Time Out says
Utterly modern, the Charles Hotel nonetheless has an air of relaxed refinement that befits its smart Harvard Square location. Guest rooms are kept simple, with a New England aesthetic that includes Shaker furniture and handmade quilted comforters on the beds. The Charles is also home to an impressive line-up of bars and restaurants: Benedetto, a sophisticated Italian spot; Henrietta’s Table, whose menu highlights organic and local produce; the seductive Noir bar; and the Regattabar, a nationally recognized jazz hotspot. During the summer months the famed Legal Sea Foods hosts a popular raw bar in the front courtyard. All in all, a unique place to stay, and one of the finest hotel options in all of New England.