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Cambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Charles is consistently excellent -- I rely on it for the occasional getaway although I live nearby. Wonderful space for writers. Highly recommended. Lovely view of the skyline and very nice rooms.

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NY, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Charles Hotel is the best hotel you can stay in, in Cambridge, MA. The location, cleanliness and staff are great. Henrietta's Table and the new Italian Michelin chef restuarant are amazing! The renovated rooms are solid. Mattress and pillows are too soft, room desk is too high. Gym and pool need renovation.

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North Easton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel's charm and comfort. Great view of Harvard Sq and city from room, great staff, food at Henrietta's & Benedetto's, Entertainment at Regattabar seeing Dwight & Nicole NYE, one of my fave's. Noir drinks, staff, ambience. One of my favorite hotels.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room and decor was faboulous. Parking was very expensive. Wine list was generic for the demographic. Mattress seemed older, and out of shape, therefore I did not sleep well. Other than that the hotel was perfect. Gorgeous place!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charles is a wonderful hotel. They have instituted some energy saving devices but they don't do anything which is a disappointment and they seem not to be aligned with the intent since the TV, radio and bathroom TV are all on, as well as lights, when you return to your room at night. They could do better with this.

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Sag Harbor
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to the charles in a couple years and I was delighted to see that it is still the most convenient friendly and reliably well-managed hotel in the Harvard Square area. especially good combination of of ability to hold meetings good restaurants and nice functional well-equipped rooms.

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Lowell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at the Charles Hotel every New Years and have such a marvelous time. The location on Harvard Square is ideal with plenty of excellent food and drink options on site and nearby. Great staff, beautiful property and our favorite hotel in the Boston area.

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Sebastian, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a sort of classic feel to it. Situated in Harvard Square, the hotel is an easy walk to the main campus and to the main Harvard Extension School classrooms--only three minutes actually. Clean all over, well maintained and attractive, the hotel was comforting after coming back from -1 degree weather. The staff at the desk and at...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Charles Hotel is a lovely experience. It is quiet and the décor warm and welcoming. The use of locally themed furniture and art create an experience that is pleasantly different from chain hotels. You always know you are in Cambridge near Harvard and that is good thing! Henrietta's table was also quite enjoyable with food prepared with...

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tickets to several events in Cambridge and decided to spend the night. I was surprised, when I checked online, at how reasonable the rates were at the Charles. We chose it because of the location and had low expectations, assuming a kind of stuffy convention-hosting, resting-on-its-laurels sort of place. What a surprise, then, to find such a convenient,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American
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Noir
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.Reflecting the eclecticism that is Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is a modern interpretation of New England hospitality with a thriving jazz club, the Regattabar, two signature restaurants, ice-skating rink (winter months only), state of the art conference facilities, Corbu Spa & Salon, and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.The Hotel is home to Henrietta’s Table, featuring “fresh and honest” home cooking, and Rialto, recognized by one of the best restaurants in America by Gourmet, Food & Wine and Esquire. Noir, the hotel’s chic, cozy bar, serves classic cocktails mixed to perfection and sultry signature drinks. Since its opening in 1985, The Regattabar has established itself as the leading jazz and world music club in Boston and the New England area. Corbu Spa & Salon is named after famed architect and designer, Le Corbusier and offers a harmonious escape from the stresses of urban life. A French influenced menu offers seasonal treatments with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily.Catering to internationally renowned business leaders, government officials, entertainment executives and leisure travelers alike, it’s no wonder that the New England Travel Guide has designated The Charles as the best hotel to “stay put in” when visiting Boston. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charles Hotel

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $309 - $681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 295
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Charles Hotel Cambridge
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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