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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Columbia, Md
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have really enjoyed my time at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. The people here are really nice and made me feel special during each stay. My main reason here was for business; however, I enjoyed the hotel so much, I have now booked a stay here for pleasure.

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

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you stay with us again! Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fab hotel, situated in Cambridge just across the river from Boston city. Very modern and clean only downside for me was that I felt the restaurants were quite expensive for evening meals, and my other-half and I didn't fancy traveling out to the city late at night so didn't really have any other options. Very close to the science museum... More

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, especially our proximity to the Museum of Science, which is a guest favorite! We will forward your feedback regarding the restaurant to our team for consideration. We hope that you will consider staying with us or at another Sonesta Collection... More

Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our last hotel on our 21 day trip, and where we spent the most time. Hotel lovely clean and excellent location. Staff helpful and pleasant. Room was very comfortable and a great size. We overlooked the river so nice view all beit frozen! Weather was very cold but this did not stop us! Very good travel links into... More

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

Thank you very much for your review of your stay in Boston and the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our location, which is one of our guests' favorite features. We hope you will visit again, perhaps when it is a bit warmer in Boston! More

Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently held an event and stayed overnight in this wonderful hotel. I can't say enough about the staff - everyone, in every position was polite, ready to help and so attentive. Our event went off without a hitch and everyone from setting up and breaking down tables to serving the wine and hors d'oeuvres was a pleasure to work... More

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at our hotel. It was truly a pleasure to work with your group, and we would love to welcome you back anytime, whether it be for an event or a getaway. Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community! More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 3 days at the Royal Sonesta Boston. The hotel is Ok, nothing out of the extraordinary. Pretty standard. Liked being close to the riverside (nice walks in the morning/evening). Far from work next to Harvard Sq. Compared to many hotels I've been to in DC, NYC, San Francisco, Singapore, Malaysia, Morocco, Dubai, nothing stands out here, and the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. We are sorry that it did not measure up to your expectations, and we have forwarded your comments to our staff for follow up. We are sorry that we did not know of the issues you experienced while you were staying with us at... More

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nice. They did upgrade me to a room with a view of the river. However I think they take advantage of hotel guests. I had breakfast in the Art Bar. They charged me 15% service charge PLUS 15% tip and had a line for extra tip. This was not room service. I was in the restaurant. A... More

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

Thank you for sharing feedback about ArtBar at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston. We are sorry about any miscommunication on your restaurant bill. A 15% service charge plus tax is added on. No additional gratuity is required. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and will better communicate with our guests going forward. More

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  • Charles river(27)
  • Very nice(9)
  • Science museum(6)
  • Shopping mall(4)
  • Cheesecake factory(3)

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
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
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