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.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Henriettas Table, which specializes in American cuisine. 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 with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.
All 295 recently renovated 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.
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 fitness center, a spa tub, and a steam room.
- Walking distance to Harvard Square and Harvard University
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
The Charles Hotel
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.
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.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
- Indoor pool
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Coffee shop or café
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Gift shops or newsstand
- 24-hour front desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 295
- Number of floors - 10
- Hair salon
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Fitness facilities
- Computer station
- Luggage storage
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Year Built 1985
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Conference space size (meters) - 1672
- 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
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
The Charles Hotel offers 295 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
- Free long-distance calls
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Free newspaper
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Room service (24 hours)
- Designer toiletries
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- In-room safe
- Premium bedding
- Air conditioning
- Soundproofed rooms
- Free local calls
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Free toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Cable TV service
- 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.
Benedetto - Offering Italian cuisine, this restaurant offers a diverse menu from different regions in Italy. Patio seating is available seasonally.
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
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Sports massage
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- In-room accessibility
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time ends at midnight
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per day.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- 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 property 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.
- Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (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
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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.