$259 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 28, 2015 Check-out: Jun 29, 2015

The Charles Hotel

4 stars
View map of One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
85 reviews
Awesome Hotel

Love staying here. Great, homey, large room with a great view. See full review

  • carol P.
  • Mar 18, 2015
excellent

great 1st visit to cambridge . great location service staff and ambiance!!!!! See full review

  • rustico
  • Aug 25, 2014

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The Charles Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Room
Deluxe room with king bed or 2 double beds. Our renovated guest rooms include custom designed pieces, such as spacious cherry-wood desks, oversized clocks, Hi-Def LCD Plasma Televisions and hand-crafted quilts. Additionally, the rooms are furnished with a custom created professor's chair, and a hanging peg board that is reminiscent of a New England boarding school. Decor combines shaker-inspired aesthetic with modern touches. All rooms have Bose Wave radios, DVD players, down comforters & pillows and aromatherapy bath products by Origins, size 273 sq ft. All rooms are non-smoking. A distinguishing guestroom attribute -- currently unique to The Charles -- is the hotel's installation of Seura televisions in every room. These innovative "in-mirror" LCD screens can be hooked up to cable, DVD, satellite, sound, or other systems, and are completely hidden when turned off.
Cambridge Suite
Spacious one bedroom suite with King bed and separate living room and dining area. Hi-Def LCD Plasma, Seura "in mirror" bathroom TV", Bose Wave radio, DVD player, down comforters & pillows, pull out sofa bed and EO products. Oversized Shower only. 475 square feet.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Lavietes Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Bright Hockey Center: 0.4 mi
  • Harvard University: 0.6 mi
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Charles Hotel offers more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, including a 4,700 square foot ballroom, 8 private rooms and 3 executive boardrooms.

Dining

Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table is comfort food, redefined. This means full, robust flavors using the freshest of ingredients obtained from local farmers and fishermen. In addition to serving the best breakfast in Boston (as chosen by Boston Magazine in 2000), a meal that attracts more Nobel Prize dinner following. For reservations call 617.661.5005.
Rialto
Recently awarded one of the Top 50 Hotel Restaurants in America by Food and Wine Magazine in addition to four stars by The Boston Globe. Since it opened in 1994, Rialto is consistently chosen for fine dining by food critics and patrons, on both a local and national level. Chef Jody Adams, winner of the 1997 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Northeast, invites you to delight in her unique cuisine inspired by the flavors of France. Italy and Spain, and enhanced with seasonal New England ingredients. For reservations call 617.661.5050.
Regattabar
Regatta bar included in "Best of Boston" Hall of Fame. The Charles Hotel's Regatta bar brings to the hotel the most dynamic live jazz both national and international. Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Ruth Brown, Michael Brecker, and Elvin Jones and other luminaries are all Regatta bar regulars. For reservations and schedule of upcoming performances, call Concertix 617.876.7777.
Noir
Noir is located in a discreet corner of The Charles Hotel's Lobby with street-level views of Harvard Square. A warm sophisticated bar serving classic cocktails, sweet and sultry signature drinks and a menu suited for a late afternoon or late night snack. Designed to reflect the intense decadent atmosphere of 1940's nightlife, Noir is the right place to meet friends after work, a date Noir is open seven days a week 4:00PM- 2:00AM. Food served until 1:00AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Charles Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 85
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CONNIE V.
Business
South Windsor
Jan 17, 2015

Family Get together

It was a nice family get together. Comfortable and clean and the restaurants were very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CONNIE V.
Business
South Windsor
Jan 17, 2015

Nice family get together

It was a nice family weekend. Came to run the 5K race and go to the St. Patrick Day Parade

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fred
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Cambridge weekend

Liked hotel location, teenagers can easily walk around Harvard Square, lots of dining and shopping options. Rooms are a bit small but clean and nicely appointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Octa
Business
Canada
Sep 2, 2014

Overpriced in a perfect location

We had a nice time but the double beds were very uncomfortable. The average couples do not sleep in a double bed at home and being forced to sleep in one while on vacation is in no way relaxing! An overpriced hotel like the Charles Hotel should offer queen beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rustico
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Aug 25, 2014

excellent

great 1st visit to cambridge . great location service staff and ambiance!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
msjulia
Business
Mississippi
Jul 30, 2014

Perfect location for a Cambride/Boston vacation

We enjoyed our stay at The Charles Hotel. It was quiet and the staff was always helpful. The hotel is extremely convenient to the subway which quickly takes you anywhere you want to go in the city. There are also many surrounding businesses and restaurants if you don't want to leave Cambridge. The internet service did not stay on and each time you stopped using your device you had to log back in. I have not had this experience at other hotels that WiFi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Libriarian
Business
North Carolina
Jul 6, 2014

Fourth of July

The Charles Hotel is a beautiful get-away in the heart of a busy college town. I was impressed from the moment we arrived. Thinking we would need to store our luggage because of a very early arrival, we were surprised the hotel would accommodate us at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Henrietta's Table should not be missed. It was a bit expensive, but we were glad we decided to try it. (I don't think I have ever eaten better French toast.) We had quite a walk to see the fireworks on the Charles River but easy walking distance to parks, stores, and restaurants made one inconvenience seem minor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a great park for preschoolers nearby!

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Another Harvard Mom
Business
Raleigh NC
Jun 22, 2014

Convenient Location

Always nice to stay at the Charles Hotel. It's an easy walk to so many campus destinations. The staff is helpful and receptive. I did find the bathroom lighting to be rather dim. Otherwise, it was a very comfortable and convenient stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good Restaurants in Hotel

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Haime
Business
new york, new york
Jun 17, 2014

Family School Tour

Traveled with large family. Receptionist could not locate our reservation. It took her 30 minutes to locate our reservation and check us in. Attitude could have been warmer to say the least. Other than that, very happy with the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Charles Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BUBCmom
Business
Asheville, NC
Apr 22, 2014

Perfect for a Harvard students family

The Charles is located just across the street from Harvard and next to the nicest shopping street in Cambridge so for the family & friends of students at Harvard this is the perfect hotel. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The rooms are nice but just a bit tired. The beds were comfortable. Room service was very good. I would only go back if I needed to be in the Cambridge area otherwise it is a long, traffic ridden drive to downtown Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Toscano italian restaurant

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