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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
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
Concierge
Newspaper
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
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

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96Great for walkers
Grade: 96 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1,472Reviews42Q+A100Room tips
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Jan 1
Amesbury, Massachusetts1 contribution
This is a lovely hotel with incredible views. My daughter and I spent 2 nights just to get out of the house. The pool is as nice as advertised and we had it mostly to ourselves. We took walks by the river and into Kendall and Central Squares. Delicious food is an easy pick-up or delivery, all ordered online. In the morning the hotel Starbucks, with the world's friendliest barista, started our day. It felt like we had traveled further and been away longer. Just the break we needed. I will recommend this spot for conferences, when my office is ready to resume 3D activities.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Request river view, it's worth it.
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Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded 1 week ago
Dear elizabethwV4630WT, many thanks for your kind and detailed reviewed. We look forward to your return visit and also appreciate any meetings or conferences that you would like to plan at our hotel. Feel free to contact me via email (go to our website and select contact us and then GM) with any inquiries. Thanks and Happy New Year!
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Connector430874 wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The most comfortable, clean, cheerful staff, Manuj the supervisor was a outstanding, loved or four week stay with the best river view of boats, trains, bikes in a superb location. We travel monthly and found this hotel beyond words nearly renovated lobby, restaurants and theatre within walking distance. Always felt at home. Dr and Mrs S from Israel
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded Nov 6, 2020
Thank you for your kind words about our team and Manoj. We look forward to your next visit!
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sandra k wrote a review Nov 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts6 contributions
Ahhhhh, the Royal Sonesta (during Covid) was a wonderful, peaceful escape from the world. My daughter and I are avid world travellers, but since Covid/Pandemic, we've been 'getting away' through different hotels in Boston. The Royal Sonesta was a welcome and pleasant surprise, with a gorgeous view of Boston, and top notch sophistication. The rooms were impeccably clean (thank goodness, esp during these times) and the pool! Oh the POOL! Of the 5 hotels with pools we've been in Boston, the Pool at the Sonesta tops them all! Large enough for social distancing, and warm enough/shallow enough (at the entrance) for 3-year olds to walk in, my daughter and I had such a wonderful time in the pool. Then of course, as some mommies do, I forgot my daughter's bathing suit at the hotel, and they went out of their way immediately to find it (and they also found my jacket in the closet). Overall, there was some delay in getting extra bedding for my daughter (I think the staffing is limited due to covid), but otherwise, from start to finish the staff at the hotel were so kind, so friendly, so welcoming to both me and my daughter. And there's a Starbucks in the hotel! That was a great treat for this tired Mommy here. One of the best things about this hotel were the walls. Thick enough so one doesn't hear the other guests, and thick enough to mask any unwanted smells (i.e. cigarette/marijuana) from other rooms like some other hotels in Boston (i.e. Double Tree, The Colonnade).
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from eduardo fernandez, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston
Responded Nov 6, 2020
Thank you for your positive comments and detailed review! Come back soon for another escape!
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Evie P wrote a review Nov 2020
13 contributions
Yep, I'm posting photos of the views, not the inside of the hotel. Can't help it! The hotel was amazing. Staff very courteous and responded quickly to our requests. Traveling during Covid-19 meant no daily housekeeping, but any time we needed trash pick-up, extra towels, the fridge replaced (it wasn't working when we arrived) , the response was within 10 minutes. We're definitely going again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Nov 6, 2020
Thank you for your positive comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your return!
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AndesPeony94 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lima, Peru3 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked a room with views of a Charles River marina and the Museum of Science from an upper floor at a bargain price (probably covid-19 related) but that same pandemic whittled down availability of amenities such as room service and the hotel restaurant. These deficiencies were made manageable with food delivery services such as uber and the mall offerings right across the street. The pool access compensated for any feelings of deprivation in this new post pandemic redefinition of hospitality especially since pool access was the determining factor in our final choice of hotel. The pool room, located in a white and blue Greek tiled atrium with potted palms and other large leaved plants, was a serene haven after a long day of work or sightseeing. This delightful respite in the sky-lighted atrium had only one wrinkle and that was that some of the palms seemed to cry out for water and/or some tender loving care. All in all a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$197 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sonesta hotel cambridge, cambridge sonesta hotel, sonesta cambridge, royal sonesta boston
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
400
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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.