The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
+1 617 864 1200

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rate per night

9.0

Excellent
based on 1,443 reviews
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge, MA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.9 mi
Location rating 9.6
Nearest Airport Boston Logan Intl
Distance to airport 5.8 mi

Rooms

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King Rooms

$274+

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King bed
$274 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$228+

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King bed
$228 per night
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$228 per night
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King bed
$237 per night
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King bed
$237 per night
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King bed
$252 per night
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King bed
$274 per night
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Double bed
$274 per night
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Double bed
$274 per night
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King bed
$296 per night
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Double bed
$299 per night
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King bed
$320 per night
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King bed
$320 per night
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Double bed
$320 per night
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King bed
$343 per night
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Double bed
$365 per night
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Double bed
$399 per night
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Double bed
$514 per night
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Double bed
$743 per night

Reviews

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  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Great restaurants in Hotel.

    Pricey.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.8

    Hotel vibe and decoration

    Unpersonal chck-out process

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.3

    Quiet, clean. Good location. Nice restaurants. Great gym.

    Beds were very soft—hard to sleep. Staff was not exactly consumer-friendly. They were “officially” pleasant but not helpful. Eg. I was initially told that I could extend my stay in the same room as it wasn’t booked. After I booked a room online (at their request) I was told I’d have to pay $50 more to extend my stay in the same room even though it was going to be empty. (Our room had two beds vs one king).So we would have had to pack everything up and move for one night—why? They called back and agreed to let us stay in the room we had but it made for a frustrating experience. Why charge more for same room with different numbers of beds if they are all empty?

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The bed! The TV in toilet!

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  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.8

    Location is good, close to the red line, 10 min with underground to Boston city center. Breakfast was good but it was not not included into the room rate, free coffee is provided in the restaurant for the guests, but we were not informed about this.

    The personnel on the reception and portier could be a bit more friendly and helpful.

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About

Overview

The Charles Hotel in Cambridge provides the intellectual elite with a rustic New England respite complete with modern luxuries from around the globe. Decorated in a minimalist Shaker style, the rooms contain luxuries that will impress even the most sophisticated adventurer. From in-mirror televisions in the bathroom to Bose audio, the rooms are outfitted with technology straight from Silicon Valley.

The Charles offers King and Deluxe Queen Guest Rooms, along with four suite layouts ranging from 475 sq feet suites to the sprawling 1,100 square feet Presidential suite. These plush luxuries combine with a location at the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square. A short jaunt from the doors of the hotel, guests can enjoy eclectic shops, quaint restaurants, indie bookstores, and boutique shopping. Because of the location, the Charles offers parents of Harvard students a special rewards club rewards that culminates in a free and guaranteed room during their child’s commencement.

For guests not wishing to leave the property, the Charles offers guests four onsite dining options. Henrietta’s Table serves farm-to-table dishes, while Benedetto has crafted an elite and romantic atmosphere serving handmade pasta dishes. Late night drinks are served at the hotel’s two bars: Regatta bar, a jazz club, and the Noir, a cocktail lounge inspired by the golden age of Hollywood. Patrons can also enjoy pampering at the hotel’s full service salon and spa, Cobru. The Charles provides a state of the art fitness club to all guests, including group fitness classes and a Kids Club.

The Charles has succeeded in creating an atmosphere that is both posh and unpretentious making it the perfect lodgings for everyone, from the business traveler to the family dropping their eldest off at Harvard.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.0 Excellent

based on 1,443 reviews

9.6

Location

8.6

Service

6.3

WiFi

4.0

Value

Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Impressive bathroom
  • Stylish hotel
  • Friendly service

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Business center
Car rental
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
EV charging station
Elevator
Massage
Library
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Babysitting or child care
Cable or satellite TV

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Harvard Square 335 yd
  • Longfellow National Historic Site 0.3 mi
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 0.4 mi
  • Harvard Art Museums 0.4 mi
  • Harvard University 0.4 mi
  • Memorial Hall 0.5 mi

About the Neighborhood

Harvard Square - The Quad is known for: great restaurants, touristy, bookstores, students

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Getting Around

Boston Logan Intl 5.8 mi
Bedford Hanscom Field 10.8 mi
Boston-Back Bay 3 mi
Boston-North 3.2 mi

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