The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square - Cambridge

The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square - Cambridge

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The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square - Cambridge

The 4-star Charles Hotel In Harvard Square Cambridge, located nearly 25 minutes' walk from the nonprofit improvisational ImprovBoston Theater, features a cash machine and a lift. Providing access to such entertainment venues as the performing arts theater "Central Square Theatre" around 25 minutes' walk away, this Cambridge hotel has 2 restaurants.


The property is set in Harvard Square with trips to The Harvard Shop, a student-run store selling everything from Harvard crest sweatshirts to glassware and mugs, just walking distance from Harvard Square underground station. Popular natural sights near the Charles Hotel In Harvard Square Cambridge are Harvard Community Garden (400 meters) and the thomas W. Danehy Park (2.4 km). The repertory movie theater "Brattle Theatre" and Cambridge Common Park are nearly a 5-minute walk from the accommodation.

The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square is steps away from 16 Eliot St bus stop.


Offering amenities such as hair dryers and bath sheets, the private bathrooms have a roll in shower and a separate toilet.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is provided in the restaurant. Choose from an unlimited choice of Indian dishes at Tanjore which is a 5-minute walk from this Cambridge hotel.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of US$25 per person per day. 

Leisure & Business

The property also features canoeing, hiking and cycling along with cars for rent. The onsite wellness facilities include a wellness centre and a spa lounge. There is a business centre available for corporate travellers.

Good to know
from 15:00-23:59
until 12 pm
Public parking is possible on site at USD 45 per day.
High-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.
Other information
The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of US$25 per person per day. 
Children & extra beds
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets are allowed on request.
English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Serbian, Tagalog / Filipino
Number of floors:10
Number of rooms:295

Rooms and availability

Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Bed options:
    2 Double beds
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
Double or Twin Room Disability Access
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Bed options:
    2 Double beds
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
King Room Disability Access
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Main facilities

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


USD 45 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation





Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car hire
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Welcome drink


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Back massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Sink


  • Electric kettle


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Essential information about The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square

💵 Lowest room price 172 £
📏 Distance to centre 1.1 km
🗺️ Location rating 8.4
✈️ Distance to airport 13.9 km
🧳 Nearest airport Logan, BOS


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One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138
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One Bennett Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02138
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Reviews of The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square

8.4 /10
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  • Very good

    Beautifully appointed hotel in an excellent position in the restaurant except for breakfast. Beautiful building and good sized rooms with 2 double beds. Location next to all shared areas, Harvard Square and Cambridge, and the centre of Cambridge. The in-house restaurant for breakfast.

    Jim United States, 
  • Perfect

    I had a fantastic stay at this place! The location is perfect, right in the heart of everything important in Cambridge. I loved how close it was to Harvard Square, the T station, and the Charles River. The service was top-notch, with friendly and attentive staff who always went above and beyond. The room was clean and comfortable, with great amenities like free Wi-Fi and a mini-bar. I also appreciated the beautiful garden area and the spa facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. this hotel provided a luxurious and comfortable experience.

    Families will definitely enjoy their stay at this hotel, with its spacious rooms and children's menu available at the restaurant.

    Ross United States, 
  • Great

    I had a fantastic time at this hotel. The location was perfect - within walking distance to the university, restaurants, and shops. The staff were helpful and accommodating, providing assistance with luggage storage. The room was excellent, with a TV in the bathroom mirror, adding a touch of luxury. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast and made use of the gym facilities. The view of the Charles river was a bonus, as I was able to take leisurely walks along its banks.

    Although the service was generally great, there were occasional instances of inconsiderate and condescending behavior from some staff members.

    Cameron United States, 
  • Great

    The location is absolutely perfect. Harvard Square has an amazing famer's market right outside the hotel. The subway stop is across the street and the hotel features some of the top restaurants in Boston.

    United Kingdom, 
  • Very good

    The rooms were top-notch, with comfortable beds, spacious layout, and stylish decor. The bathroom was exquisite, with a raindrop shower head and plenty of amenities. The hotel's location was perfect, right in the heart of the city, walking distance to restaurants, shops, and attractions.

    One downside was having to pay for bottled water in the room, especially considering the hotel's price. Additionally, it would have been nice to have a complimentary tea/coffee station.

    Tyler United States, 
  • Great

    Consistently fine. Great accommodations in excellent location. Henrietta's Table has very good food and service. Breakfasts are wonderful. Regatta Bar had legendary pianist Kenny Barron with his trio. Nice indoor pool. New spa. Favorite hotel in Cambridge.

    United Kingdom, 
  • Great

    Proximity to Harvard Univ. museums, the subway to Boston, Cambridge historic tours, walking in historic Cambridge, and along the Charles River. Shopping and dining-there are many good restaurants in Cambridge. Views from the hotel, its restaurants with their summer dining patios, attractive cocktail lounges, very helpful and accomodating concierges and all other staff, immediate attention to problems with equipment and plumbing in the room, prompt delivery of breakfast. All in all-excellent.

    Down quilts in summer, when there should have been light summer bankets at most. Plumbing in toilets in need of supervision.

    United Kingdom, 
  • Great

    Perfect location in the heart of Harvard Square. We were able to walk to all the attractions we wanted to see. The hotel has a charming and comfortable ambiance, and the staff is welcoming and helpful. The rooms are clean and quiet, with comfortable beds. The breakfast was superb, and the gym was top-notch. I highly recommend this hotel.

    Bobby United Kingdom, 
  • Guest rating

    (1) No view (2) No ice (3) No coffee (4) No soft drinks (5) Small room (6) Room service trays left in hall for two days (7) Poorly designed bathroom (8) Two sets of towels provided for three guests

    United Kingdom, 
  • Great

    Staff is relatively slow in understanding the needs of a business traveller

    United Kingdom, 
  • Perfect

    The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square was worth every penny - great value for money! The room was comfortable and well-appointed. The location was perfect, just a stone's throw away from the Harvard campus. The staff treated us like royalty, especially Frank the concierge who went out of his way to secure a dinner reservation for us. A special mention to the attached restaurant, Henrietta's Table, which served the most delicious breakfast and brunch.

    The menu for breakfast could use a little improvement. The fumes from the kitchen permeated the floor and the room, making it a bit unpleasant.

    Charles United States, 
  • Very good

    Wi-Fi was very poor. Had an "engineer" come to the room- twice, he also could not make it work. Asked the concierge to arrange for a taxi the night before my early-morning departure- to Logan airport. The taxi was there, but the driver said only a fixed-price rate was available (not the case if I had walked 10 ft away from the hotel). The fixed price was ridiculously high, and the driver attempt to make it even higher- saying tolls were not included - even though his Rate Sheet said they were. The hotel/concierge should screen the taxi companies they use better.

    United Kingdom, 
  • Great

    Our daughter was attending a hockey camp at Harvard so the location was perfect. We stayed without a car so it was important to have a variety of amenities close by which there were. We were accommodated a late check out and the concierge was very helpful in storing and retrieving luggage.

    There was no self serve coffee in room. The room was clean and comfortable but for the cost I was expecting a little more luxurious surroundings.

    United Kingdom, 
  • Perfect

    Beautiful rooms, friendly staff, excellent Sunday brunch, top-notch food and service, well-equipped fitness center.

    Russell United Kingdom, 
  • Great

    Exellent location, warm decor, great restaurants on site or walking distance,close to public transportation, friendly staff and very helpful consierge.

    We got a good price through, but sometimes the rate is a bit expensive. I visit Boston often and this hotel has been my favorite. Will try to stay there again!

    United Kingdom, 

FAQ about The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square

Which attractions can we visit during our stay at the The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
Sanders Theatre, set within 0.9 km from the The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square as well as the baseball stadium "Fenway Park" placed just a 10-minute drive away are well worth visiting. If you want to explore even more landmarks in Cambridge, consider checking out Harvard University, which is located 1.4 km away.
Is there any public transport available next to the hotel?
The nearest bus station to the hotel is 16 Eliot St, set within 150 metres away and the closest metro station is Harvard Square placed within a 5-minute walk away.
What are the recommended dining options during the stay at the Cambridge hotel?
The Cambridge hotel features 2 restaurants for on-site dining, among them an American-style restaurant Henrietta's Table featuring American cuisine as well as Benedetto, famous for its Italian menu. If you prefer to dine out, don't miss a chance to visit Ihop and Tanjore just 150 metres away.
Can I eat breakfast at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
The 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square offers organic and made-to-order breakfast types, served daily in the restaurant.
What is check-in and check-out time at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
Guests of the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square can check in from 15:00 to 23:59 and check out from 12:00.
What are the booking prices at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
The prices at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square start from $429.
What kinds of rooms does the hotel offer?
The hotel offers such room types as Triple Room, Junior Suite and King Suite.
Which facilities are offered in the rooms of the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
Every room at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square includes a television as well as a safe for guests' security.
Is the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square equipped with amenities for persons with disabilities?
Yes, the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square provides bathrooms for disabled and wheelchair access to improve the experience for the guests with special needs.
Does the staff at the hotel speak any foreign languages?
Yes, the staff of the hotel will help you in Hindi, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian, Spanish and Serbian.
Are there any business facilities featured at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
For business travellers the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square offers a business centre as well as a desk and a xerox.
Which facilities are provided in the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
The 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square includes such facilities as a cash machine and a lift, whereas guests' safety will be ensured with a safe deposit box and 24-hour security.
What spa facilities are provided at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square?
At a spa centre featured at the 4-star The Charles Hotel In Harvard Square guests can receive such spa procedures as body treatments, pedicure and manicure. Additionally, a treatment room, sauna facilities and an indoor pool are offered on-site.
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