Book your room at The Charles Hotel

Room type

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Executive Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Cambridge Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Stylish Cambridge hotel near Harvard Square

1 block to cafés/shops

This Cambridge hotel is located in the heart of Harvard Square's cafes, shops, and entertainment, and is two blocks from Harvard University and two miles from downtown Boston.

Focus on fitness

An on-site health club at The Charles Hotel has an indoor pool and spa tub, several floors of exercise equipment, and fitness classes; the Corbu Spa and Salon and ice rink are also featured.

Tech and tradition

The Charles Hotel's 294 Shaker-style guestrooms feature originally commissioned artwork, Bose Wave® radios, and Séura "in mirror" bathroom televisions. A turndown service can be provided on request.

The Charles Hotel

At your hotel

Located in the heart of Harvard Square, The Charles Hotel is 2.5 miles from downtown Boston. The 10-story hotel, updated in 2009, features modern conveniences while maintaining its original New England charm.

The hotel offers a lively jazz club; four restaurants, each offering regional cuisine; 15 state-of-the-art business and conference rooms; and banquet rooms available for weddings and business functions.

A 54-foot square indoor ice rink is just outside the front door. The Corbu Spa and Salon offers a range of skin, hair and beauty treatments. Additional amenities include an indoor pool, 24-hour business center, parking garage, and childcare services are available. (Children have access to the indoor pool during select times only and must be accompanied by an adult.)

Guests of The Charles Hotel enjoy complimentary admission to an on-site health club which features a lap pool, weight room, group fitness classes, personal trainers The health club also offers Kid's swim hours. The hotel offers complimentary bike rentals during the warmer months and an outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter months.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services on site
  • Library
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Nightclub
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Conference space
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Express check-out
  • ATM/banking
  • Total number of rooms - 294
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Hair salon
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Elevator/lift
  • Full-service spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18,000
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15
  • Smoke-free property
  • Steam room
  • Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Park your car

Valet parking (surcharge)

In your room

  • Shower/tub combination
  • HDTV
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Slippers
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
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Eat and drink

Rialto Restaurant - James Beard award-winning chef/owner celebrates regional Italian cuisine interpreted with New England ingredients at Rialto restaurant.

Regattabar Jazz Club - A Cambridge hot spot for live jazz with a line-up of national and international artists performing on Tuesday and Saturday nights. The Regattabar Jazz Festival is held between January and May. Guests enjoy a full bar and light menu of appetizers and sandwiches.

Noir Bar - Located in the lobby. A warm, sophisticated bar with 1940s ambience serves classic cocktails, signature drinks, and a menu including late-afternoon or late-night appetizers. Patio seating during warmer months.

Henrietta's Table - Serves classic New England dishes using local, organic ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, supper. Brunch is also served on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant also has a full bar and opens an outdoor café in the summer.

Pronto - Stop by for a speedy breakfast, lunch, or mid-afternoon snack of hearty Italian take-out fare.

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Play

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Aerobics on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ice skating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Relax

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower

The fine print for The Charles Hotel

When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is noon

Your pets

Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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