Hotel Charles, a Boston hotel with an ice rink

The Charles Hotel is a hotel located near Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. At this hotel guests will be able to rest after an afternoon exploring the city and skating on the hotel’s ice rink.

Rooms.

This hotel has hosted many celebrities and guests will be able to see autographs of Bill and Hillary Clinton and even the Dalai Lama. There are 294 rooms, 44 suites and one presidential suite. Rooms can have views towards the hotel’s courtyard, towards Boston, towards Cambridge and towards Harvard Square and Charles Park.

The hotel rooms are decorated in a New England style, and technology has been incorporated in the design. There are rooms with a kingsize bed and rooms with two double beds, where each bed is covered by a customized cover, and each room has Internet access, three phones, a radio, a minibar and a fax machine. In the bathrooms guests will find a scale, an iron and ironing board and another television. Bathrobes, slippers and fresh press are provided for each guest. Price is around 227€ per night.

The suites have a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower in the bathtub. The Boston suite has one bedroom, two bathroom, a dining hall and a living room with a sofa bed, and it can form a family suite when connected to another room. The Cambridge suite has a bedroom with a kingsize bed and a living rooms with a sofa bed. The King Charles suite has a kingsize bed that can be converted into two double beds, a dining room and a living room. Price is from 410€ per night.

The Presidential Suite has a bathroom with a double sink and a double shower. The suite has a four poster kingsize bed, a security camera, two fireplaces, an iPod dock, five flat screen television sets, a desk with a chair, a closet and views towards Boston and Cambridge. This suite can be connected to other suites, and price is from around 530€ per night.

The hotel offers discounts for families when the children’s room is connected to the room of the parents. There are menus for kids at the hotel’s Henrietta’s Table restaurant, and the hotel offers activities for kids.

Restaurant.

The hotel has two restaurants, Henrietta’s Table and Rialto, and two bars, Noir and Regattabar. Drinks and snacks from Henrietta’s Table are sold at the ice rink. At the Rialto guests will be able to enjoy traditional Italian dishes in a hall decorated in onyx and white marble.

The Wellbridge Athletic Club is the hotel’s gym where guests will be able to swim in the swimming pool, exercise on one of the gym’s three floors and relax in the jacuzzis and steam rooms. The Corbu Spa offers a wide range of massages, hairdressing services and relaxation therapies.

Events.

The hotel has a large hall where guests can celebrate conferences, events and meetings. Henrietta’s Table can accommodate private dinners of up to 45 people. There are several halls that use energy saving methods and recycle their waste hat can be rented for events, and in the garage there are outlets of electrical cars.

All meeting halls are equipped with material to enable video conferences, and there are several outdoor halls. The Charles Pavilion is a large conference centre. The Charles Ballroom can transform a large formal ballroom into three meeting rooms. There are 15 meeting halls and several private dining halls. Larger events can be celebrated in the two inner courtyards.

Location.

The hotel’s most attractive feature is its own ice rink. The ice rink welcomes both guests and visitors. Ice skates are rented at the hotel, and those who want can enjoy ice skating lessons. Guests do not have to pay a fee to skate, and visitors can choose to buy a seasonal pass at a lower rate than daily passes. The ice rink can be rented for private events.

The hotel offers several activities for guests. Guests will be able to rent bicycles with baskets and explore the city. After the first snowfall guests can rent thick ski boots and explore the region by foot.

The hotel is located on Harvard Square, in Cambridge, near one of the University of Harvard’s buildings. A short distance away from the hotel is the historical centre of Boston. The Cambridge Charles Square Farmers Market takes place on one of the hotel’s courtyards, and guests will be able to taste local organic produce.

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