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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family stayed at the Royal Sonesta Boston for the first time over the Thanksgiving holiday and we couldn't have been happier! Staff were friendly and responsive. Rooms were large, clean, attractive, and full of amenities. Pool/fitness center are the largest and nicest I've seen at any hotel I've stayed in and I've traveled all over the world. And the... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, KimC112016, It is our sincere pleasure to be named your home-away-from-home! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit as well as all of our amenities, from the large and attractive rooms to our Travel Pass offers. Thank you for being a special part of our Sonesta family. We eagerly await your return! More 

Merrick, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanksgiving Day at the Royal Sonesta Boston and dinner at the Artbar worked for all of us. The feast and hotel stay were perfect, and reasonably priced for the second consecutive year. Memories were created at the hotel and the surrounding area with a family swim, neighborhood walk and a visit to the Science Museum. It is becoming a "Tradition".

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, Stanley S, We are so happy to be a part of such a special family tradition. It means so much to all of us at Royal Sonesta Boston. We are already looking forward to your return next year! More 

Middleton, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is adjacent to the Charles River with beautiful view and nice access to a walk/run path. Staff are very responsive and provided excellent services. They provided accurate directions, restaurant suggestions and parking options that we requested. A variety of food options are available right in the hotel. The decor is pleasing, up to date with wonderful areas to... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, Mary B, Thank you so much for choosing Royal Sonesta Boston for a second stay. I am so glad that you were able to experience our convenience and prompt hospitality with responsive comments and accurate directions, as well as our fitness center and restaurant amenities! We are looking forward to having you back for your third visit! More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had another excellent group stay with hundreds in attendance without a single complaint. Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful from the people at the round about to the bellman who took care of bags in storage, to the front desk people at check in and out, to the waiters and bartenders. Service at the two function/meeting rooms... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, jabnolla, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I am thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with our associates. They surely are one of the best parts of Royal Sonesta Boston, and I will be sure to pass along your comments to our events and meetings staff on a job... More 

Richmond, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During my stay at the Royal Sonesta, I dropped my wallet outside my room door (with substantial cash in there). The next morning, the person giving me a wake up call told me that they had found my wallet and that I could come pick it up at the front desk. I was very impressed that I got my wallet... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, fl0ydp2016, Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear that we were able to reunite you with your personal belongings. We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and at home here - and that means assisting in any way that we can. I hope that we may have the pleasure of hosting you... More 

newrock
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108 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent one night here during Thanksgiving week and I was quite impressed. Our king suite had a great view of the Charles River and the Boston skyline, and the room was comfortable and very well laid out. It was also very quiet. The lobby area is narrow but quite long, with lots of seating, a take out coffee shop... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, newrock, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for choosing Royal Sonesta Boston. We love being a part of holiday plans. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit as well as all of our offered amenities. I do hope that we may welcome you again soon. More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a conference in this hotel and we stayed for 2 nights. The location is perfect, right beside the Charles river and very close to MIT and other universities. Great to take a walk along the river. There is a mall across the street and a set of very good restaurants within walking distance. Rooms are clean and the... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, moksha51, Thank you for taking time to leave comments about your recent stay! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your conference. We love when guests are able to seamlessly mix business and pleasure with our hotel and our amenities. Our location is perfect for exploring on off-times, with a walk around the river or a quick escape to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Sonesta is an excellent hotel located in Boston by the Charles River. The hotel is close to MIT and Harvard University. The hotel is quite luxurious and the service was amazing. The staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The beds are wonderful and the rooms very quiet. The room service was very... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, Cassandra111111, Thank you for posting regarding your recent stay. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of all of the great attractions and educational institutions that we are so lucky to have surround our hotel! We very much look forward to hosting your visit again soon! More 

britain
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I was looking forward to staying at the Royal Sonesta and had read great reviews about the hotel. However, the hotel let me down overall and despite some positives the overall experience was average. I only stayed for one night here, having joined my partner late due to work commitments. Positives: - Great view and reasonable location - Wide... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, ellyrie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I apologize that, what is usually authentic and prompt hospitality, was mediocre and unhurried for you. Check-in should be quick as we know you are in a hurry to make yourselves at home. We do follow strict security measures to ensure the safety of all of our guests.... More 

Nantucket, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was absolutely amazing. My fiancé and I were in Boston for his 40th birthday and our celebration exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at many hotels in Boston and nothing compares to this amazing find. We don't normally ask for an upgrade, but this occasion called for it. Gigi was at the front desk and she not only... More 

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, amberleewild, Thank you for your review; it was an absolute pleasure to read. On behalf of myself and the entire Royal Sonesta Boston please send our best wishes to your fiance on his 40th birthday! We are so thrilled to have been apart of such a special occasion. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Italian
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular views surround you at the luxurious and newly renovated Royal Sonesta Boston. Set on the Cambridge side of the Charles River, this distinctive, modern hotel features original contemporary art, exceptional service, and one of the city's best pools. Its ideal location puts you minutes from the best of Boston, with shopping, museums and historic sites all nearby. Known as one of the city's best luxury hotels, all of its 400 well-appointed guest rooms overlook the Charles River, Cambridge or Boston's stunning skyline. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Boston

Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $207 - $669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta Cambridge
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
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“Amazing views of Boston across the Charles River from higher floors on the river side.”
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