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The Charles Hotel
4 stars

The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
+1 617 864 1200
R1 378

rate per night


based on 300 reviews

The Charles Hotel
Fri 28/6
Sat 29/6
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
R1 378
Double room
R1 593
Deluxe room
R1 797

About The Charles Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Riverfront Cambridge hotel in West Cambridge with 3 restaurants 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and 3 bars/lounges are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a snack bar/deli, and a 24-hour business center are onsite. The Charles Hotel offers 303 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 50-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless 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. Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary bicycles. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Charles Hotel

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Minibar
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Things to do

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


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Pool

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Storage available


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Garden


  • Fitness centre

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 Square353 m
  • Longfellow National Historic Site0.5 km
  • Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments0.7 km
  • Harvard Art Museums0.7 km
  • Harvard University0.7 km
  • Memorial Hall0.8 km
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History0.9 km
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology0.9 km
  • Semitic Museum1 km
  • Central Square1.7 km
  • Porter Square1.8 km
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery1.9 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


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Average price (weeknight)

R8 148
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Top tips for your stay at The Charles Hotel

  • The cheapest price a room at The Charles Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R8 148, while the most expensive was R8 148.
  • How long should you stay at The Charles Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 6 days.

FAQs when booking at The Charles Hotel

  • What wedding amenities can guests choose from at The Charles Hotel?

    If you decide to host your big day at The Charles Hotel, there are many amenities for you to benefit from, including several venues to choose between, such as courtyards and ballrooms. There is a professional event planning team that will help you with your entire event, and it is possible to customize your own catering menu, with sample entrees including items such as fresh lobster, seared tuna, spinach gnocchi, and beef carpaccio. Services such as decorations, floral arrangements, entertainment, and set-up can also be coordinated directly through the hotel.

  • What unique spa treatments are offered through The Charles Hotel?

    To brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and aging, make a reservation for the Radiance Facial, a service that uses a fruit peel to boost collagen production and leave your face looking smooth and refreshed. If you would like to get rid of dead skin and hydrate your entire body, there is the Full Body Exfoliation, a treatment that lasts for 45m and costs $75. Known for being one of the most popular treatments amongst guests, the Corbu’s Pure Bliss Custom Massage can be personalized directly to your needs and is meant to rid the body of tension.

  • What special offers and packages are available for guests to book through The Charles Hotel?

    For guests that are hoping to try out one of the hotel’s on-site dining options, book the Bed and Breakfast package, which will provide you with daily breakfast at Henriette’s Table. If you will be staying at The Charles Hotel with your significant other, opt for the Suiteheart Romance package, which will provide you with a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and your choice of breakfast at Henriette’s Table or through in-room dining.

  • What public transportation can be found near The Charles Hotel?

    The Mt Auburn St @ Story St is a 3m walk from The Charles Hotel and is used by lines 71 and 73, while the Harvard stop services the red metro line, as well as several bus lines, including 72, 74, 75, and 77. If you need to take line 78, head to the Garden St / Mason St stop that is a 6m walk from the hotel. A one-way bus ticket will cost you around $1.70, while a one-way metro ticket will cost you $2.40.

  • What transportation options do guests have when going from Boston Logan International Airport to The Charles Hotel?

    If you will be traveling with a lot of luggage or would just like to arrive at The Charles Hotel as quickly as possible, take either a taxi or ridesharing service. The trip generally lasts between 20 to 25m, and a regular taxi ride will cost you around $25 for a one-way trip. To save money during your vacation, consider using public transportation, such as the local metro. If you take a local bus and the red line, the trip will last you approximately 45 to 50m. (Prices checked 03/07/19).

  • Where is The Charles Hotel located?

    The Charles Hotel is located at 1 Bennett Street in West Cambridge, 1,5 km from the centre of Cambridge. Harvard Square is the closest landmark to The Charles Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Charles Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Charles Hotel.

  • Does The Charles Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Charles Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Charles Hotel from the airport?

    The Charles Hotel is 6,8 km from Boston Harbor SPB. The Charles Hotel is 9,4 km from Boston Logan Intl.

  • Does The Charles Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, The Charles Hotel has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Charles Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Charles Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Charles Hotel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,5 km

Nearest airport

Boston Logan Intl

Distance to airport

9,4 km