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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids and I had an unexpected amazing visit to Boston-- and a lot of it had to do with the staff and accommodations of this hotel! The staff went way beyond expectations to make sure we had a great room and a great time while we were there! We will absolutely be back again and again when we come...

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Dominican Republic
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay a this hotel during my debate tournament in Harvard and it was excellent the service, rooms, food, everything this is a 5 star hotel, location is incredible with Galleria Mall just in front, the staff was so kind and helpful, thank you for everything hope to be back any time soon.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room and amenities were very nice and the location for my trip was excellent. Staff did a great job, especially the room service lady who went out of her way to make sure my family was taken care of. sorry I did not get her name.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a weeks stay at the royal sonesta,went to Boston for the world indoor rowing and championships and the hotel was the official one for the racing All in all a good hotel,great location on the banks of the Charles river,a 10 minute walk to Lechmere T station and right opposite Cambridge galleria mall We stayed on the...

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, ali3401, Thank you kindly for your detailed review. It was a pleasure to host you and your rowers for the championships! We worked hard to ensure that you all had a great stay and a great competition! It's great to hear that our associates aided in making everything go smoothly. I will be sure to pass along your kind...

london
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at the hotel for the first time after delayed flight so was in a foul mood. Gigi on the front desk provided amazing service, checked me in efficiently, and basically put me in a great mood. 10/10 to Gigi.

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, ianian76, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We pride ourselves on swift and pleasant check-ins as we know that travel can be disagreeable. I will be sure to pass along your kind word to Gigi - she will be thrilled to hear that she was able to welcome you with amazing service. We hope to...

Cambridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel, and the staff was just outstanding. They were very helpful when I arrived, and when I needed to check out and leave my luggage in their care while I finished my conference. Would definitely recommend.

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, W3166XPjulieg, Thank you kindly for your review! Your recommendation is our highest honor and we cannot wait to welcome you back to be of the utmost help!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First negative review ever; truly shocked at the anti semtic comments and attitude by the front desk and upon sharing my anger to the exchange, i was told by the front desk rep who was the MOD, if i was unhappy i could leave - then i photographer the manager, since i need to document the situation since it was...

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Mr. Steinberg, Thank you, again, for taking the time to leave your feedback. As we've discussed, it was very disappointing to hear of our inability to deliver our normal standard of service and hospitality. We've been appreciative of the chance to speak with you and hope that should you wish to discuss this matter further that you do not hesitate...

rochester, ny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific hotel with nice views of the river, easy access to Kendall Square, Cambridge, Somerville. Pool is terrific, restaurants are decent. Park at the mall across the street for $25 per night ( instead of $45 at the hotel) or on the street behind the hotel for free on Sundays.

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, letsgotraveling, Thank you for your feedback! We certainly appreciate your comments and we know that our travelers, past, present and future, will find your review very helpful! We look forward to your return!

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A typical 4 star hotel with clean functional rooms. Room service was excellent but the difference was in Dante's the restaurant/bar. Very friendly staff who knew a lot about the eclectic mix of draught beers on offer. Warning, the Imperial Russian Stout is a little over 10% but wow! Will be coming back to Boston later this year and will...

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, Cliff L, It's a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our local food offerings! We hope to immerse each guest to our local culture through experiences and our amazing fare. We appreciate your review and hope to have you back for another Imperial Russian Stout soon!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here when visiting MIT last fall. The hotel is located just east of the MIT campus, and is close to the Museum of Science. The hotel is clean and modern. Our room was small, only 248 square feet, but it was attractively furnished with a modern look that was congruous with the hotel common areas. We had a...

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RoyalSonestaBoston, General Manager at Royal Sonesta Boston, responded to this review

Hello, Retinadoc88, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you had enjoyed the wonderful views of the Charles River and our close proximity to MIT! We look forward to welcoming you back often.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Dante
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Cuisines: Italian
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Sonesta Boston

Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $215 - $727 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Sonesta Boston 4*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Hotel Cambridge
Cambridge Sonesta Hotel
Sonesta Cambridge
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
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