Located in a modern building overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge's Harvard Square in the heart of Boston, The Charles Hotel is a contemporary and elegant city escape. Situated next to John F. Kennedy Park, this upscale hotel features well-appointed, stylishly decorated guest rooms and suites with New England décor and modern furnishings, private bathrooms and deluxe conveniences.

Pieces from the hotel's early American quilt and art collections are on display throughout the hotel, which also features a full-service spa and wellness center, a sophisticated cocktail bar and jazz club, two restaurants, and a fully stocked library. The Charles Hotel also offers 18,000 square foot of grand meeting space for a variety of functions and events from weddings to corporate gatherings and is within walking distance of some of the city’s famous attractions such as the famed Harvard University and Harvard Square.

Guest Accommodations

The Charles Hotel features well-appointed guest rooms and suites designed for comfort with stylish, contemporary décor, modern furnishings and glorious panoramic views of Harvard Square, Cambridge or Boston. Guest rooms have king or queen-size beds with Frette linens, goose-down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and Carrara marble, en-suite bathrooms with rain shower/bath combinations, plush towels, Italian waffle bathrobes and slippers, “in mirror” bathroom televisions, and branded Bigelow bath amenities. Some rooms have oversized business desks and ergonomic chairs, and functional windows with blackout curtains and views of Cambridge. Modern conveniences in both rooms and suites include fully stocked refreshment centers, LCD flat-panel televisions, Bose Wave® radios, telephones with free calls, hairdryers, bathroom scales, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Suites offer additional floor space with open-plan living areas with queen-size pullout sofas and oversized armchairs, fully equipped kitchens with refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, and Nespresso machines, and separate dining areas.

The Presidential Suite is a newly renovated 1,195 square-foot apartment-like suite with luxurious home-away-from-home comforts. The opulent abode features a large open-plan, living and dining room for entertaining, a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, toaster, microwave, and Nespresso machine, and a separate light-filled office with custom-made desk and ergonomic chair. The master bedroom has a grand king-size four-poster bed dressed in Frette linens and goose-down comforters, a private dressing room, and a Carrara marble, en-suite bathrooms with rain shower/bath combinations, plush towels, Italian waffle bathrobes and slippers, “in mirror” bathroom televisions, and branded Bigelow bath amenities.


A leader of the Boston dining scene, The Charles Hotel offers an array of innovative, culinary options ranging from fresh farm-to-table fare at Henrietta's Table and classic Italian cuisine at Benedetto to the vibrant, decadent cuisine of Noir and the sophisticated, smoky elegance of the world-famous jazz club, the Regattabar.

Henrietta's Table is an award-winning restaurant, which honors the culinary bounty of New England and serves breakfast, lunch, and supper seven days a week, along with an acclaimed weekend brunch. Chef Peter Davis uses locally sourced organic ingredients to create an original and straightforward approach to classic regional cuisine, which is served in a comfortable and casual setting with outdoor patio dining in the summer.

Designed to reflect the warm, decadent atmosphere of 1940's nightlife, Noir is a chic bar that serves classic cocktails signature drinks and a light menu of late-night snacks. Located in the hotel lobby with a lovely outdoor patio for summer evenings, Noir is the perfect spot for casual after-work drinks or gathering of friends.

Amenities and Recreation

Upscale amenities, facilities, and guest services at The Charles Hotel include a selection of innovative and award-winning restaurants, lounges and bars serving a variety of cuisine and libations, a full-service spa and wellness center, and complimentary web cubes with complimentary Internet access, printing, and Skype technology on each guest floor. Guests have access to the Wellbridge Athletic Club, which is home to a fully-equipped gym, fitness center and swimming pool, a fully stocked library with plenty of reading material and The Harvard Coop's autographed bestsellers, and concierge services. Additional guest services include a complimentary weekday newspaper delivery service, complimentary local, long distance, and international phone calls, a same-day laundry service, 24-hour in-room dining, and valet parking. In the summer months, the hotel provides complimentary bicycles, helmets and locks are provided for guests to explore the city.

Weddings & Events

The Charles Hotel offers 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for functions and events including weddings and corporate meetings. In addition to beautiful spaces for intimate ceremonies and lavish receptions, the hotel offers a variety of packages for every type of event, and special services such as catering, flowers, music and entertainment, professional staff and event planning management.

1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138, Phone: 800-882-1818

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