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Royal Sonesta Boston

40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Parking garage
Free internet
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Great location, decent dining choices on site, but the room was a disaster as was the housekeeping. Sandwhiched between the service elevator (which apparently runs all night long) and an electrical room I honestly feel it was once a housekeeping storage area that they re purposed. The first day the maid only made my bed, that was it - no vacuuming, no trash removal or removal of dirty glasses/cups. The bathroom vanity was only big enough for the sink itself. Oh, and a lovely large red wine stain remained on the entrance was for the duration of my stay
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Although it is true the AC does have issues, the staff gave us a fan which kept our room comfortable. The view of the Charles River and Boston was AMAZING!! Our room was beautiful and our bed was very comfortable. I disagree with Anthony D. about the staff, because they treated us like family. They attended to our every need. We were there for the 4th of July and my aunt 70th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make her birthday very special.
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Response from hotel_mgmt_team_365, Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We so enjoyed hosting you and yours for the Fourth of July and your aunt’s 70th birthday. It warms our hearts to read that our friendly staff made you all feel right at home, and that our stunning views and luxurious rooms left you so impressed. Please allow us to extend our sincere apologies for the air conditioning issues over the holiday, this was certainly an unusual occurrence, and we are pleased that you remained comfortable throughout your stay. We thank you again for allowing us to be a part of this special day, and we look forward to creating many more cherished memories with you in the years to come. Sincerely, Kamal Karibe, Director of Rooms
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This place is fantastic and right on the water with fantastic views. Only a little more than a mile from Quincy market. All the staff members were very gracious and accommodating. The food was excellent and the rooms were spacious and clean. Hopefully they will add electric charging station to the garage but if you have a Tesla or another EV you can charge in the shopping center in the basement across the street. Overall great place with great staff- recommended highly recommend it
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Response from hotel_mgmt_team_365, Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 6 days ago
Dear David, Discovering your wonderful review made our day, and we thank you for all your kind words regarding our friendly staff, comfortable accommodations, and convenient location. We appreciate your suggestion about adding an electric charging station in our garage, and we will share this with our partners. Until then, our concierge can provide information about charging options nearby and throughout the city. Once more, we thank you for taking the time to share your review and recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you visit Boston. Sincerely, Kamal Karibe, Director of Rooms
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So I have been coming to Boston for a long time, and I don't know how I missed this spot. The location near Kendal Square was great. It is a short uber ride to the Noeth End, and it is convenient to both Central and Harvard Squares. The hotel is right on the Charles, and the view from the upper floors is quite nice. If you park in the garage as a hotel guest, you can stay for the same fee from check in until Six pm on the day of check out, which is a real bargain, given the cost of parking in Boston and Cambridge.
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Response from hotel_mgmt_team_365, Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 1 week ago
We are delighted that you have discovered our hotel, and we thank you for all of your wonderful comments. As you noted, our riverfront location here in Cambridge is close to so many local attractions, and just a short Uber or T ride away from the city center - perfect for those who prefer to park their car throughout their visit. We are so glad that this made your stay so convenient, and we look forward to hosting you again the next time you visit the Boston area. Sincerely, Kamal Karibe, Director of Rooms
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I thought that everything about this room was so elegant. The decorating simple but classy. Nice size also. We did not get to spend enough time here to really enjoy it to it's fullest. The stay was part of a tour we were on and I was very pleased this hotel was chosen.
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Response from hotel_mgmt_team_365, Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to read that our sophisticated designs and thoughtful amenities resonated so well with you, and we hope that you can return again soon to further explore our great city as well as all that we have to offer here at Royal Sonesta Boston. Sincerely, Kamal Karibe, Director of Rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Boston
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Boston?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Science (0.2 miles), CambridgeSide (0.1 miles), and North Point Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Boston?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Helmand, The Cheesecake Factory, and Bambara Cambridge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Sonesta Boston offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Sonesta Boston?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.