A Harvard Square location high-tech rooms and an on-site jazz club are among the amenities guests find at the non-smoking Charles Hotel. All 294 rooms at the 10-story non-smoking Charles Hotel offer panoramic views and feature original artwork flat-panel LCD TVs Bose Wave radios and in-mirror bathroom TVs. Fitness fiends take advantage of the athletic-club access and year-round lap pool plus wintertime fun on the ice skating rink. The on-site spa and salon cater to pampering types. As for eats the in-house restaurant dishes out Italian cuisine. There's also a jazz club on the premises. The hotel offers 24-hour concierge and room service. For a fee guests enjoy valet parking and can bring their pets. Situated one block north of the Charles River in Cambridge the Charles Hotel is next to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. It's two miles from M.I.T. and a five-minute stroll from Harvard Square. Sports fans are happy to know the hotel is three miles from Fenway Park and four miles west of TD Garden. An eight-mile drive east leads to Logan International Airport. our guests praise the Charles Hotel's "excellent location" next to Harvard its "friendly atmosphere" and "spacious rooms."