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)


Get an overview of this hotelStylish 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 295 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. 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 gift shops/newsstands.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

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 18000 square feet (1672 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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 
  • Health club 
  • Nightclub 
  • Library 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference space 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 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) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • 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)  


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

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


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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 
  • Aerobics 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 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types


Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

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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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. 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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