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Haverford
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Charles Hotel is a wonderful boutique hotel located centrally for our time in Cambridge. The rooms are lovely, the food delicious and the staff helpful and gracious. Many options are available including their lovely gym and neighboring spa if you have time.

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New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we were totally dissatisfied with the rooms that were assigned to our family. We moved several times and each time the rooms were not satisfactory. Hotel rooms should have a bath tub and also a bureau to put your clothes away. For the price that the Charles charges I think the hotel could afford to put in a bureau.

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Bethesda
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about this hotel was fantastic-price/value, location, room amenities, bed, hotel restaurant (its ham sandwich is among the best ham sandwiches for lunch I've ever had in 50 years of extensive traveling all over the world), front desk service, parking valet, etc.. My daughter and I each had separate rooms - we both loved everything about this hotel! One of...

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Washington Dc
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the Charles Hotel. It's cozy and convenient - the rooms are well-appointed and very clean. It's a great place to stay - and a fabulous place to eat! I LOVE going to Henrietta's Table for any meal - the food is delicious, locally-sourced, and brilliantly prepared.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to stay; always just right, clean and comfortable and reliable in every way! Materials and finishes of rooms are modern and clean and staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about Cambridge and Boston.

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Chicago
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Away from home, needed to focus and then got sick while staying at The Charles in Cambridge. Thankfully they were amazing and attentive- all the staff provided a warm place to come to and recoop. Best!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I found the location very convenient for the sites of Cambridge and Boston. The restaurant was exceptionally good and the staff were lovely. Breakfast in particular was superb. This was a business trip, and I suspect many of the other clients were there on business (conferences and the like), but thsi would suit holidaymakers too if they like city breaks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heard about the Charles Hotel being an elite five star property with excellent location near Harvard University. Location is excellent but the room was a disappointment. No in-room complimentary water or coffee/tea service, broken tub faucet, sub- standard room cleaning, and noisy neighbor above at late night in which the security did not try to resolve

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Washington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff at hotel is great. We had packages delivered before we arrived and everyone was coordinated. One had to be sent back and staff coordinated that as well. Rooms recently redone and very nice. Henrietta's Table always great for breakfast and snacks.

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Montreal
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great hotel experience: great room, great service, great location, easy subway access, modern, simply but tastefully decorated, comfortable, and clean. All that one could ask for. Would gladly return.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table
Cuisines: American
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Noir
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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  • Minibar
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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
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: £191 - £422 (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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