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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stayed 5 days in this Hotel and I must say was surprised. Hotel grounds are large and comfortable. Location is excellent, near metro and in front of the Cambridge side mall with all sort of famous brand stores and great places to eat. Staff very efficient and friendly. Definitely recommend for those visiting Cambridge or wants to avoid Boston crowd...

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

Hello, Rafael R, Thank you for choosing Royal Sonesta Boston for your home-away-from-home for five days! We strive to surprise through small details and personalized service and are thrilled that it resonated with you. We very much look forward to your return!

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Location of the RSH is awesome! Located on the river and walking distance to many of Boston's greatest attractions! Mall is across the street with pubs and plenty of shops! I recommend staying at this fine hotel whenever in Boston!

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

Hello, ttttlinton, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing Royal Sonesta Boston. Our location is among our best assets and we are glad you were able to take advantage of our local attractions and restaurants. We hope that you will join us again, soon!

San Jose, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Royal Sonesta is within walking distance of businesses and shopping. The room was reasonable size with decent lightening. Outlets were well placed. The room was quiet and the bed comfortable. WiFi reasonably fast. Breakfast was not included. the hotel staff were friendly and professional.

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

Hello, Cynthia P, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. Our location certainly cannot be beat when looking for a hotel that is centrally located and close to local businesses and shopping! May we suggest booking our new Breakfast for $! package to include a $10 Studio credit for only a dollar more? Studio hosts...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stayed here for one night and had a very good experience. Room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Bed very comfortable. Very close to shopping and other amenities. Breakfast not included - but lots of options in the hotel and nearby.

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

Hello, Sue O, Thank you so much for providing us with comments about your recent stay. We are so glad that you enjoyed our spacious guest rooms and amenities. We do have several guest room package options that include breakfast. We hope your next stay may result in a fantastic review of our Breakfast for #1 package our our Bed...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Edge of Cambridge, handy for transportation, Harvard and the local mall Business hotel with pleasant atmosphere, relaxed environment Friendly reception staff Nice sized room with a good view of the river and Boston skyline Understated decor (but to our taste). Efficient housekeeping. Would stay again.

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

Hello, Paul G, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback in regards to your recent stay. It's always great to hear that our renovations are met with a good response. It is our hope that each and every guest, regardless of their purpose of stay, has a relaxing and comfortable experience and are glad you enjoyed your river...

Cambridge
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We actually chose to stay in this hotel because of the NYE dinner offered at ArtBar. The price was very reasonable for dinner (and it was delicious), and I was shocked at how affordable it was just to stay the night in the Sonesta, the connected hotel. We ate, went back upstairs to the room for a drink and a...

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

Hello, lauratw2017, Happiest of New Year's to you and yours! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's a thrill to hear that you were able to find everything you needed for an amazing New Year! We hope to welcome you back soon!

Cedar Hill, Texas
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Since I am a Sonesta Passport Member and have stayed at the Royal Sonesta in Houston and New Orleans, we decided to stay for 2 nights after New Year Eve to wind down before heading back to Texas. I earned one free night, so that was another incentive. We love the location on the Charles River and were upgraded to...

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

Hello, Pamela S, Thank you for being a loyal member of the Sonesta Hotels family. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you for a relaxing retreat as we headed into the New Year! We hope to welcome you back soon, for another amazing stay.

Cambridge
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cannot say enough about the great location and service at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge. We've been going every year for nearly a decade between Christmas and New Years, working in a few days at the Museum of Science around the corner. We always eat across the street at the Galleria Mall food court and park at the hotel. Highly...

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

Hello, Karen H, Thank you kindly for being a great part of the Royal Sonesta Boston family! We are so glad that we were able to welcome you for nearly a decade, providing memories for you and your family for years to come. We are honored. We very much appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return!

Surrey, UK
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well positioned on the Cambridge side of Boston, the Sonesta is a modern, clean hotel with good amenities and a good view of the river. A good hotel for business or a city break in Boston, with good restaurants and close to shopping and convenient to the airport.

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

Hello, Nick C, Thank you for your review! We are certainly lucky to be in such close proximity to the Charles River which affords us fantastic views of the Boston skyline. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the amenities as well as our local restaurants and shopping! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I visited this hotel in order to attend an activity. It was a great hotel that was comfortable and had a great outside view. But the main advantage for this hotel was its location. It was relatively near Boston and was adjacent to a mall. The restaurant in the hotel also offered delicious sandwiches. I overall recommend this hotel if...

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

Hello, Mr_J_The_Traveler, Thank you kindly for your review and your recommendation! It's a pleasure to hear that the hotel was everything you needed and more. We very much look forward to your return - the delicious sandwiches will be as well!

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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. 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 

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Address: 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Price Range: $216 - $730 (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 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
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