Availability: The Charles Hotel

Room type

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

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)

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Stylish Cambridge hotel near Harvard Square

With a stay at The Charles Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Cambridge, minutes from American Repertory Theater and Harvard Square.

This 4-star hotel is close to Boston University and Fenway Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 294 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a nightclub, a health club, and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Cambridge? This hotel has 18,000 square feet (1672 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms.

The Charles Hotel Amenities

General

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
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services on site
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Library
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Nightclub
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Express check-out
  • ATM/banking
  • Total number of rooms - 294
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Hair salon
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Elevator/lift
  • 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)
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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

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • HDTV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • 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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Dining

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.

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Recreation

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
  • 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 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 Charles Hotel Policies & Fees

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Pets

Pets allowed

General

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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Additional Details

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

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