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The Charles Hotel

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1 Bennett St Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-5780
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#4 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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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; Henrietta's Table restaurant; seasonal farmers market; state of the art conference facilities; Corbu Spa & Salon; and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 2 more
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Jon wrote a review 18 Oct
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
The Charles is exceptional. The location, the rooms, the beds (so comfortable), showers (wonderful), restaurant and bars can’t be beat. The hotel is sophisticated yet homey. Harvard Square is literally outside the front door. I lived most my life in Cambridge but had never stayed at the Charles before. It’s the only hotel I would recommend to visitors to my beautiful hometown. Expensive, but worth it.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Kathryn V, Other at The Charles Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear thetravelingnelson, We are thrilled to hear that you were able to return home to us in Harvard Square, and that everything was beyond expectation. We appreciate your support and recommendation, and do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future. Best Wishes, Kathryn
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widdylove wrote a review 13 Oct
New York City, New York2 contributions
The rooms were not properly tended, I had to teach the cleaner how to clean my room, no surface cleaning, crumbs left on carpet, etc. The bathroom shower curtain was half falling down. The TV had fingerprints on it. Awful
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kathryn V, Other at The Charles Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear widdylove, Thank you very much for bringing to our attention the disappointment of your stay. We apologize for these deficiencies, and assure you that this is not the level of cleanliness and service that we strive to provide our guests. We are appreciative of your feedback and take cleanliness very seriously. We do hope that we may have the opportunity welcome you back in the future for a much improved experience. All the Best, Kathryn
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BobRosenNY wrote a review 11 Oct
New York City, New York96 contributions82 helpful votes
The Charles Hotel delivers a superior experience from beginning to end. A great location, handsome public areas and extraordinarily comfortable guestrooms — all supported by a well-trained and attentive staff We've stayed there a dozen times and are newly impressed each time we visit. It's a wonderful place.
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Response from Kathryn V, Other at The Charles Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Robert H R, We thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the renovation of the Lobby and felt at home with your guestroom. Your recognition of the staff is appreciated, and will be shared with them. We do hope you can continue to return to us in the future, and that we can continue to impress you. We wish you safe travels. All the Best, Kathryn
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Sally H wrote a review 8 Oct
New Paltz, New York3 contributions
Beautiful room with a great bed in this elegant, quiet, and centrally located Harvard Square hotel. We looked out the window to see professors in their crimson robes dining in the courtyard. Lovely front desk staff. A refrigerator was delivered to our room when we brought home leftovers from a restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Kathryn V, Other at The Charles Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sally H, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your kind feedback about the team and your support. We do hope to continue to welcome you again with us in the future. Best Wishes, Kathryn
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dkadamus wrote a review Sep 2021
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We didn’t feel that the nightly cost was well outside the value. Should have had other services included in the cost such as valet parking and breakfasts. Also alarm clock in room went off at 4:30 am and 5:15aam. Should have been cleared by staff
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Kathryn V, Other at The Charles Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear dkadamus, Thank you very much for bringing to our attention the issue of the the alarm clock. We apologize for overlooking this very important detail. We appreciate your feedback and do hope that we can continue to welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes, Kathryn
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US$314 - US$548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Charles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Harvard University (0.4 km), Harvard Square (0.3 km), and Harvard Cooperative Society (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Charles Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Charles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates, The Hourly Oyster House, and Alden & Harlow.
Is The Charles Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cambridge.
Are pets allowed at The Charles Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Charles Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Charles Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charles Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill (5.6 km), Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site (0.6 km), and Old North Church & Historic Site (5.6 km).