The Charles Hotel

1 Bennett Street

  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

This classic Cambridge hotel delivers excellent service, comfortable rooms, and innovative kids’ activities. Known for years as one of the best places to stay in Cambridge, The Charles Hotel offers families a comfortable home base while visiting Boston. Kids love the welcome gifts, the novelty of TVs in the bathroom mirror, the fun kids’ menu choices, and the toys in the lobby. Seasonal favorites are the winter ice rink and summer jazz festival. Parents will love the outstanding restaurant options, great walking location, and access to a full fitness club and spa.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Guests have access to a spa and fitness center with a pool that has kids’ hours
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Innovative kids’ activities and amenities
  • Excellent base for exploring Boston
  • Outstanding onsite restaurants
  • Winter ice rink

Families Should Know

  • Boston is a 5- to 10-minute cab ride
  • No onsite open areas for young kids to run around
  • Spa and athletic club adjacent to hotel – guest use is free
  • Special kids’ pool hours at fitness club
  • No kids’ swimming pool
  • Onsite ice rink available during winter months only
  • Fee-based private parking
  • Babysitting starts at $US 15 per hour plus placement fee

Sports + Activities

  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • running/biking path along the Charles River
  • golf
  • swimming
  • Boston/Cambridge sightseeing

Local Excursions

  • Boston
  • Museum of Science
  • Charles River
  • Fenway Park
  • Harvard and Museum of Natural History



  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV/DVD/radio
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • library/books delivered to guests
  • kids’ kits given to children on arrival
  • adjacent spa and fitness club
  • kids’ pool hours at fitness club
  • two restaurants/three bars
  • 24-hour concierge/art concierge
  • ice skating rink (winter only)
  • babysitting on request
  • disabled access
  • private parking
# of peopleStarting at
2-3$US199D T
4$US199D T
5-6$US399D T
7$US399D T
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Not provided

Guest Room Highlights

  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice bathroom

Booking Conditions

  • No deposit required, credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation: <48 hours, 1 night forfeit
  • Crib and highchair: free
  • Extra bed: $US 20 per night
  • Parking: $US 34 per night
  • Babysitting: $US 15+ per night, $40 referral fee
  • Check-in is 3p and check-out is Noon