$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 24, 2015 Check-out: May 25, 2015

Royal Sonesta Boston

4 stars
View map of 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
283 reviews
Great Hotel

Great hotel. Rooms were clean and spacious and staff were very helpful. We had a room that had... See full review

  • Matthew C.
  • Apr 23, 2015
A truly special place

This hotel is a long-time favorite of mine. It doesn't feel like a chain, but is upscale and has... See full review

  • Unhappy Traveler in Bosto
  • Apr 7, 2015
High-tech Cambridge hotel on Charles River with fast access to Boston

Located on the Charles River, the hotel places you directly between Boston and Harvard with quick city access in an idyllic setting. Equipped with many in-room and conference technologies, the hotel is perfect for business travelers and tourists wanting to soak up the most of Boston. The 400 well-appointed rooms overlook either the river, Boston or Cambridge and guests can dine riverside in one of two restaurants.

Highlights
  • Gorgeous views overlooking the Charles River, Boston and Cambridge
  • Two riverfront eateries, ArtBar and Dante, serving American and Italian cuisine
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet, both wired and Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour health club and atrium-style pool with a retractable roof and sun deck
Rooms

The hotel's 400 non-smoking rooms offer spectacular views of Cambridge, Boston or the Charles River. All king or double beds come appointed with a hypoallergenic, European-style down comforter. A modern work area offers complimentary Wi-Fi or wired Internet, ISDN capabilities and two dual-line phones. Enjoy in-room movies and video games on a high-definition TV. The hotel has 19 suites with living rooms or parlor areas. Two premier suites showcase the hotel's modern art collection.

Features
This AAA, four-diamond, award-winning hotel offers modern luxuries and a stunning location along the Charles River. The bright lobby with mid-century modern-like furnishings showcases some of the hotel's vast modern art collection featured throughout the property. Guests enjoy access to a 24-hour, full-service fitness center with state-of-the-art workout equipment, plus a heated pool with retractable roof and sun deck. Seasonal patio dining is available at the hotel's two acclaimed restaurants, ArtBar and Dante.

Transportation
  • Logan International Airport (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Closest train stops: Green Line (Lechmere) and Red Line (Kendall Square)
  • Valet and self parking (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Harvard University (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Paul Revere House (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Swan Boats at Public Garden (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Fenway Park (3.1 mi/4.9 km)
Policies and fees

  • Parking costs $38 USD.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Royal Sonesta Boston Rooms

Cambridge View Dbl/Dbl Hearing I
Cambridge View-2 Dbls-Hearing Impaired Equipped
River View King
Charles River view - 250-275 Sq Ft - Free Wi-Fi
River View Two Queens
Charles River View - 250-275 Sq Ft - Free Wi-Fi
Executive Suite King River View
River View - King - Suite - Free Wi-Fi
Accessible Cambridge View King B
Cambridge View-King Bed-Bathtub with Handrails
Accessible Cambridge View King S
Cambridge View-King Bed-Roll-In Shower
Accessible River View King Batht
Charles River View-King Bed-Bathtub
Accessible River View King Showe
River View-King Bed-Roll-In Shower
River View King Hearing Impaired
River View-King Bed-Hearing Impaired Equipped
Cambridge View Two Queens
Cambridge View with Two Queens
Suite King River View
Suite Bedroom with King Bed and River View
Premier Suite Pullout Sofabed Ri
Premier Suite Parlor with Pullout Sofa Bed River View
Suite One Murphy Bed River View
River View Suite Parlor with One Murphy Bed
Accessible Cambridge View Queen
Cambridge View-Queen Bed-Bathtub with Handrails
River View 1 Queen Bed
1 queen bed - Riverview -170 Sq Ft - Free Wi-Fi
Premier Suite King River View
Premier Suite Bedroom with King Bed and River View
Cambridge View King
Cambridge View - King Bed - free Wi-Fi
Cambridge View Two Doubles
Cambridge View - Two Double Beds - Free Wi-Fi

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Jogging track
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 0.9 mi
  • Harvard University: 2.3 mi
  • Lavietes Pavilion: 2.6 mi
  • Bright Hockey Center: 2.7 mi

Dining

ArtBar
ArtBar features innovative refined seasonal American cuisine-offering small and large plates perfect for sharing mixing and matching . ArtBar is open for breakfast/lunch/dinner-Closed for Dinner - will reopen Mar 3 Tues-Sat but will remain closed Sun-Mon
Dante
Classic Italian cuisine with a twist. Dante has a selection of plates that evoke the serenity of the Mediterranean.
In-room dining
Room Service from 6AM-11PM - Breakfast 530am-1130am Sun-Fri 530am-12noon Sat - All Day Dining 1130am-11pm - Dinner 5pm-11pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Royal Sonesta Boston

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 283
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tom Petty Concert Fan
Business
Bethesda
Apr 7, 2015

August 2014

The room itself was great though the view was limited and since it was close to the elevator, I could hear the traffic on the floor. Yoga on Saturday was great. Good location, if you know Boston and Cambridge well, which I do. Great price. Check-in and check-out both took unnecessarily long. The staff was very courteous but the process was slow. I would recommend to a friend, based upon value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Unhappy Traveler in Bosto
Business
Boston
Apr 7, 2015

A truly special place

This hotel is a long-time favorite of mine. It doesn't feel like a chain, but is upscale and has VERY service-oriented staff. The restaurant options are also wonderful. Dante is one of the best restaurants in Boston/Cambridge -- and not just as a hotel restaurant. Many of the rooms have fabulous Charles River views and they are all equipped with sleek, modern furnishings and amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
evs11
Business
Saint Paul
Feb 3, 2015

Awesome, Brand New Hotel

I was extremely satisfied. I arrived very early and the staff kindly allowed me to checked-in. The design of the hotel interior is very notable. There are four restaurants/bars in the hotel, and a mall just across the street, and also the green line is not far. Overall great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
faris
Business
brookline
Feb 3, 2015

good hotel

good hotel and nice staff. Its next to a shopping mall. I highly recommend staying at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rnk.khch
Business
Los Angeles, California
Nov 28, 2014

A pretty good place to stay

This place is really nice. The view is incredible if you get a room facing the river. The room is really nice and cozy. Location-wise, it's ok, but a bit too far from the convention center and the mall which is on the other side of the river.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dragg
Business
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dec 18, 2013

Not Recommended

Lighting in room poor and wall controls non trivial. Breakfast expensive and not included. Bed too small for tall people. Long walk to MIT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Empresswilltravel
Business
Salem, OR
Dec 8, 2013

Location location!

Perfectly situated to walk to public transit or shopping. The in house left much to be desired in terms of food, and the staff was a bit rude . Loved my room and the view. There is no fridge in the room! It is cool enough for liquids but nothing else- which is ridiculous. So no bringing left-overs back to your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Eat out!

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roberth393
Business
dallas, tx
Oct 23, 2013

Nice location

I was in and out, so not much time other than sleeping! Hotel staff was nice, bed was great! I got a River view room. The view Alpine was worth the price of the room!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
STARTREK127
Business
Englewood, N.J.
May 29, 2013

B Trip

Had a very enjoyable time. Room was excellent and food great. Beautiful view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jonsfresh24
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 9, 2012

great spot.

Loved my view and the location. It was by awesome restaurants and Ofcourse a great mall with many stores. I def would visit again and pick this hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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