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The Charles Hotel

4-stars hotel with Spa and wellness center

1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

+1 617 864 1200

based on 261 reviews


per night

About The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

Value for money
Providing free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool, The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square is located in Cambridge and is a short walk from Harvard Square and American Repertory Theater. It is set amongst a range of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from Harvard MBTA Subway Station. There are a variety of facilities available to those staying at the hotel, including free bicycle rental, express check-in/check-out and car hire. Those staying at the property can enjoy a book in the library. All the rooms at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square provide a mini bar, plus all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. Those traveling as a family or in a group can enjoy connecting rooms that are suitably furnished. During their stay, guests can enjoy breakfast at Henrietta's Table, which serves local specialties. Regattabar is a convenient spot to have a beverage before heading out to explore the best of the local nightlife. Guests are also able to try one of the many bars and cafés in the area. The hotel is situated within a short walk of Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard College. Harvard Stadium and Harvard University are a brief walk away.

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Deluxe Rooms - River view
1 king bed

1 king bed



$493 totalAgoda.com
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Standard Rooms - Park view


$546 totalSuperTravel
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Double Rooms - Courtyard view
2 double beds

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King Rooms - Garden view
1 king bed

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Other Rooms - Ocean view


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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Wedding services
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking


  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Library
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Pool


  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Valet parking


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beauty salon


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Places of interest near The Charles Hotel

Attractions in Cambridge, Massachusetts curated by momondo

The Charles Hotel location: 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Harvard Square0.2 mi
Harvard University0.4 mi
Cambridge Boston0.9 mi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology1.7 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

The Oyster Bar at Les Sablons0.0 mi
Les Sablons0.0 mi
Benedetto0.0 mi
Henrietta's Table0.0 mi

The Charles Hotel Reviews

GreatBased on 261 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Everything stunning place great location. (in 85 reviews)
  • Great room decor-unique and beautiful. (in 73 reviews)
  • "Nice hotel , clean friendly staff." (in 47 reviews)
Cons -
  • I did not partake in the breakfast (in 8 reviews)
  • Cost of parking for hotel guests. (in 8 reviews)
  • Front desk service was not great (in 6 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • 4 star hotels in Cambridge typically cost $494/night, but The Charles Hotel is typically available for $335/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • If there is no traffic, the 5.8 mi drive between Boston Logan Intl and The Charles Hotel should only take about 17min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • The Charles Hotel has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from Boston Logan Intl to the hotel, but also around Cambridge during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Cambridge are on average $32/day. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Boston Logan Intl to The Charles Hotel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Feel free to bring your dog with you while staying at The Charles Hotel.

  • The Charles Hotel does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call The Charles Hotel at +1 617 864 1200. If you are staying at The Charles Hotel, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Cambridge specifically look for hotels with a pool. The Charles Hotel may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • When staying at The Charles Hotel there is just 0.9 mi between you and Cambridge city center. While making your way to the center of Cambridge, you should plan to visit Harvard Art Museums, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • You can reach the main line at +1 617 864 1200.

  • Yes, The Charles Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • The Charles Hotel check-out time is 12:00 PM. Late check-out may be available upon request at the reception desk.

  • The cheapest deals found start from only $242 per night. The average rate for rooms at The Charles Hotel is currently around $590/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

  • Yes, you can take care of all your laundry needs with the on-premise services at The Charles Hotel, Cambridge. You can leave your travel iron at home and use the irons provided at the accommodation.

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