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The Charles Hotel Harvard Square

1,139 reviews
+1 617-864-1200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

The Charles Hotel: Enjoy Luxury for Less by Harvard Square

What Does a Charles Hotel Room Include?

The Charles Hotel stands out among hotels in Cambridge for several reasons, including its beautiful, intuitively designed guest rooms. All guest rooms and suites feature New England furniture and high-tech amenities like a Boss Wave Radio. Complimentary C.O. Bigelow bath amenities help guests stay refreshed, and deluxe bedding helps guests get a great night’s sleep during each night of their stay.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

The Charles Hotel is a book lover’s dream with its own large, in-house library. Original beautiful artworks decorate the hotel, too, allowing guests to enjoy a sort of museum-like experience when they explore the grounds. An on-site spa and fitness center helps guests look and feel their best during their vacation.

What are the Room Rates at Charles Hotel?

Stay at the Charles Hotel for approximately $250 per night on average. If you want to save on the room rate, it’s best to book your stay for the slower months of January and February, and try to book your trip at least a few weeks in advance.

What’s There to do Nearby?

The Charles Hotel is situated just one block from the store, eateries, and entertainment venue that can be found in Harvard Square. Guests can easily ride their bike or stroll alongside the Charles River. Popular historical attractions include the nearby Brattle Theatre and the American Repertory Theater.

What’s the Bottom Line?

When you are seeking Cambridge hotels that are affordable while providing a stay in the lap of luxury, the Charles Hotel should rank high on your list. Since it is conveniently located by scenic beauty and tourist attractions, it is a great choice for all kinds of travelers.


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West Cambridge
One Bennett St Harvard Sq
Cambridge, MA 02138
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User Highlights
"Great restaurant options" "Superb location"
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Overall ambiance sublime" "Modern building"
97% said it was a stylish hotel.
94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Friendly and knowledgeable staff" "Lovely attention to detail"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
"Lovely pool" "Nice looking pool"
"Excellent sleeping room" "Excellent mattress"
81% said the beds were comfortable.
95% thought rooms were spacious.
"Excellent mattress" "Room was quiet"
81% said the beds were comfortable.
95% thought rooms were spacious.
"Fluffy eggs" "No mugs"
100% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Wi Fi didn't work" "DIFFICULT WiFi"
89% said the wifi quality was bad.
Value for money
"Exorbitant room fee" "Overpriced bkfst"
The price was too high for 57%.
100% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Good fitness area
Professional service
Friendly service
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
"Exceptional and understated", this Harvard Square property is "homey yet refined", oozing "comfort and class" with its "plush", "large" and "well-appointed" rooms.
It used to be that the Charles was the place to stay in Cambridge, and while other luxury hotels have since arrived... this Harvard Square staple is standing strong.
For a partial river or skyline view, ask for something above the 7th floor.
Insight Guides
A touch of class on the edge of Harvard Square: rooms are appointed with commissioned artwork and high-tech amenities, and offer views of Harvard Square, Cambridge, or Boston.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 40.00 per day
  • Pet Fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 20 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible