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The Charles Hotel Harvard Square

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9.0
Excellent
1,139 reviews
+1 617-864-1200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center
A stay at The Charles Hotel places you in the heart of Cambridge, a 3-minute drive from Harvard University and 9 minutes from Copley Place. This 4-star hotel is 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Fenway Park and 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from Hynes Convention Center. Make yourself at home in one of the 295 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Enjoy American cuisine at Henriettas Table, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Cambridge? This hotel has facilities measuring 18000 square feet (1672 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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West Cambridge
One Bennett St Harvard Sq
Cambridge, MA 02138
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
9.0
Excellent
Location
"Great restaurant options" "Superb location"
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Vibe
"Overall ambiance sublime" "Modern building"
97% said it was a stylish hotel.
94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Service
"Friendly and knowledgeable staff" "Lovely attention to detail"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
Pool
"Lovely pool" "Nice looking pool"
Room
"Excellent sleeping room" "Excellent mattress"
81% said the beds were comfortable.
95% thought rooms were spacious.
Comfort
"Excellent mattress" "Room was quiet"
81% said the beds were comfortable.
95% thought rooms were spacious.
Breakfast
"Fluffy eggs" "No mugs"
100% said the breakfast was too expensive.
WiFi
"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.

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Good fitness area
Professional service
Friendly service
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Zagat
"Exceptional and understated", this Harvard Square property is "homey yet refined", oozing "comfort and class" with its "plush", "large" and "well-appointed" rooms.
Fodor's
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
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
295
Fees
Add-ons
  • 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