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Overview of The Charles Hotel

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Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
997 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

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What's nearby

Popular LocationHarvard University5 min walk
Popular LocationHarvard Square5 min walk
RestaurantLes Sablons1 min walk
RestaurantNoir1 min walk
AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 273 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 273 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 448 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite (Deans)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 475 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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About this area

Cambridge

Located in Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is in the city center and on a river. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Boston Museum of Fine Arts, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Fenway Park or TD Garden. Kayaking, sailing, and boat tours offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 5 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 5 min walk
  • Boston University - 4 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 5 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Henriettas Table — 1 min walk
  • Noir Bar — 1 min walk
  • Les Sablons - 1 min walk
  • Noir - 1 min walk
  • Regattabar - 1 min walk

About this property

The Charles Hotel

Romantic Cambridge hotel in West Cambridge, walk to Harvard University
3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. All 295 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include minibars, premium bedding, and LCD TVs.
The Charles Hotel offers 295 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Corbu Spa and Salon has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.
The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Self parking: USD 45.00 per day
Valet parking: USD 50.00 per night
Electric car charging station
Limo/town car service

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 10-40 for adults and USD 10-40 for children
3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
2 bars/lounges
24-hour room service
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Aerobics classes
Fitness center
Free bicycle rentals
Full-service spa
Indoor pool
Pilates classes
Spa tub
Steam room
Yoga classes

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities
Refrigerator (on request)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Snack bar/deli
Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Ballroom
Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand
Library

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
Filipino
French
Hindi
Indonesian
Spanish

Business services

24-hour business center
Computer station
Meeting rooms
Conference space (18000 square feet)

Outdoors

Outdoor furniture

Spa

Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Facials
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports
Massage - Swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Down comforter
Free cribs/infant beds
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Bathtub or shower
Deep soaking bathtub
Designer toiletries
Hair dryer

Entertainment

Cable channels
LCD TV
Pay movies
Premium channels

Food and drink

Minibar
Refrigerator (on request)

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace
Phone
Safe
Slippers
Soundproofing

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 5 April 2020 to 8 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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.
  • Tax ID - C0015240490.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Charles Cambridge
Charles Hotel
Charles Hotel Cambridge
Hotel Charles
The Charles Hotel Hotel
The Charles Hotel Cambridge
The Charles Hotel Hotel Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Charles Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Charles Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Charles Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Charles Hotel?
As of Jun 6, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Charles Hotel on Jun 15, 2020 start from $299, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–10:00 PM.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 50 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is available for USD 45.00 per day. Valet parking is available for USD 50.00 per night.
What time is check-in at The Charles Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Located in West Cambridge, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Harvard University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fenway Park and Hynes Convention Center. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Copley Place are also within 6 mi (10 km). Harvard Square Station is 6 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 23 minutes.

Guest reviews

4.5
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
653
4 - Good
253
3 - Okay
58
2 - Mediocre
15
1 - Poor
18
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Location and the bedroom itself were great. There was no coffee maker in the room.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

    1/5

    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Construction EVERYWHERE. Couldn't even find my wa

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020