THE CHARLES HOTEL

THE CHARLES HOTEL

1 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Middlesex County
42.37245 -71.12237
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4.0/ 5

Based on 521 guest reviews

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  • With an indoor pool!
  • Avg. Group Discount of 9.3%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 294 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Check-out time: 12:00 pm
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10
  • 18 meeting rooms in hotel

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Room Types

Check Rates 1 Bedroom Suite King Bed Separate Living Room Area 475 Sq Ft Sofa Bed Oversized Shower Only
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Cambridge Suite
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe 1 King Featherbed Hi Def LCD Free WiFi Suera in Mirror Bathroom TV 273 Sq Feet
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe 2 Double Beds Featherbed Free WiFi Suera in Mirror Bathroom TV 273 Sq Ft
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe Double
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe Double Room 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe King
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Deluxe Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Executive Studio Suite 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Handicap Accessible Featherbed Free WiFi Suera in Mirror Bathroom TV 273 Sq Feet
Non-Smoking
Check Rates Handicap Accessible Room with King Bed Featherbed Hi Def LCD Free WiFi 273 Sq Feet
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

The Charles Hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts is situated in the heart of Harvard Square, the cultural and intellectual capital of the nation. Surrounded by Harvard's storied quads and only steps away from the Charles River, the Square is known for its blend of sophistication and youthful vitality. It is the perfect setting for the traveler who wants to experience it all. While located merely 10 minutes from downtown Boston, Cambridge is known for having its own cultural identity and is often referred to as "Boston's Left Bank." Visitors from around the world come to experience the diverse array of attractions, theaters, museums, historic spots, cafés and shopping that this multicultural mecca offers. With a dozen art and science museums, street fairs, festivals and farmers' markets, there is something for everyone, from first-time visitors to Massachusetts natives. Adjacent to Harvard University. Steps from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park & the Charles River. Down the street

Verified Reviews of The Charles Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Fabulous Service!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I held a small corporate meeting at this gem of a hotel. The staff and the service were beyond excellent. The food was fantastic. The sleeping and meeting rooms were perfect!
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
23-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon May 12 to Tue May 13 2014 at a $259.00 group rate (21% discount).

Customer Reviews of The Charles Hotel

4.0 out of 5. Based on 521 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

While hotels in our class may offer a certain standard of luxury, none but The Charles Hotel delivers that luxury with such style. Our simple, relaxed elegance reflects our fine New England upbringing. Free of pretense, full of intelligence, rich with history and an abundance of accolades. Laden with amenities and gracious service. Lodging as comfortable as our signature quilts, as sophisticated as our selection of wines. Our 294 spacious guest rooms, including 45 suites, reflect a passionate commitment to celebrate the spirit of our original surroundings. A stay with us is like a visit with an old friend - one that happens to have impeccable taste, a gourmet chef, the best café table in Harvard Square, and a wealth of Boston travel information at your disposal.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 12:00 pm
Year of Last Renovation: 2011
Floors: 10
Rooms: 294
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 294
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 45
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 18 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 18000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 500 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hour (by 4:00 pm EST)
Nightly Parking: $36
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 14.45%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 34.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 36.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 40.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Logan International Airport 7 miles/approximately 15 minutes $45 one way taxi expense No shuttle available

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Hotel Rate Trends at The Charles Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Charles Hotel

The chart above shows averages of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The best group deal shown is 55.7% in January 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $539 in the month of January 2013. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Charles Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Charles Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Charles Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Charles Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Cambridge event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Longfellow Room 56 x 28 x 9 1568 100/-- -- 55 -- 45 36 --/-- 120 125 --
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Longfellow Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1568 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
56 x 28 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Kennedy Room 57 x 33 x 9 1881 120/-- -- 70 -- 50 40 --/-- 160 150 --
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Kennedy Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1881 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
57 x 33 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Brattle Room 27 x 32 x 9 864 50/-- -- 30 -- 20 20 --/-- 60 80 --
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Brattle Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
864 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
27 x 32 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Hamilton Room 22 x 19 x 7 418 30/-- -- 18 -- 14 14 --/-- 40 40 --
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Hamilton Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
418 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
22 x 19 x 7 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Eliot Room 19 x 12 x 8 228 10/-- -- -- -- -- 10 --/-- -- -- --
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Eliot Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
228 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
19 x 12 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Charles Ballroom 110 x 43 x 12 4730 400/-- -- 275 -- -- -- --/-- 500 600 --
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Charles Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4730 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
110 x 43 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Lowell & Conant Rooms
37 x 43 x 12 1591 80/-- -- 80 -- 50 -- --/-- 170 175 --
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Lowell & Conant Rooms

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1591 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
37 x 43 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Wadsworth A&B
18 x 43 x 12 1548 80/-- -- 80 -- 50 -- --/-- 100 150 --
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Wadsworth A&B

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1548 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
18 x 43 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Comstock 27 x 26 x 8 702 40/-- -- 20 -- 20 25 --/-- 50 50 --
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Comstock

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
702 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
27 x 26 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
2
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Agassiz 29 x 24 x 8 696 40/-- -- -- -- 24 25 --/-- 50 50 --
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Agassiz

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
696 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
29 x 24 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Compton 30 x 18 x 8 540 36/-- -- 25 -- 24 25 --/-- -- 40 --
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Compton

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
540 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 18 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Rogers & Stratton 28 x 18 x 9 504 30/-- -- 20 -- 24 25 --/-- 50 40 --
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Rogers & Stratton

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
504 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
28 x 18 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Leverett Board Room 25 x 12 x 8 300 10/-- -- -- -- -- 10 --/-- -- -- --
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Leverett Board Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
300 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
25 x 12 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Walker Board Room 20 x 13 x 8 260 10/-- -- -- -- -- 10 --/-- -- -- --
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Walker Board Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
260 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
20 x 13 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Doriot Board Room 20 x 13 x 8 260 10/-- -- -- -- -- 10 --/-- -- -- --
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Doriot Board Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
260 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
20 x 13 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Pre-Assembly A 54 x 33 x 8 1782 --/-- -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- 180 --
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Pre-Assembly A

Room Type:
Foyer
Total Size:
1782 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
54 x 33 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Pre-Assembly B 34 x 18 x 9 612 --/-- -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- 30 --
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Pre-Assembly B

Room Type:
Foyer
Total Size:
612 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
34 x 18 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

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