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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
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
103Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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The Viking is such a gem in Newport. And we loved utilizing the spa for the first time after numerous visits. The staff went above and beyond by gifting us with a bottle of wine to kick off the festivities. I can't recommend the hotel enough!
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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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Amazing hotel, fantastic amenities, food, and service. Great location within walking distance of any activities Harvard related. Just needs much better pillow options for folks with like myself experiencing back/neck issues.
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Always a clean and comfortable stay - although, with parking and taxes, dog-fees, and convention add-ons, it becomes quite expensive for even one night. That said, when I infrequently need to visit the Boston area, I always consider The Charles Hotel. It becomes a mini-vacation
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Very central location if you want to move around Cambridge and Harvard. The facilities are a bit old but well maintained. Very friendly staff. The fitness center and the pool are a strong asset of the hotel.
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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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Would like to book a tour in Oct. 2015 with Francios for the Chateaunuf winery. How do I contact him?
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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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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"There's a theater in the hotel, if you don't want to hear the performances, stay farther away from the theater."
"Chancellor suite had noisy neighbors next to it"
"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."
USD 282 - USD 579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
charles hotel cambridge
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
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