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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This boutique hotel is pleasant with good service and a great location if you are visiting Harvard, and it is a short drive to MIT. The staff is friendly. I walked easily to Harvard and enjoyed jogging up and down the Charles River.

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Beautiful boutique hotel situated in the most interesting and vibrant area in Boston, that being Harvard Square. Lots of wonderful restaurants and shops within walking distance. Easy access to the red line train to visit newburry street, Copley , BU kenmore , north end , back bay, beacon hill etc.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, lovely rooms and warm, welcoming lobby. The food at Henrietta's table is very good. The gym and pool are great. Everyone is helpful, the apples are a nice touch. All in all a really nice hotel.

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Wynnewood
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing negative to say. The staff is friendly and efficient, the room was lovely, the updated bathroom was large and immaculate, the location is excellent. I have stayed here many times, and the experience has always been the same - wonderful!

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Oreland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food at Henrietta's table was fresh and fantastic. The hotel and room were very neat. I loved the Christmas trees and lights. The hotel was a great location in Harvard Square. I have nothing but positive comments of this great Hotel.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had our 5yr anniversary at the hotel(Henrietta's table) I proposed to my wife. We pretended to be tourist for the day and had a blast!! I ate four plates on shell fish at Henrietta's then we walked Harvard yard... slowly. The outdoor farmers market was a bonus as well!! Thank you!!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit family nearby on a regular basis, and have been looking for a go-to hotel for our visits. Would use the Charles Hotel again for future visits without hesitation. Particularly enjoyed our breakfasts in Henrietta's!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vaguely new rooms, good features, excellent location. Henrietta's Sunday brunch is a bit of an experience. A huge and popular buffet. Service was prompt and low key. Kind of buzzy/blowy ducting, kept us up a bit. Rooms don't have a coffee pot, although they were happy to bring one. Not sure the junior suite, whatever it was called, added a... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been staying at The Charles Hotel for years and it has never disappointed us. It is a simply a comfortable, welcoming perfectly located hotel. The rooms are impeccable and the staff is excellent.

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Tiverton
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay over the Thanksgiving holiday couldn't have been more pleasant. The room was updated, clean, and spacious; the service excellent and understated; and the hotel offers several nice restaurants and bars. Ideally located close to Harvard Square, this is one of our favorite hotels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.Reflecting the eclecticism that is Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is a modern interpretation of New England hospitality with a thriving jazz club, the Regattabar, two signature restaurants, ice-skating rink (winter months only), state of the art conference facilities, Corbu Spa & Salon, and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.The Hotel is home to Henrietta’s Table, featuring “fresh and honest” home cooking, and Rialto, recognized by one of the best restaurants in America by Gourmet, Food & Wine and Esquire. Noir, the hotel’s chic, cozy bar, serves classic cocktails mixed to perfection and sultry signature drinks. Since its opening in 1985, The Regattabar has established itself as the leading jazz and world music club in Boston and the New England area. Corbu Spa & Salon is named after famed architect and designer, Le Corbusier and offers a harmonious escape from the stresses of urban life. A French influenced menu offers seasonal treatments with locally sourced ingredients. Open daily.Catering to internationally renowned business leaders, government officials, entertainment executives and leisure travelers alike, it’s no wonder that the New England Travel Guide has designated The Charles as the best hotel to “stay put in” when visiting Boston. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Charles Hotel

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: €175 - €514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 294
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Also Known As:
Charles Hotel Cambridge
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“Hotels on the back are quieter”
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“I usually ask for the corner room -- a little bigger”
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“Ask for high floor with a view of the river”
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“The King room is a nicer set up that the room with two double beds. So unless one needs two rooms, I suggest that you book a king.”
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“Rooms on the courtyard are quieter. Higher floors are preferable, though some prefer to be closer to the restaurant and ballroom.”
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