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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.

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The Charles Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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; two 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 services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Health club
  • Nightclub
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Library
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Express check-out
  • ATM/banking
  • Total number of rooms - 294
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Hair salon
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Elevator/lift
  • Full-service spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18,000
  • Smoke-free property
  • Steam room
  • Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
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Internet

Internet

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

Parking

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • HDTV
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • 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
  • DVD player
  • Plasma TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
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Where to Eat

Where to Eat

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.

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

Rialto Restaurant - Chef Jody Adams, winner of the James Beard Award, combines local ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions at Rialto. Patio seating during warmer months.

Regattabar - The Regattabar opened on January 29, 1985 and has since become the leading jazz club not only in Boston, but in all of New England.

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

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Nearby Things to Do

Nearby Things to Do

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
Spa Services

Spa Services

  • 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

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
Hotel Policies

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

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

Awards & Affiliations

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