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The Charles Hotel
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1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
+1 617 864 1200

£220+

Overall guest ratings

8.7/10 Excellent
Based on 973 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 4.1

Good to know

  • Impressive bathroom
  • Comfortable beds
  • Spacious rooms
  • Friendly service

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    About

    Location.

    The Charles Hotel is located in Cambridge, Mass, just off the Charles River in the center of Harvard Square, filled with quaint cafes and boutique shops. This stylish New England retreat is five miles from Boston Logan International Airport and less than three miles from downtown Boston. Nearby cultural attractions include the American Reparatory Theatre, the Harvard Art Museums and Brattle Theatre, all within four blocks of the hotel.

    Hotel Features.

    The well-lit, contemporary lobby features original paintings of Cambridge streets and New England architecture, fresh floral arrangements, and clean lines. The lobby also provides a quiet setting for reading in the library nook. Kid's Kit gift bags, filled with toys and activities, are handed out to children upon arrival. The Charles Hotel features four eateries on site, including French and Italian fine dining, a jazz club, New England inspired café, a 1940s-style martini lounge, and a quick, casual restaurant. Ten meeting and conference rooms, wireless Internet access, an automated teller machine, car rental, and a 24-hour business center are also provided. Adjacent to the hotel are Corbu Spa and Salon and Wellbridge, a full-service health club and fitness center, with an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, fitness machines, and spa services.

    Guestrooms.

    The 295 spacious guestrooms feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows and Shaker-style accents reminiscent of a New England boarding school. Custom-made furnishings include professor's chairs and desks. Extra accents include black chalkboards with chalk artwork, oversized clock, and wooden coat pegs. Guest beds are dressed with handcrafted down quilts and premium linens. Bathrooms feature Seura in-mirror televisions, bathrobes, bathroom scales, makeup mirrors, Origins bath products, and shower/tub combinations. Additional room amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, speakerphones with free local and long distance calls, high-definition LCD televisions with premium channels, and BOSE Wave radios.

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    Amenities

    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • ATM on-site
    • Business centre
    • Car hire
    • Concierge service
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Bicycle hire
    • Spa
    • Indoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Express check out
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • Coffee shop
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Night club
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Free Internet
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Steam room
    • Storage available
    • Soap and shampoo provided
    • Hot tub
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 973 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.1 "71% thought the service was very professional."
      10.0 "100% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 7.9 "Good breakfast."
    • 7.1 "Nice rooms."
      7.7 "77% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.7 "87% thought rooms were spacious."
      7.2 "72% were happy with the bathroom."
      8.7 "87% were happy with the tv."
      8.2 "82% thought the view was good."
      8.9 "89% enjoyed the shower."
    • 4.1 "Internet is poor."
      3.2 "68% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.3 "Value below average."
      4.3 "The price was too high for 57%."

    Overall rating

    8.9 Excellent
    Based on 330 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 7.7 "High comfort."
      7.8 "78% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.6 "86% thought rooms were spacious."
    • 7.3 "Nice rooms."
      7.8 "78% said the beds were comfortable."
      7.0 "70% said rooms were clean."
      8.6 "86% thought rooms were spacious."
      7.0 "70% were happy with the bathroom."
      8.2 "82% thought the view was good."
    • 7.2 "Good breakfast."
    • 3.3 "Value below average."

    Overall rating

    8.8 Excellent
    Based on 350 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.3 "73% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.8 "High comfort."
      7.9 "79% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.6 "86% thought rooms were spacious."
    • 7.7 "Good breakfast."
    • 7.5 "Nice rooms."
      7.9 "79% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.6 "86% thought rooms were spacious."
      7.5 "75% were happy with the bathroom."
    • 2.9 "Terrible value."

    Overall rating

    7.9 Good
    Based on 68 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
    • 7.4 "Tasty food."
    • 7.2 "Good amenities."
    • 6.9 "Rooms are ok."
    • 3.5 "Value below average."

    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 223 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
    • 8.1 "Comfort level is high."
      8.1 "81% said the beds were comfortable."
      8.8 "88% thought rooms were spacious."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
    • 7.8 "Good breakfast."
    • 7.5 "Tasty food."
    • 6.4 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 2.9 "Terrible value."
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    Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
    Good to know
    "Impressive bathroom"
    "Comfortable beds"
    "Spacious rooms"
    "Friendly service"
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