The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Us, Cambridge, United States, 02138  show map
 4 stars
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The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 40 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Steam room

Spa & wellness center

Editorial review:

Located in the heart of Harvard square, this classy hotel with its wonderful location gives a contemporary rendition of traditional New England style. Frequented by proud parents, university guests and alumni, there is top notch food (especially the weekend brunch) in Rialto and Henrietta's Table, the exceptional Regattabar jazz club and comfortable rooms with Shaker- inspired furnishings.

Overview

Set in the heart of Cambridge this Italian-style hotel features 294 rooms and quick access to Boston University, The T's and Central Square Theater. The Charles Hotel has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1985.

The Charles Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Cambridge. There are bars and restaurants in the area.

The Charles Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

10 minutes' drive from Logan International airport and 10 minutes' walk to Harvard University Art Museums train station.

Rooms

The Charles Hotel features rooms with a luxurious interior that come with a seating area, an individual safe, cable television, an iron with ironing board and climate control for a pleasant stay in Cambridge. For more comfort free toiletries, a shower and dressing gowns are provided.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at The Charles Hotel can sit down to an award-winning breakfast. The popular restaurant offers creative meals. Guests can try coffee and cocktails served in the library bar. The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from IHOP serving American and Japanese dishes.

Services

The conveniences such as a barber shop, a beauty salon and parking are offered on site.

Relax

Cots, babysitting and a mini club are available for children. The Charles Hotel provides yoga classes, a gym and a fitness club to help guests keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 40 per day.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   294.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Yoga class

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
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Hotel Address:

One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Us, Cambridge, United States, 02138

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Yawkey
    3.5 km
  • Back Bay
    4.8 km
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    400 m
  • Central Square Station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
    10 m
Parks
  • Longfellow House National Historic Site
    540 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294

Rooms and availability

The Charles Hotel photos Room
One-Bedroom Suite
  • Room size:

    44 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious suite offers a bedroom with King-sized bed, and a separate living area with a sofa bed.

The Charles Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Double Room Two Double Beds
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a seating area, and a work desk.

The Charles Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Room One King Bed
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a seating area, and a work desk.

The Charles Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    42 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning, flat-screen TV and bathrobe.

The Charles Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

Museums

Universities, Institutes

  • Harvard University Housing Ofc300 m
  • Harvard University Stdnt Empl300 m
  • Harvard University Reunion Ofc300 m
  • Harvard Business School400 m
  • Weston School of Theology400 m
  • Lesley College800 m
  • Yenghing Library800 m

Underground stations

Public parking

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Porter Square1.9 km
    Cambridge, MA
  • Stata Center2.5 km
    Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge
  • Charles River3.1 km
    Cambridge, MA
  • MIT Museum2.4 km
    265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
  • Fresh Pond Reservation2.6 km
    250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Near the hotel

  • Central Square20 m
    Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
  • Harvard Art Museums740 m
    485 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History880 m
    26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge Common1.1 km
    Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Longfellow House National Historic Site540 m
    105 Brattle St, Cambridge
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum740 m
    485 Broadway, Cambridge
  • Peabody Museum920 m
    Harvard University, Cambridge

Restaurants nearby

  • Henrietta's Table30 m

    Address: One Bennett St.
    Phone: 617 661 5005

    65% likes this, based on 245 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 41 - CAD 52

  • Legal Sea Foods100 m

    Address: 20 University Road
    Phone: 6174919400

    73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 50

  • Noir60 m

    Address: 1 Bennett St
    Phone: 617-661-8010

    76% likes this, based on 21 reviews

  • Rialto10 m

    Address: 1 Bennett St
    Phone: (617) 661-5050

    67% likes this, based on 164 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Price Range: CAD 37 - CAD 100

  • Charlie's Kitchen90 m

    Address: 10 Eliot St
    Phone: 617-492-9646

    51% likes this, based on 81 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Contemporary
    Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 25

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294
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The Charles Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Charles Hotel

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 56 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
9.2
Value
7.5
Service
7.0
Location
9.5

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    The location of the hotel is so close to Harvard University where my daughter studies. I saved a lot of time and money for the travelling from the hotel to Harvard . Furthermore it was a nice and comfort place to stay.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The hotel is trendy yet elegant with a style of its own. There are great restaurants on site, notably Henrietta's Table. The location is convenient to those visiting students in Cambridge and convenient to the T for those traveling via train to Boston.. We would stay there again.

    No coffee maker in the room. Free coffee was weak.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The location is great.

    The rooms are small. There is no turn-down service, which I would expect in such an expensive hotel. There were multiple items in the room which didn't work, such as the door bolt, two of the phones, and others. I expect more for the extremely high price. By contrast, in New York City, I stayed in a hotel that cost less, had more spacious rooms, and better service.

  • Single
    7.4

    Location and convenience to harvard Square

    Rooms were very small and "double beds" were barely full size

  • Single
    7.4

    Good location

    Extremely noisy room on floor 10 (1011). The noise caused by a machine of the house.

  • Single
    9.6

    Very comfortable room. I liked the corner room with windows on two walls. I liked the free WiFi and the quiet of the hotel. No one disturbed me so I got a lot of work done. I also liked receiving the New York Times in the morning (I was expecting the Globe).

    The coffee wasn't great. I also got charged a convention fee. I didn't have time on checkout to question it but I was not at the hotel as part of a convention.

  • Single
    5.8

    The staff were very helpful and the bed was very comfortable. Location is perfect for Harvard Square

    I didn't think that the overall look of the hotel justified the cost per night of a room; especially when compared to want is on offer in the city centre. The distance from Boston centre isn't ideal and therefore is only really useful for locations north of the river.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Very pleasant hotel, good restaurants inside the hotel,and in the area, excellent location.

  • Couple
    9.6

    the rooms were extremely comfortable - fantastic pillows and sheets.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    I like the way the staff is friendly and helpful. Staff also treated me as if I were as important as any person in the hotel and did not dismiss me as if I were invisible. I like the calm way each person treated each event--special orders and special payment arrangement.

    The servers in the main resturant are wonderful; however, they have too many jobs and too many people for whom to care. Each person treated me well; however, some were too busy to be individual in their treatment--not because of their personality but because of the conditions.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Location and staff are great

    Very expensive relative to class of Hotel and Boston hotels

  • Single
    9.6

    An old tradition, before heading to summer vacation house we would spend the night before at the hotel. I occassionally return to rekindle special memories. I do some writing, as well, and the "Square" stimulates creativity.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Ease of check-in, comfortable bed and the general environment

  • Single
    7.8

    Fantastic location very close to Harvard, comfortable room and good facilities, helfpul staff.

    Very expensive for bed and breakfast, would have been nice to have a simple continental breakfast included at the rate I was charged.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Very comfortable beds, clean and elegant rooms, nice spacious shower and superb restaurants

How to reach hotel

hotel The Charles Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Us, Cambridge, United States, 02138

Get directions
City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Yawkey
    3.5 km
  • Back Bay
    4.8 km
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    400 m
  • Central Square Station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
    30 m
  • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
    10 m
Parks
  • Longfellow House National Historic Site
    540 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294