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

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 classic The Charles Hotel is rated 4 stars and offers modern accommodation overlooking Kennedy Park and Fenway Park. The hotel occupies 10 floors and was renovated in 2002.

Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square and Harvard University are within a 5-minute walk of the property. Cambridge city center is 2 km away.

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

This hotel is only 400 meters from Harvard Square underground station. Due to its location 10 km from Logan International airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

The Charles Hotel offers 294 rooms fitted with TV, LCD flat-screen TV, climate control, ironing facilities and free Wi-Fi for a comfortable stay in Cambridge. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Every day an award-winning breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can order regional meals at the sophisticated restaurant. Refreshing drinks are offered in the coffee bar. Rialto and Henrietta's Table are situated in a downtown area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

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

Relax

Guests will enjoy using reflex massage, steam baths and facials at the hotel.

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

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 available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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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Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 41 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 44 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Executive Deluxe Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double beds
      Size: 41 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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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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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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          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 45 - CAD 57

          • Legal Sea Foods - 100 m

            Address: 20 University Road
            Phone: 6174919400

            73% likes this, based on 134 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: CAD 27 - CAD 54

          • 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 40 - CAD 109

          • 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 27

          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