$202 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 4, 2015

Royal Sonesta Boston

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
254 reviews
Birthday Night

I booked a room to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday with a view of the Charles River and the... See full review

  • Ozzzy
  • Jul 23, 2015
Overnight gettaway

We just went for an overnight to see a show. The only thing I was not crazy about is the add-on for... See full review

  • Sara C.
  • Jul 14, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

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
Nearby 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)
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)
Policies

  • 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
Accessible River View King Batht
ADA Charles River View-Boston skyline-King Bed- Bathtub with handrails - Free WIFI
Accessible River View King Showe
ADA River View-King Bed-Roll-In Shower- Free WiFI
River View King Hearing Impaired
ADA River View-King-Hearing Impaired Equipped Free WiFI View of Charles River-Boston Skyline
Cambridge View Two Queens
Cambridge View with Two Queens
River View 1 Queen Bed
Riverview - 1 queen bed - 170 Sq Ft Free Wi-Fi - ideal for single traveler
Cambridge View King
Cambridge View - 1 King Bed - Free Wi-Fi 250-275 sq ft - clock radio - safe
Cambridge View Two Doubles
Cambridge View - Two Double Beds - Free Wi-Fi 250-275 sq ft - clock radio - safe
River View King
River view - 1 King - Free Wi-Fi View of Charles River- Boston Skyline
River View Two Queens
River view - 2 Queens - Free Wi-Fi View of Charles River- Boston Skyline
Executive Suite King River View
Exec Suite King River View - Free Wi-Fi 450 sq ft - living room - dining table
Accessible Cambridge View King B
ADA Cambridge View-King Bed-Bathtub with Handrails - Free Wifi
Accessible Cambridge View King S
ADA Cambridge View-King Bed-Roll-In Shower - Free Wifi

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
Accessible 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

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 254
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

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

Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

Review of Royal Sonesta Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Aussie
Business
Australia
Aug 22, 2011

Great location

staff were very friendly, location was good ...and hotel was very confortable and clean.

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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