The Charles Hotel

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

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based on 455 reviews
The Charles Hotel - Cambridge, MA, United States
13.04 Tue
14.04 Wed
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Distance to city center

1.4 km

Location rating


Nearest Airport

Boston Logan Intl

Distance to airport

9.4 km

Rooms available at The Charles Hotel

13.04 Tue
14.04 Wed

Deluxe Rooms


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King bed
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King bed

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great location in 201 reviews
great room in 153 reviews
staff is friendly in 94 reviews
hotel in a great in 79 reviews
breakfast is not included in 35 reviews
harvard square in 33 reviews
front desk in 30 reviews
bed was very comfortable in 26 reviews
food is good in 26 reviews
indoor pool in 23 reviews
longer stay in 23 reviews
henrietta in 21 reviews
cambridge in 15 reviews
parking is expensive in 15 reviews
room service in 11 reviews
health club in 8 reviews
affordable price in 5 reviews
bit pricy in 5 reviews
beautifully appointed in 4 reviews
charles river in 4 reviews
red line in 3 reviews
  • Excellent
    Feb 2016

    Weekend in Cambridge

    Location was excellent. The room was very nice and comfortable. Excellent farm to table restaurant and bar.

    Although they had a parking garage, the elevator to the lobby was out of order so you had to take the stairs and the stairs lead to outside the front entrance. Very inconvenient if carrying any bags from the car and also because of sub-zero temps that weekend. Also no in and out access for self parking at $40 per night. If you leave you have to pay again.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2016

    Location was great with excellent service and nice trait ants around in the plaza

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015

    A great find in Cambridge.

    One great thing about Harvard Square is the high energy and bustle, especially when school is in session. What makes The Charles so perfect is that it is a tranquil respite right on the edge of all the happenings.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2015

    Cambridge standout

    The Charles is a perfect place to stay in Cambridge. It is well located, well designed with contemporary clean lines but still warm, and the Rialto is a fabulous restaurant in the hotel. We had a corner room which was quite spacious which we really appreciated as we were staying multiple nights.

  • Okay
    Jul 2015

    Poor customer service

    Well decorated rooms. Convenient to Harvard square

    Officious front desk staff. Being told they couldn't change our departure and charges despite a family emergency because it was our fault we used a third party reservation service. Being told entirely dissimilar rooms were the same. Smelly comforter covered by clean sheets. No coffee maker in room. Ice available only on request from room service.

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About The Charles Hotel


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.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air Conditioning

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Amenities at The Charles Hotel

Conference rooms
Computer use available
Wedding services
ATM on-site
Spa and wellness center
Free Wi-Fi
Babysitting or child care
Business center
Car rental
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Daily housekeeping
Increased accessibility
Family rooms
Concierge service
Safety deposit box
Gift shop
EV charging station
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Free toiletries
Shops (on site)
Room service
Smoke alarms
Contactless check-in/check-out
Face masks for guests available
Bicycle rental
Physical distancing in dining areas
Physical distancing rules
Interconnected room(s) available
Alarm clock
CCTV in common areas
Allergy-free room
CCTV outside property
No smoking
Spa bath
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Express check-out
Breakfast in the room
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Valet parking
Coffee shop
Private bathroom
Wardrobe or closet
24hr front desk
Storage available
DVD player

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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Harvard Square306 m
  • Longfellow National Historic Site0.5 km
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments0.7 km
  • Harvard Art Museums0.7 km
  • Harvard University0.7 km
  • Memorial Hall0.7 km

About the Neighborhood

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

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