It was the first time I stayed in this hotel, and I loved it. The location is perfect : a short 5 minutes walk from the subway, and from vibrant Harvard square. The hotel is also located next to the JFK gardens, it has two restaurants: an upmarket one, and a more casual one (Henrietta's table). I have been told by Bostonians that Henrietta's table serves one of the best Sunday brunchs in town. I had breakfast there on Sunday, and it was already quite busy for breakfast. (The waffle with the New England apple butter sauce is delicious: light and fresh! ) There is a Legal Seafood restaurant that you can access from the hotel's backyard. There is also a Legal Seafood terrace on the square in front of the hotel. There is a jazz bar too. So this is a nice, lively and comfortable hotel for business travellers (free wireless internet, quick check in and check out) and tourists., The service is efficient and friendly. My room was big, very comfortable, clean, quiet , with big windows overlookng the Hotel's square. The bathroom was big too, with a lot of room for storage like in the bedroom. I absolutely loved the fact that one can have access from the hotel's third floor- and for free - to the fitness center next to the hotel. You just need to show your hotel key and fill a very short form the first day. The fitness center has a swimming pool, and a good choice of cardio machines, and other machines. It opens at 6 AM. i will definitively return, and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
- 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, year-round farmers market, 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 Benedetto, inspired by the honesty and wisdom of traditional Italian regional cooking. 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
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- Also Known As:
- Charles Hotel Cambridge