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The Charles Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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: Henrietta's Table and Benedetto; year-round farmers market; state of the art conference facilities; Corbu Spa & Salon; and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
133Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Great location and staff were very helpful. If you workout the gym was very good and they even have a heated pool. The room service was timely - nice restaurants on property as wellEasy access to the Harvard Square, Redline and airport
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My wife and I have been long-time residents of Cambridge. We had our wedding reception at the Charles and have had friends and family stay at the hotel several times, and without fail the experience has been positive. This most recent stay was with my nephew and niece who were
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The location, right next to Harvard Square, is ideal for a visiting academic like me. Elegant hotel, quiet, comfortable room--even the art was interesting--love the New York Times outside the door every morning. Beautiful antique quilts are hung up in the public spaces. The room
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It is an excellent hotel for its sober and casual style, yet exceptional service and optimal location next to the Kennedy School at Harvard where I came to teach. I had an excellent rate as well! It is my preferred destination when in Cambridge!
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A wonderful stay in a beautiful suite -complete with complementary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in honor of our anniversary. Employees were kind and helpful. A five minute walk to a delicious dinner at Toscano on Brattle Street.
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Happy to help! The Charles Hotel is located approximately 8 miles from Logan Airport. While we do not have an airport shuttle, Ubers are available at all hours. We are also a five-minute walk from the Harvard Square T stop if you are interested in public transportation. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Yes, our late night in room dining menu is served from 11pm-6:30am. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to prepare for your arrival. Alex Attia General Manager
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Call the hotel. Ask for the Concierge. They enjoy helping out of state visitors such as yourself. If busy or voicemail, leave your number. They will call back if their history is a guide. October is peak season so call soon to book.
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Where can I park? What is charge for parking?
There is a parking around the corner on the right of the main entrance for less. On Sundays I believe you can park free on the quay which is couple of minutes walking distance.
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"Make sure you are not behind elevator & ask for a view. For top dollar room really stunk"
"stay three nights for a better room rate"
"Avoid the third floor if you want a quiet room -- the jazz club on that floor is quite loud."
"Ask for a view of Harvard Square."
"Avoid the tiny standard rooms."
US$222 - US$460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
charles hotel cambridge
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
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