Experiences

Take an enthralling cosmopolitan city, add Ivy League institutions and a celebrated role in U.S. history, and you’ve got an undeniable cache of brains and beauty that only Boston and Cambridge can claim.

You’ll be in the middle of it all, wired and inspired in Cambridge’s undeniable social center. Located in bustling Harvard Square, our doors open to sidewalk cafes, eclectic shops, indie bookstores, and the gorgeous Georgian and Colonial buildings that house them all. A quick jaunt across the Charles River to Boston and you’ll see what makes this famed city of culture worth celebrating.

From Fenway Park to Fanueil Hall Marketplace, historic Beacon Hill to hip South End, the adventure is always just getting started.  

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Travel & Leisure

Family Lounge

From our guests, to employees, to our very own Cambridge neighbors. You all make up our Charles Hotel family since opening our doors in 1985. It's about time we get to know each other! Each month, we'll share little tidbits of the very personalities that brighten our days, everyday.

Let's start the introductions:

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Harvard Parents Club

Not much can top the thrill of your child receiving an acceptance letter from Harvard. That is, until you see them graduate from Harvard! And, when that happens, we'll be your home away from home for that shining moment. Not to mention, be here for you when you visit Cambridge for more exciting milestones, like Move-In Week and homecoming. Join the Harvard Parents Club and celebrate your grad's achievements without worry. Book your commencement room in advance and earn Club Rewards with every stay until then.

Inform our reservations agent that you are a member of the Harvard Parents Commencement Club to receive credit on your membership. We are currently accepting memberships through the 2021 graduation year.

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Calendar of Events

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Charles River Farmers Market
Friday 12-6pm and Sunday 10am-3pm

Charles River Farmers Market

Lower Courtyard
Charles River Farmers Market
Patio Season Kickoff: Rosé Style
5-6:30pm

Patio Season Kickoff: Rosé Style

Lower Courtyard
Patio Season Kickoff: Rosé Style

Special Offers

Extended Stay Offer

Extended Stay Offer

Book three nights and receive 15% off our best available rate.

Preferred Suites

Preferred Suites

Receive Suite accommodations at 10% off our best available rate when you stay 2 nights.

Travel Tuesday Promotion

Travel Tuesday Promotion

Exclusively for our social media fans! Receive information on an exclusive one day only sale!

Bed & Breakfast Package

Bed & Breakfast Package

Breakfast in bed provided by room service or breakfast for two in the hotel's signature restaurant, Henrietta's Table.

Suiteheart Romance Package

Suiteheart Romance Package

Celebrate a romantic getaway with that special someone in one of our spacious suites

Check in to the Charles Package

Check in to the Charles Package

Check in for a blissful night in Harvard Square

Fourth of July Special

Fourth of July Special

Take advantage of our July drive-in special!

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