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The Charles Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Reflecting the eclecticism that is Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is a modern interpretation of New England hospitality with a thriving jazz club, the Regattabar; two signature restaurants: Henrietta's Table and Benedetto; year-round farmers market; state of the art conference facilities; Corbu Spa & Salon; and a central location in the heart of Harvard Square.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
100Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
25Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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I haven't stayed at the Charles in some time, but we stayed there recently and had a wonderful time. The rooms are big and bright and airy. The bath is big and the towels plush. The location next to Harvard Square can't be beat. All-in-all a great hotel
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My wife and I have been long-time residents of Cambridge. We had our wedding reception at the Charles and have had friends and family stay at the hotel several times, and without fail the experience has been positive. This most recent stay was with my nephew and niece who were
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The Charles Hotel offers a very cozy but high standard of comfort in the center of Cambridge. Great food, top service, plenty of amenities etc. Highly recommended, but ask for high floor to get a decent view.
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A hidden gem in Harvard Sq, the Charles Hotel is one of my favorite places to have my parents stay when they visit me. From the convenience of Harvard Sq and quick access to Boston to the lovely restaurants (and bars) right at the hotel, everything is "easy" when they stay here.
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Location is fine .. suite price not reasonable for the price of 800 $ + per night . I had a family reunion , the catering department said no meeting rooms , was advised that Chancellor Suite at 800 $ + can fit 12 family members reunion on Saturday .. not true . Thanks God
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Happy to help! The Charles Hotel is located approximately 8 miles from Logan Airport. While we do not have an airport shuttle, Ubers are available at all hours. We are also a five-minute walk from the Harvard Square T stop if you are interested in public transportation. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Yes, our late night in room dining menu is served from 11pm-6:30am. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to prepare for your arrival. Alex Attia General Manager
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Call the hotel. Ask for the Concierge. They enjoy helping out of state visitors such as yourself. If busy or voicemail, leave your number. They will call back if their history is a guide. October is peak season so call soon to book.
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There is a parking around the corner on the right of the main entrance for less. On Sundays I believe you can park free on the quay which is couple of minutes walking distance.
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"Chancellor suite had noisy neighbors next to it"
"Make sure you are not behind elevator & ask for a view. For top dollar room really stunk"
"stay three nights for a better room rate"
"Avoid the third floor if you want a quiet room -- the jazz club on that floor is quite loud."
"Ask for a view of Harvard Square."
US$269 - US$567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
charles hotel cambridge
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
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