The Charles Hotel

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Interior entrance
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down comforters, minibar

Overview of The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel

4.0 star property
Riverfront hotel with 3 restaurants, near Harvard University

9.0/10 Superb

996 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $572
Price available on 07/30/2022
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One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Spa tub
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In West Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 1 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 5 min walk
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 31 min walk
  • Brighton Music Hall - 33 min walk
  • Boston University - 39 min walk
  • Agganis Arena - 44 min walk
  • Paradise Rock Club - 45 min walk
  • MIT Museum - 4 min drive
  • Somerville Theatre - 4 min drive
  • Kendall Square - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 13 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
  • Belmont Station - 6 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 23 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

About this property

The Charles Hotel

When you stay at The Charles Hotel, you'll be in a fantastic location, just a 5-minute walk from Harvard University and Harvard Square. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or mani/pedis, and Henriettas Table, one of 3 restaurants, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a spa tub, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers love the location and spacious guestrooms. Public transportation is close by: Harvard Square Station is just 6 minutes by foot.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 295 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests 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

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 45.00 per day)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 50.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (18000 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • Built in 1985
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • 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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (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.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - C0015240490

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.5/10

Cleanliness

9.1/10

Staff & service

8.7/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.2/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Sheila, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent
Very enjoyable stay at a comfortable clean hotel with good staff. Breakfasts excellent.
Martha-Anne, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marita, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jonathan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Jonathan, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Saerome, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Geoffrey, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic! Love the renovations
Roshanak, 1-night family trip
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