4.3 out of 5

A stay at The Charles Hotel places you in the heart of Cambridge, walking distance from Harvard Square and Harvard University.

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 LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features at this hotel include 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 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.

Property Features

The Charles Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 18000 square feet (1672 square meters) and includes conference space. A nightclub, a fitness center, and a steam room are also featured at the business-friendly The Charles Hotel. For a fee, parking is available.

This 4-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 295 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 18000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1672 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1985
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

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

The Charles Hotel offers 295 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary 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.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Benedetto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Henriettas Table - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

Pronto - This café specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Noir Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 11 AM for a surcharge. You can order a meal from 24-hour room service.

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

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, USD 10 and USD 40 for children (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

Hotel Name

  • Charles Cambridge
  • Charles Hotel
  • Charles Hotel Cambridge
  • Hotel Charles

You should know

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation. To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

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