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|Distance to city centre||1.4 km|
|Nearest airport||Boston Logan Intl|
|Distance to airport||9.4 km|
|"very clean and staff very accommodating."||(in 53 reviews)|
|"Modern, well-appointed, clean, and spacious room"||(in 73 reviews)|
|"Excellent location, spacious rooms and bathrooms."||(in 99 reviews)|
|"No coffee maker in the room"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"The restaurant was noisy, especially due to the hard wood floor."||(in 6 reviews)|
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Perfect location near Harvard University, centrally located yet quiet, great amenities, excellent farmstand-style restaurant “Henrietta’s.” Avis car rental in house, you book at the Avis desk near the elevators, pick up the car in the hotel garage. Perfect!
Room prices on the high end, but overall quality, services and location still make it worthwhile.
Location to everything
Was charged for something in room that we did not use. Was able to get resolved at front desk. Service did not replace certain items in bathroom ie toilet paper, shower cap, more body wash, etc.
We loved the location. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfy, The car hire was from the hotel. The staff were lovely, there was plenty of choice for food within the hotel and locally.
Location and access to the gym and great restaurants
Plumbing is old and noisy. Can hear everything in other rooms. Needs updating.
Elevator was very slow to ome
The Charles Hotel in Cambridge provides the intellectual elite with a rustic New England respite complete with modern luxuries from around the globe. Decorated in a minimalist Shaker style, the rooms contain luxuries that will impress even the most sophisticated adventurer. From in-mirror televisions in the bathroom to Bose audio, the rooms are outfitted with technology straight from Silicon Valley.
The Charles offers King and Deluxe Queen Guest Rooms, along with four suite layouts ranging from 475 sq feet suites to the sprawling 1,100 square feet Presidential suite. These plush luxuries combine with a location at the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Square. A short jaunt from the doors of the hotel, guests can enjoy eclectic shops, quaint restaurants, indie bookstores, and boutique shopping. Because of the location, the Charles offers parents of Harvard students a special rewards club rewards that culminates in a free and guaranteed room during their child’s commencement.
For guests not wishing to leave the property, the Charles offers guests four onsite dining options. Henrietta’s Table serves farm-to-table dishes, while Benedetto has crafted an elite and romantic atmosphere serving handmade pasta dishes. Late night drinks are served at the hotel’s two bars: Regatta bar, a jazz club, and the Noir, a cocktail lounge inspired by the golden age of Hollywood. Patrons can also enjoy pampering at the hotel’s full service salon and spa, Cobru. The Charles provides a state of the art fitness club to all guests, including group fitness classes and a Kids Club.
The Charles has succeeded in creating an atmosphere that is both posh and unpretentious making it the perfect lodgings for everyone, from the business traveler to the family dropping their eldest off at Harvard.
based on 1,509 reviews
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Spacious rooms
- Nice building
- Stylish hotel
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Most popular landmarks
- Harvard Square 306 m
- Longfellow National Historic Site 0.5 km
- Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments 0.7 km
- Harvard Art Museums 0.7 km
- Harvard University 0.7 km
- Memorial Hall 0.7 km
About the neighbourhood
Harvard Square - The Quad is known for: great restaurants, touristy, bookstores, studentsMore
|Boston Logan Intl||9.4 km|
|Bedford Hanscom Field||17.4 km|
|Boston-Back Bay||4.8 km|