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Royal Sonesta Boston

Sonesta HotelsUS$262*
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$262*
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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was ideal from start to finish. We were checked in within minutes and immediately went to our room with an amazing view of the river. We were able to easily walk to the TD Garden to watch the Bruins game. The weather was freezing so we spent more time than usual in the hotel, but we did not...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town with my son to attend PAX East this past weekend and was delighted to stay here again. Even though it was not a convention hotel, I chose to stay here because I knew we would be comfortable. We were not in the hotel that much, but when we were, I appreciated the quality of this hotel....

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel this march on a buisness trip, The location was excellent, Only 15 mins or so from Logan airport. Is very close to Cambrige Galleria mall(across the street) The facilities were very good, the room was spacious and the bed very comfy. The hotel is only 15 minutes from Newbury street or so. And also the Museum...

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

Hello, Jón V, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave your comments. We are thrilled that your stay warranted "5-Stars" and that you were able to take advantage of everything that Royal Sonesta Boston has to offer. We very much look forward to your return visit!

Rockland, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for my birthday weekend. I like this hotel for it's location - it's right across the river from Boston in Cambridge. It's right across the street from the Cambridgeside Galleria and you can find this hotel at a very reasonable price compared to other Boston hotels. There is overnight parking right at the hotel,...

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

Hello, Danielle O, Happiest of birthdays - it's a pleasure to have celebrated with you! I am so glad that you were able to experience our hospitality and all that the city and our hotel have to offer! We do offer 24-hour room service for the next time you visit. Please ask the front desk for more details upon check-in!

cohasset, ma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, updated, sleek rooms. Common spaces and restaurants are gorgeous and right on the Charles River. Great location if you want to get out and run or walk on the Esplanade. Also, there's a wonderful smell in the hotel -- maybe eucalyptus? Great indoor pool for the kiddos too.

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

Hello, mamaanna, Thank you for your review! You are right - our hotel is perfect for a runner! With the famous Charles River running and walking paths located right outside of our doors, taking in the Boston skyline and the river couldn't be any easier. Thank you for your comment on the lobby scent - we do sell a candle...

Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston. It's great location had us coming back, after having stayed at the location during the Head of the Charles in the Fall. It's right in the heart of Cambridge, but better yet it's right across the street from a mall that offers food, coffee and a CVS. When the weather...

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

Hello, Kristen M, Thank you for your detailed review and thank you for being a loyal Sonesta guest! We are thrilled to have welcomed you to your third stay with us. Your recommendation is our highest honor and we very much hope that you have the chance to visit some of our sister properties - please be in touch; we'd...

Hawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel across the street from a mall and on the water. There are lots of restaurants in the mall and the hotel. Beautiful rooms, clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

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

Hello, Wimblebean, , Thank you so much for choosing Royal Sonesta Boston. We work hard to ensure that our first-time guests enjoy their visit so much that it warrants another trip! I am so glad that you were able to experience our location and our beautiful rooms! Please be in touch the next time you are in town; we are...

Scarsdale, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sonesta is in a fantastic location near museums and the river. The views from the rooms are spectacular and the staff is friendly and helpful. The accommodations are clean, spacious and comfortable.

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

Hello, Mommyvonne, Thank you for your kind words and your "5-star" review. We are certainly lucky to be in such close proximity to some of the best area attractions, museums and Charles River, including our own neighborhood restaurant, ArtBar. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Cambridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of thing I hate about staying at hotel is the bed they provide but Royal Sonesta really made my stay awesome, the bed was grate I almost slept the whole time. We got really good service from concierge. We stayed in awesom room with amazing riverview. I will stay again with Royal Sonesta! I really recomend the riverview room!

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

Hello, Sigurþór R, Thank you so much for your "5-star" review. We know that a good night's sleep is important to any type of traveler - whether for business or pleasure, it's important to feel rested to tackle the day. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable bed! We very much look forward to your return!

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here Thursday 24th February 2017 with my teenage daughter this is a really lovely hotel on arrival,we were greeted by 2 lovely members of staff on the reception who were very friendly and welcoming. we stayed in room 863 and it did not disappoint quite a large room with a fantastic view of the river and city. The...

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

Hello, lilkorma2, Thank you for your review! It's a pleasure to hear that you and your daughter had a fantastic visit! We are so glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location as well as our restaurants within the hotel. We look forward to welcome you back for another stay!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: €222 - €556 (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 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
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“The river views are amazing!”
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“Ask for a river view”
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“Ask for a room with a river/city view. If there are any available they will try to get one for you.”
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“Choose the newer, south tower. Higher floors are better.”
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