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40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#6 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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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. A recipient of AAA Best of Housekeeping 2020, Royal Sonesta Boston is 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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Kris D. wrote a review 3 Oct
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Guest services was friendly. The accommodations were lacking in my opinion for the nightly room rate (avg. of $300/night for 10 floor water view. Cover fell off of the closet light late in the night and the handle to the bathroom sliding door was broke. On the third day we asked for housekeeping and was told they were not going in to rooms for housekeeping, put your towel outside the door and ring for more towels. Very disappointed.....
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Date of stay: September 2021
Jennie W wrote a review Aug 2021
Boston8 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
My first night at this hotel was rough. I arrived, unpacked and settled in to get some work done. Then I discovered a leak in the bathroom ceiling. These thing happen, but it was really annoying because I had unpacked and was trying to work. Also, one of the reasons I had booked my stay in the hotel was because I had a leaky roof being repaired at home. I couldn't believe it when my hotel room had the same issue! I called the front desk. The staff immediately got me into a new room that was the same quality and had the same stunning view of the river. Of course, I had to pack up then move, unpack and settle into my new room so I lost some valuable time towards my work deadline. However, the hotel staff repeatedly checked on me and followed up during the rest of my stay. They made sure that I had what I needed, that I liked my new room, gave me the late check out that I requested, etc. The customer service was above and beyond - and would be at any time - but especially during a pandemic when everyone is tired and spread thin. The staff really did go out of their way to follow up with me and make sure that after that incident in my first room, the rest of my stay was as wonderful as possible. (They also sent someone to fix the issue in my first room as soon as I left it.) The river views are lovely. The rooms have everything you need. However, it is the staff that really sets this hotel apart from others.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 25 Aug 2021
Dear 751jenniew, thank you for your detailed review. We are very sorry about the leak, but happy to see that we reacted appropriately and you were happy with the resolution!
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Nancy K wrote a review Sep 2021
Exeter, Rhode Island1 contribution
Great hotel if you have an appointment at MEEI. It is an easy walking distance to the hotel for an early morning appointment. Stayed with two boys and did the Museum of Science the night we arrived for the lighting show and duck boat tour. We were able to keep our car parked at hotel and were just a short walk to it. Meei is just a mile walk that is about twenty minutes. The hotel restaurant was a nice surprise with food for all ages to eat. This hotel has become a staple in our visit to Boston. It is the only hotel I found within waking distance to MEEI that has an indoor pool.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking garage is great. We had to take our pickup truck and it was easy to navigate the garage.
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Jen P. wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
I attended a wedding on 9/11/21 and the waitstaff, particularly a gentleman named Derek, was awesome! Derek was attentive, kind and cared about the representation of the Hotel and it showed in his excellent service. I appreciate great service and wanted to leave a review to commend Derek and the rest of the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 13 Sep 2021
jennip897, many thanks for your kind words about Derek. I will make sure to share with him and our entire team.
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Irene G wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
We checked into the hotel after a long drive from Maine....the front desk was very friendly upon check-in. We were informed that on top of our hotel charges we would be charged an additional $42 for parking per night! This should be disclosed when making a reservation. The hotel did give us a 20% off in any of their onsite dining facilities and two free drink coupons which was a nice gesture. When booking the reservation I paid an additional $30 to upgrade our room to a river view. They gave us room 1020 and you could barely see the river. I called down and asked for a different room to which they stated room 704 was available and closer to the river, but the windows in this room were the same size and provided a closer view, but still not what I would consider worth the extra money! The room was mostly clean, with the exception of a dirty kleenex that was left in the nightstand drawer from a prior guest. The bathroom is the size of a cruise ship! When you sit on the toilet your bum actually touches the shower glass....NO JOKE! I am only 4'11"...my husband is 6''2" and had to sit sideways on the toilet and his knees touch the sink! The ART restaurant was good and our server Rick was great I had the burger and my husband had the grilled shrimp and crabcakes. Also, the hotel is not servicing your room with the excuse of covid still! In my opinion, this is ridiculous!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Request a room in the single digits if you request a river view, otherwise, you will barely see...
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US$197 - US$560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Boston
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Boston?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Science (0.3 km), CambridgeSide (0.2 km), and North Point Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Boston?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Helmand, The Cheesecake Factory, and Bambara Cambridge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Sonesta Boston offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Sonesta Boston?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.