Charles Hotel in Harvard Square

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Charles Hotel is situated on what used to be a vacant lot with amazing water views. The lot was so prized, it was tagged to be the site of John F. Kennedy's presidential library. Plans fell through though, and it was the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square that benefited from the water views and prime location. The designer of the hotel had visions of creating a community space that would offer not only accommodations to visitors, but a place for locals to gather and enjoy good food and a feeling of community. The hotel is now located beside the Kennedy School of Government and steps from Harvard's quad buildings. Throughout the years, numerous celebrities from Barbara Streisand to Ben Affleck, to the Dalai Lama have enjoyed the comforts of the Charles. Each room offers a view of the square, or of Cambridge or the Boston city skyline. They are furnished with down quilts, LCD flat screen televisions, bathroom televisions, high-end radios, and pieces of originally commissioned artwork. There is free in-room wireless Internet access, free local and national calls, and a free newspaper delivered to the door each morning. Guests can also enjoy fresh, delicious cuisine prepared at the Henrietta's Table restaurant onsite.

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