The Charles Hotel - Cambridge

One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

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

The 4-star business hotel Charles offers a non-smoking accommodation within easy reach of Central Square, which is about 20 minutes` walk. The hotel was opened in 1985, renovated in 2002 and is housed in a 10-storey building.

The venue is 2.9 km away from Boston University. The property is in a 20-minute walk to Cambridge city center.

The Charles Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Guests can reach The Charles Hotel by car from Logan International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

This property comprises 294 rooms featuring king suite, king room and deluxe king room with climate control, cable TV, an individual safe, a sitting area and an iron with ironing board. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, free toiletries and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a complimentary breakfast served at the restaurant. Guests can try finest drinks in the library bar. Offering American, Middle Eastern and Egyptian dishes, Henrietta's Table is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Business travelers can avail of secretarial services, a banquet hall and a translation service offered on site.

Relax

Guests can make use of a spa area, a steam room and a Jacuzzi along with beauty services, facials and massage. A gym, yoga classes and a fitness club are among the on-site facilities.

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/ -out
  • 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • 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 heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room facilities

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

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

All children
0 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
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, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.1 km
Airports
  • Logan International (BOS)
    9.6 km
  • Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)
    63.1 km
Train Stations
  • Yawkey
    3.5 km
  • Back Bay
    4.8 km
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    300 m
  • Central Square Station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
    10 m
  • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
    40 m
Parks
  • Cambridge Common
    640 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294

Rooms and availability

Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

Executive Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

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

Spacious One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

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

The Charles Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Longfellow National Historic Site500 m

Stadiums

  • Lavietes Center700 m
  • Harvard Stadium800 m

Museums

  • Lef Foundation100 m
  • Botanical Museum700 m
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History800 m
  • Harvard Peabody Museum Archlgy800 m
  • Harvard Semitic Museum800 m
  • Harvard University Museums of Natural History800 m

Parks

  • John F. Kennedy Park200 m

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

Theaters

  • Brattle Theatre100 m
  • Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre600 m

Galleries

  • Busch Reisinger Museum600 m
  • Arthur M Sackler Museum600 m
  • Harvard University Art Museums600 m

Underground stations

  • Harvard Square Station200 m

Public parking

  • Harvard University700 m
  • Cambridge College800 m

College Campuses

  • Harvard Law School700 m

Local attractions

  • Wine & Cheese Cask1.5 km
    407 Washington St
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery1.9 km
    580 Mount Auburn St
  • Davis Square2.5 km
    Somerville, MA
  • Central Square 1.7 km
    Massachusetts Ave
  • MIT Museum 2.4 km
    265 Massachusetts Ave Mit Bldg N51

Near the hotel

  • World\'s Only Curious George Store230 m
    1 Jfk St
  • Harvard Cooperative Society250 m
    1400 Massachusetts Ave
  • Out Of Town News310 m
    0 Harvard Sq
  • Harvard University470 m
    1350 Massachusetts Ave
  • Harvard Square280 m
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • A.R.T. - American Repertory Theater280 m
    64 Brattle St, Cambridge
  • Porter Square390 m
    Cambridge, MA

Restaurants nearby

  • Henrietta's Table10 m

    Address: One Bennett St.
    Phone: 617 661 5005

    65% likes this, based on 245 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: ZAR 386 - ZAR 492

  • Charlie's Kitchen70 m

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

    63% likes this, based on 104 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Contemporary
    Price Range: ZAR 11 - ZAR 234

  • The Red House90 m

    Address: 98 Winthrop St
    Phone: +1 617-576-0605

    70% likes this, based on 105 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Price Range: ZAR 304 - ZAR 422

  • Rialto40 m

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

    67% likes this, based on 164 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy
    Price Range: ZAR 351 - ZAR 938

  • Noir40 m

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

    71% likes this, based on 7 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294
Cities nearby
  • Boston hotels - 4 km
  • Arlington hotels - 6 km
  • Revere hotels - 9 km
  • Brookline hotels - 5 km
  • Malden hotels - 7 km
  • Somerville hotels - 2 km
  • Newton hotels - 9 km
  • Watertown hotels - 6 km
  • Chelsea hotels - 7 km
  • Waltham hotels - 10 km

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, Massachusetts, United States, 02138

Get directions
City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.1 km
Airports
  • Logan International (BOS)
    9.6 km
  • Worcester Regional Airport (ORH)
    63.1 km
Train Stations
  • Yawkey
    3.5 km
  • Back Bay
    4.8 km
Underground stations
  • Harvard Square Station
    300 m
  • Central Square Station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Henrietta's Table (cuisine: American)
    10 m
  • Rialto (cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean)
    40 m
Parks
  • Cambridge Common
    640 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    294