A most original luxury hotel, the newly renovated Charles Hotel combines classic New England design and sophisticated service. You can see our character in our signature quilts, bountiful regional cuisine, and thoughtful planning. The Charles Hotel is located in the heart of Harvard Square, just minutes from downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The Charles Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, offers the finest, most distinctive guest accommodations in the Boston area with 294 spacious guestrooms. Our renovated guest rooms include custom designed pieces, such as spacious cherry-wood desks, oversized clocks, Hi-Def LCD Plasma Televisions and hand-crafted quilts. Throughout the rooms are unique touches that celebrate The Charles' reputation as Cambridge's most intellectual property, leading with the oversized black and white chalkboard drawing hanging in each room. Additionally, the rooms are furnished with a custom created professor's chair, and a hanging peg board that is reminiscent of a New England boarding school.Beginning in February 2007, guests will be able to take advantage of free local, national long distance, and 800 calls in their guest rooms. In addition, to the phone service, the hotel recently opened Web Cubes on each of its seven guest floors. The rooms serve as a mini work station for the executive on-the-go or as a convenience for the leisure guest who wants to send an email to the family back home. Open 24 hours a day, the Web Cubes include complimentary high-speed internet and printing. These are in addition to a complete business center on the first floor.