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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

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

The Charles Hotel is a 4-star classic property offering a modern accommodation steps away from Fenway Park, MIT Museum and Central Square Theater. Founded in 1985, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.

The hotel is nestled in the heart of Cambridge, steps away from Harvard University Art Museums train station. Nestled in the theater district and 2 km from the city center.

Set next to a zoo, bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers a library and a golf course on site.

The hotel is near Harvard Square subway station giving access to Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square and A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater. The property is 10 minutes' drive from Logan International airport.

Rooms

The Charles Hotel offers 295 rooms fitted with a dining area, a laptop-size safe, heating, ironing facilities and free Wi-Fi for a comfortable stay in Cambridge. Some rooms feature views over Kennedy Park and Fenway Park. All bathrooms are appointed with a walk-in shower, toiletries and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Guests can also enjoy contemporary meals at the sophisticated restaurant.

Services

The on-site car and limousine rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

The hotel offers reflex massage and steam baths for relaxation and refreshment.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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
  • Harvard University Art Museums
    800 m
  • Busch Reisinger Museum
    800 m
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

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Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed
Size: 44 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room facilities
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room facilities

      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
      • Harvard University Art Museums
        800 m
      • Busch Reisinger Museum
        800 m
      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

      The Charles Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Places of interest

      Stadiums

      Museums

      • John F. Kennedy Park - 100 m
      • Lef Foundation - 100 m
      • Harvard Peabody Museum Archlgy - 800 m
      • Harvard Semitic Museum - 800 m
      • Cambridge Art Assn - 900 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Harvard University Housing Ofc - 300 m
      • Harvard University Reunion Ofc - 300 m
      • Weston School of Theology - 400 m
      • Harvard Business School - 400 m
      • Harvard University Stdnt Empl - 400 m
      • Yenghing Library - 800 m

      Underground stations

      Public parking

      College Campuses

      Local attractions

      • Porter Square - 1.9 km
        Cambridge, MA
      • Stata Center - 2.5 km
        Vasar St, MIT, Cambridge
      • Charles River - 3.1 km
        Cambridge, MA
      • MIT Museum - 2.4 km
        265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
      • Fresh Pond Reservation - 2.6 km
        250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

      Near the hotel

      • Central Square - 20 m
        Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
      • Harvard Art Museums - 740 m
        485 Broadway, Cambridge
      • Harvard Museum of Natural History - 880 m
        26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
      • Cambridge Common - 1.1 km
        Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
      • Longfellow House National Historic Site - 540 m
        105 Brattle St, Cambridge
      • Arthur M. Sackler Museum - 740 m
        485 Broadway, Cambridge
      • Peabody Museum - 920 m
        Harvard University, Cambridge

      Restaurants nearby

      • Henrietta's Table - 30 m

        Address: One Bennett St.
        Phone: 617 661 5005

        65% likes this, based on 245 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 54

      • Legal Sea Foods - 100 m

        Address: 20 University Road
        Phone: 6174919400

        73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 52

      • Noir - 60 m

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

        76% likes this, based on 21 reviews

      • Rialto - 10 m

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

        67% likes this, based on 164 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
        Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 104

      • Charlie's Kitchen - 90 m

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

        51% likes this, based on 81 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Contemporary
        Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

      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
      • Harvard University Art Museums
        800 m
      • Busch Reisinger Museum
        800 m
      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