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1 Bennett Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA02138 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 227 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.
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Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa, Indoor Pool, Indoor Pool (all year), Bikes Available (free), Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 36 per day.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 38 per day.
Room Service, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine, Daily Housekeeping, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Filipino, Indonesian, French, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to three children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 227 reviews
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Score from 185 reviews Very good
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Score from 263 reviews Very good
Located one mile from Harvard University, this Cambridge hotel is 4 blocks from the Central Square subway station. It features a 24-hour gym and guest rooms with cable TV.
Score from 300 reviews Very good
Featuring spacious suites and located along the Charles River, minutes from Boston's most popular sites, this hotel is in an ideal location for exploring the area.
Score from 337 reviews Very good
Extremely overpriced considering how outdated the furniture in the room is.
Location, ambience, facilities, comfort. Very nice atmosphere. Fitness club access was great. Restaurant choices excellent.
Location, staff, overall comfort of room, quiet aircon, Henrietta's kitchen
Had to order ice, bed too soft, breakfast not included
The room was very nice, comfortable, and the hotel quite accommodating. Our girls loved ordering room service and just hanging out.
The hours of availability of the pool are very restricted and hard to coordinate with a day of sight-seeing.
The room is clean and nicely decorated. Spacious room.
The wifi is slow & sometimes disconnects itself. Need to connect from time to time.
location, staff and services
a little expensive
Close to bookstores and restaurants. Quiet rooms overlooking a courtyard. Complimentary coffee near the restaurant. Helpful staff. Complimentary car for local area.
No coffee making facilities in the room. Had to pay over $8 for the in room bottle of water.
My son and I arrived just before midnight, after a Red Sox game. We were greeted with a smile and promptly checked in. The room was spacious, with a comfortable bed and bedding. The mirror t.v. in the bathroom was a cool feature. The room was quiet. Overall, great experience. Next time, we'll try the restaurants and amenities. Unfortunately, we paid to sleep and run!
Staff, design, room, location. Good $ for valet (I'm used to NYC, so........ !)
Frankly I thought the Henrietta's Table breakfast was overrated. Even though one doesn't see anadama bread on every menu!
The Charles Hotel made staying in Cambridge easy. One could walk everywhere. The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful. The hotel offered several dining options, but the city added many more to them. Everything was comfortable and well-appointed. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
I came with my partner and her elderly parents, so we decided to get the suite, which had a fold-out couch bed in the living room. It was a perfect arrangement, and the hotel even put in a microwave and an empty fridge, so we could bring back our own leftovers to reheat later. Very considerate.
Everyone was extremely nice and helpful except for one doorman was seemed a bit surly when I showed up driving a small moving van to unload four suitcases. He didn't want me to stop for 2 minutes to unload the suitcases, and refused to help, so my girlfriend and I had to do it alone. Maybe because I showed up in a T-shirt and shorts after a long drive from Princeton, NJ, he must of thought I looked like riffraff and didn't seem inclined to be helpful at all. But he was the exception.
Good overall experience, Rialto their premier restaurant was excellent.
Henrietta's table was OK but service could have been better on both occasions The free wifi requires constant logging in, which was annoying.
The only great thing was the location.
Staff was unfriendly and totally impolite. The bed was in poor shape resulting in pain in the morning. This is unacceptable.
Very comfortable room. The bed was especially comfortable.
The Wifi sign on which had to be done multiple times was somewhat annoying. Not a big deal. I would have like an inroom coffee maker.
a good hotel, marvelous harvard square.
The location was good for my trip and executive education at Harvard
The Pillows were way to soft. The bed was also soft and sagged in the middle. Lighting for the bathroom mirror was way to dim. Difficult to see while shaving. Need more towel bars if expected to save the environment by hanging towels
A good hotel, very close to. Harvard Square and to public transport links. Staff were friendly and helpful, great beds.
Not very attractive exterior.
They advertise that they have a pool- but it is rented out to another organization that gives community classes and pool access is extremely limited- especially for children.
Good gym and restaurants
Bed was too soft, not enough support
Gluten frèe dining options ar all 3 restaurants on-site. Location was on only short walk to Harvard Law School buildings.
asked for postage stamps; told to walk to post office
Right on Harvard Square with tons of restaurants and shops nearby. Also the staff were incredibly friendly
Wi-fi kept disconnecting
In the heart of Harvard Square Near to many of good restaurants Shopping area
Wi-Fi was not that fast
Location for visiting Harvard and Cambridge excellent. Our room in the corner was modern and spacious.
Pricing slightly over the top.
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