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The Charles Hotel

4-star4 stars
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States of America

Riverfront hotel with spa, near Harvard University
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Covid restrictions made our stay less enjoyable than usual. When we checked in it was…Apr 3, 2021
  • The room was amazing. Very spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. Great…Mar 6, 2021

The Charles Hotel

from S$240
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Suite (Deans)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Chancellors)
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds (Fellows Suite / Rollaway on request)

What’s around The Charles Hotel


  • In West Cambridge
  • Harvard University - 5 min walk
  • Fenway Park - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Hynes Convention Center - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Copley Place - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Boston Public Garden - 4.6 mi / 7.5 km
  • Boston Common - 5 mi / 8.1 km

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 17 min drive
  • Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base) - 16 min drive
  • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field) - 19 min drive
  • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial) - 31 min drive
  • Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal) - 35 min drive
  • Boston Yawkey Station - 5 min drive
  • Boston Ruggles Station - 6 min drive
  • Boston-Back Bay Station - 6 min drive
  • Harvard Square Station - 6 min walk
  • Central Square Station - 23 min walk
  • Porter Square Station - 25 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 295 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Restrictions apply*

  • 1 per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (USD 45.00 per day)

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 50.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1985
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Corbu Spa and Salon has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Henriettas Table - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Noir Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Benedetto - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Regattabar Jazz Club - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Pronto - This delicatessen specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Charles Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


State tax ID - C0015240490

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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day

Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 40 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 40 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Charles Hotel

  • Does The Charles Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Charles Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Charles Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Charles Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 45.00 per day. Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Are pets allowed at The Charles Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Charles Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Charles Hotel?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Harvest (3-min walk), Felipe's (3-min walk), and Toscano (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Charles Hotel?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Encore Boston Harbor (7-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Charles Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. The Charles Hotel also has 2 bars and spa services.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 523 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Covid safe, kindness and prompt to do any extras I asked for. Also very beautiful....loved my room!
Amy, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
I love the nespresso coffee provided in the rooms
us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Location is perfect, right next to Harvard's Kennedy School and walking distance to everything in Cambridge. A fabulous farmer's market is right outside the door on the weekends with fresh produce, baked goods and more. Dining at Henrietta's table is recommended. Staff very accommodating and rooms and all parts of the hotel very clean. Spa is open for massages and facials. Pool and exercise facilities are not. Overall, highly recommended.
HSpan, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
I would give it a 10 star from beginning to end
ARMIE, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Friendly staff and nice accomodations. Including parking to overnight guests for free would be nice given the times and empty garage.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A piece of heaven in the heart of Harvard Square!
We stayed at The Charles this past weekend to visit our daughter at Harvard. From the first interaction with the front desk to the dining at Henrietta's Table to the smooth check out, the staff and service were impeccable. The TV in the bathroom mirror was the icing on the cake! The lobby was lovely, elegant and very comfortable, and the room (and view) was fabulous. Our little dog also traveled with us, and the hotel staff were very welcoming to him. Particularly comforting was the cleanliness -- we were hesitant to stay in a hotel during this pandemic, but The Charles was meticulously clean and people were socially distanced. We eagerly look forward to our next visit soon!
Richa, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay, helpful staff, wonderful location
Patricia, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay
Gorgeous comfortable hotel.
Anne CF, us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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 .
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Return after renovation complete
Beautiful room, great staff. But the hotel is currently undergoing major renovation which was not mentioned in any obvious way at eve time of making the renovation. Really detracted from the experience and will stay elsewhere until the work is done.
Alan, us2 night trip

The Charles Hotel