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The Charles Hotel

Cambridge, United States

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The Charles Hotel
A most original luxury hotel, The Charles Hotel combines classic New England design and sophisticated service. You can see the character in the signature quilts, bountiful regional cuisine, and thoughtful planning. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, just minutes from downtown Boston, Massachusetts, The Charles Hotel has become the home away from home for internationally renowned business leaders, government officials, entertainment executives and leisure travelers. A AAA Four Diamond Hotel, The Charles Hotel offers the finest, most distinctive guest accommodations in the Boston area with 294 spacious guestrooms, including 45 suites that combine Shaker-inspired aesthetic with modern touches. Reflecting the eclecticism that is Cambridge, The Charles Hotel is a modern interpretation of New England hospitality with a thriving jazz club, the Regattabar, two signature restaurants and state of the art conference facilities. With an abundance of options, The Charles Hotel is recognized nationally for fine dining. Henrietta's Table serves award-winning New England classics using ingredients procured from local vendors and organic farmers for breakfast, lunch, supper and Saturday and Sunday brunch. Rialto offers Mediterranean fusion cuisine nightly and has been rated one of Gourmet's Top 60 Hotel Restaurants in the World. Noir, located in the hotel's lobby, is designed to reflect the intense, decadent atmosphere of 1940's nightlife and is a perfect spot to enjoy a classic cocktail. With flawless service, original accommodations and creative, award-winning cuisine, it is no wonder that the New England Travel Guide has designated The Charles Hotel as the best hotel to "stay put in" when visiting Boston, Massachusetts.
Hotel Address:
  • The Charles Hotel
  • One Bennett Street
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • United States

Note Bene
From the multi-million dollar contemporary art collection to the 500-volume library and extensive quilt collection, The Charles Hotel showcases New England's rich, artistic heritage.
Banquets & Meetings
The Charles Hotel offers a superb Boston conference facility and collection meeting rooms. Situated in the heart of Harvard Square, an international epicenter for innovation and ideas, The Charles Hotel understands the meeting needs of today. Already the preferred hotel for many business and academic clients, The Charles Hotel accommodates meetings and conferences, both large and small.
Fine Dining On Site
The theme of comfort and luxury extends through the hotel's many innovative offerings ranging from the "Fresh and Honest" cooking of Henrietta's Table to the worldly palate at Rialto, from the decadent nightlife of Noir to the world-famous jazz club, Regattabar. The Charles Hotel's impeccable service and sophisticated style provides each guest with a first-class experience. In addition, The Charles Hotel is a leader in the Boston dining community, playing host to several special events. Henrietta's Table, which honors the culinary bounty of New England was named one of the "Best Sunday Brunches" by the Improper Bostonian. Rialto was chosen one of Gourmet Magazine's "World's Top Hotel Restaurants" for 2004 and was twice-awarded four stars from the Boston Globe.
Fitness Center
Wellbridge Athletic Club: A full service gym including a lap pool with special children's hours. Complimentary privileges are extended to all hotel guests.
Child Programs
"Kid's Kits" presented to children upon arrival.
Pool Indoor
Within Wellbridge Athletic Club.
Spa Facility
Le Pli Spa and Salon: Exclusive urban spa adjacent to the hotel, featuring European hair, skin and beauty treatments and spa relaxation.
Ice Skating
The Charles Hotel has opened a 54-foot square ice-skating rink, just steps from its front door. This new amenity, available for use by hotel guests and local residents, may very well be the first of its kind built on hotel property in an urban setting.
Recommended Rooms
The Presidential Suite is the loveliest hotel suite in Boston. The suite includes Anichini 110 percent Egyptian Cotton 300 thread count linens, Candela lights by Vessel, a custom made grand King size four poster maple bed, Bose speaker system, five flat screen TVs including a Vision Art TV, Ipod Docking Stations, security camera, over sized shower with two heads and six side spouts, separate dressing room/closet area, office with custom made desk and breathtaking views of Boston and Cambridge skylines. A second connecting suite is available upon request.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Indoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Ice Skating
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums