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Royal Sonesta Hotel 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 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a 3 night say at the Royal Sonesta. The rooms were clean and modern furnishings. We paid for a room with a view but frankly the window was so small and awkwardly angled that I would not pay for the upgrade. From the outside bar you get a much better opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view. Good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Considering we waited until last minute to book especially on a holiday weekend, prices in the city were way overpriced but Royal Sonesta had reasonable rates. It was worth every penny! Just across the Charles River, it only took a few minutes to get into the city by car and about a 20 min walk (if you wanted to walk).... More

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

Thanks for your review of your stay in Boston and the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. It sounds like you were busy and had a great time! We are glad that you liked our location and were able to take advantage of some of the great things the area has to offer. We hope to see you on your next visit... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 9 night stay and travelled with 2 small children (3 & 5 years old). We found the location to be convenient - 10 min walk to Lechemere T station, short walk to Museum Of Science, 15 min walk to TD Garden (north station) . We had a Great view of the Boston Skyline from our clean,... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston! We are so glad you enjoyed your room, the pool, and our location. Our staff is always happy to help, and we are so happy you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you on your next visit to the Boston area! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 evenings at the Sonesta. It was the Boston Marathon weekend. Overall the hotel is nice with construction going on while we stayed there. But all in all it was a nice hotel. What put the ice cream on the cake for me was after I ran a grueling Marathon and returned to the hotel I was met... More

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston, and congratulations on your Boston Marathon run! We were glad our staff was able to help out after your race, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay! More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night at the Royal Sonesta. Location is excellent - ten minute drive from the airport without traffic, fifteen minute walk from the MBTA and MIT, beautiful picturesque location by the river, and seemed quite safe. The room was very clean, newly updated, and very comfortable, albeit a bit tight (as expected however). Did not use the amenities but... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. We are glad that you enjoyed your room and our beautiful location. we appreciate your feedback and hope to have you stay with us the next time you are in the Boston area. More

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22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An all-round comfortable stay for a business trip. The river location, close to the Cambridge Galleria shopping mall, close to the Science museum makes it a convenient hotel. Renovations are in the lobby area but not intrusive. They have done a very good job with the rooms which are well-appointed and comfortable. Belonging to the Sonesta Travel Pass program means... More

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston and thank you for being a Travel Pass member! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you visit us again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed 4 nights at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Great location overlooking the River Charles and a short walk from MIT. Staff could not be friendlier or more helpful. Room was newly decorated, comfortable and of a high standard. Kids loved the pool. Hotel is about 10 mins walk from the subway and just a few stops from downtown. The... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston! We are so glad you enjoyed our hotel, and we hope to have you back again soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

superb location and delightful hotel, well appointed. Although being remodeled it was not uncomfortable in the lobby area. I'm certain when remodeling done the lobby area will be beautiful. Excellent restaurants. Unfortunately no mini-frig or coffee makers in the rooms, which would really be helpful for leftovers from the excellent restaurants in the area.

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. we are glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will visit us again to see the completed renovations. Please note that you can request for a coffee maker to be brought to your room; we are happy to help! More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been staying at the Royal Sonesta for business years and had always really liked it: great location, efficient staff, well-equipped rooms, handy gym, modern decor, moderate price, good wifi in the room, etc. The hotel has always seemed to be well-booked with other business travelers (mostly youngish tech people visiting Microsoft & other tech and life-science firms in Kendal... More

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

Thank you for your feedback on your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston and for staying for us for so many years. We are sorry your last visit was a disappointment and that Saturday’s event, which was a charity event for children with a rare disease, was an inconvenience after a long day. In the future, we would be... More

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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is no where near as good as it was when it first opened. First, the decor with everything in the room in black looks more like a nightclub than a bedroom. However, I can put that aside. There was old food in the refrigerator in my room. My room was cold. I tried calling the front desk and... More

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

Thank you for providing a review on your recent stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. Your experience was definitely not what it should have been, and we would like to look into all of the issues you experienced with your room. Please contact me at mmalloy@sonesta.com with your reservation details so that we can follow up with the appropriate... More

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  • Science museum(6)
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Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 and exceptional service. 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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Sonesta Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta Cambridge
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