Charles Hotel

1 Bennett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, United States | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $254.00
 

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This 4 star hotel, located on 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, is near Harvard Square, Regattabar, Le Pli Day Spa, and The Garage.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Charles Hotel Cambridge

    Great location, pretty expensive digs

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    This quiet hotel was very luxurious, and very expensive. The room was immaculate, and very well-equipped, as you'd expect in the price.

    Great location

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    The Charles is indeed a great place if you don't mind their luxury rates - the location can't be beat for convenience to Cambridge and Boston. You can leave your car parked for your whole trip - a plus in a town where meandering cow paths now serve as roads and good drivers are scarce.

    The hotel felt stuffy to me, more a business hotel than I tend to enjoy. My husband and I felt out of place in jeans. The service had flaws, but was decent overall.

    Stay here if you want comfortable beds and decent food in a location that can't be beat. If location is not so important to you, you can do better elsewhere.

    Nice Hotel but Expensive

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    The Charles hotel is in a great location if you are interested specifically in Harvard and the Harvard Square area. The hotel is also a short walk from the Harvard Sqaure subway stop giving you easy access to much of Boston. The room I stayed in was on the 10th floor with 2 double beds. The amanities the room included a dvd player and a Bose wave radio. The bathroom and shower are average. The room is clean and neat. The linens on the bed are very nice and the bed was very comfortable. There are 2 very good restaurants in the hotel as well as a good bar. Of course there are several restaurants near the hotel. If you can get a room for under $200/ night it is probably worth but often their rates far exceed that amount. Based on what I've read in the press and some of the other reviews I do feel that this hotel is overrated, especially for the cost.

    I Love the Charles

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    This hotel is fantastic. I've been coming to Boston and staying here for 10 years. Rooms are always homey and wonderful, you're in the heart of Harvard Square in spacious beds with crisp white sheets and tons of pillows and little lights by the bed that you can lower to a candle glow. Great Jazz club, wonderful breakfasts and brunches--baskets of homemade cranberry orange muffins served hot with lots of butter. Friendly staff (usually, unless someone's in a bad mood...but even then it's in that refreshing straight-forward Boston way). Often dark chocolates on the pillow at night with turn-down service, white robes with aromatherapy stuff. Rooms look over a beautiful courtyard or Harvard Square. Your 5 mile run on the Charles River is steps away. And sometimes you run into Julia Child having dinner downstairs. I love this hotel. And I'm pretty darn finnicky.

    Experience Harvard the way it was meant to be

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    The Charles Hotel has the best location in all of Harvard Square looking out over the river and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. The hotel has a modern yet classical feel and the service is tops. All the rooms have Bose sound systems, quilted beds and nice amenities. Weather visiting Harvard, Cambridge or Boston, I highly reccomend the Charles

    Such wonderful beds!

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    Lobby and ezterior very bland and spartan but the rooms were wonderful! Feather beds, down pillows and fluffy comforters made me want to stay in bed all day. I was there with a conference and the hotel saw to it that everything from meeting facilities to food was flawless.

    Great hotel with great features!

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    The charles had friendly service, immaculate rooms, and nice in-room amenities like a bose cd-player/clock-radio combination with remote.

    The beds are comfortable and the location is great.One of the biggest perks is access to a fully featured health club which also features yoga classes!

    Luxurious and expensive

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    I've stayed at the Charles Hotel 6 or 7 times in the last five years--always on Harvard's nickel. It is really luxurious--terry cloth bathrobes, nice service, absolutely spotless, etc. I've always found it very pleasant. Surprisingly for such a swanky place, the soundproofing between the rooms is not terrific, but this is a minor complaint. I am always delighted to stay there when it is not my money, but would probably look elsewhere if I was paying the (very considerable) tab. I actually like the Inn at Harvard a little better, even though the rooms are smaller there, because it has a little more charm and is a bit closer to all the restaurants along Mass Ave in Harvard Sqaure. But if you are going to the Kennedy School side of Harvard, the location can't be beat and the beds, comforters, etc. will make you feel very pampered.

    Great hotel

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    Great location, great hotel. Decent breakfast place, and now a legal seafood too. Quiet large rooms, good health club. Nice people

    Do Not Stay at the Charles.

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    Very bad experience. There is no coffee makers. They lied to me and said it was against Cambridge fire code to have a coffee maker in the room. Pleanty of Cambridge hotels have coffee makers. It's a matter of the Charles saving a few pennies on their insurance premiums.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Charles Hotel Cambridge

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent