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40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#6 of 21 hotels in Cambridge
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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. A recipient of AAA Best of Housekeeping 2020, Royal Sonesta Boston is 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
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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JHF4 wrote a review Jul 2021
Kittery, Maine33 contributions42 helpful votes
My daughter and I stayed one night in one of their corner rooms. It was unbelievable! Wall to wall windows to see the entire Boston skyline. The hotel is in walking distance to the Museum of Science and the Esplanade. It is directly across the street from the Cambridge mall where there are of restaurants and shopping. Very friendly staff and we were able to check in early! The only thing I wish they had was a paper or booklet informing of all the hotel amenities and where the ice machine was. Room temp was hard to regulate probably due to all the windows. Overall great stay and can't wait to go back!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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jgeor wrote a review Jun 2021
Hampton, Virginia16 contributions18 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Took the family to Boston for the first time. I could see the look of disappointment in my wife's face when I told her we would be staying in Cambridge instead of Boston. She instantly realized how misguided she was. Spacious, convenient, clean, friendly...just a wonderful place. Views are magnificent. Location by the Charles River/Yacht Club is glorious. Restaurants, shopping mall, and beautiful park are right across the street. Parking garage was very convenient (but pricey). While other cities seem to be unraveling, Boston remains a top destination for family vacations. If I had to complain (and I always do), bear in mind there is no complimentary breakfast, and the "art" they have displayed throughout the hotel is hideous. Small complaints however. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 4 weeks ago
jgeor, thanks for sharing your detailed comments. Complimentary breakfast is not part of our experience. As for the art, everyone is entitled to their preferences!
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Kim D wrote a review Jul 2021
12 contributions
The hotel is clean, modern and updated. It is in a great location right across from The Charles River. Walking path along the river. The T into Boston is just a 10 min walk. Our room had a nice size fridge and a one cup at a time coffee maker. Definitely will be staying here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Maria P wrote a review Jul 2021
Freehold, New Jersey1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at the Sonesta this week. Stayed for one night midweek, came to see an exhibit at the MFA. Arrived for a late check in around 9 pm. Greeted by a friendly and welcoming front desk attendant. Though we didn’t reserve a room with a view, she gave us one with a view of the Museum of Science, the Charles River, Zachim Bridge and beyond, beautifully lit up at night! Clean, comfortable room. With 3 in our party, we called down for extra pillows and they were delivered quickly by a friendly gentleman. The morning brought Starbucks coffee and delicious breakfast sandwiches from the Studio cafe. There was one person working the Studio and she was quick, efficient and friendly while managing a short line of folks waiting for their morning coffee. I saw later that her coworker had arrived. She needed the help! We had some parking concerns and questions all were remedied by the helpful front desk staff and morning manager. Wish we had time to jump in the awesome pool, will have to wait for our next stay. This is our go to hotel when visiting one of our favorite places. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Mike W wrote a review Jul 2021
21 contributions4 helpful votes
Really disappointed! My wife and I looked forward to staying at one of their hotels, since hearing feed back from others about their experiences at other locations around the country. Unfortunately, we experienced one issue after another. From house keeping issues, A/C issues, to a dog barking and howling. I fully understand that thing happen. But for us, there were just to many.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 1 week ago
Mike WDS9, thank you for sharing your comments. I am sorry to hear about your experience at our hotel. Specifically, I am looking to better understand the issues you encountered with our housekeeping service, since we currently do not provide service during the stay due to Covid concerns.
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$197 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Boston?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking 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, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the 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.