$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

4 stars
40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
265 reviews
Excellent hotel

It was an excellent experience overall. The service and room are especially great. See full review

  • Liubei
  • Jul 9, 2014
Anniversary

Nice hotel, great service, all the amenities we needed! See full review

  • MJKMS3
  • Jun 30, 2014
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.

Hotel Map

42.3667 -71.0753
Nearby airports
General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl Airport, (BOS), 3.00, MI, W; Manchester Airport, (MHT), 52.00, MI, SE; Theodore Francis Green State Airport, (PVD), 59.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center

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Royal Sonesta Hotel 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
Petite Double Bed Room
1 dbl 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 a combination of small and large plates perfect for sharing mixing and matching . ArtBar is open for breakfast / lunch / and dinner.
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.

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Guest Reviews (265)

Ratings and reviews for Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
265 out of 265
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Bachelorette Bunch
Business
Long Island, NY
Sep 22, 2014

Bachelorette Party

We stayed here for a bachelorette party - def not the scene they are used to - it seems more business orientated and older crowd but the location was close to Boston and a mall right there so those were good. If you are looking to party though prob not the best choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bad Monkey
Business
Michigan
Sep 3, 2014

Top notch room comfort

This is my second stay at this hotel. The room lighting sold me the first time - works on motion sensors. Inexplicably there is no night light in the bathroom. The rooms are modern, clean, and well designed. The beds are super comfortable and most rooms view the Charles River. Very comfortable robes are supplied in the room. The lotions, soaps etc are high quality. Parking is secure and easy enough to go in and out either with valet or self park. Taxis line up outside. An indoor mall is across the street and many restaurants are in the neighborhood. Short to medium walk to Cambridge. River walk right out the back door. Nicely appointed fitness center. I did not see the pool. Restaurants - one casual eatery where an ala carte breakfast is served. Dante's is the upscale, excellent Italian with a modern twist - not just a hotel restaurant but a well reviewed place in its own right. Both have patio searing overlooking the river. A few annoyances. I could not get on their internet, oddly, unless I first got on through my mini modem and then switched over. It would be nice to get coffee in the morning without having to go downstairs and order it as takeout. Rooms have no coffee maker. There is no on site shop. The ground floor layout is a bit confusing and some signage would help. Construction and renovation has been ongoing for nearly a year. And the place is not cheap. On the whole, however, a very high quality experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jamellette
Business
New York, NY
Jul 22, 2014

Beautiful hotel

Hotel location was perfect. Just 20 minute bile ride to center of Boston. Rooms were clean and spacious. The only thing was service was horrible. It was so difficult to get anyone on the phone. Called room service no answer. Front desk no answer. Called several times different dates. And the hotel charged 38 dollars a night for parking. Ridiculous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Marliave 1.50 oysters

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Liubei
Business
Ithaca, NY
Jul 9, 2014

Excellent hotel

It was an excellent experience overall. The service and room are especially great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doozer2k33i2
Business
Boston
Jul 8, 2014

Great stay, good price, but doesn't mention hidden fees

The only issue is for fees, which aren't taken into consideration. For example, I think parking was $30-40 per night. Other than that, great place with a great location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MJKMS3
Business
Providence, RI
Jun 30, 2014

Anniversary

Nice hotel, great service, all the amenities we needed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Maxheadroom
Business
Maryland
Jun 28, 2014

Business stay

Clean, modern hotel. Efficient staff good location for MIT

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Mall just across the street

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Concerned1947
Business
Miami, Florida
Jun 16, 2014

Poor offers to the customers. No notification of privacy disturbaces

The hotel only has two restaurants. Both were, at least, one day closed only for private event during my visit there. The first day I tried to request a room service meal it was not a menu; so, I had to phoned twice to obtain one. Finally, one day, exiting the bathroom I had on my window two men cleaning it. It could be my wife exiting nude the bathroom. Those men were doing noise there by two days, impending me to study in my room. The objective of this travel was to attend a course there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

In the mall in front of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JimTheGuy
Business
New Hampshire
Jun 9, 2014

Stay in Cambridge

Pleasant Stay nice rooms. Television did not pick up local stations although cable stations and movies were available. Air conditioner worked although it barely kept room cool. Located near Science Museum, shops, and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adventurous EE
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 4, 2014

Beautiful View

The view was absolutely beautiful. You could see the entire city of Boston. The location was ideal being just a short walk to the city, or a very inexpensive cab drive. There were also beautiful sites to see and things to do in Cambridge as well. Ideal location, highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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