Book your room at The Charles Hotel
Deluxe Room, 1 King BedMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double BedsMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
Executive Studio Suite, 1 King BedMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Cambridge SuiteMax 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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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
- Spa tub
- Health club
- Spa services on site
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Coffee shop or café
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Conference space
- Multilingual staff
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- 24-hour front desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 294
- Number of floors - 10
- Babysitting or childcare
- Hair salon
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 1672
- 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)
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
- Free long-distance calls
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Premium TV channels
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Designer toiletries
- Climate control
- Complimentary newspaper
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- In-room safe
- Private bathroom
- Premium bedding
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Soundproofed rooms
- Free local calls
- Plasma TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
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.
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
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Sports massage
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
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
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.
- Self parking fee: USD 36 per night
- Valet parking fee: USD 38 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
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.