The Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
+1 617 864 1200
R4 731

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based on 201 reviews

The Charles Hotel
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Wed 29/3

About The Charles Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located in West Cambridge, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Harvard University, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fenway Park and Hynes Convention Center. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Copley Place are also within 6 mi (10 km). Harvard Square Station is 6 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 23 minutes.

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Double rooms(R7 600 - R23 144)
Double room
2 double beds

2 double beds


R7 600/night

R7 600 totalExpedia
2 double beds

2 double beds


R7 960/night

no bed type specified
no bed type specified

R8 519/night

R8 519 totalPriceline
King rooms(R6 129 - R17 093)
King room
1 king bed

1 king bed


R6 129/night

1 king bed

1 king bed

R6 895/night

R6 895
1 king bed

1 king bed


R9 260/night

R9 260 totaltravelup
Deluxe rooms(R4 731 - R14 814)
Deluxe room
1 king bed

1 king bed


R4 731/night

1 king bed

1 king bed

R5 113/night

R5 113
1 king bed

1 king bed

R6 602/night

R6 602
Standard rooms(R10 040)
Standard Room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified

R10 040/night

R10 040 totalSuperTravel

Amenities at The Charles Hotel

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon
  • Hiking


  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Garden

Reviews of The Charles Hotel

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9,7 Wonderful
Pros:Location was excellent. The room was very nice and comfortable. Excellent farm to table restaurant and bar.
Cons:Although they had a parking garage, the elevator to the lobby was out of order so you had to take the stairs and the stairs lead to outside the front entrance. Very inconvenient if carrying any bags from the car and also because of sub-zero temps that weekend. Also no in and out access for self parking at $40 per night. If you leave you have to pay again.
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:Location was great with excellent service and nice trait ants around in the plaza
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:One great thing about Harvard Square is the high energy and bustle, especially when school is in session. What makes The Charles so perfect is that it is a tranquil respite right on the edge of all the happenings.
8,5 Very Good
Pros:The Charles is a perfect place to stay in Cambridge. It is well located, well designed with contemporary clean lines but still warm, and the Rialto is a fabulous restaurant in the hotel. We had a corner room which was quite spacious which we really appreciated as we were staying multiple nights.
5,4 Fair
Pros:Well decorated rooms. Convenient to Harvard square
Cons:Officious front desk staff. Being told they couldn't change our departure and charges despite a family emergency because it was our fault we used a third party reservation service. Being told entirely dissimilar rooms were the same. Smelly comforter covered by clean sheets. No coffee maker in room. Ice available only on request from room service.
10,0 Wonderful
Pros:Excellent service and superior restaurant. Very friendly staff who facilitated the check in and out as well as the luggage. I was in and out many times with my 7 year old grandson and he was always greeting with a smile. My daughter belongs to your health club and so they are used to going to your hotel. Overall, a well located, efficient and very quiet hotel.
9,4 Wonderful
Cons:The room was very drafty near the windows- lots of cold air coming in
9,7 Wonderful
Pros:Everything is within walking distance as I enjoyed a glorious autumn afternoon. I browsed endless rows of books at the Coop, watched rowers glide along the Charles River and ran stairs at Harvard Stadium while the football team engaged in a spirited practice. When I returned to the hotel, the room smelled great. They must have a special scent. I enjoyed the organic soap, shampoo and lotion that came with the room. Henrietta's Table is great for breakfast / brunch, and I highly recommend The Harvest for dinner. A very nice stay.
9,6 Wonderful
Pros:The Charles Hotel is centrally located in Cambridge, so it's very easy to get around the town. We walked wherever we needed to go and got there quickly and easily. The hotel has several dining options and an actual fitness club, not just a room with some cardio equipment and universal equipment. The wifi works well and the staff were all very helpful. It's pretty expensive to stay here, but we found a good deal on one of the discount hotel sites. I'd return in a heart beat.
6,0 Okay
Pros:Great location near the center of Harvard Square. Rialto is an excellent restaurant. Regatta Bar is great if you like jazz.
Cons:Hotel is in need of renovation. New England shabby-chic means it's just a basic hotel in terms of cleanliness and room amenities. Bathrooms are seriously dated and in need of complete redo. Service levels are mediocre. Business center is a joke (1 computer and an attached printer). Prices are very high: you are paying for the location.


1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What's nearby

  • Harvard Square306 m
  • Longfellow National Historic Site0.5 km
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments0.7 km
  • Harvard Art Museums0.7 km
  • Harvard University0.7 km
  • Memorial Hall0.7 km
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History0.9 km
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology0.9 km
  • Semitic Museum0.9 km
  • Central Square1.7 km
  • Porter Square1.8 km
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery1.9 km



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Distance to city centre

1,4 km

Nearest airport

Boston Harbor SPB

Distance to airport

6,8 km