The Charles Hotel
A prime location near Harvard Square makes this hotel ideal for university visitors.
Ideally located right next to Harvard Square overlooking the Charles River, this nine-story hotel has been welcoming business and leisure travelers since 1985. The décor reflects a contemporary take on country Americana reminiscent of the Shaker style. House restaurant, Henrietta's Table, is acclaimed citywide, with its menu influenced by local purveyors and popular Sunday brunch. Guest rooms include nice touches such as quilts stuffed with down and "in-the-mirror" bathroom televisions. The lobby library is a pleasant place to spend a rainy afternoon curled up with a book or to work on your university application forms. From a swinging jazz bar to a pampering day spa, this property is home to a nice collection of indulgences. Guests enjoy free access to the neighboring health club and pool.