Ratings based on 526 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Elegance is hard to achieve.

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Pros: The Bed
Cons: Everything outside the room
Location: Close to Harvard
While The Charles would have it otherwise, it really is a very nice facility with less than elegant service. The bed was GREAT and the room adequate … but service, food and drinks were overpriced and lacking the true ambiance of a five star hotel. I would stay there again … but seek elsewhere for food and drink. H
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Montgomery, AL

Nice Visit

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Pros: The bed, pillows and the TV in the bathroom.
Cons: I can not think of anything right now.
Location: The location was one of the reasons that I stayed at the Charles Hotel. As I mentioned above, it is located in the heart of the Harvard Square.
I spent one night at the Charles Hotel to visit my kids in Cambridge. I enjoyed the hotel very much. The most important part for me was the location. It is located in the heart of Harvard Square so it was very convenient for our visit. By the way, the bed was very comfortable and I loved the down pillows. I will stay at the Charles the next time I am visiting my children. Thank you,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from cleveland ohio

Nice hotel in Harvard square

Posted Jul 23, 2014
Pool is open with limited hours. Also limited hours for kids so if you have little ones who like to swim stay somewhere else. Otherwise great location to train and everything else you could want
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from ny

Overpriced

Posted Jul 21, 2014
Way overpriced. Of the 4 diff hotels i sayed in while in boston area this was twice as much and by far the worst room. Rest of hotel was nice but room seemed outdated.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR

Wonderful place to stay in Cambridge

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Pros: comfortable beds, great shower, Henrietta's Table, location
Location: Right on the Charles River, and central to everything in Cambridge. We walked to Kirkland Tap & Trotter for dinner. Wonderful!! Shay Bar is great too.
My husband and I chose the Charles Hotel when we were looking for an overnight in Cambridge. We don't get to do this much, and this was the first hotel we've stayed in that actually made us feel like we were treating ourselves to something special. The location is perfect, the beds comfortable, and all the amenities, fantastic. Henrietta's Table can't be beat for breakfast, either. We even brought our kids here a few days later for a kids' concert in the Regattabar!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from edmonton, canada

Great hotel in Harvard Square

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Location, staff, room size and cleanliness.
Cons: See coffee maker above.
Wonderful stay. I just wish I had a coffee maker in my room. The free lobby coffee, offered between 6:30-7:30 am was a nice gesture. BUT by 7:15, only decaf was left.A small gripe, but a nice touch to have coffee when you wake up. I wouldn't go to the lobby in my pjs, so I made due. Otherwise, excellent and I'd stay there again. And just bring via packs to mix with hot tap water.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego

Classic experience in Cambridge

Posted Jul 12, 2014
Pros: Room decor, especially the clock! Free wi-fi is nice.
Cons: Provide coffee maker in room.
Location: All of Cambridge is a short walk and access to T is superb. Excellent restaurants and lots of pubs nearby in all price ranges.
Location is prime for all activities in Cambridge and Boston area. Wonderful area for walking along Charles River. The hotel maintains its classic service and presentation.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

Perfect location in Cambridge and Harvard.

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: Location and comfort.
Cons: No.
Location: Harvard Square has many stores and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Of course, the Harvard campus is .right there.
We arrived on a very rainy day. However, we did not have to leave th hotel to have an excellent dinner at Henrietta's Kitchen. The room was well appointed and comfortable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good amenities

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Pros: Location
Location: Harvard
Nice place. A little dated. Very pleasant staff. Room and bed were a little smaller than I expected.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by karen from Atlanta

Great home base while visiting colleges.

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Really as wonderful as I remember it from a previous visit. Wonderful location.