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1 bedroom, premium bedding, down duvet, minibar
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down duvet, minibar
1 bedroom, premium bedding, down duvet, minibar

Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
995 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationHarvard University5 min walk
Popular LocationHarvard Square5 min walk
Popular LocationBoston University4 min drive
AirportBoston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 273 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 273 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 448 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 475 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsSuite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

About this area

Cambridge

Located in Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is in the city centre and on a river. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Boston Museum of Fine Arts, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at Fenway Park or TD Garden. Kayaking, sailing and boat tours offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Harvard University - 5 min walk
  • Harvard Square - 5 min walk
  • Boston University - 4 min drive
  • Fenway Park - 5 min drive
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Henriettas Table — 1 min walk
  • Noir Bar — 1 min walk
  • Charlie's Kitchen - 1 min walk
  • The Red House - 2 min walk
  • Henrietta's Table - 2 min walk

About this property

The Charles Hotel

Romantic Cambridge hotel in West Cambridge, walk to Harvard University
3 restaurants, a full-service spa and 2 bars/lounges are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli and a spa tub are on-site. All 295 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include minibars, premium bedding and LCD TVs.
The Charles Hotel offers 295 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Fridges and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking: USD 50.00 per night
  • Electric car charging station
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–11 AM: USD 10-40 for adults and USD 10-40 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (18000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Fridge (on request)

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 50 lb/23 kg)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 45.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
Tax ID - C0015240490
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available
Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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)
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Charles Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Charles Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Charles Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Charles Hotel?
As of Aug 13, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Charles Hotel on Aug 15, 2020 start from CA $264, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 23 kg per pet. There's a fee of USD 50 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for USD 45.00 per day. Valet parking is available for USD 50.00 per night.
What time is check-in at The Charles Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Located in West Cambridge, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Harvard University, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fenway Park and Hynes Convention Center. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Copley Place are also within 6 mi (10 km). Harvard Square Station is 6 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 23 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Charles Hotel

4.5
Wonderful
995 reviews
5 - Excellent
650
4 - Good
254
3 - Okay
58
2 - Mediocre
15
1 - Poor
18
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.5
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
    4.0 out of 5 Good
    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Down -rated slightly : No coffee machine in the room . No advance notice that the hotel front entrance was being renovated . High price ($45 ) for overnight parking . The essentials were on target : The room was quiet and clean .

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020
    4.0 out of 5 Good
      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
      4.0 out of 5 Good
      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
      Not entitled

      The counter staff at check in was very pleasant and professional. We enjoyed our spacious room. I found the pool area lacking in general maintenance regarding failing tile and a tired hot tub. I actually ended up repairing the hot tub so that we could use it. The locker room was clean and well stocked. I was disappointed by the wait staff at Henrietta's restaurant. Though they were polite and dishes came out quickly, I did not learn that I could charge our meals to our room and save my cash until a gentleman next to me was given the option after I already had paid cash. I chalk this up to my being a working class single father that was in a tshirt and jeans and not wearing high a end suit or an Oxford sweater.

      Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020
      5.0 out of 5 Excellent
      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020