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Get an overview of this hotelStylish 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 295 Shaker-style guestrooms feature originally commissioned artwork, Bose Wave® radios, and Séura "in mirror" bathroom televisions. A turndown service can be provided on request.

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 a 24-hour business center, parking garage, and an indoor pool,. (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 
  • Library 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Nightclub 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Total number of rooms - 295 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Hair salon 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Steam room 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

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

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • HDTV 
  • Pay movies 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Minibar 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Slippers 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Cable TV service 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Ice skating on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

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

To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

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

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.

Fees

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 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 40.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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).

Awards & Affiliations

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

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