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Royal Sonesta Boston

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Would recommend this to any one wanting a good quality business type hotel within a 20 minute walk of downtown Boston Has all the benefits of great staff, car park and good food. Could be improved if tea/coffee making facilities were in the rooms and if there were more tables outside on the patio for breakfast but these are just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have a job that allows me to travel to many cities in the US and I have stayed at hundreds of different hotels across the country. The Royal Sonesta Hotel has by far the best customer service I have come across. Jamol at the front desk is warm, inviting and extremely friendly. He makes you feel incredibly special and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never heard of this company when we were booked for this hotel. I wasn't so sure what to expect. My room was smaller than a typical hotel room but my peers rooms were normal size. I think I was on a corner which might be why. Although it was smaller, it had everything I needed. I had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Family and I had travelled here Aug 22-25, 2014 and we loved this Hotel. Great location directly across from Cambridge Galleria, 5 minute walk to Green Line to travel into downtown Boston. Rooms were very clean spacious we had a double Queen that had wonderful views of the river. Staff were extremely helpful and very nice :)The Pool was... More

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Your review made our day! We have passed it along to our staff; we truly appreciate guest feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We selected the Royal Sonesta for a business trip as the location looked good and the price was better than other options near our destination in Cambridge. The hotel looks nice, updated lobby and rooms. The restaurant has a great view of the river. Be warned the bathrooms are small or at least my room had a very small bathroom.... More

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Thank you for your feedback on your stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston. We are glad to hear you enjoyed some aspects of your stay, and we will forward your feedback to our team for consideration moving forward. Please note that we do have different size rooms as well as coffee makers available upon request. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights (24th&25th) we were upgraded to a superior river views which was fabulous. The room was spacious with a very well equipped bathroom. Staff were helpful and friendly. We were a little apprehensive after reading reviews on Trip Advisor but to be honest the building work didn't effect us at all. Shopping mall across the... More

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Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you will consider our hotel again the next time you are in the area. More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed on 10th floor in a "deluxe river view room". In summary the view was amazing but I cannot fathom what was deluxe about the room! We checked in after midnight so there was only a skeleton reception staff - no offer of a bell boy to help with luggage. The hotel was having renovations downstairs which did affect... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No only did they help us plan our trip, but later helped when my son lost his retainer. If you don't know, those things are ridiculously expensive, and they went above and beyond, especially the clerk named Pavao. Friendly, clean, comfortable, and gorgeous, I'm sure this is the only place we'll ever stay in Boston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a king room on a high floor overlooking the river with practically a 180deg view. The room was oddly shaped but spacious enough with all the expected amenities except in room coffee and free water. I later discovered that they provided a coffeemaker if you requested it. We were delighted with the room in every detail except: the... More

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RoyalSonesta, Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We can't get enough of our views and are glad that you enjoyed them, as well as our location. We're sorry for some of the frustrations you experienced; if you would like to email mmalloy@sonesta.com with your reservation details, we will be sure to follow up on the issues you experienced. Thank you! More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin, first I was travelling for business. They had a corporate credit card on file and I was told they could not process this and I had to pay with my own card. The room itself was tiny, small bed, small bathroom. We had dinner at one of the restaurants, ArtBar, while the setting was nice eating outside... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so sorry to hear of the disappointments you experienced, and we would like to follow up. Could you please email mmalloy@sonesta.com with your reservation details so that we can look into this? Thank you. More

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Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Boston 4*
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Spectacular views surround you at the luxurious 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 
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