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“Comfortable quiet stay with view of the Charles River” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Sonesta Boston
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142   |  
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“Comfortable quiet stay with view of the Charles River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

This is a lovely modern hotel with a sense of style. Works of art are liberally placed about the lobby and public areas. It is situated across the street from an inside three story mall of shops with a wide price range. Multiple restaurants are available within a short walk. The side opposite the mall faces the Charles river with a walking path that takes you to the science museum. There is a combination bar and restaurant with a fine, reasonably priced variety of food. All service personnel are extremely helpful

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

My 16-yr-old daughter and I loved this hotel. Sophisticated decor, very clean, great workout room and pool, comfy beds, lovely rooms overlooking the Charles River. Great location: just a couple blocks walk to the "T" which will take you anywhere in Boston, Cambridge, etc. Nice mall directly across the street for early morning Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Luxury hotel without the high price. Rooms are quiet, great big screen TVs with lots of premium channels. Every single staff member smiles as you walk by and is quick to ask if you need help with something. We would stay here again and again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Hotel is across the street from the mall and restaurants. Next door to museum and close to the water front and other sites. Had an excellent room with view of the Charles River. Staff very accomodating. Held a Business training session. Excellent food and service for all of our 35 visitors. Most stayed at the hotel and were very impressed. Would recommend for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

This place is great. The staff was friendly and curtious. The parking was very reasonable and ample. The location is perfect because you avoid the crowds and tourists, but are only a 10 minute walk (which is beautiful) to downtown and all attractions.

The room lacked very little. If I had to make one suggestion it would be impossible to do because all my needs were met. If we needed more towels, there they were. If we wanted 2am roomservice, not a problem.

So if you want to stay in Boston at a very reasonable rate with first class accommodations then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

We arrived at the Royal Sonesta upon recommendation from a friend - but little did we know we'd be treated to incredible views of the Charles (we could access the riverside running path outside the back door from the hotel!), a fully-equipped fitness center (better than any Hyatt or Wyndham I'd visited), and a site centrally located (next to the CambridgeSide shopping mall, just about a mile from Fanueil Hall, and across the river from the Museum of Science) to almost every fun site-seeing attraction in the city.

The service was impeccable - we ordered room service late at night and were contacted the next morning just to make sure it was legit, a nice feature - and when we asked for a fan to cool down our room (over an unseasonably warm March weekend!) it was brought up immediately. The business center was functional and convenient and the valet service was efficient.

I have absolutely no complaints about this property and consider it an undiscovered gem in the middle of a great part of the city.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2010

The hotel is clean, friendly and close to the city, mall, museum and water front. The rooms are spacious. The staff is friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Our Dauther and we stayed at the Royal Sonesta for a week. What a great expierence, the staff was very friendly and accomodating .The concierce went above and beyond to help and secure our needs and requests for information. The view of the Charles and the city are spectacular. Convieneint to the city and Cambridge sites. Cab fares are very reasonable. Mall next door to the hotel . Tour bus accross the street . Fantastic location. Accomodation were great clean neat and super ammenities.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
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
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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 
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta Cambridge

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