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Charles Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First class hotel in great location. Room was very nice, however, the footprint of the hotel is a bit spread out. Close to Charles River if you want to go running and right next to Harvard. Hotel restaurants and bars are very good. Also right next to Legal Seafood which is excellent

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Charles, particularly now with their room renovations. Over 20 years, the hotel and restaurants continue to get better. A perfect place to stay in Cambridge. Don't miss the brunch if you're there over a weekend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I arrived I had a broken shower. I reported it to the concierge and it was never fixed for the entire length of my stay. I also could not pay with my company card that I made the reservation with. I had to use my personal card because they could only "Swipe" a card and could not use my...

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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stay if working or visiting Cambridge area. Nice walk to Cambridge hospital, Harvard Yard and river access. Good vibe in hotel with excellent gym arrangement with club next door. Room a bit tight and would like coffee/tea option in room which is only area for improvement. Friendly, helpful staff with good dining options. Not cheap but given...

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Annandale, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been coming to The Charles for the last 4 years several times each year since our son attends college in Boston. The Charles and staff have become a home away from home. Rooms are always comfortable, the hotel staff is wonderful and it's a great place to stay. Love it -

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Louisville
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel room and hotel were spotless. The King room was huge. The service was perfect. This was a business trip but the location was convenient and the service great. I would stay there with my family

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for business. Excellent accommodations and very convenient to Harvard square and access to the T. Nice hotel- but expensive. The bathrooms are huge and have nice finishes, and the artwork in rooms is very cool, but you pay for it.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is nicely located for business trip in cambridge harvard business related trip but the only disappointment is the quality of food and the menue of the main restaurant which needs lots of improvements

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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, great service and very comfortable bed. The only thing I would improve is putting bumpers on the low wooden bed corners that the mattress doesn't cover. I solved my klutz problem by using my memory foam travel pillow as a soft bumper on the corner I kept running into

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a large, comfortable, well-run hotel, impersonal despite a few new-agey touches. The location just off Harvard Square is perfect, with varied dining possibilities both in-house and near by. It's expensive for what it is, with, understandably enough, no bargain rates at commencement time when I happened to visit.

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American
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Noir
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 02138-5780
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $353 - $909 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Charles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 295
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Also Known As:
Charles Hotel Cambridge
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#11 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“Make sure you get a good explanation off the lights and ask for a river view”
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“I'm not sure where the quieter rooms are located, but our 9th floor hallway was noisy.”
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“Rooms on the higher level floors are quieter”
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