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Royal Sonesta Boston

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Ranked #6 of 17 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms are very nice and clean. The location is good for tourists as it is relatively close to downtown Boston and it is on the Charles river. I found that the parking was very expensive compared to other garages in the vicinity. There is no on street parking in the area. The garage spaces are limited and very tight.... More

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Royal Sonesta was beautiful! Location is perfect -- directly across the street from Galleria and less than half mile walk to Science Center. Hotel is very comfortable and has all amenities including parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I brought my mother with me to Boston to visit old haunts nearby when she and my father lived there. We took a boat ride up the river and saw all the colleges including Harvard, MIT, and Boston University. Our room overlooked the river and room service was excellent. I even got a break on parking when they found out... More

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Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I accompanied my husband to a conference held at the hotel mid July. We stayed for 4 nights. We had a regular two double-bedded room. Our room: Plenty of electric outlets in easy to reach locations. Fantastic lighting options: you can have the room bright or dimly lit. Good working desk and comfortable chairs. Beds/sheets/pillows: new and high thread count.... More

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Belfast
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41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was spacious, modern and had great views over the Charles River to the Boston skyline. We declined the first room as it did not have a safe which we were promised on the booking. Similarly, neither room had coffee maker but again, this was eventually provided. These were minor but, annoying hiccups which were fixed eventually. Good beds,... More

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

Thank you for your detailed review of your stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston. We're glad you loved a few of our favorite things - our location, Summer Fest bikes, and pool! We have forwarded your feedback along to our staff so that we can follow up regarding some of the less pleasant parts of your stay. We appreciate all... More

Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I will defiantly come back to stay. Hotel was very clean, staff very polite & attentive. I loved that they would give you the bikes to use for a couple hours to venture around town. In room service was amazing. Our in room service dining person named Yaison helped us out a lot with valuable information on the city, as... More

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

Your review made our day, thank you! We are always thrilled to hear that guests have great interactions with our staff, and we will be sure to forward them the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay; we sincerely appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! More

Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel goes out of its way to accommodate everyone! I travel with rock bands and they even have a place to park 3 buses. Can't get much better! The staff is friendly and the rooms are top notch. A little painting going on in the place this week, but all for the good

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the location of this hotel, but my number one reason for recommending it is I was able to bring my small dog for a fee of $75. It was so much fun to walk out the front door and stroll along the Charles River or get Starbucks at the nearby Galleria (there's also a Petco one block away).... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston! We love the headline of your review; it is an honor to be your go-to hotel! We just recently became dog friendly and think our location lends itself perfectly to fun outings with our four legged friends. We are glad you think so too! Thank... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, great staff, convenient to everything. Take the Charles River cruise! Parking is a little steep: $38 per day, use the municipal lots under the Galleria across the street, only $20 overnight. Walkable to everything!

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Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Royal Sonesta Boston! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. More

Boston
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It all started at check-in, very disorganized and confusing. The Staff decided it would be a good idea to shut down one of two elevators during Sunday morning check out time to rip up tile (not only very, very inconvenient, but very loud and annoying for a early Sunday morning. This couldn’t have waited until after the rush. The attitude... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are so sorry to hear that you experienced a variety of unpleasant issues. Please email us at mmalloy@sonesta.com with your reservation details so that we can follow up on each individual issue. We appreciate your feedback as it always helps us to work on our guest experience. More

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Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Boston

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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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Sonesta Hotel
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge #4 Family Hotel in Cambridge #6 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge #7 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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Spectacular views surround you at the luxurious Royal Sonesta Hotel 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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