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The Charles Hotel

4-star4 stars
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

Riverfront hotel with spa, near Harvard University
  • Free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • The counter staff at check in was very pleasant and professional. We enjoyed our…Mar. 10, 2020
  • The hotel is being significantly repaired with inconvenience in accessing the entrance…Mar. 2, 2020

The Charles Hotel

from A$471
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

What’s around The Charles Hotel

Landmarks

  • In West Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 5 min walk
  • Fenway Park - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Hynes Convention Center - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Copley Place - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Boston Public Garden - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Boston Common - 5 mi / 8.1 km

Getting around

  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 18 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 19 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 33 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 6 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 6 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 23 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 295 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 50 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Year Built – 1985
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge (on request)
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Corbu Spa and Salon has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

Henriettas Table - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Noir Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Benedetto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Pronto - This delicatessen specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

The Charles Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • Charles Hotel
  • Charles Cambridge
  • Hotel Charles
  • The Charles Hotel Hotel
  • The Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • The Charles Hotel Hotel Cambridge

Policies

Tax ID – C0015240490

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day

    Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

    Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for The Charles Hotel

    • Is there a pool at The Charles Hotel?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at The Charles Hotel?
      Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay.
    • Is parking offered at The Charles Hotel?
      Yes. Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day. Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Charles Hotel?
      You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
    • What is there to do near The Charles Hotel?
      Recommended spots to visit include Harvard University (5-min walk) and Fenway Park (2.7 mi), along with Hynes Convention Center (3 mi) and Boston Museum of Fine Arts (3.5 mi).
    • Are there restaurants at or near The Charles Hotel?
      Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Les Sablons (1-min walk), Noir (1-min walk), and Regattabar (1-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.2 From 637 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Our experience was good overall. There is extensive construction happening at present so that detracted from the exoerience. Lots of trouble with the television and in room climate controls during our stay as well as a middle of the nught false evacuation alarm. I amsure that after construction, most of these issues will be resolved. Service staff was wonderful!!
    Linda, us4 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great service.
    Heather, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    The hotel is very convenient to Harvard’s campus and the room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The hotel is under construction so that is the only inconvenience as the lobby can be loud and dusty and a bit unpleasant bc of that. But otherwise it is a really nice hotel.
    Heather, us2 night business trip
    Very good 8.0
    Grace under pressure
    The front of the hotel was under construction, so there were inconveniences related to that. But the staff were extremely helpful and the overall stay was comfortable and satisfactory.
    william, us1 night trip with friends
    Very good 8.0
    Iconic Location with Good Value in Winter
    Wonderful location...hotel construction is ongoing and only 1 restaurant was open .
    as1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Nice location
    Very nice room & bathroom. TV in bathroom mirror was awesome, great shower pressure. No validating parking which was a steep $45 for 1 night. Dinner at Henriettas was bit pricey too, food was just ok, service was good. We could hear a baby crying down the hall, thin walls.
    Donald, us1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Well located, comfortable but needs changeso
    We’ve stayed at the Charles for the past 4 years between the holidays. It’s well located and comfortable but is starting to show its age. Service in the lobby was excellent but the room wasn’t made up until late afternoon and we had to ask twice. The parking has become outrageously expensive. Up $10 from a year ago to $45 when $35 was already high. Breakfast also is expensive and not included. I wish they’d consider all this.
    Ann, us4 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Highly Recommended - The Charles Hotel
    Amazing Hotel... Great Service... Very Comfortable
    John, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Location Class.
    We were given a nice view room in six floor. Rooms small but very well appointed. Bathrooms good. Tv in bath Mirror. Wow. Big main. tv. Best location.
    Chris, us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great Place to stay
    Very Helpful. Easy. Staff was very receptive and friendly.
    Richard, us1 night business trip

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