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The Charles Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Harvard Square and Harvard University. This 4-star hotel has 295 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. It's in central Cambridge and also close to Boston University and Fenway Park.

Dining

Enjoy dining at Henriettas Table, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.

Rooms

All 295 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and free long-distance calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

At The Charles Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool. Parking is available for USD 40.00 per day (USD 45.00 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Harvard Square and Harvard University
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in the heart of Harvard Square, The Charles Hotel is 2.5 miles from downtown Boston. The 10-story hotel, updated in 2009, features modern conveniences while maintaining its original New England charm.

The hotel offers a lively jazz club; two restaurants, each offering regional cuisine; 15 state-of-the-art business and conference rooms; and banquet rooms available for weddings and business functions.

A 54-foot square indoor ice rink is just outside the front door. The Corbu Spa and Salon offers a range of skin, hair and beauty treatments. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, parking garage, and an indoor pool,. (Children have access to the indoor pool during select times only and must be accompanied by an adult.)

Guests of The Charles Hotel enjoy complimentary admission to an on-site health club which features a lap pool, weight room, group fitness classes, personal trainers The health club also offers Kid's swim hours. The hotel offers complimentary bike rentals during the warmer months and an outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter months.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Health club 
  • Spa services on site 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Nightclub 
  • Conference space 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Library 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 295 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Hair salon 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Steam room 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • HDTV 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pay movies 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Minibar 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Slippers 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Henrietta's Table - Serves classic New England dishes using local, organic ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, supper. Brunch is also served on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant also has a full bar and opens an outdoor café in the summer.

Noir Bar - Located in the lobby. A warm, sophisticated bar with 1940s ambiance. Serves classic cocktails, signature drinks, and a menu including late-afternoon or late-night appetizers. Patio seating during warmer months.

Rialto Restaurant - Chef Jody Adams, winner of the James Beard Award, combines local ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions at Rialto. Patio seating during warmer months.

Regattabar - The Regattabar opened on January 29, 1985 and has since become the leading jazz club not only in Boston, but in all of New England.

Pronto - Stop by for a speedy breakfast, lunch, or mid-afternoon snack of hearty Italian take-out fare.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Ice skating on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 40.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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