel is really comfortable and centrally located in Harvard Square. The rooms are nicely appointed with Harvard inspired art and furnishings. Beds are large and comfortable. You can't beat Henrietta's Table for fresh farm to table dining in a comfortable setting. It's an easy walk to the Coop, Harvard Yard and all the coffee houses, shops and dining...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here and will be back when visiting our daughter at Tufts. The service, cleanliness, spacious rooms and proximity to Medford/Somerville and the rest of Boston really works for us. Bathrooms are huge which is great.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American
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Noir
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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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
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $363 - $809 (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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